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Beowulf

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Grendel's head

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Beowulf in his fury
now settled that score; he saw the monster
in his resting place, war-weary and wrecked...
The body gaped
at the stroke dealt to it after death:
Beowulf cut the corpse's head off (1584-1590).

What is Beowulf's purpose in these lines?

Choose ALL that apply.

A

To symbolically kill the monster.

B

To create closure for the Geats.

C

To prevent Grendel's spirit from haunting Heorot.

D

To close the loop in the wergild system.

E

To fulfill his duties outlined in comitatus