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    Bewoulf vs. Homer's Achilies

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    Do you find Beowulf more or less attractive than Homer's Achilles? [You should defend your preference by citing acts, situations, and speeches from the poems. Then try to form a comprehensive but concise statement of your view.]

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    In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength and celebrated for his bold exploits, is thought of as a hero. Beowulf and Achilles are both renowned epic heroes who encompass all those traits. Although they share the qualities of great heroes, there are some discrepancies in the characteristics they possess and the way the hold themselves in all aspects of life.

    Beowulf, the principle character and hero of the epic poem, Beowulf, is an exceptionally honorable and noble man. A natural born hero, Beowulf realizes the dangers of his work but fears nothing for his own life. He encounters hideous monsters and the most ferocious beasts, but he never fears the threat of death. He accomplishes all tasks needing to be accomplished and does so with ...