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Grendel, outlaw

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Beowulf describes the injured Grendel as

"like a man outlawed
for wickedness, he must await
the mighty judgement of God in majesty" (976-978).

Given Grendel's background, how is such a description significant?

A

It mirrors Shield and how no one know where his soul went.

B

It mirrors Grendel's ancestor, Cain and his history.

C

It mirrors how Hrothgar must await judgement for his pride.

D

It foreshadows Beowulf's own judgement after he dies.

E

It foreshadows the judgement the Geats' enemies must await at the end of the poem.