Achilles did not go for his glory this time. He went back because his friend was worth alot to him and wants to avenge his death. Achilles chases the Trojans back to Troy. He chased Hector and killed him. Then he shows his body in a very bad way.
J. Cutler Beowulf, Hektor, and Achilles are all example of hero's of their time period. Each one of them exhibit the traits of a hero, courage, strength, skill, determination, and honor. To be an epic hero, you must achieve some great feet or quest and become the legend of your time. Each hero took part in an epic battle, even though they share the same traits their all different. The great Achaean warrior Achilles posses all the traits of hero, “valor”, strength, skill, and a quest.
This epic poem illustrates the journey and hardship of one Anglo-Saxon warrior named Beowulf, who because of his journey became known as one of the respected heroes of the Anglo-Saxon times. Throughout his journey, Beowulf stumbled upon endless battles with ferocious monster trying to terrorize his king and kingdom. Beowulf was one to never give up on anything or anyone no matter the circumstances. Beowulf is an authentic hero according to the code of Anglo-Saxon times because he is courageous, loyal, and determined.
What made Achilles such an honorable hero was the fact that he fought for his own pride, not the desire to conquer the war. Although throughout the war, Achilles character flaws impede his ability to fight and act with integrity. His insurmountable rage is the epitome of these flaws, showing vibrantly through his rage for Agamemnon and ultimately destroying his integrity. His never ending lust for glory is the reason why his rage surmounts from a poisoned pride, which is his real Achilles’ heel. This arrogance leads him to becoming slightly obsessed with retaining his pride and not letting anyone slight his bravado.
In Greek mythology there are a many stories that depict warriors that go out on these dangerous quests willing to sacrifice themselves and do whatever it takes for the goodness of mankind, completing extraordinary tasks that would be impossible for any mere man or woman to accomplish. Author and academic Lewis R. Farnell tells us “a hero in Greek religion is considered a famous person, who after his death, was worshiped as quasi-divine.” Which means one of the major elements that define a Greek hero is the way he is worshipped after death by the people he saved sacrificing himself in the process. Farnell also tells that the people worshipped the brave heroes in a different way to how they would attend and pray for the dead, differentiating the rituals heroes and mere men would receive, “In hero worship, as in the worship of all infernal powers, rituals were performed at night, black animals were sacrificed, and blood and other liquid offerings were poured beside the hero's tomb.” When we talk about Heroes in Greek mythology especially, they are usually accompanied by a number of different personal qualities and characteristics, the is always the protagonist in the myth fighting for justice and freedom against tyranny and showed great courage, strength, confidence and bravery when all things seemed to be hopeless and lost, which expressed a number of moral values. A Greek hero is usually half mortal half god (demi-god) where one of the parents would be mortal and the other divine. These traits are evident in the story of Perseus, one of the oldest and most celebrated heroes in Greek mythology, as we are told by Homer’s epic poem the Iliad, Perseus was a demi-god because he was son of Zeus and Danae princess of Argos, “Then
Beowulf Versus Achilles: Who Is More Epic? “What makes one heroic?- Going out to meet at the same time one’s highest suffering and one’s highest hope.” The previous statement made by Nietzsche can strongly relate to Beowulf and the Iliad because when the heroes of those two epics went into battle they each suffered; however, they were also able to find hope at the same time. Both Beowulf and Achilles are epic heroes due to their dangerous quests for glory and their superhuman qualities. However, Beowulf is the better example of an epic hero because while he and Achilles both possess the qualities that make up an epic hero, Beowulf is able to use his abilities to not only glorify himself, but to help others as well, while Achilles does not. Both Beowulf and Achilles are epic heroes who take dangerous quests for glory; Beowulf must slay the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and eventually a dragon while Achilles must find and kill Hector, the commander of Trojan forces.
Also, he fought in many wars with such bravery to prove himself worthy and determined to be known as “The Great”. Finally, the impact and effect he left on his kingdom and he people of his kingdom after the death of Alexander The Great. Here are how alexander was and still should be considered The Great. Macedonia, the kingdom that alexander had power to had that time where it was once weak. Alexander The Great took over the kingdom and raised it to become one of the most powerful empires which wasn’t easy.
In fact, some of the monsters in the story knew he was an epic hero, such as Circe in Book 10 (Line 56) “ ‘ What champion, of what country, can you be?’”, Odysseus finally justify himself to Poseidon, who finally let him return to home. As soon as he got home, he needed to conquer one last challenge. In order to see his wife, Penelope again, he had to kill the army of suitors that were waiting at his front door for Penelope’s hand in marriage. He killed each and every single one of the men. For this reason, Odysseus have had proven himself to be an epic
Humartia for the greeks meant an error, an unintentional sin or a tragic fault, something that will not go as planned. Give a brief summary of the work and explain the more immediate context leading into the particular statement you are using as an example. In this tragedy we see a family that is involved with law of the state, a uncle that arrests his niece that end up killing herself and being her cousins lover. In the furthest corner of the tomb we saw Antigone hanging by the neck Here is when Antigone is found dead, her uncle sends the guards to kill her but the tragedy is already done. We can see that the plans from the King, Antigone's uncle did not succeed and besides that it was a huge tragedy with lots of unexpected happening which links it to the concept of
Achilles flaw that is that he is revengeful and full of wrath. Hector is noble, but his flaw is that he is proud. In Virgil’s Aeneid, Aeneas is the epic hero in this poem. He is a fearless warrior and a great leader to his men. Aeneas has many characteristics that were highly valued by the Romans during this time period.