281-286). It was not the loss of personal property or spoils of war that infuriated Achilles, it was the face he lost when Agamemnon snatched away his prize for the sake of reminding all that were present that he, though not a great warrior like Achilles, was still the greater man. His ire raised, the childish Achilles cries to his immortal mother Thetis to do the unthinkable, “go and sit beside [Zues]… persuade him to help the Trojan cause, to pin the Achaeans back against their ships, trap them round the bay and mow them down” (1. 485-488). This is how the mighty Achilles hopes to demonstrate his greatness; have his comrades mown down so that Agamemnon could see his folly for disgracing
Achilles follows tradition through the heroic code and through the fight with Hector. After defeating Hector he believes that Hector’s body should returned to his father. When returning the body Achilles cries with Hector’s father, showing his emotions in a controlled and respectable manner. It is also tradition that a warrior’s body be burned. Homer effectively shows readers through praise how admirable Achilles is, making him the justified character.
Poseidon’s destruction of the wall was justifiable since the king of Troy breached his agreement to compensate Poseidon and Apollo with vines of gold for the year of strenuous labor. The king of Troy’s actions was an outrage, especially towards a god who frequently received praise and offerings for this blessings upon humans. When a mortal breaks a promise to a god, it could result in the utmost punishment, death. Poseidon showed mercy to the kind of Troy by sparing his life, but destroying the wall. “When the king of Crete requested a gift from Poseidon, a fine bull to sacrifice, Poseidon generously sent him the very finest from his herd, so fine in fact that King Minos decided to keep it himself instead of sacrificing it.
<br> It all began when Agamemnon stole away Briseis, Achillesâ€™ woman. To ease the <br>anger Achilles had for Agamemnon, Thetis asked Zeus to provide honor for her son, <br>Achilles. Zeus granted her request by promising that the Achaeans would suffer enough <br>losses to force Agamemnon to come begging for Achillesâ€™ help. <br> The first major change in Achilles was caused by his rage toward Agamemnon. <br>Achilles, the great warrior, allowed his wrath to infest his desire to help his own comrades <br>in the battle against the Trojans.
Period 4th The Odyssey Fighting off those who merely want you dead, being with men you don’t know if you can trust, not being with the one you love wondering if she misses you too, and reaching the end, just wanting to give up, but does he? In the Epic Poem The Odyssey, by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Odysseus is an epic hero, whom went on an adventure, and was gone for 20 years away from his family, and wife. He is a hero because he fought and never gave up, not only did he use physical ability, but he also outsmarted everyone as well. Odysseus is a hero based on his actions, cleverness, and the heroic things he did to keep his men alive.
Achilles Achilles´s wrath is triggered by his pride and honor, the pride of being a Greek and his honor comes from his desire for greatness and immortality. Within the Iliad Achilles’s anger is triggered with an attack on his honor and pride. When Agamemnon takes Briseis, he responds with withdrawing from the Trojan war, and the Trojans use that opportunity to attack the Greeks with them vulnerable due to loss of Achilles in the frontline. His wrath climaxes when he gives up all laws of society and humanity and lets his hate for the Trojans take a new level after Patroklos is killed, when Achilles kills Hektor, were Achilles drags Hektors body around from his carriage and mutilates his body. Here the reader gets a
The pair fights a fierce duel but in the end Achilles kills Hector, and then ties the body to the back of his chariot, callously dragging it back to the Greek camp. That night, King Priam visits the Greek army's camp to retrieve Hector's body. After an emotional talk given to him by Priam, Achilles lets Priam take Hector's body back, promising him that no Greek will attack Troy for twelve days in order to give time
In ancient Greece, a hero was described as a person who would fight hard and die hard. Many people would describe Odysseus as a selfish and cocky person who didn’t really care about his crew and what they have gone through to help him. Though in my opinion, Odysseus and his men are all heroes because they all are fighting their hardest. Odysseus starts out with his act of heroism when he is fighting on troy with all of his men. Odysseus had a plan to get in and get out.
Madea could foresee the future and she knew that she would, one day succeed. Uranus was a selfish person who was betrayed by his own son, Cronus who also proved to have the same selfish heart like his father. Thinking that he would rule the earth himself after deceiving his father, Cronus wasn’t as clever as he thought, “I have thwarted fate again… For not only had he swallowed a rock. He also failed to realize that fate is never fooled” (Volume 1). Cronus had not only
Achilles is an unbelievable warrior who doesn’t get the thanks he deserves. He also got his war prize taken away from him and still basically wins the war for the Greeks. Finally, Achilles has characteristics and traits that people can connect with and understand his feelings. Achilles is viewed as a hero, though he isn’t treated great and complains for a while, he still wins the war and emerges as the sympathetic character in the Illiad. Right from the beginning of the Illiad, the reader finds out a lot about Achilles.