Beowulf Vs Achilles Research Paper

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Beowulf and Achilles are great examples of Epic Heroes because they are always risking their lives for others, even though they come from different cultural backgrounds. The author of Beowulf is unknown but it was written in 1000 AD but based in 500 AD, it was originally told orally. The Iliad was written by Homer in 1200 BC. What differs Beowulf from Achilles is that Beowulf was usually fighting just for glory. “The battle was over, Beowulf had been granted new glory;”(340-341). This quote shows that all Beowulf cares about is glory. Him doing all of these things and showing the great feats of strength are what makes him an Epic Hero. What makes Achilles different is that he is fighting to revenge his best friend’s death. “My greatest

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