In Beowulf, how might Wiglaf's recollections of the past foreshadow the future of the Geats?

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In the epic Beowulf, the King of the Geats, Beowulf, has just died in section 39, abandoned by all his men but the young warrior, Wiglaf.

Therefore, in section 40, as Wiglaf shares the story of Beowulf's fate, he also shares a history of those warriors and kings who came before Beowulf. Wiglaf speaks of fighting and the death. He recounts how, when it seemed all was lost, relief and support came at the last moment, when all believed...

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