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Flashcards in Beowulf Quotations Deck (14):
1

Times were pleasant (Beowulf) (Good vs. evil)

So times were pleasant for the people there until finally one, a fiend out of hell, began to work his evil in the world.

2

Grendel's talon (Beowulf) (Line 744-752) (Good vs. evil)

Venturing closer, his talon was raised to attack Beowulf where he lay on the bed; he as bearing in with open claw...The captain of evil discovered himself in a handgrip harder than anything he had ever encountered in any man on the face of Earth.

3

Wrestled hilt (Beowulf) (Good vs. evil) (Line 1668- 16670)

I have wrestled the hilt from the enemies' hand, avenged the evil done to the Danes; it is what was due.'

4

Beowulf bore himself with valor (Beowulf) (Good vs. evil) (Line 2177 - 2179)

Thus Beowulf bore himself with valor; he was formidable in battle yet behaved with honour and took no advantage...

5

Regard the Dragon (Beowulf) (Heroism/courage) (Line 2345-2353)

He had scant regard for the dragon as a threat, no dread at all of its courage or strength, for he had kept going...through perils and ordeals...

6

Inspired by war (Beowulf) (Heroism/courage) (Line 2677-2680)

Inspired again by the thought of glory, the war-king threw his whole strength behind a sword-stroke and connected with the skull.

7

Often courage (Beowulf) (Heroism/courage) (Line 572-573)

"Often, for undaunted courage fate spares the man it has not already mankind."

8

Boy-child sent to the Shield (Beowulf) (Religion) (Line 12-17)

Afterwards a boy-child was sent to Shield, a cub in the yard, a comfort sent by God to that nation...so the Lord of Life, the glorious Almighty, made this an renowned.

9

Victory (Beowulf) (Religion) (Line 696-697)

But the Lord weaving a victory on His war-loom for the Weather-Geats.

10

Deep anguish (Beowulf) (Religion) (Line 2327 - 2331)

It threw the hero into deep anguish and darkened his mood: the wise man thought he must have thwarted ancient ordinance of the eternal Lord, broken His commandment.

11

Powerful demon (Beowulf) (Grendel & Grendel's mother (Line 86-88)

Then a powerful demon, a prowler through the dark, nursed a hard grievance.

12

Dark shadow (Beowulf) (Grendel & Grendel's mother) (Line 159-161)

All were endangered; young and old ere hunted down by that dark death-shadow who lurked and swooped in the long nights...

13

The Sword (Beowulf) (Grendel & Grendel's mother) (Line 1605-1607)

Meanwhile the sword began to wilt into gory icicles, to slather and thaw.

14

Risked my life (Beowulf) (Line 2510 - 2515)

"I risked my life often when I was young, Now I am old, but as king of the people I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning, if the evil one will only abandon his earth-fort..."