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Complete the following line spoken by Beowulf: “Let whoever can win ____ before ___.” How does this statement encapsulate the attitude of the society that created this epic?

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"Let whoever can win glory before death. When a warrior is gone, that will be his best and only bulwark."

This glorifies the epic warrior hero who the Geats cherished and praised above all. It represents Viking Geat culture where bravery and honor transcends death.