The exact location of the story is never told. The land of Herot is almost mythical. The setting and imagery is implied.
I will do whatever it takes to defeat you, even if it means risking my life! I must prove my greatness.
Beowulf is the greatest warrior this world has ever seen.
And then twelve of the bravest Geats rode their horses around the tower, Telling their sorrow, telling stories of their dead king and his greatness, his glory, Praising him for heroic deeds, for a life As noble as his name. (Love of Glory)
He is so brave for everything he did for the people!
Grendel and his mother killed hundreds. Beowulf fought them to fulfill justice and give them what they deserve for their wrongdoings. (Death) (Justice trait)