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swamplands. Because of his great strength, the stories of Beowulf’s bravery spreads quickly throughout the lands. Beowulf eventually returns to Geatland and in time takes his seat at the throne of the Geats. Beowulf does not fight for honor, glory or the gifts; he fights for his people. The story of Achilles is much different than the story of Beowulf for starters he believed that there was more than one God. Like Beowulf, Achilles also had great strength, but that is where the likeness ends. Achilles used his strength for personal glory by thinking only of himself, and he also excepted to be rewarded for his successes with honor and gifts. When given a choice of his fate, Achilles did not allow the Gods to choose for him; he took it upon his self to decide his destiny. The last story is that of Aeneas, Aeneas was the son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Venus. Like Beowulf, Aeneas also fought for his people, after his people lost everything, he fought to rebuild all that was taken from them. But like Achilles, he believed in more than one God, he called upon often throughout his journey and ironically not like Achilles, Aeneas was chosen by the God’s because of his fate. After discussing how these three men became heroes of their time, now let us discuss which two are more similar. (Puchner 1235, 189, 978) The two that are the most similar are Beowulf and Aeneas because they both fought for their people, trusted in their God or God’s and neither wanted or expected to be glorified for the accomplishments. Achilles is not like Beowulf or Aeneas because he fought for himself and not only did he want to be recognized, he excepted it. In one way or another, all three of these great historical heroes helped shaped their individual cultures and ultimately our culture today.
Work Cited Merriam-Webster.com . N.p, n.d. Web. 13 April 2017. <- webster.com/dictionary/hero>. Puchner, Martin, ed. The Norton Anthology of Western Literature . 9th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2014. Print.

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