Achilles and Beowulf exemplify countless traits throughout the occurrence of each epic poem. Beowulf, in the epic Beowulf, shows traits such as being self-less. For example Beowulf shows selflessness when he volunteers to help Hrothgar in protecting the Danes. Anyone could've easily been there to help Hrothgar however Beowulf felt he owed his help to Hrothgar so he was happy to have the pleasure. Achilles, in the epic Illiad, shows the trait of being unforgiving.
Jakob Rosdol Mrs. Schroeder English IV Honors December 13, 2017 Cowardice and Bravery Cowardice and bravery; two emotions greatly explored in Beowulf, especially towards the end. Throughout Beowulf, the text makes a point to prove Beowulf the best of all men on Earth at the time. There exists no greater force for good and all holiness than Beowulf of the Geats. Because Beowulf exists as a shining light of all things Holy, he, by definition, takes up the best qualities of mankind and exhibits them throughout the story, chief amongst these qualities being bravery. No cowardice exists throughout the first chronicle of Beowulf.
Hector and Achilles both strive for arete and honor, but they have very different intentions and motivations behind this. Hector fights for honor for all Trojans, and to protect his family from falling with Troy. He expresses his feelings of a need to fulfill his duties in Book 6 Extract J ADD QUOTE NEAR LINE 155 OF EXTRACT J. Achilles, on the other hand, fights more for personal honor and glory. He could not bare to think of his name being forgotten. This is what drove him to become courageous and fight in the war, abandoning his other potential fate, where he could have lived a long happy life.
Questions of Honor: Beowulf Beowulf’s honor and integrity can be questioned throughout the entirety of the epic poem, Beowulf. Whether or not his actions are inspired by his own pompous arrogance or confidence, one can argue that he is a hero nonetheless. Evidence and experience prove that Beowulf is more of a fearless hero than an excessively prideful man, and his hubris is more than justified due to the formidable duties he is able to execute. Throughout the poem, Beowulf expresses his intense strength and courage to the fearful people in the poem. His daring sense of self-assurance is backed by his victories against all three monsters, (even though he suffers a tragic death after facing the dragon, it is a defeat nonetheless).
Beowulf died very honorably by defending his city from a dragon. Achilles did not die in the Iliad the book ended with King Priam receiving his son’s body from Achilles. Due to some of the tings Beowulf and Achilles do differently I believe that Beowulf is the better
Achilles is the strongest warrior of the Greeks during the Trojan of the Greeks against the people of Troy. His strength is unmatched and can single handedly sway the outcome of a battle. Achilles exemplifies pride and comradery. Achilles doesn’t let Patroclus’ pride be battered by avenging his death, also showing comradery among the friends. Achilles and Beowulf display super-human strength.
Beowulf is an epic poem which sings of the heroic conquests of one legendary hero. It calls its hearers to the heroic life, but holds out no false hopes for a “happily ever after,” an ending exemplified in the Odyssey, another epic poem. In opposition to it, Beowulf shows that wyrd will have its way and all must die when it is time. However although no man can defeat fate and escape death itself, personified in three monstrous enemies, Beowulf faces the physical, moral, and metaphysical evils. After those hard fought battles, Beowulf ends with accepting his victories as well as his inevitable death.
However, for Achilles if he got shot with an arrow, he will die since that is his weak spot. Beowulf isn’t invincible to anything. He lives on the edge of death. he lied about killing Grendel’s mother. Both Achilles and Beowulf are different from each other and the better hero is Achilles because he’s not a liar as Beowulf that lied about killing monster and he takes his words granted.
The odysseus were the ones to come up with a plan to finish the war. A horse was given to the Trojans which represented peace Odysseus hid a few men in the horse and then fired to the city and they then won the war. Heroes of Trojan War : The most important heroes of the Trojan War was Achilles, Odysseus and Ajax. Achilles was killed and Odysseus came in charge to make sure the Trojans were secure, while Ajax carried away Achilles body back to the greek camp. Odysseus was awarded as the hero who did the most greatest services to the Greek causes in the war.He won this award from a contest armour of
Beowulf, the eponymous epic telling the tale of a heroic warrior, embodies the philosophy of honor. Beowulf battles three separate enemies, each more formidable than the last. However, the protagonist, known as “the Geatish hero,” ensures that during his fight, there will be “no weapons, therefore, / for either this night” (683-684). Consistent with the morals of the time period, Beowulf intends to battle Grendel without armor or weapons, thus adhering to his honorable persona. Moreover, Beowulf maintains his obstinate confidence even as his challengers grow in strength and size; he conveys his honor by battling as if he is not challenged.