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    The Humanity of Achilles

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    character of Achilles as an epic hero. As readers look closely at Achilles, he reveals different sides of himself as the epic poem develops. Representing the struggle between his dominant, selfish, and Dionysian nature as an epic hero and his hidden empathetic Apollonian core, Achilles reveals the mythos of the Iliad which states that war degrades mankind into objects and only the pursuit of Apollonian regard for others renews their humanity. Early on in the Iliad readers realize that Achilles is primarily

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    Achilles the Hero

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    Achilles the Hero I have chosen Achilles to write my paper on because his character is the central story line in the Iliad. Although it may seem that the main theme is about the totality and gruesomeness of when the poem is first read, this is not the main focus. The actual fighting and Trojan War could be compared to “Saving Private Ryan.” We get raw details of the war without missing any of the descriptive details. Achilles is the character I was most interested in because he was an extraordinary

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    Achilles And Odysseus

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    alter the life of one man: Achilles, greatest of warriors. Through the course of the poem, Achilles goes through many ordeals that change his character immensely. From the initial callousness and stubborn temper of Achilles to the eventual ‘humanization' of Achilles in his interaction with the grieving father of Hector, whom Achilles himself slew, The Iliad can be seen to chronicle the maturation of the Greek hero during the terrible battles of the Trojan War. Achilles is a hero in the epic sense

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    The Good in Achilles

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    Achilles was in search for glory. He wanted his name to last throughout the centuries. And his prayers to the mighty Olympus gods were answered. The evidence is that we strangers to him and to his world still chant his name. Previously, his name was preserved for the intellects, however with the 21st century technology the buzz of his name will be heard for many years to come. Now, step outside the York boundaries and ask any commoner be it a fifteen year old illiterate to classics and say who was

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    Achilles Changes

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    The Iliad, a book by Homer about the Trojan War, focuses a lot on Achilles and his internal struggle with his personal desires. In the time of the Trojan War, there was an unspoken code of morals and how warriors of honor should follow. If they did not fight or acted cowardly it not only brought them shame but their family name was looked down on. Warriors that were defeated weren’t always killed because they were sometimes taken prisoner to be used for ransom money or gifts. However, in the Iliad

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    share the common ending asset of a hero. Similar to beauty, qualities that make up a hero may greatly vary depending on social status, background and etcetera. However, three qualities in particular reign a significant importance among Antigone, Achilles, and Hector. Bravery to do the unimaginable, intelligence to understand the consequences, and selflessness to carry out the bravery and intelligence for a reason that may not benefit themselves. Suppression, inadequacy and plain mistreatment describe

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    Achilles was the son of the King Peleus and Thetis a water goddess. He was also the ruler of the Myrmidons, the land that grew heroes. He was gifted with invulnerability and was a strong skilled warrior. He is direct, passionate, and brave. Homer illustrates Achilles’ skills in his many descriptions of Achilles as “swift-footed”. The other characters frequently comment and describe Achilles’ godlike strength. Achilles’ own dialogue says much about his character

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    Who Is Achilles

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    Achilles is still refusing to fight, so some of his best friends go and try to convince him that he should. Ajax, Telemon’s son goes in and explains to Achilles what the Gods have done to him and why he should fight with them. Ajax says the following, “But you, / The Gods have replaced your heart / With flint and malice, because of one girl, / One single girl, while we are offering you / Seven of the finest women to be found / and many other gifts” (Homer 9.657-62). Ajax explains to Achilles that

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    The Change of Achilles

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    In The Iliad, Achilles faces many decision-making situations. He shows a human side like any other person, but when fate takes over, he goes in a series of changes. The all mighty Achilles turns into a weeping child when his prize is taken away. His long lasting anger against Agamemnon turns into camaraderie after his friend Patroklos is killed and finally his wrath against Hector's body turns into compassion when Priam begs for the body to be returned. Many could argue that when something is

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    The director walked onto the stage, gingerly adjusting his radiation mask in order to fit the microphone beneath it. His nervous cough boomed through the hall. After shuffling the papers on the podium before him, he began."Welcome ladies and gentlemen of the Pre-Apocalypse Archaeological Society. We have called this session to impart to you a matter of the utmost importance, a discovery of the highest order. As you are aware, our teams have only recently been able to sift through the debris of the

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