What is the irony of Beowulf’s thanking god that he can leave the treasure for his people

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Read Beowulf poem lines 1651-3182 (ed. and trans. Benjamin Slade). and answer the following in 450 wordsPoem available on: http://www.heorot.dk/beo-ru.html

  1. What is the irony of Beowulf’s thanking god that he can leave the treasure for his people? See lines 2794-2798.
    • What do the Geats do with the treasure?
    • What is the vision of the future of the “Geatish woman” who mourns Beowulf? See lines 3150-3155.
    • What are the implications of the gold being “as useless to men as it was before.” (3168)?
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