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Beowulf “ I had a fixed purpose when I put to sea. As I sat in the boat with my band of men, I ment to perform to the uttermost what your people wanted or perish in the attempt, in the fiend’s clutches. And I shall fulfill that purpose, prove myself with a proud deed or meet my death here in the mead-hall” (632-638) Boasting in the poem seems to be a suitable and accepted …

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…ground. He is not a strong as he was as a youth but he put up a good fight. He is able to kill the dragon (with some help from Wiglaf) but dies form a poisonous bite that the dragon inflicts on his neck. Through the poem we see Beowulf as a character that is able to boast and be true to his words. Even to his end he was able to fulfill his promise.