The comparison between "The Iliad" and "Beowulf" falls along the lines of a comparison .
of one myth to another. They both are great examples of Epic poems. They are written in the .
same general fashion of an Epic poem. Beowulf is a poem about Prince Bewulf, a great warrior. .
He very much resembles the one and only Achilles. They show a number of similar caritaristics .
and also a number of differences.
Beowulf comes to the aid of King Hrothgar to kill the Grendel monster that lives in the .
bottom of a swamp. The Grendel monster has already killed 30 of Hrothgar's men. Beowulf takes .
14 of his best men and brings them to Herot, which is Hrothgar's castle. The men arrive to open .
arms from Hrothgar. He promises Beowulf and the rest of his men treasures beyond his wildest .
dreams. This excites Beowulf being the materialistic person that he is, and he cannot wait until .
he sees the beast. King Hrothgar has a banquet for Beowulf and his men where they celebrate .
their arrival. This celebration shows the hospitality that is shown throughout the epic "The Iliad." .
They just open their doors to Beowulf and his men and treat them as if they were life long .
friends. Even though they have never met each other before in their life. They just have an .
understanding that being hospitable is the way they live their life. There is one big difference in .
"The Iliad"; the trust between two strangers is broken because of the Kidnapping of Helen by .
Paris's when he is a visitor in the house of Menealos. This sparks a war the war between the .
Greeks and the Trojans. .
Beowulf shows the bravery of the great Achilles when the Grendel comes to the hall of .
King Hrothgar. Beowulf proves that he was going to live up to his word and he was going to .
show them that he was in fact the warrior that he said he was. He tore the Grendel limp from .
limp literally. He ripped off his arms; the Grendel escapes the deadly warrior Beowulf and .