Choose Two of the questions below and write a minimum 150 word answer for each referring to specific examples from the poem.
1. Why are their ancestors so important to the warriors in Beowulf?
2. Identify and discuss the Christian influences on the poem.
3. Discuss the code of loyalty in Beowulf. How is the society structured? What is important to the warriors in Beowulf? What qualities did they feel a good king should possess? What do they consider “courageous”?
4. Is Beowulf a hero? Why/why not?