Carnahan Sophia Desilva English 12 23 Sep 2015 Beowulf VS. Achilles Although Beowulf and Achilles are both epic heroes, there are many differences between the king of the Geats and the demi-god general of Greece. Some examples of this are one fights for honor and the other fights for revenge, “Beowulf” was written about 750 B.C. although the “Iliad” was written about 700 B.C., one fights monsters while the other fights his fellow man; but both Beowulf and Achilles have some of the same traits: they’re both
Beowulf Vs. Achilles Have you ever had a hero or read about a hero life style? I have read about two heroes Beowulf and Achilles. Beowulf and Achilles are both epic heroes because Beowulf is a person that cared for his people and Achilles is a true friend who wanted revenge for his best friend. Beowulf and Achilles are both epic heroes because their on top of everyone else, even though they come from different cultures their still epic heroes for being strong, brave and for fighting. The Author
Mrs. DeSilva English 12 29 September 2015 Achilles vs. Beowulf The meaning of a hero hasn’t changed much from the time of the Trojan War to today. An example of two heroes is Achilles and Beowulf. In the Iliad written by Homer, Achilles is a Greek warrior that fights in the Trojan War, around 1200 BC. On the other hand no one really knows who wrote Beowulf, Beowulf is a Geat prince in the Anglo-Saxon time period. Achilles and Beowulf are both epic heroes, but they are different because of their cultures
2015 Beowulf vs. Achilles Many iconic poems were orally told before they were written. An epic poem entitled Beowulf is very mysterious. It tells of a warrior named Beowulf that slays monsters in order to acquire fame and glory. It is unclear who the author is of the poem. Although, we do know that the poet lived somewhere between the middle of the seventh century and near the end of the tenth century. Beowulf’s setting takes place within the sixth century. It is also the oldest surviving epic poem
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
Beowulf Vs. The Iliad Want to learn more about Greek mythology and Vikings? Well these epic poems are for you. Beowulf is an Epic Poem, and sense it is dated back to around 500 A.D., we really don’t know who the author is because they orally shared the story through song and storytelling. The Iliad by Homer is dated back to 1200 B.C., and is also an Epic Poem. While both Beowulf and Achilles are Epic Hero’s, they come from different backgrounds/ ages, so both epic heroes are unique but the same.
story of Beowulf is a tale of compelling forces in a Scandinavian culture that ultimately determined an ideal hero. Throughout literary works in history there have been examples of good and bad epic heroes. Faulkner stated, “The Homeric hero despises death, he recognizes this as a boundary that creates heroic possibilities” (Falkner, 29) Not this alone makes an epic hero that will soon be revealed. Beowulf will be compared and contrasted against good as well as bad examples of epic heroes through