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Achilles In Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy
In the historical book Black Ships before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff,the hero that I chose was Achilles.I chose Achilles because of his immortality only in battle,but his heel is not immortal in battle.
Achilles is the Greeks strongest warrior,he was also dipped into the river of Styx by his mother,Thetis Of The Silver Feet.When he was dipped in the river by his mother,she held him by his heel so it was not showered by the river.The river of Styx gives Achilles immortality in battle besides his Achilles heel.If Achilles were to be hit on his heel he would die almost immediately,and that's exactly what happened to him when Paris shot an arrow at Achilles .

The traits I gave my hero,Achilles were Strong and Fast.
I gave Achilles strong as a
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on page 82 the book states “Achilles leaping leopard like on his heels.”This shows that while Hector was running away like a coward,Achilles was chasing after him in anger and leaping like a leopard on its heels.
I admire my hero because he reminds me of me,as of right now.He reminds me of me because he is selfish,lazy, and fast,all of those being qualities that I have.I also admire him because he killed his companion,Patroclus,was killed by Hector so Achilles went after him and ended his life.
There are many flaws about Achiles.One flaw is that he is selfish.In the middle of the war the Greeks found these two beautiful woman and Achilles fell in love with one of them,the other woman was forced to go back with her father and that made Agamemnon angry.So he took Achilles woman.Achilles got even more angrier than Agamemnon to,so Achilles refused to fight.On page 82 the passage states “I will not fight until great hector sweeps the trojan charge right to the prows of my own black galleys”.This shows that Achilles was very selfish because he would not fight with Agamemnon until he got his love,Briseis back home to

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