How do lines 25/27 foreshadow events to come?
In lines 25-27 they foreshadow the outcome of the battle between Grendel and Beowulf. Grendel has been attacking Herot successfully for years. Based on this foreshadowing, what can be inferred about this visit to Herot? Grendel will be dead.
How does the watchman recognize that Beowulf is a hero?
How does the watchman recognize Beowulf as a hero? Gives Beowulf his sword; offers his trust; offers to have their ship guarded.
What does Beowulf do when Hygelac widow offers him the crown?
Why does Beowulf refuse the crown offered to him By Higlac’s widow? Beowulf refuses the crown because their son is still alive.
Why doesn’t Beowulf become king after Hygelac dies?
Queen Hygd offered Beowulf the throne after her husband (Hygelac) died, thinking that her young son (Heardred) was unable to protect the kingdom; Beowulf refused but served the young king faithfully. After Heardred’s death, Beowulf did become king and ruled his people well for 50 years.
How was Beowulf’s death foreshadowed?
Beowulf’s death The poem begins with the funeral of Shield Sheafing, the legendary “gōd cyning” (“good king”—l. 11) of the Danes. This funeral foreshadows that the poem will end with the funeral of another king: Beowulf.
Why does Unferth give Beowulf his sword?
Given that Unferth shows his dislike for Beowulf early in the story, Unferth’s choice to award Beowulf with Hrunting, which means “hunting,” can be interpreted as a sign of peace and acceptance.
What does Beowulf’s death mean?
Beowulf death was caused by a poisonous wound from the dragon. But he really died because his past and his pride blinded him to the reality that he was an aging king who could no longer perform the same feats of strength and bravery, making him a tragic hero. He was blinded by his past and buried by his pride.
What is Beowulf’s dying wish?
Beowulf orders Wiglaf to go into the barrow, look at the treasure, and bring back some of it for him to see before he dies. Wiglaf obeys Beowulf’s dying wish and goes down into the barrow, where he finds amazing piles of treasure, all of it rusting and decaying.
What did Beowulf do in 50 years?
Fifty years later, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is mortally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants cremate his body and erect a tower on a headland in his memory.
Does Wiglaf become king after Beowulf dies?
The dying Beowulf tells Wiglaf to “watch his people’s needs” (by which he means that Wiglaf is to become the next king.) He tells Wiglaf to build him a funeral mound and gives Wiglaf his rings, helm, and mail-shirt. He says that Wiglaf is now “the last of the Wægmundings.”