After reading the 10 entries below, decide which contain conclusions and indicate what those conclusions are. After you are finished, compare your responses with the key. If you wish to discuss any particular responses, please contact your instructor and indicate the nature of your concern.
1. "No matter, therefore, how you may have fared in every bout and battle until now, this time you'll be worsted; no one has ever outlasted an entire night against Grendel." Unferth to Beowulf, Beowulf, p. 37.
2. You are interested in philosophy? You want to be a teacher? Then go to college!
3. "He stretched his wings---it was like a huge, irascible yawn---then settled again. 'Things come and go,' he said. 'That's the gist of it'" The dragon, Grendel, p. 70.
4. I think. Therefore, I am.
5. "You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being. This you alone can do; and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse." The creature to Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein, p. 98.
6. A philosopher and a zebra walk into a bar. The philosopher turns to the zebra and says, ... What? Oh, you've heard this one?
7. I began by sauteeing the red pepper flakes, garlic, and parsley in olive oil. Then I added the tomatoes and anchovies. Mmmmm....
8. "'We have to explain the aim at forms of order, and the aim at novelty of order, and the measure of success, and the measure of failure. Apart from some understanding, however dim-witted, of these characteristics of historic process ...' His voice trailed off." The dragon, Grendel, p. 68.
9. "Past and present, God's will prevails. Hence, understanding is always best and a prudent mind. Whoever remains for long here in this earthly life will enjoy and endure more than enough." Beowulf, p. 71.