1. In the Iliad, both Hector and Achilles show heroic stature. Achilles was exalted in Greece because of his furious fight skills and was assisted by Athena with killing Hector. Hector was the Trojans best fighter and lacked the strength that Achilles had. Gods played a key role in the deciding factor between the Trojans and the Greeks. Achilles mother Thetis talked to Zeus to persuade him to allow the Trojans to have the upper hand in the war during the suffering Achilles faced due to losing his
the story of Aeneas one of the survivors of the siege of Troy. Aeneas is destined to follow a great path to the founding of Rome. The Aeneid uses Aeneas as a medium for conveying the message of “sunt lacrimae rerum” and qualities of pietas, severitas, and gravitas. The traits that make Aeneas a national symbol and an epic hero, and the qualities that define what every Roman should be. Discuss Aeneas as a national symbol and an epic hero, what are his main personal qualities? Aeneas is a national
Achilles demonstrated the values of determination, great bravery, strength and skills to accomplish many achievements as a warrior in the 10 year span of the Trojan War. When he meets with Agamemnon’s messengers, Achilles even points out how he conquered several Trojan cities by land and sea, and contributed to Agamemnon’s treasures as a result of his achievements as a great warrior. Hector also proves he is strong, brave and determined, but he
implacable Achilles are seven tripods never touched by fire, ten bars of gold, and twenty burnished cauldrons. He makes rather diverse and interesting offerings. The return of Briseus' daughter is perhaps the most significant. 49) Odysseus presents Agamemnon’s offer to Achilles, but Achilles immediately rejects it. Odysseus editorializes or puts a more positive spin on Agamemnon’s ostensible apology by speaking of even more gifts and reminding Achilles that he now can kill Hector. Achilles still intends
of the most noticeable flaws in the two epic poems is the sin of pride. The same pride that will not allow Hector to retreat inside the walls of Troy leads him to gloat against the Achaean warrior Achilles when he misses his spear throw. When he rashly boasts “A clean miss. Godlike as you are / you have not yet known doom for me from Zeus. / You thought you had by heaven. Then he [Achilles] turned / into a word-thrower, hoping to make me lose”, this only serves... ... middle of paper ... ...
attempted to hide away Achilles as a girl in order to keep him out of the Trojan war when Helen was taken/fled with Paris. Achilles was eventually discovered and needed by the Greeks to win the war. During the war, Achilles fought with Agamemnon over a war prize, and refused to fight until the king returned her to him. In this instance Achilles, chooses to put his own pride over his destiny as a warrior. It took the death of his companion Patroclus to unleash the fury of Achilles, who in his rage killed
Achilles vs. Hector In the Iliad is a very interesting epic with features two main central characters that are similar in some ways but totally different in other ways. In this epic you will be introduced to Hector and Achilles. Two men from each side in the great Trojan-Greek war. They were both heroes to their people despite their clearly different contrast in their personalities. In this paper I will highlight the life of both of these two leaders of the Greek and Trojans in this epic the
inherently unique in relation to each other, though in some areas there is overlap. Man is defined as a mortal, someone who can die from old age and disease. Products from mortal and immortal procreation, such as the hero Achilles, fall into a sort of category all their own, but Achilles himself suggests that he would die from old age if he were to return home (9:502-505). In this weakness of the flesh they differ from the immortal gods, who cannot die from natural causes. Nevertheless, the gods share
Trojan side are: Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, and Leto. On the Greek side are: Athena, Hera, Poseidon, and Hermes. Like a board game where they push the characters to do things that may end up causing things they don’t want to happen, to happen. Ei. Hector killing Patroclus which ends up lending to his death. Whose death was first initiated by Apollo s...
I’ve deduced that Achilles, Odysseus, Aeneas, Socrates, Gilgamesh, Beowulf, and Arthur all have characteristics that make them heroic. First off, Achilles has a few heroic characteristics. I don’t want to compare him to any other heroes I’ve studied because I don’t like him, but I’d say Odysseus, because they fought for the same goal in the Trojan War. But personally, I think he is a sissy for not fighting throughout the entire Trojan War until things got personal because Hector killed his friend