Hrothgar prefaces Grendel and a word combines "foolish" and "fiend" (ll.473-479)
Abstract Translation Recordings Why preface the massacre? A terrible jester Closing Back To Top Abstract Hrothgar prefaces his relation of the terror of Grendel's attacks with a brief summary. Back To Top Translation It grieves me at heart to tell, to any man, what affliction Grendel has wrought on me and and Heorot amidst his...
Hrothgar prepares himself, Beowulf, for the gore ahead
Hrothgar opens his speech about Grendel's deeds with a brief preface. A preface that he closes with a strange word.