Beowulf Chapter 8 story board

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  • Thief Steals the treasure goblet
  • Flashback to the lost and forgotten race who buried their riches in the cave the   dragon now protects
  • The dragon awakens to find that his treasure is missing and he goes on a rampage his first victims being Beowulf's land
  • "... there was a hidden passage, unknown to men, but someone managed to enter by it and interfere with the heathen trove. He handled and removed a gem-studded goblet..."(151)
  • Beowulf remembers his past victorious battles and how he acquired his fame 
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  • "... because long ago, with deliberate care, somebody now forgotten had buried the riches of a high born race in this ancient cache. Death had come and taken them all in times gone by..." (153)
  • Beowulf is explained the details of the dragon's attack and is in a way advised, being forced to make a decision
  • If We attack only further land and lives will be loss
  • "When the dragon awoke, trouble flared again. He rippled down rock, writhing with anger when he saw the footprints of the prowler . . . The first to suffer were the people on the land, but before long  it was their treasure-giver who would come to grief..."(156-157)
  • Beowulf decides to confront the dragon 
  • I Shall Confront The Dragon
  • Beowulf! Beowulf!
  • "One of his cruelest hand to hand encounters had happened when hygalec, king of the Geats, was killed..."(160-161)
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  • "Then Beowulf was given the bad news, a hard truth: his own home, the best of buildings, had been burnt to cinder, the throne-room of the Geats. It threw the hero into deep anguish and darkened his mood..."(158-159)
  • Most of our land has been destroyed and many already killed
  • "Now I am old, but as the king of the people I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning, if the evil one will only abandon his earth-fort and face me in the open."(171)
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