Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Grendel has been waging his idiotic war for twelve years.
* Grendel tells about himself and his hatred for nature.
* Grendel torments the men of Hrothgar's hall. He is frustrated with the men but cannot leave them alone.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Grendel tells about his childhood and the games he used to play.
* Grendel also tells...
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