Comparing Achilles And Hector In The Iliad And Jason Medea

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English 271 Achilles and Hector in The Iliad and Medea and Jason Medea all have characteristics that potentially led to their downfall. Achilles is a very angry man and it leads him to do unspeakable things. Hector is very prideful and in the end clouds his judgement. In Medea, Medea is revengeful and all she thinks about his getting revenge. Jason is insensitive and in the end it cost him his family. All four of these characters have many character flaws but in the end only one really lead to their downfall. Achilles is the greatest warrior in Homer 's The Iliad but he has many positive characteristics but he also has a few negative characteristics. Achilles was heroic, strong and brave but he has some negative characteristics such as anger and rage. I think ultimately anger is what lead to Achilles downfall. When Achilles finds out that Hector has killed his dear friend Patroclus, Achilles becomes very anger and vengeful. The only thing on Achilles mind is killing Hector. Achilles is so angry at Hector that he only thinks about killing him and getting revenge. Achilles anger takes over his body and nothing can stop him from getting to Hector, not even the gods. Achilles finally gets to Hector and desecrates his body. Achilles does not give Hector or a proper burial instead he parades Hectors body on the back of his chariot. Achilles seemed proud of what he had done. He did not care about breaking the rules. Achilles thought he was invincible and could get way with
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