“ 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.