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Beowulf

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Payment for the dead Geat

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Hrothgar gives "compensation, a price in gold" for the Geat who died at Grendel's hands (1052-1053).

Of the following, which Anglo-Saxon practice does this describe, and how
is it significant to the plot of the poem?

A

This illustrates comitatus and foreshadows Grendel's mother's revenge.

B

This illustrates comitatus and foreshadows Wiglaf rescuing Beowulf from the dragon

C

This illustrates wyrd and relates to how all warriors are fated to die at a certain time.

D

This relates to the idea of wergild and foreshadows Grendel's mother's revenge.

E

This relates to the idea of wergild and foreshadows Wiglaf's admonishment of the warriors at the end of the poem.