This page contains literary terms and brief notes. It is not a substitute for the reading or the class work, but a reminder of what was covered.
For the unit test
Several of the following are found on pgs 51-3
The three battles listed below
Battle One: The Battle With Grendel
Hrothgar--king of the Danes
Wulfgar (the doorman)
Unferth (thane (or lord) who issues the challenge)
(Brecca--friend of Beowulf's youth)
(Higlac--Beowulf's uncle and king)
Battle Two: The Battle With...
(pages 35-38 and handout)
Hrunting (given to Beowulf by...)
*The MORAL of the story:
Be warned, Beowulf. Learn the nature of ________.
(This is on the handout.)
Battle Three: The Battle With...
Remember that you read this one on your own.
the story begins and ends with _______
theme: leadership / self-sacrifice
theme: good vs. evil
theme: destiny (or fate)
tone: elegiac (sorrowful)
symbol: dragon symbolizes...