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Vocabulary Use each word in a sentence. Homework: Respond to the prompt below using at least 5 vocab words from this week. My favorite person/place is…
Read “The Battle with Grendel’s Mother” independently. – Take notes on your reading log as you read. Focus on – Summarizing » What is taking place? – Characterization » How do characters change/grow? » What is your opinion of the character? Why? » How do you describe him/her? » How is he/she significant to the plot/storyline? – Conflict » What is the problem? Why is it significant? – Themes » What themes are represented in the text? How are they represented? » What universal truths could the author be attempting to share? – Analysis questions will follow.
1.What did Grendel’s mother steal from the mead hall? 2.Describe in your own words Grendel’s/mother’s lair. (focus on imagery) 3.What weapon did Beowulf take with him? What was it called? 4.Characterize Grendel’s mother using evidence from the text. 5.Epic heroes have supernatural powers. Using textual evidence, name one that Beowulf possessed. 6.Why was Beowulf’s sword useless? What else was rendered useless? 7.What weapon did Beowulf use against Grendel’s mother? And what saved him? 8.Describe the end of the battle in your own words. 9.What two things did Beowulf take with him from the lake. 10.How many did it take to carry his prize?
Constructed Response Closure Is there a difference between "acceptable" and "unacceptable" types of violence in Beowulf? How does this compare to what we believe today about violence in 21st century culture?