Foretelling of a Doomed Future

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    In this part of the text, people are celebrating Beowulf's victory over Grendel. "The king himself..."(Norton, 40) is enjoying this celebration. It seems that evil is gone forever. Nevertheless, throughout this passage, we encounter references to evil actions which are to happen in the future. For example, one such reference is: "the Scylding-people had not yet known treason's web" (Norton, 40). Another reference is the story of Hildeburh. The text warns the reader that something bad is about to happen. The real monster within people is not defeated yet. It is implied that people will die from man's evil actions.
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