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Why is Grendel only mortally wounded?

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Beowulf does not directly kill Grendel; he mortally wounds him. How might this be significant?

A

A man must be older before causing death.

B

Evil cannot actually be destroyed.

C

Good will never win until all evil is destroyed.

D

Beowulf's heart was not pure enough to destroy evil.

E

Hrothgar's heart was not pure enough for his problem to be fully destroyed.