This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Beowulf - This character is never given a proper name in the story. He is a stranger from across the sea who came to kill the monster Grendel. He has the strength of thirty men.
Dragon - This character's existence may be real or a figment of Grendel's imagination. This character is a speaker of philosophy and has a cynical view of the world. After meeting with this character, the monster Grendel is invincible to weapons.
First priest - The high priest Ork's company includes four other priests who serve under...
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