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UNFERTH'S CHALLENGE
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Unferth’s Challenge

 

Answer the following questions.  Provide evidence from the story to support your response. Be sure to include line numbers.

 

 

  1. Who is Unferth?  What is his reaction to Beowulf showing up to save the day? How does he challenge Beowulf?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What is the relationship between Unferth and Beowulf?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What does Unferth report to King Hrothgar? (quote the exact lines)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How is Beowulf's story about the swimming match with Breca different than Unferth's version of the tale?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.    Is Unferth’s challenge believable? Why?

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