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Achilles is a victim of loss, pride, and anger. He is a victim of loss simply by losing his dear friend Patroclus. He is a victim of pride because he does not want to fight for Agamemnon because of their argument early on which affects other people around him. He is a victim of anger because he cannot control his anger; once he loses his temper he is blinded by rage and makes bad decisions. In the end Achilles is a likable character because of his humanity, not because of his heroics.
An example of this is presented in book three of the poem, where Hektor reprimands Paris for refusing to fight. He says to Paris, "Surely now the flowing-haired Achains laugh at us, thinking you are our bravest champion, only because your looks are handsome, but there is no strength in your heart, or courage" (3:43). Hektor believes that it is against the heroic code for a person to abstain from fighting when his fellow men are in the battlefield. Hektor faces a moral dilemma when dealing with Paris. By being Paris' brother, Hektor is supposed to protect and honor his decisions, but he believes that Paris is wrong in his actions, and feels it necessary to make that known to him.