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builds a magnificent mead-hall, called Heorot, n which he and his loyal warriors can feast, drink, boast, and listen to the tales of the scops, the Anglo-Saxon bards. But soon after Heorot is finished, the mirth of the men and the music of the scop anger Grendel, a monster descended from Cain. Grendel raids the hall, snatching men and eating them, then returns to his home in the marsh. He repeats his nightly raids until no one dares sleep in the hall. Heorot, once the symbol of the Scyldings' greatness...

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Reader’s Journal: “Beowulf” Geoffrey Chaucer , “the Canterbury Tales” (“the General Prologue”), “English Literature” by Anthony Burgess: Chap. 9 “Romeo and Juliet”

by Christian monks between the 8th and the early 11th century. Story of Beowulf's life is divided in two parts. First of them shows us the main character as a young warrior who comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes. His mead hall - Heorot – is oppressed by the terrible monster half-devil, half man, Grendel. Beowulf to prove his strength fights with Grendel and wounds him mortally. The second incredible battle he fights in this part of poem is against equally horrific monster's mother...

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American English Literature

Geat leader, resolute in his helmet, You’ll be more glad and prosperous answered in return: „We are retainers, Than ever was emperor or king, from Hygelac’s band. Beowulf is my name.” For I love you over everything.” (Beowulf comes to Heorot) Her loveliness transfixed his gaze. Love pierced his eyes with its bright rays, Set fire to and scorched his heart. He gave fair answer on his part. Her lieth our lord all hewn to pieces „Lady,” he said, „if this...

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Literature of Europe and the Americans-UIUC

from Cain, Grendel preys on Hrothgar’s warriors in the king’s mead-hall, Heorot. Because his ruthless and miserable existence is part of the retribution exacted by God for Cain’s murder of Abel, Grendel fits solidly within the ethos of vengeance that governs the world of the poem. Grendel’s Mother- An unnamed swamp-hag, Grendel’s mother seems to possess fewer human qualities than Grendel, although her terrorization of Heorot is explained by her desire for vengeance—a human motivation. King Hrothgar-King...

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ENGLISH 9 Learning Material

hands. _______ 9. Hrothgar gave Beowulf gifts._ _______ 10. Beowulf was considered the hero of Heorot. _______ Task 5 Illustrate the Creations Based on the poem, how do you imagine the entities in the poem? Describe each based on what is said in the text and based on how you imagined each. Write your answers in your notebook. Entities Description from the Text Heorot Hrothgar Grendel Beowulf 39 Your Own Description Task 6 Compare and Contrast Fill out the Venn...

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cleverness and quick tongue, you will suffer damnation in the depths of hell. The fact is, Unferth, if you were truly as keen or courageous as you claim to be Grendel would never have got away with such unchecked atrocity, attacks on your king, havoc in Heorot and horrors everywhere. But he knows he need never be in dread of your blade making a mizzle* of his blood or of vengeance arriving ever from this quarter— from the Victory-Shieldings, the shoulderers of the spear. He knows he can trample down you...

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subject of much scholarly study, theory, speculation, discourse, and, at 3182 lines, has been noted for its length. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who has been attacking the mead hall in Denmark called Heorot and its inhabitants; Grendel's mother; and, later in life after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden) and becoming a king, he fights an unnamed dragon. Beowulf is fatally wounded in the final battle, and after his death he is buried in a...

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Studying the Epic

committed, the kinsmen of the victim could determine a certain amount of money the slayer must pay; this was called wergild. The relationship between kin, so important to these ancient people. is exemplified in Beowulf when Grendel's mother comes to Heorot to avenge her son's death. Even the villains of this epic live by the wnventions of their day. Another value of the warrior society of Beowulf is loyalty to a leader. A feeling of mutual trust existed between the king and his followers, and he...

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diphthongs: ea – ie, ea долг – ie долг, eo – ie, eo долг – ie долг. Back mutation – U-Umlaut it is caused by back vowels (a, o, u). In Wessex dialect take place only before consonants r, l, p, f, m. a-ea saru – searu, i- io hira – hioru, e-eo herot – heorot. The words which begin with wi – mutation occurred without dependence from the subsequent concordant: widu – wiodu U-umlaut was optiona(facultative) and i-umlaut was the main (системообразующ). Development of monophthongs The PG short [a] and...

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this epic was 6th century Denmark and Southern-Sweden. Summary King Hrothgar of Denmark enjoys a prosperous and successful reign. He builds a great mead-hall, called Heorot, where his warriors can gather to drink, receive gifts from their lord, and listen to stories sung by the scops, or bards. The noises that come from the Heorot because of these parties irritate the monster Grendel- who lives in the swamplands of Hrothgar’s kingdom. Grendel frightens the Danes every night and defeating them in...

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