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Beowulf seems comfortable with the idea that Grendel might eat him, even stating, "fate goes ever as fate must" (455). How does this sentiment fit in with the Anglo-Saxon mentality?
A warrior can always fight against his fate.
God takes care of his faithful
Fate is in one's own hands
Fate is immutable
God controls fate and punishes the wicked (i.e. Grendel)