Achilles

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The entertaining stories of greek mythology imparted wisdom, taught lessons, and gave historical insight on ancient Greece. The greatest reconized of these stories are The Illaid and The Odyssesy. They were written in epic from by a poetic author, Homer. In The Illaid Achilles and Hector are mighty leaders who face difficult challenges. Achilles was nearly invincible and contained inpressive speed and strength. However, he over credited his abilities which created an unheroic addition to his charactor,pride. His pride caused him to make foolish decisions therefore reflecting a childish attitude on his charactor throughout the epic. Hector was the defender of Troy, and he fought couragiously and wise?. Unlike Achilles, glory was not his desire, his only obligation to the war was loyaly protecting his people. There is no historical proof of Homer's existance, some even believe it was not a single person, yet a group of poetic writers. Homer has provided infomation regarding the Trojan War that has remained unmatched by other authors, thus, explaining his fame. Greeks are also remembered for their plays and performances. Antigone, by Sophicles, is a tragic play were a girl, Antigone, has mixed emotions. Torn between respecting her brother's corpse while knowing the penity of death, or following the unjustice laws of her uncle, Creon. Antigone, Achilles, and Hector have significantly given critical insight to our community about avoiding lawlessness, by suffering the consequences of their actions. Achilles is commonly mistaken as a god because of his strength, wisedom, and supernatural abilities. Yet just as his father Peleus, he is mortal. However, his mother Thetis was a sea nypth. Thetis was admired by Zeus, the ruler of all O...

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... By Homer making Hector the defender of troy, it allows him to appear less violent compared to the Achaeans. He is devolped as a pleasant protector, who is also a intelligant, strong soilder. He stays calm with his brother which showed his forgivness and love for his brother. Although, Hector has these positive traits, He does has his downfall. He allows his pride to take control while Achilles is away from battle and kills Achilles cousin, Patroclus. In return Hector is killed by Achilles anger and then tainted. Hector was distained to death before his pride took place, however he often over talked his abilities in a haughty way, and this contributated to his death. As Proverbs 16:18 says "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Homer uses Hector and Achilles, along with others, to inspire readers to be rightous, humble, and respectful.

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