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    Rage In The Iliad

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    When Achilles says “don’t provoke me old man”, Achilles seems ever more violent. Why does Homer have to ensure violence upon every corner of the Iliad? Even the accord between Priam and Hector that Homers convinces the reader that they are both god-like and are of such power and honor. Even after killing man after man, the honor and the kleos remains. Violence, as seen in the movie Gladiator, is adored by the public and cheer

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    of Hektor is gruesome and horrid. Not only did Achilles kill Hektor but, he hung him by his ankles, attached him to his chariot and dragged Hector around the burial site of Patroklos. This is horrible enough but Achilles for a while refused to give Priam, father of Hektor and King of Troy, back the body of Hektor for proper burial. He was going to let it be eaten by the dogs, though the gods protected his body from this.

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    towards Patroclus death made him think about how he lost one of friends because he let Patroclus pose as himself. In which, caused him to feel angry and wanting to get revenge on Hector for killing Patroclus. Also, Achilles becomes emotional when Priam asking him to think about his father and knowing that Achilles loved his father he became to

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    The Humanity of Achilles

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    As George Eliot once said, “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” Whether viewing a piece of artwork or another person, there are often many points of view to evaluate in order to find the true core of the subject. In great works of literature, authors often create complex and dynamic characters to add depth and meaning into the story. In the Iliad, Homer beautifully depicts the multifaceted character of Achilles as an epic hero. As readers look closely

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    Beowulf and Achilles

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    Beowulf and Achilles Beowulf is a story about a man named Beowulf who desired fame and fortune in life. The Iliad had a character named Achilles who is similar to Beowulf because he also desired glory. But they are two completely different stories written at different times and different places by different people. Both stories have unique qualities such as dragons in one and multi-gods in the other and that is what makes fictitious stories like these classics. Since achieving fame is a goal

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    The Abominable Pyrrhus

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    The brutal killing of Priam, king of Troy, is both at the beginning of the story of the Aeneid and an end to the story of the Trojan war contained in the Iliad. In war, some of the most damaging things that can be accomplished are the demoralizing of the other soldiers and the desecration of their gods. The Trojans held their gods in great esteem and are portrayed as a very reverent people. This can be seen by Aeneas refusal to touch the statues of his household gods until he can clean himself of

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    the same with you and me .friendship between up is impossible, and there will be no truce of any line till one of us has fallen and gluled the stubborn god of better with is blood."(Homer ) Achilles doesn’t show honor Hector when he is dead until Priam comes and begs for the proper burial be giving to his son. Then you

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    Achilles: The Tragic Hero of The Iliad

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    Achilles can be described as a Tragic Hero in many ways. He was brave and had great strength but, he was also prideful and lacked control with his emotions, and in all the label of a tragic hero fits him. A Tragic hero is “a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy” (“Tragic Hero”). To many men Achilles was god-like, and immortal, the epitome of a hero to the Greeks, he was strong, brave in the face of

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    When analyzing the Greek work the Iliad, Homer procures an idealistic hero with an internal conflict, which questions the values of his society and the Greek Heroic Code. The Greek Heroic Code includes respect, honor, and requirements to procure an exorbitant image. To be considered a Greek hero you must meet the perquisites and fulfill all of the aspects of the code. Achilleus was deemed a hero, he was the strongest and swiftest of the Achieans. Achilleus lived up to all of these aspects until his

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    and therefore, his treatment of Hector's need find an alternative gauge. To take it back ten steps, let's first discuss Achilles' treatment of Hector, before Hector was just a body to be discarded. In Homer's The Iliad, Hector, the son of King Priam and the heir to the Trojan throne, is faced in battle with Achilles, a Greek man made invulnerable to harm (and known 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

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