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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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    Achilles

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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

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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 Background

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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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    Achilles In The Iliad

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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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    Achilles and Agamemnon

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    Achilles and Agamemnon If I were to side with Achilles or Agamemnon in their quarrel‚ I would choose to side with Achilles. Based on the story from the book‚ it seems as though Achilles is much more worthiness than Agamemnon. Achilles is not as dishonorable as Agamemnon‚ nor is he as greedy‚ and he is also more useful for the Greeks rather than Agamemnon is. Although Agamemnon is the king of Mycenae‚ he is a king with great disgrace. A first example would be when Agamemnon dishonored Chryses

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    Iliad and Achilles

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    Achilles Is The Hero Hector and Achilles; the proud leaders of the Greeks and the Trojans dominate the battle field throughout The Iliad. Hector wins people’s hearts‚ he is brave‚ strong‚ he cares for his family‚ he protects his people‚ and he leads his soldiers into battle! Achilles‚ on the other hand‚ is a cry baby‚ he stays in a corner when Agamemnon steals his slave girl and causes countless deaths on the Greek side. How can one argue that Achilles is a better leader when he acts so childish

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    odysseus and achilles

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    believed there was a recipe for a mortal man to claim immortality‚ and have a name that echoes throughout the ages. The ingredients can be found between the two very popular mythical figures of ancient Greece‚ Odysseus from Homer’s “The Odyssey and Achilles from his other timeless story‚ “The Iliad”. This document will relay the commonalities shared through tragedy‚ and revenge‚ along with the contrasting characteristics of personality‚ methodology in combat and‚ endured hardships. Through the combination

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    The Shield of Achilles Achilles’ shield wa like no other piece of armor. Eva Brann‚ in her article “Hephaestus’ World: The Shield”‚ described the shield as “the world of the god who makes it but just as much the world of the man who bears it”. Brann‚ in the same article‚ went on to describe such meanings of the shield. Brann explained that in both of Homer’s poems‚ he believed that artifacts‚ chariots‚ garments and shields were all “wonders to behold” but Achilles’ shield was far beyond that.

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    Achilles Sympathy

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    World Literature 3 26 September 2013 The Mighty Achilles Achilles is considered immortal‚ but has many features that make him human. In the epic poem Iliad‚ written by Homer‚ Achilles is known to be strong and courageous; he leaves his family to fight in the war against the Trojans. Achilles is a mighty warrior that shows feelings and emotions that are human. Although Achilles may exhibit heartless and cruel tendencies like the way he killed Hector showing virtually no feelings‚ he is ultimately

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    Achilles Honor

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    Achilles Honor InThe Iliad‚ warriors from the Achaean and Trojan armies show plenty of noble traits; the warrior that shows the most noble traits is the great Achaean warrior‚ Achilles. Despite the fact that Hector killed Achilles’s prodigy‚ and close friend‚ Patroclus he found pity for Troy’s King‚ Priam. The release of Hector’s body to Priam was an Noble act by Achilles. Achilles respected Troy’s burial traditions for a prince and held back the Achaean army for twelve days. Achilles knew that

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    Achilles --- angry‚ arrogant and loyal. On the battlefield‚ he is unstoppable‚ able to rout whole armies single-handedly. He suffered from an overweening pride‚ called Hubris‚ which seemed to be a common characteristic of many Greek heroes. Achilles is also an exceedingly proud person. When the Greek general Agamemon takes Achilles’ war prizes for his own‚ Achilles’ hurt pride causes him to declare that he will no longer fight for the Greek side. He is seen as impetuous‚ but loving to his closest

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    Shield of Achilles

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    The Shield of Achilles W.H.Auden 1. Central Feeling/Themes A Juxtaposition between the cultured and civilized world and the corrupt and oppressed world War A Lack of freedom and independence Drawing the line between reality and the image one chooses to see The irony of what something that looks marvelous (what Thetis sees) is actually disastrous (what Hephaestos portrays on the shield) 2.What happens - Thetis goes to Hephaestos to create a shield for her invincible‚ "iron-hearted"‚ "man-slaying"

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    Iliad 21.70-135 (Lykaon supplicates AchillesAchilles kills him) Consider Achilles’ response to supplication in this passage. How does this compare to his attitude in the extracts from the Iliad in your lecture/tutorial readings? The cruel rejection by Achilles to the supplication of Lykaon in Book 21 represents a fundamental transformation in the attitude of Achilles. Achilles has become full of anger and self-loathing following the death of Patroclus. Achilles answers Lykaon’s supplication by

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    The Shield of Achilles

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    Theme W.H.Auden’s "The Shield of Achilles" is thematically quite similar to Eliot’s "Wasteland" in its depiction of a world devoid of principles and ethics that in its march for success has lost the true meaning of life as echoed in phrases like "an unintelligible multitude"‚ "column by column in a cloud of dust". etc. An analysis exemplifies how the Homeric myth is rendered into an allegory of the contemporary times. A conceptual construct drives us from myth to reality‚ where reality is supposed

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