Beata Hanson Mrs. Desilva English 12 30 September 2015 Achilles vs. Beowulf Who is the better hero, Achilles or Beowulf? They are both epic heroes yet they are extremely different. One is a young, moody “hero” and the other is a seasoned warrior. Also, Achilles had refused to fight because of a quarrel he had with his commander while Beowulf never turned away from a chance for glory. However, they did have one thing in common, compassion and they put things aside for what was right.
Alissa Watson Sophia Desilva English 12 30 September 2015 Beowulf vs. Achilles All throughout history epic heroes were made. Beowulf, written in 1,000 A.D., by unknown portrays a hero of glory. In 1,200 B.C., Homer wrote The Iliad, which portrays a hero of determination. These heroes have many differences but it is their similarities that tie them together.
Hayleigh Gann Mrs. DeSilva English 12 23 September 2015 Comparison Essay “Beowulf” was written around the 750 B.C. The Author of the epic poem is unknown. “Beowulf” is about a warrior who lives among the Geats. The great hero goes to help out the Danes with their common enemy, Grendel.
Were you ever in a situation where a kid came up to you and asked you ‘Mister/Miss what’s a hero?’ and you ‘d stand there thinking which version of the definition would you tell in order for the child to understand best?. Well, The Merriam Webster online dictionary defines the term ‘hero’ as “heroic conduct especially as exhibited in fulfilling a high purpose or attaining a noble end” or simply “the qualities of a hero”. Yet, I believe it surpasses that. A hero to a large range of people can vary from being; a fictional character in a book, an animated superhero on TV and a real-life heroic figure.
Compare/Contrast Essay Beowulf is an epic hero, who is a strong and powerful man who comes from Sweden to Denmark to help a village that is being attacked by a man-eating monster named Grendel. Arthur, is a romantic hero who is the courageous king of Camelot who is a devoted leader and will do anything to protect his kingdom and people. Even though Beowulf and Arthur are two different heroes, they both share similar traits such as devoted followers, the use of magical weapons, and courageous traits throughout the story. Both epic and romantic heroes had devoted followers that helped them throughout battles. Beowulf was very strong, but when the people of Denmark thought he needed help.
One of the hero’s is Beowulf. As a hero Beowulf has numerous reasons for being considered as such. He is strong, brave, and an excellent leader. By massacring monsters of all kinds of the monsters of the sea to the slime monster Grendel Beowulf shows his heroic qualities. Another hero is Achilles; he was devastated by the loss of his friend Patroclus.
The English epic, Beowulf, takes place in the Anglo-Saxon period where a tale of a hero named Beowulf is celebrated. “Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger: Address to the Nation” is a speech devised by former President Ronald Reagan about the tragic death of the members of the Challenger Seven space crew. The crew members of the Challenger are similar to Beowulf because they both display courage. Although they both plunge into dangerous situations, Beowulf is more heroic than the members of the Challenger because during his hour of need, Beowulf is forlorn by his own warriors, but continues to fight on as though nothing can possibly stop him. To begin with, Beowulf is similar to the members of the Challenger Seven space crew because
Beowulf has all of the characteristics of a hero. According to Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth, there are eight characteristics of a hero. Beowulf easily fulfills all eight and undoubtedly should be considered a hero. He puts his life on the line for an entire kingdom and has heroic and superhuman qualities. Beowulf recognized for his strengths and power of protecting his people.
Beowulf proves to be an archetypal hero in the book called Beowulf through a tremendous display of bravery, courage, leadership, and pride. The booke say that Beowulf “quickly commanded a boat fitted out, now when help was needed” (lns. 113-116). This is proclaiming that he would go to the famous king after hearing how Grendel had massacred the Danes. Beowulf seems as if he is eagerly waiting for a challenge when he stumble upon the news from Denmark.