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why are the wise ones glad that Beowulf i going to find Grendel?
they were good omens (or signs) that showed that Beowulf would be fine.
what do the Danes and the Geats think as they sit by the lake?
they think that Beowulf has been killed.
what was Beowulf's attitude before fighting the dragon?
he was resolute and determined to defeat the dragon.
why does Wiglaf join the battle against Beowulf when every other warrior left?
he wants to be loyal to Beowulf, as he should.
what does Beowulf give to Wiglaf before he dies?
his gold-covered helmet, his Golden Necklace, his rings, his armor, and his kingdom.
who is Healfdane?
Beo's son; a very strong Danish king. had two sons and one daughter: Hrothgar, Halga, and Yrs
how did the Danish watcher feel when he saw Beowulf and his soldiers?
he thinks that they are great and is intrigued by them. he asks for their name and why they are here.
Hrunting was the sword that killed Grendel's mother. true or false?
false, there was another ancient sword in her lair that killed her.
what was Beowulf primary goal in killing the monsters?
to become famous for it, and to have the glory.
which group of people left the scene of the lake, and which stayed?
the Danes left, and the Geats stayed
what did Beowulf take with him after he killed Grendel's mother?
Grendel's head and the hilt of the giant magic sword that killed Grendel's mother
what did the killing of Grendel's mother symbolize?
the rise of Christianity and the fall of paganism; Grendel's mother is paganism
how did Wiglaf get the sword that belonged to Onela's nephew?
his father, Wexstan, after killing the prince of Sweden, went to find safety, just to find the man dead.he took his dead body in his armor, and also took his sword, he went to Onela and Onela said he should have it.
what intrinsic quality inside of both Beowulf and Wiglaf were said to really kill the dragon?
the statement that both kings and warriors need to show each other loyalty and respect in battle
a long, narrative poem in elevated style presenting characters in high position in adventures forming an organic whole through their relation to a central heroic figure and through their development of episodes important to the history of a nation or race
who is Alfred the Great?
the king of Wessex that united all of the kingdoms of England and defeated the Danes. also established the first permanent military and encouraged literature
what three kingdoms was Britain divided into before the ninth century?
Wessex, Mercia, and Northumbria
funeral practice for warriors?
person would be buried with his valued items in a ship, it would be sent out on fire and would eventually burn.
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