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Cultural norm revealed

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What cultural norm is revealed by Beowulf telling Hrothgar,

"Wise sir, do not grieve. It is always better
to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning" (1384-1385).

A

Anglo-saxon men do not cry

B

Mourning is a waste of time

C

Seeking revenge is of the utmost importance.

D

Only "dear ones" will be avenged.

E

Thanes can tell their lords what to do if they have a good reason to.