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Before turning in for the night, Beowulf makes one final boast:

"When it comes to fighting, I count myself
as dangerous any day as Grendel.
So it won't be a cutting edge I'll wield
to mow him down, easily as I might"

Why does he make this boast?


To pre-explain if he loses against Grendel.


To look brave and noble by fighting on Grendel's terms


To calm his warriors by showing it will be an easy fight.


Beowulf knows Grendel is impervious to weapons.


To make the fight look more dramatic.

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