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The Geats weren't exiled at all!

They had heard of Grendel's' gorging on the Danes...

Hrothgar invited the Geats todaneland to aid them in their war with Grendel.

they were never exiled

And Unferth is to have what I inherited:

to that far-famed man I bequeath my own

sharp-honed ,wave-sheened wonderblade.

With Hrunting I shall gain glory or die

Beowulf: page 103

1480-1490

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Beowulf believes the Geats are there for glory because they are warriors who seek honor and fame through their actions. He trusts in their loyalty and courage to face the challenges ahead, rather than assuming they are exiled and have no other choice. Beowulf's confidence in the Geats reflects his own leadership and ability to inspire them to fight for a noble cause.

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