Beowulf Vs Achilles Research Paper

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Have you ever hear of an epic hero? Epic heroes take part in dangerous adventures and accomplish great deeds. Two of the greatest epic heroes were Beowulf and Achilles. There’s an epic poem on each of them, Beowulf was written around the 500’s, no one knows who the author is. The Iliad was based on Achilles, it was written around 1200 BC by a blind poet named Homer. Even though Beowulf and Achilles both were epic heroes coming from different cultural backgrounds gave them different lives. Beowulf fought for the Geats, the only thing that seems “not-normal” would be that he fought monsters. He was good at it too, he put the fear of life into them; “ That shepherd of evil, guardian of crime, knew at once that no where on earth had he met a man whose hands were harder; his mind flooded with fear – but nothing could take his talons and himself from that tight hard grip (Beowulf 273-278).” Basically Beowulf had a giant monster scared of him. The quote is also saying “Hey! This man is strong and fearless, he made the monster tremble.”…show more content…
During The Iliad a man named Hector killed his best friend. Set out on revenge, when Achilles finally caught up with Hector and he said: “ I will no longer fear you as before, son of Peleus, though I ran from you round Priam’s town three times and could not face you. Now my soul would have me stand and fight, whether I kill you or am killed (Homer 74-78).” Hector was scared of what Achilles could and will do to him. Basically in this sense, it’s trying to say don’t mess with Achilles, he’s determined and won’t stop until his deed is

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