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Hygelac and the torque

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After Hrothgar gives Beowulf a neck-torque, the poet goes on to say that Beowulf will later give this piece to Hygelac, who will die wearing it. Why does the poet feel the need to allude to how Hygelac later dies?

A

It foreshadows Beowulf's own death.

B

It illustrates idea of wyrd/fate.

C

It illustrates the Christian vice of vanity.

D

It emphasizes Hrothgar's earlier warning about avarice.

E

It emphasizes Hrothgar's earlier warning about pride.