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Which is the best paraphrase of the following passage from Beowulf ? So the living sorrow of Healfdane’s son / Simmered, bitter and fresh, and no wisdom / Or strength could break it: that agony hung / On king and people alike . . . a. Hrothgar felt a strong and unending sorrow that he had no power to overcome. It affected both him and his subjects. b. The king was in agony and out of his mind because of what his people had done to him. c. Grendel was furious at the Danes and so he inflicted great pain on the king and his people. d. Hrothgar felt an endless sorrow he couldn’t get rid of.

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joneilvidal

Hrothgar felt a strong and unending sorrow that he had no power to overcome. It affected both him and his subjects.

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