the paper topic is this “Find one place that the text of Beowulf seems conflicted over whether God has decided all or if people must make choices. How does the text seem to resolve it–or not? Does the notion that people must choose to act necessarily conflict with religion per se? Here’s the real question: does faith entail belief in predestination, or does it entail believing in free will? (You may need to research this more. “Free will,” in this context, is the free will Augustine of Hippo describes. I will not accept modern Webster’s or current philosophical definitions.) “