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?