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Beowulf's bragging

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Why is it important to the plot that Beowulf brags that he

"battled and bound five beasts,
raided a toll-nest and in the night-sea
slaughtered sea-brutes" (420-422)?

A

It serves to illustrate Beowulf's strength

B

It foreshadows upcoming events

C

It illustrates Beowulf's arrogance

D

It illustrates the Northern-Germanic tendency to exaggeration

E

It demonstrates Beowulf's need to prove himself.