What details reinforce the idea of Grendel as a force of evil How does this view of Grendel increase suspense?

What details reinforce the idea of Grendel as a force of evil How does this view of Grendel increase suspense?

This view of Grendel increases suspense because the readerknows that soon Grendel and Beowulf will be fighting. The poet adds that this is Grendel’s last human supperto show that Beowulf will destroy him.

What details and techniques does the poet use to convey the brutality of Grendel’s mother attack?

The techniques the poet uses to convey the brutal attack of Grendel’s mother are the in lines ‘416-417’ In those sentences, it says”She’d killed a glorious soldier, cut a noble life short. No geat could have stopped her:”. This shows how brutal the attack was and how the guy had no chance.

What has Grendel come to understand about the dark realities of self and the world?

What does Grendel come to understand about the “dark realities” of self and the world? nothing is important because it all becomes the past, but outer forces change the future therefore are important. How and Why is Grendel defeated? He is tricked by Beowulf and has his arm ripped off.

What does Grendel’s mother do when she comes to herot?

What does she take with her? Grendel’s mother attacks Herot because she wants revenge for the death of her son. When she leaves, she ends up taking his arm that is hanging. Hrothgar asks Beowulf to seek out and kill Grendel’s Mother, if he dares.

Which details tell you about Beowulf?

Lines 109-124 tell some details about Beowulf: first of all, that he cared about peace and he was intolerant against tyrants. He was also very strong (literally mentioned in the mentioned lines) and also he tried to help free other people.

Why has Beowulf come to Hrothgar’s court?

Why has he come? Beowulf wants to impress those who do not know him, assert his authority so others will follow him into battle against Grendel, and make clear to all present that he alone deserves the honor of killing the monster.

How do the Danes ensure that Beowulf’s victory will be remembered?

How do the Danes ensure that Beowulf’s victory will be remembered? The story of Beowulf’s victory against Grendel is immediately incorporated into the ballads and songs sung by the bards. His story is, thus, effectively incorporated into the oral tradition and history of the Danish people.

What request does Beowulf make of Hrothgar?

What one request does Beowulf make of Hrothgar? beowulf asks Hrothgar to allow him and his men alone to drive Grendel from Herot. What is the purpose of the feast that Hrothgar hosts in Beowulf’s honor? The feast is to honor Beowulf and his men before they head off to face Grendel.

What is Beowulf’s response to Unferth’s jealousy?

Beowulf answers Unferth’s words of envy with his side of the story. He says that Unferth is drunk and obviously knows nothing about the competition. Continuing, Beowulf explains that he won the contest despite the heavy attack by sea-monsters.

What is unique about Grendel’s mother’s lair?

Grendel’s mother lives in a lair at the bottom of the swamp. In order to get to it, Beowulf must swim underwater for what seems like hours. Interestingly, this underwater lair is reminiscent of hell – with demons, creatures, and evil lurking all around.

What Happens After Beowulf defeats Grendel’s mother?

Beowulf strikes Grendel’s mother with the sword slicing her in two and splitting her collarbones. After the attack, a light illuminates the cave, “just as from the sky heaven’s candle shines clear.” (Norton 47) Beowulf notices Grendel’s body and he instantaneously cuts off the monster’s head to present it to Hrothgar.

Why does Grendel not kill Hrothgar?

Grendel is unable to attack Hrothgar’s throne because he didn’t have God on his side. Hrothgar has protection from God, as he is the king. The speaker says that God opposes Grendel, so Grendel was unable to touch Hrothgar’s throne.