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Beowulf and fate

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Beowulf seems comfortable with the idea that Grendel might eat him, even stating, "fate goes ever as fate must" (455). How does this sentiment fit in with the Anglo-Saxon mentality?

A

A warrior can always fight against his fate.

B

God takes care of his faithful

C

Fate is in one's own hands

D

Fate is immutable

E

God controls fate and punishes the wicked (i.e. Grendel)