Why does Beowulf feel that he must justify his use of armor during the battle

Why does beowulf feel that he must justify his use of

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38. Why does Beowulf feel that he must justify his use of armor during the battle with the dragon? 39. What does Beowulf’s sword and shield symbolize? 40. Describe Beowulf’s fight with the dragon. 41. When does Beowulf begin to lose the battle? What does the poet blame for Beowulf’s turn of fortune? 42. What does Beowulf want his last sight to be as he dies? Why? What does this suggest about Anglo-Saxon culture?
43. What are Beowulf’s final wishes? Why can he “leave his life happy”? 44. What does Wiglaf say to the soldiers who fled during the dragon’s attack? 45. Describe the Beowulf’s pyre and funeral using at least five details from the text. 46. What does Beowulf’s death mean to his people? How do you know? Support your response with a direct quote from the text. 47. Use a quote that describes how Beowulf’s followers will remember him. 48. What is the theme of the epic poem?

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