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Thanks for gold

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As he looks on the dragon's gold, Beowulf says,

"to the everlasting Lord of All,
to the King of Glory, I give thanks
that I behold this treasure here in front of me" (2794-2796).

What is the irony in Beowulf thanking God for all the gold he won from the dragon?

A

He stole it, and Christians look down on stealing.

B

Christians are taught not to value worldly goods.

C

God did not help Beowulf gain this gold.

D

Beowulf is about to give the gold away, so thanks to God are not needed.

E

God does not need to be thanked for such a small feat.