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    understanding Homer’s input of emotion on the battlefield of Troy. Achilles creates this emotion throughout the epic. He shows his anger in three ways. First‚ he leaves command with his soldiers. Second‚ he curses the Greeks. And finally he kills Hektor to avenge Patroklos. He is justified in revenge because Agamemnon dishonored him by taking his concubine. He has a right to get revenge and reclaim his honor because he is a superior fighter. Achilles‚ however‚ was taken over by anger and acts dishonorably

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    D’Alessandro 345-102-MQ World Views September 26th‚ 2013 Achilles the "Godlike" Worrior Although Achilles was merely a mortal‚ he was a representation of strength by winning all combats‚ during the war‚ which was considered as extremely valuable to his fellow Greeks. Achilles was excelent at everything he did. He may not have be known for his intelligence‚ but he was known for his heroism and extreme stregth. As the seer said "...Achilles‚you-the most violent man alive- you can perform the rites

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    Achilles Flaws

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    had weaknesses. Some would say that Achilles was one of the most important people in Greek Mythology. Many people considered Achilles a hero. He was brave‚ strong‚ and victorious‚ yet he was not perfect. He fought gallantly to protect the ones whom he loved. Even though a person may seem perfect sometimes‚ it is safe to say that no one is flawless. Every hero has a hamartia. A hamartia is a fatal flaw that eventually leads to the demise of a hero. Achilles’ hamartia‚ or his fatal flaw‚ was a characteristic

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    Achilles in the Iliad

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    Foley 12/8/14 Term Paper The Myth of Achilles The myth of Achilles‚ the great Greek warrior of the Trojan War‚ is focused on his awesome power and destructive capabilities. The opening line of The Iliad begs‚ “Sing‚ goddess‚ the anger of Peleus’ son Achilles and its devastation” as if his exploits needed an introduction (Homer 1.1-2). However‚ there lies a deeper story within the epic poem‚ which I found to be more impactful than any account of Achilles’ talent. Evidently‚ many artists and poets

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    Socrates and Achilles: the Martyr Heroes Madelyn Vogel ILS 205 By comparing himself to the Greek hero Achilles before the jury in Plato’s Apology‚ Socrates attempts to portray himself as a hero of equal merit to Achilles and others of similar standing. By selecting the greatest of the Classical Greeks to compare and contrast himself to in his argument‚ Socrates surreptitiously urges his audience to view him as being of the same caliber as Achilles. This not only authenticates Socrates’ claims‚ but

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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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    of the Swift Runner Achilles is classic literatures’ greatest characters ever engraved on paper. Achilles‚ son of Peleus‚ King of Myrmidons‚ and Thetis‚ sea nymph‚ comes to Troy as part of a Greek force led by King Agamemnon. Unlike most protagonists‚ Achilles does not develop significantly over the course of the epic. As the story unravels Achilles wrath for Agamemnon intensifies‚ but only after the death of Patroclus does he redirect his rage towards Hector. Achilles’ bloodlust‚ wrath‚ and pride

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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

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    Achilles‚ The Man and the Myth Achilles was a half human half supernatural. His father is king Peleus. Thetis‚ Achilles mother who raised him and his best friend (Patroclus) wanted to make Achilles immortal‚ so she dipped him in the Styx River‚ holding him from his heel. This gave immortality to Achilles‚ he was invincible‚ he was one of the greatest Greek warriors of all times. Thetis his mother who loved her son and was really worried about his safety‚ decided to send him with Scyros where

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    self-sufficiency has no need of others‚ is no part of the community‚ and is like a beast or a god. Discuss the character of Achilles in light of this statement. Use plenty of examples‚ details‚ references‚ and quotations in the response. Achilles is a character from one of my favorite books by Homer‚ The Iliad and the Odyssey. He has no care for the authority of King Agamemnon. Achilles says‚ “You shameless‚ cunning man! How is any Greek willing to obey you? I did not come here because the Trojans had

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