Difference Between Agamemnon And Achilles

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Why Agamemnon believe that he has the right to claim Achilles prize and Achilles believe that he has the right to possess his prize? Why Achilles reasoning different from Agamemnon: If you understand the conflict between both men Agamemnon and Achilles you will notice that Agamemnon plunder (Chryesis) was return to her father (Chryses) as a result of the plague Apollo imposed on the Greek because Chryeses the father of Chryesis prayed to Apollo for plague to fall on the Greek as result of Agamemnon not accepting his ransom and threatening to kill him if he ever lay his eyes on him again. Then he prayed to Apollo saying if he ever pleased him by building a temple, offered him sacrifice of rich thigh pieces of bulls and goat that…show more content…
: Regarding the issue with right to claim a prize we can see that both parties Agamemnon and Achilles have different views of reasoning. Agamemnon claims he has the right to claim Achilles prize but at the same time Achilles said no he has no right to claim his prize let’s look at Nestor (King of Pylos and the oldest Greek commander) responds in trying to settle the conflict between two men. According to the book Nestor said that Agamemnon should return Briseis to Achilles is prize and Achilles should respect Agamemnon. What I do understand is that the rage between men is as a result of pride. Agamemnon is angry for what he see has a challenge of authority. He his angry at Kalchas for saying that is the cause of the plague. Rather than acknowledge his mistake, Agamemnon demands compensation for what should not have been his own in the first place. Agamemnon knows what must be done for the sake the army of Greek, but demands recognition as a king. Achilles, wants his status of the greatest warrior among the Greek. Agamemnon taking Briseis is not humiliating because he has kind of romantic attachment to her. It is kind of humiliating because she was a prize to Achilles by Agamemnon. Agamemnon taking her away he violates the rule of respect and honorable conduct by dishonouring Achilles and devalue him as the greatest warrior. This is…show more content…
Agamemnon admited that he wronged Achilles and that he insulted the greatest warrior, and prepares to offer Achilles gifts (one of Agamemnon own daughter was wife and seven of Agamemnon citadels), if only he will return and yields place to Agamemnon, in as much as I am the “kinglier”. Nestor proposes sending Phoenix, Great Ajax and Odysseus, as well as the heralds Odius and Eurybates. When embassy went to Achilles house, Achilles treated the guest with courtesy, by asking Patroclus to make food and serve drinks, with a sacrifice for the gods. Odysseus told Achilles what Agamemnon has decided but he leave out Agamemnon statement about the needing to yield Agamemnon kingly majesty, he also add a final statement about Achilles dislike for Agamemnon, he should join the army out of pity for his friends and fellow soldiers, who are being slaughtered for want of their greatest warrior. Achilles told the embassy he will not fight for Greek and that Agamemnon gifts to return to battle are not important than his life. Let’s look at Agamemnon for example he still have pride because he did not apologies for his actions towards Achilles but he offers gifts which reflects glory, honour and generosity of a king, he also ended his statement that
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