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Heorot and Grendel

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The poet refers to Grendel as the "hall-watcher" and says that men who do not wish to be eaten "shift [themselves] to a safer distance to bed in bothies" which suggests that anyone outside of Heorot is safe (139-141).

Of the following choices, which of the following statements might be true?

A

Hrothgar is being punished for creating a mead hall "meant to be a wonder of the word forever" (69-70).

B

Since "fortunes of war favored Hrothgar," is is now time for his luck to turn (64).

C

If Hrothgar's men simply gave up the "rings and torques" Hrothgar awarded them, they would be safe (80-81).

D

Hrothgar's thegns are "insensible to pain and human sorrow" when the sleep in Heorot (119-120). For this they must be punished.

E

Hrothgar is "helpless" to defend them (130).