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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HROTHGAAAAAR.

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1 YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HROTHGAAAAAR

2 The Vocabulary Regarding Hrothgar “no laying of blame on their lord, he was a good king” ( ) “Gray-haired treasure giver”(607) “Old man among retainers” (357) “peerless king” (1886) “gracious” (366) “Old man campaigner” (1791) “fortunes of war favored Hrothgar” (64)

3 Vocab Cont. “friends and kinsmen flocked to his ranks” (65) “mighty prince” (129) “storied leader” (130) “not the common land or peoples’ lives” (74) “our noble king” (351) “friend of the Danes” (352) “protector of Shieldings” (371) “prince of Bright-Danes” (608)

4 Vocab Cont. Cont. “keeper of his people” (609) “ring giver over magnificence and enjoyed the goodness of his generosity” ( )

5 Characterization Wealhtheow serves Hrothgar first ( ) “urging him to drink deep and enjoy it because he was dear to them ( ) Wulfgar bows before Hrothgar when Beowulf approaches and “knows the courtesies” “Hrothgar’s generosity was praised repeatedly (1885) “Most gracious Hrothgar (366) Beowulf speaks not to offend Hrothgar when he is offering his services ( ) Hrothgar speaks how Beowulf’s father owes him because he paid a debt with a ship of treasure Hrothgar speaks how he’s bothered because he has to accept Beowulf’s help ( )

6 Pictures and Stuff In Yo Mind truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu “He handed down orders for men to work..” (68-69) “gray-haired” (607) “whose utterance was law” (79) “Hrothgar, regal and arrayed with gold” (641) “Nor did he renege, but doled out rings and torques at the table” (81-82)

7 Symbolism of Hrothgar Wisdom, generosity, and experience

8 Wisdom L. 279 – “I can show the wise Hrothgar…” L – “Two forebodings disturbed him in his wisdom…” L – “Wisest of kings…” L – “I who tell you have wintered into wisdom” L – Hrothgar’s warnings to Beowulf L “everyone hushed…spoke this wisdom”

9 Generosity L – “Hrothgar’s generosity” L – “I found a ring-giver of great magnificence and enjoyed the good of his generosity” – Beowulf to Hrothgar L – “gold-friend to retainers” L “ring giver” L.607 – “treasure giver” L – “Giver of rings”

10 Experience L “Just so I ruled the Ring-Danes’ country for fifty years…” L – “They bowed grey heads, spoke in their sage, experienced way” L.1792 – “old campaigner: the grey-haired prince” L. 608 – “far-famed in battle” L.64 – “fortunes of war favored Hrothgar” - Hrothgar was once strong like Beowulf Hrothgar -> old man | L.357, 607, 1398, 1679, 1786

11 Overall tone Positive Wise old man ; generous ; humble Seasoned by experience Image of ideal king Respected a lot by other characters Good leadership

12 THNX GUYS


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