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The warrior Beowulf is considered an epic hero. Which of the following does not represent a characteristic of an Anglo-Saxon epic hero?

A

Beowulf tells Hrothgar, "to send Hygelac the treasures" he received (1483).

B

"I was the strongest swimmer of all" (534).

C

"Now is the time when I would have wanted
to bestow this armor on my own son,
had it been my fortune to have fathered an heir..." (2729-2731).

D

Beowulf "was keenly watching
for the first move the monster would make.
...[Grendel] grabbed and mauled a man on his bench" (736-767, 740).

E

"His soul fled from his breast
to its destined place..." (2819-2820).

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