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    Achilles Vs. Hector

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    Achilles and Hector are both great men and strong warriors, but they differ in many ways. When contrasting Hector and Achilles it is quite apparent who the better hero is of the two, Hector. Although Achilles is a powerful leader, a strong warrior, and has good traits about himself they do not amount to those of Hector. Achilles and Hector although, both strong warriors differ in their leadership, human qualities, and family lives. Hector and Achilles were both outstanding leaders at different times

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    Hector kills Patroclus, as he thinks it was Achilles. When Achilles got word of his best friend’s death he became enraged and grief stricken. Achilles joins the war the following day and sets out to kill Hector. After a one on one battle, Achilles successfully kills Hector. Achilles drug Hector’s body home on the back of his chariot and did not return his body to his father until days after Patroclus had been put to rest. Achilles and Hector had many similarities

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    for his number of killings), except for a bit of his heel that was not dipped (as he was, as a baby) in the river Styx. Their dual follows the wrongful death of Achilles' close friend Patroclus (who had dressed in Achilles' armor and entered battle) at the hands of Hector. Though Hector was mistaken, and Patroclus' death was arguably unnecessary, Achilles holds Hector accountable, and therefore they meet for battle outside the walls of Troy when Achilles comes seeking Hector, and Hector only. It

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    Achilles shows how close he is to Patroclus when he dies. They were so close they were like brothers, Achilles is first filled with sorrow and attempts to cut his own throat, but is stopped just in time, and he turns that sorrow into anger and avenges his friend. Soldiers in modern day are

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    Achilles: The Tragic Hero of The Iliad

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    epitome of a hero to the Greeks, he was strong, brave in the face of war, and of noble birth because he was the son of a goddess. In the Iliad, Achilles, driven by anger seeks revenge on Hector for killing his “dearest comrade” (“The Heroic Age”), Patroclus, whom he claims to have valued more than his own life. He avenges his friend by killing Hector. Achilles can be defined as a hero in the sense that he fought for his friend and he got the revenge that he wanted. He avenged his true friend by killing

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    Hector and Achilles as Classic Heroes of Homer's Iliad Literary heroes have been important to stories and poems throughout history. Each author develops his hero through a unique writing style, combining conscious use of detail, diction, tone and other narrative techniques to outline a hero's personality. Homer, in his epic poem The Iliad, develops two classic heroes who are distinctly different at first glance, but upon closer inspection are very similar in terms of their basic characteristics

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    Beowulf and Achilles

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    through to keep their fame. The Iliad, written by Homer, is about a few weeks of a ten-year war between the Trojans and the Acheans. Achilles is one of the main characters of The Iliad and he is a great man. All he wants is blood. His friend Patroclus was killed and he fights to avenge his friend and earn glory in the process. He would not have achieved glory if his friend hadn’t died though because Achilles knew that when he fought he would die. His friend’s death is what led Achilles to the

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    Lycaon clemency because Patroclus. who is dead. was a much better man than he is by far i.e. a much better fighter. Achilles urges Hector to show his "worth" and fight like a man: "worth" means simply ability to fight. By this criterion Achilles ranks second to none. He is an immensely talented fighter and he considers himself a "prince among men". It is a reflection of his ability that the action speeds up rapidly on his return to the battle after Book 16 and Patroclus' death. Two thirds of the

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    Humanities Unfathomable Eccentrics As humans we all experience emotions and the interactions between one another as a result of these feelings being expressed to a viewing party or even alone. Emotions are the driving force of human existence and have been a heavily prevalent part of literature all from Homer’s Iliad to minimalistic poems of the 21st century and anything imaginable in between: it is the feelings that move us as conscious beings to act and, to an extent, fuel our commitment towards

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    Two of the main characters in Homer’s The Iliad, Achilles and Hector, compare very differently in many ways. Although they were both war heroes, they came from different sides of the battle and fought each other under different beliefs. These two brave warriors fought to the death in Book 22, where Hector eventually lost to Achilles. Even though Hector lost the fight, the war still raged on, even less merciful than before. These two warriors were similar in a few ways, but mostly very different

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