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Mirroring

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The messenger tells the Geats that Wiglaf is

"holding a wake
for the loved and the loathed" (2909-2910).

What other feature of the poem does this mirror?

A

Beowulf finding Grendel's corpse in the mere.

B

Shield's funeral

C

The Finnsburg episode

D

The deaths of Hygelac and Heardred.

E

The young Wiglaf helping the old Beowulf.