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Iberians

Settled England Spanish speaking

2

Romans

Italian and Latin

3

Angles, saxons, and jutes

German

4

1st form of English

Anglish

5

What was created to spread the language

Public schools

6

What kind of epic was Beowulf

Folk epic

7

Elements of an epic:
When Beowulf rescues the Danes after winning both fights

Hero

8

Elements of an epic: when Beowulf stabs Grendel’s mother with the magic sword

Supernatural

9

What kind of language us associated with epic writing

Elevated language

10

The only person to avenge a death

Grendel’s mother

11

Reparation

Compensating for wrong

12

Solace

Comfort;relief

13

Purge

Purify

14

Writhing

Twisting and turning in pain

15

Massive

Big

16

Loathsome

Disgusting

17

Mead hall

Battle and celebration hall

18

Climax

Battle with Grendel’s mother and the defeat

19

Themes 1 major 2 minor

Good vs evil
Heroism
Religion

20

How is beowulf an epic

Epic hero and multiple settings/multiple battles

21

Importance of family

To prove they’re honorable

22

What kind of concept was fate

A pagan concept

23

What kind of concept was religion

Christian concept

24

Reward for the Grendel and Grendel’s mother being killed

Jewelry rings and title of king

25

After battle with Grendel’s mother which one left and which one gave up

Danes-left
Geats-stayed

26

How is Beowulf a dynamic character

He’s still battling a dragon even though he was so close to death

1st battle- really confident
2nd-less confident
3rd- no confidence said goodbye

27

Characterization of Beowulf:
Grendel
Grendel’s mother
Hrothgar
Wiglaf
Dragon

Pick 2 why are they essential

Grendel because he became king after the fight

Grendel’s mother because if there was no threat he couldn’t have saved the country

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Resolution

Mood of the farewell section

Somber,serious, reflective