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1 Unferth Aaron Oberstadt Ashley Lee Briana Manjarrez Camrin Elliott Joshua Morrison Kat Kong Alisi Mudaliar

2 Vocabulary “Envy” (502) “Clever” (588) “Quick tongue” (588) “Damnation” (589) “Boaster” (980) “Forthright” (1164) “Brehon” (1457)

3 Characterization Far in the past: ▫“‘You killed your own kith and kin.’” (587) ▫Untrustworthy, betrayer To Beowulf, in attempt to defame him: ▫“‘No matter, therefore, how you may have fared in every bout and battle until now, this time you’ll be worsted…’” ( ) ▫Prideful butt

4 Characterization (cont.) After the defeat of Grendel: ▫“There was less tampering and big talk then from Unferth the boaster, less of his blather as the hall- thanes eyed the awful proof of the hero’s prowess.” ( ) ▫Humbled only by great means Before the battle with Gendel’s Mother: ▫“…the brehon handed him a hilted weapon, a rare and ancient sword named Hrunting.” ( ) “…he lent that blade to the better swordsman.” (1465) ▫Willing to give to the altogether cause, so not the worst bloke ever

5 Imagery “He could not brook or abide the fact that anyone else alive under heaven might enjoy greater regard than he did.” ( ) “You killed your own kith and kin” (587) “Under a cloud for killing his brothers” (1166) “He was not man enough to face the turmoil of the fight underwater and the risk to his life” ( ) Altogether, a negatively viewed character

6 Symbolism Unferth ▫Sin  “[He] killed [his] own kith and kin.” (587) ▫Pride and Envy  “…he could not brook or abide the fact that anyone alive under heaven might enjoy greater regard than he did.”

7 Tone NEGATIVE; Bad person ▫“[He] killed [his] own kith and kin.” (587) ▫Sought Beowulf’s defamation: “It was sheer vanity made you venture out…the sea-test obsessed you. …So Breca made good his boast upon you.” ( )

8 Tone (cont.) Seeks dominance above all other men until proven the lesser man; very prideful ▫“Unferth…spoke contrary words. Beowulf’s coming, his sea braving, made him sick with envy: he could not brook or abide the fact that anyone alive under heaven might enjoy greater regard than he did.” ( ) ▫“…He lent that blade to the better swordsman, Unferth…could hardly have remembered the ranting speech he had made in his cups.” ( )

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