Eventually Patroclus gets killed. Achilles is humiliated and regrets his actions. He vows to avenge Patroclus’ death. His humility causes him to fight to redeem himself, he returns back to the path of being a hero. These examples are only a few of the many that are in the Iliad, but they explain exactly what hubris
In the third act, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a fight due to the fact that Romeo crashed Capulet’s party. However Romeo did not want to fight his cousin in law so he said, “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee, doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such greeting. Villain I am none” (3.1.59-61). Romeo’s reasons were pardoned since Tybalt is very short-tempered, in result he began attacking Romeo, and Romeo did not fight back. However, Mercutio could not bear to stand down without a fight, his actions later on ended his life.
Gilgamesh is filled with sorrow because of the Death of Enkidu, but has left its own people only for its own success. Its mission is based on the selfishness and greed. On the contrary, Héctor has left his family to fight Achilles. Andrómaca said to Héctor that Achilles had killed her father, her brother and was his mother as a slave. Héctor was selfish and has filled with too much pride for stay at home and not to fight.
Achilles is so enraged that he does not care for glory or honor instead it is all about revenge. He goes to try and destroys everything in his path and kills Hector. Hector asks him for a proper burial, but Achilles does not care and instead drags him through the dust. Achilles finally relents, when Priam asks for Hector’s body. Achilles reenters society with Priam by giving hospitality to Priam.
Revealing all of this vital information would allow Polyphemus to pray to his father, Poseidon to curse Odysseus and make him lose all his men and have hardships when he returns home. This decision Odysseus made will affect the course of his journey for the worse. The last deaths in Odysseus’ crew was when they were starving. He told his crew not to eat the Sun Gods. Eurylochus had too much pride to die of famine so he said to the crew “... All deaths are hateful to us, moral wretches, but famine is the most pitiful, the worst end a man can come
Pride is one of the most dangerous things in the world and we can’t allow it to get in the way of what truly matters. The narrator states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 389). This displays to us that Brother only tries to help Doodle because he is ashamed of his brother’s disability. The pride drives him to anger against Doodle which further leads to Doodle’s death. He was poisoned by his pride.
Some may argue that it was not his fault that he was killed, for the prolonged feud between the two households, Montague and Capulet, could be considered the reason for the fight and death. In being rivals for so long, the households grew to violently despise the other. This led to Tybalt's desire to duel with Romeo, for he hated him for no reason except his last name. If the households were not enemies, neither would Tybalt and Romeo. Mercutio, right before his death, said, “A plague o’ both your houses!
In battle Hector killed Achilles´s best friend Pactorlos in battle. In grief Achilles wants to fight Hector for what he did. Hector has two choices, either to fight Achilles or hide behind the walls of Troy. Hector exclainms doubtedly “What shall I do? If I retreat behind these walls, … And now that I have ruined them all by my rashness, I am ashamed to face the men and women of Troy, or some base fellows may say-Hector thought too much of his own strength, and ruined us all!” (Homer 257) “Either I shall kill him and return in triumph, or I shall die with honour
A strong characteristic of Iliadic characters is: they are easily provoked. “It is no accident that the Iliad 's greatest hero is noted for his quickness to anger.” (Murnaghan). Achilles is angered by Agamemnon in “The Rage of Achilles”, he calls the powerful Agamemnon, “shameless-armoured in shamelessness-always shrewd with greed.” (Il.1.174-75). He insults a king, claiming that Agamemnon does not honor the warriors code and is selfish, thinking only for himself. If Achilles was in Odysseus’ place (in disguise while watching his house being disrespected) I doubt that he would be able to stay in disguise because he acts in the moment.