Similarities And Differences Between Beowulf And Iliad

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Beowulf and Iliad are some of the most famous stories in literature. In both stories we can see how the characteristics of heroic is presented in many sorts of different ways. Although they bear some superficial similarities, the differences between Beowulf and Iliad are clear. They both involved heroic events, but the settings and the way both stories are being told involved many dissimilarities. The both heroes in the stories are also interacted with supernatural beings and many different sorts of events. In Beowulf we see characteristics such as bravery, loyalty, honor, superhuman physical strength, and the willingness to risk his life for the greater good. Beowulf shows bravery when he hears about how Grendel is attacking the Hrothgar and the hall. Grendel was attacking the men at night and Beowulf wanted to go help. "In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac’s follower and the strongest of the Geats greater and stronger than anyone anywhere in this world heard how Grendel filled nights with horror and quickly commanded a boat fitted out, proclaiming that he’d go to that famous king, would sail across the sea to Hrothgar, now when help was needed." (Beowulf 111-116) In this section we see how Beowulf was not afraid to go up against Grendel . He shows his willing to risk his life for the greater good when he is not afraid to go up against the dragon in his last battle. " “I’ve never known fear, as a youth I fought in endless battles. I am old, now, but I will fight again,

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