Epic Heroes Research Paper

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Whether historians can prove or disprove an epic ten-year war, surviving myths give the modern day reader a look at Trojan War heroes from three thousand years ago. Surviving myths tell of many great battles and many great soldiers, but two warriors stand out as examples of epic heroes. The two warriors are Achilles the hero of Greece and Hector the hero of Troy. While both possess many notable epic hero characteristics, Hector is the better her o because he performs brave deeds; he is a leader; and he is strong and responsible. According to Aristotle in order for there to be an epic hero, there must first be an epic. For there to be an epic there has to be a tragedy. The Italian poet, Torquato Tasso, stated that and epic gives “profit through

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