4Act 1: ReflectWhat is the difference between a “Monster” and a “Villain”? Explain which definition is most applicable to Grendel. (look up in the dictionary!)Take a look at the posters posted throughout the room. Which of the posters is the most effective? Explain your response using specifics from the poster
5Indirect Characterization (Include Line #) GRENDEL’S CHARACTERDirect Characterization(Include Line #)Indirect Characterization (Include Line #)Include as manyexamples asyou can find!
6Act 2: Grendel AcrosticCreate an acrostic poemAcrostic Poems
10How Would Beowulf’s differ? Page 8 of packetComplete first tweets for Wrath of Grendel.
11Grendel Wanted Poster p5 With your partner, create the best Grendel wanted poster possible within the time limit given.Follow the rubricBe creative—use COLOR!Post it on the back wallBegin reading “The Coming of Beowulf” p 43-48—should be read by tomorrow!
12Act 3: Beowulf is an Epic Hero Beowulf essentially “read” the wanted poster, realized what a horrible monster this was and felt it was his RESPONSIBILITY to do something about it. Why would the Epic Hero feel it was his duty to defend a country that was not his own?
13Act 4: Epic Hero CycleAll epic heroes follow a basic pattern known as the “epic hero cycle.” This cycle can be repeated many times throughout the course of an epic, but is very distinct. On your worksheet, you will find the different elements of the epic hero cycle that you will need to be familiar with. Fill out the first 5 element examples using SPECIFICS from the TEXT. You will need your textbook for this portion. Most of this will be found in “The Coming of Beowulf” and “The Battle with Grendel”
15Act 5: Hand to Hand Combat Look at linesWhat does Beowulf reveal about Grendel’s fighting method? What is his own resolution? Why?“Grendel and Beowulf forego weapons to engage in ferocious hand-to-hand combat. This clash is not a mere battle in a culture dominated by warfare but rather a more personal, primal conflict between equal, opposite forces.” Which of the themes we have discussed does this description of the battle apply to
16Act 6: KenningsA kenning is a two word poetic renaming of people, places, and things such as “Whale’s home” for the sea.There is a kenning in line 325. Identify it.Identify at least two more kennings in “The Battle with Grendel”