Please complete this chart as a starting graphic organizer for your analysis of Beowulf as an epic hero. Find ONE quote that you could use to support each of these 8 characteristics. For EXTRA POINTS: Add two quotes for each characteristic. If you need extra space, attach another sheet of notebook paper.
Part 2: Is Grendel a Villain? Yes or No? Directions: You will keep examples from the epic poem that prove Grendel is either a villain or he is not. You must choose only ONE opinion—meaning you have to show five examples of whether he is a villain OR he is not. You may not choose both!
Part 3: Thoughtful Questions
Do you think our society treats our soldiers and heroes as the Anglo-Saxon society treated their heroes? Why or Why not?
Beowulf is the hero who battles the evil Grendel and Grendel’s mother. Yet, Beowulf dies when he fights the dragon. What do these events say about the battle between good and evil?
Identify at least 3 kennings used in the poem. Then create your own original kenning.
Kenning #1: (Line #________)
Kenning #2: (Line #________)
Kenning #3: (Line #________)
My own original kenning:
Part 4: Three Different Battles Directions:Using the Venn Diagram below, compare and contrast Beowulf’s battles with the three monsters (Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, and the Dragon). Consider how he fought, how he felt, the battle, the results, etc.