Sections 8-12, pgs 1063-1070.

  1. How does Unferth try to save face in the presence of the outsider who arrived to save the Danes?
  2. Beowulf’s exchange with Unferth proves that he is as skilled with his words as he is with his sword. Explain, supporting your answer with examples from the story.
  3. What happened to Hondshew? Don’t hold back the details!
  4. Grendel’s next attempt at an appetizer was not as successful. Explain.
  5. Why did Beowulf’s decision to fight Grendel with his bare hands prove to be a good one?
  6. What proof did Beowulf have of his success?
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