Achilles and Hector are both great warriors for their respective sides. Although they have some similarities, their differences in cultural values are greater. In the poet Homer’s epic, the Iliad, he depicts two heroes who have contrasting traits. This essay will explain Hector’s and Achilles’ heroic qualities which are valued in Troy and Greece. In the Iliad, both warriors have good and heroic traits which correspond with their cultures.
However in the film of Beowulf he dies in honor for his kingdom for his people because he actually owned up to his responsibilities and owns up to his mistakes. Whereas in the story he just thinks that he has to kill this dragon so he can be popular and be known as a hero, but dying in honor is dying for your people not because you 're rich or because you want your name to be
Alexander focused more and conquering land than developing the land. Alexander died, the empire fell apart making the war unnecessary. Alexander could convince his men to do the craziest of things “Yet he never developed a successor.” (Alexander The Not So Great 4) When he died, the people of his empire went into a 50 battle for control ultimately destroying the empire. Alexander was a villain because he was a terrible planner, he only cared about war, and he killed of any potential future leader from his kingdom. Some people say Alexander was a hero because he is great at conquering land.
Agamemnon did cause many soldiers to die but he did it unknowingly while Achilles is doing it on purpose. This makes Achilles a traitor. Achilles is trying to punish the whole Greek army just because of what Agamemnon does and that is not right. Many of the soldiers are Achilles’ friends, such as Patroclus, and just because his pride is temporarily taken away, he shouldn’t take it out on the army. This is another reason as to why I, as a Greek soldier, side with
Achilles a soldier of the Achaians fought with Agamemnon at Thebe and won. Agamemnon took away Achilles prize which was Briseis his war prize. This angered Achilles which led to the conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon. Even though Achilles was strong and might and was never defeated by anyone he did not fight with Agamemnon on, instead he went to his mother and wept. Achilles loved his people and was loyal to them.
The Anglo-Saxon time period is marked with trials of courageous men sacrificing themselves for the sake of others in battle. By defeating the egregiously violent monster Grendel, Beowulf not only becomes a true Anglo-Saxon due to his bravery, but he demonstrates the Anglo-Saxon value of fame. The poet displays Beowulf’s bravery through his actions and words throughout the epic story. When Beowulf encounters a fearsome dragon, the poet mentions that “He [Beowulf] had scant regard/for the dragon as a threat, no dread at all/of its courage or strength” (Beowulf 2347-2349). Beowulf, had such confidence in himself that he believed he could defeat a dragon by himself.
The suitors always underestimated Odysseus’s son Telemachus who somewhat had the same mindset as his father. Before the end of battle between Odysseus and the suitors, Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, joined into the fight and successively killed someone who tried to kill his father. This showed couragement and treachery on both accounts because nobody expected Telemachus to be able to fight (Forman). During the battle, the goddess Athena helped Odysseus to fight against the suitors. Ulysses with Minerva against the suitors was a huge battle between the deities and the people, since Minerva or Athena was the people’s mentor and they had hope that the goddess would be with them instead of Odysseus.
A different example of this occurs earlier in the poem when he commands his men to fight “backed on the ships, with lances keep play/…/ although so far outnumbered/…// six benches were left empty on every ship,” (Homer 9.166-177). His willingness to fight the Achaeans, while clearly outnumbered, shows he is willing to lose his men 's lives for a victory. Which is selfish to his
In Edith Hamilton Mythology Achilles shows the qualities of epic hero because of his great skills as a warrior, his loyalty to his people and friends. Achilles faces enormous obstacles, a journey/missions and also has superior. Achilles is the better epic hero because Achilles goes to Troy to fight in the war against the Trojans to get Helen back knowing he would not make it back home alive. His mother does not want him to and try 's to convince him to stay and protects him with a charm”to Achilles who had already shown himself the best and greatest of all chieftains”(Hamilton 190). Achilles goes on a mission to find hector for revenge for his friends death.
His Roman worship was better than his Greek worship, because the Romans thought of him as their father, and someone that would aid them, and the Greeks feared Ares for his lust of ,sometimes, unwanted bloodshed (Mars). When Ares was chained by the giants, was a period of peace between two countries sealed by two brass coins in a jar (Ares). Ares was in many wars, but the one that stands out is the Trojan War, when he was always on Aphrodite’s side (Ares). Ares fought for a man named Hector against Achilles, who was given gifts from the gods, and a spear from Athena (Ares). Achilles killed Hector, out of rage, for earlier Hector had killed Patroclus (Ares).
During the war, hiccup finally had a chance to see Drago. Even though his mother and father told him not persuade Drago, because he is a dangerous person, he still went up to him anyway. Hiccup didn’t understand that Drago’s plan was take over the world with his dragon army and he was willing to do anything in order for that to happen. On the bloody battle field while everything was going on, Hiccup stopped in front of Drago for a discussion, and he soon realized that he could not do anything to stop him. On top of that, not only was Drago not persuaded at all, in the matter of facts Hiccup even lost control of his dragon Toothless to Drago’s command.
Epic Hero Essay “The gods have tried me in a thousand ways. But my first name: let that be known to you, and if I pull away from pitiless death, friendship will blind us, though my land lies far.” In the epic poem “The Odyssey” by Homer, while traveling back from the Trojan War, Odysseus and his men were struggling to go back to their homeland safely after what they had done to the son of Poseidon. Odysseus is an epic hero because he was a great warrior, came from a noble birth and was capable of great strength and courage. In The Odyssey, Odysseus shows that he is an epic hero because he was a great warrior. Odysseus was a great warrior, who has shown instances, for example in book 10, page 96 “But I rushed at her with my sword drawn as though