Grendel: 1-6 quiz review
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Be able to define (and spell correctly) the following philosophies:
Chapter 1: Cycles
Chapter 2: solipsism
Chapter 3: sophistry
Chapter 4: Old Testament (Christian) theology
Chapter 5: nihilism
How does Grendel feel about: [know some specific examples that demonstrate these feelings]
Animals like the bull and ram?
Unferth’s definition of/acting like a hero?
Consider the following questions:
Why does Grendel not mind being designated as evil or the “descendant of Cain”?
How does his meeting with the Dragon change Grendel both philosophically and physically?
What is the Dragon’s priority in life? Why?
How does Grendel initially defeat Unferth?
Why does Grendel spare Unferth’s life?
Remember the 4 core concepts of the novel and be able to explain how they factor in to the story so far:
1. Reality vs. what we wish were reality
2. Humans—their nature and Grendel’s relationship/interaction with them
3. Grendel’s struggle to figure out the best way to live
4. Communication with others