Canto VIII of the epic poem Beowulf is structured as a dialogue between Unferth and Beowulf.

Which responses accurately describe the impact Canto VIII has on the overall meaning of the epic poem?

(Select all that apply.)


A. The boastful dialogue between Unferth and Beowulf in Canto VIII outlines Beowulf’s lineage and the warrior prowess that was passed down from his father.
B. The combative dialogue between Unferth and Beowulf in Canto VIII outlines Beowulf’s heroic quests, which earned him fame and respect throughout the land.
C. Canto VIII depicts the way Beowulf’s fame was accepted and understood among the people who knew of him, as well as the way he perceives himself in relation to his reputation as a warrior.
D. Canto VIII depicts the way Beowulf’s reputation rested on his creation of elaborate fantasies filled with monsters, which he used to entertain his men.
Is it C?

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  2. B?

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  3. B and D?

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  4. I'd go with B.

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