Discuss any of the following in your discussion board post.
1) After the battle in this section, Beowulf and Hrothgar make promises to each other. What do you think of these promises? What do they say about loyalty?
2) At the end of this section Beowulf tells a story to his king, Higlac. (It’s from lines 1963-2069) It is a digression. Why does he tell it, and What does it show us? (about Beowulf specifically, but also share any other insights you have.
3) In this reading, there are many mentions of swords. Look closely at the way swords are discussed in this section of the reading. 1) What do swords mean to this society? 2) How are swords given out?
1) There are many digressions from the main narrative in this section. What do these departures from the main narrative do? Why are they there? Perhaps how they consider the topic of “love”: marital love/love of family/love of friends. Interestingly, women often figure in these digressions. What role do women play in this society. What does the poem have to say about romantic, or married love. Is it important to the culture