In Beowulf, what does the story suggest about the future of the kingdom after Beowulf's death?

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At the end of Beowulf, the unknown author does not leave any direct information about what the state of the kingdom will be--given Beowulf's passing. In the final chapter of the text, the text states

the men of Geatland, his hearth-companions, mourned their hero's passing, and said that of all the kings of the earth, he was the mildest and most belovéd of his...

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