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Keenest to win fame

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The very last line of the poem describes Beowulf as "keenest to win fame" (3182). What does this reveal about Northern Germanic society?

A

Humbleness is valued

B

Seeking fame is considered noble

C

Doing things to seek fame is considered dangerous.

D

Only the keen will win fame.

E

Seeking fame can lead to a downfall.