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Chapters 3 & 4 of Grendel

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Bethy Zufall

on 12 November 2014

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Transcript of Chapters 3 & 4 of Grendel

Chapters 3 and 4
Question 1: How can mortality be the creation of the Shaper?
Question 2:
Why is Grendel so impressed and affected by the Shaper? Why does he fear the Shaper?
The Shaper changed the meaning of life and how the Shaper can lie and make things sound like the truth in his poems.
Question 3:
According to Grendel, what is the truth about poetry?
Question 1:
As a detached observer, what does Grendel learn about Hrothgar and his territories? What shocks Grendel about man's behavior to other men and to nature? Why does Grendel feat Hrothgar?
Chapters 3 & 4 of Grendel
Grendel learns that Hrothgar is powerful and everyone listens to his order because of his theories. But what shocks Grendel is the fact that the humans kill the animals and let them rot (which is a waste. He fears Hrothgar because of the shaper.
He believes that it is
all lies.
Question 4:
Why does Grendel scream "Lost!" and crawl on all fours as the chapter ends
His view on the world
changed and he doesn't know what to do.

Answer:
Power
Question 2: Why does Hrothgar build Heorot, the Hall of the Hart?
Answer:
Glory and Justice
Question 3: What is the power of the "projected possible?"

Answer:
How the Shaper is able to tell the stories, receive a reaction from the audience, and more things are being revealed.
Question 4: How does the story of Cain and Abel affect Grendel?
Answer:
He believed him and bawled, crying for mercy and peace (Cain plead for mercy from God when he killed Abel)
Question 5: What is Grendel's "Conversion?"
Answer:
The view of the Shaper is telling a lie, or he is not. Grendel is indecisive, and not sure if the story is believeable.
Question 6: What is "the presence" Grendel feels in the darkness?
Answer:
A snake, which was represented as Satan, when he appeared the Garden of Eden as a Serpent to tempt Eve with sin.
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