Beowulf Vs Achilles Research Paper

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Beowulf vs. Achilles What makes epic heroes the same and different? The most famous piece of epic poetry is “Beowulf”, about a legendary hero of the northern European past, whereas the Illiad relates events of the Trojan War, a conflict between Greeks and Trojans in the ancient city of Asia Minor. The similarities and differences due to their cultural backgrounds make Achilles and Beowulf respectable heroes. Beowulf is an epic hero because he is strong and brave. He saves his people on many occasions. For example, “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.” Beowulf

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