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Surname 1 Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date The great Robert Frost once wrote a poem entitled "Fire and Ice" that explored the elemental force of fire with the emotion of desire and ice with hate. These representations can even be found in ancient literature as both lyrical, and epic poetry reflects the oppositions that can sometimes lead to similar destructive ends. In The Odyssey, Odysseus uses ice-cool morality as hate to triumph over his enemies and in Beowulf, Beowulf uses violence and strength as a desire to subdue his enemies. The Odyssey and Beowulf both include archetypes to reflect the different strategies that heroes use in moments of conflict. In this regard, this paper will curtail a comparative analysis on how the Odyssey and Beowulf employ archetypes to reflect on the varied strategies the heroes used in the event of conflict. Comparative Analysis Beowulf possesses outstanding altruistic heroism when he uses subtle diplomatic actions to combat his foes (Drout et al., 4). Beowulf actions are as a result of the influence of the wise men and religious leaders who persuade him to assist the king to bring an end to evil. In this regard, Beowulf employs brute wrath and force of will to defeat Grendel, a dragon and Grendel Mother (Chambers & Robert 17). In his fight with Grendel, he uses his bare hands to kill the
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