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Shield's purpose in the poem

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The poem begins with the story of Shield Sheafson.

How is this appropriate for the story of Beowulf?

A

It alludes to the Biblical tale of the Prodigal Son.

B

It foreshadows Beowulf's arrival.

C

It parallels Grendel's death.

D

It symbolizes good winning over evil.

E

It serves as a metaphor for the dragon and his greed.