Comparing Beowulf And Achilles

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Sidney Bonner Mrs. DeSilva English 4 29 September 2015 Beowulf and Achilles What do you visualize when the words ‘epic hero’ is said? Readers whom have vast interest in tales of epic heroes that overcome the odds will find that Beowulf and the Iliad are two of the most riveting epics. Cumulatively, both Beowulf and the Iliad were based on the life difficulties that were faced during the eras they were written in, and the literature of their respected periods reflects that reality. Additionally, there are an equal amount of differences. The two epics poems tell stories of epic heroes, but they are culturally different and are based on warriors that are unique in their own right. Both Beowulf and the Iliad tell stories of courageous

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