"It grew dark, the wind turned bitter, blowing from the North, and the waves were savage. Creatures who sleep deep in the sea were stirred into life-and the iron hammered links of my mail shirt, these shining bits of metal woven across my breast saved me from death."
Heightened Language: The language in this poem matches they ways it was told in its origin days which is way different from now.
Love of Glory: Along with his big ego was his love for winning.
Hero is a great Leader: After Beowulf's death, some of the bravest Geats (told stories about his greatness and his glory.) They cried that "no prince so mild, no man so open to his people, so deserving of praise" (Lines 831-833 and 841-842)
Setting is Broad pt.1: Takes place in a kingdom
Setting is Broad pt.2: In the story, the monsters' home was compared to hell.