Greek Mythology Research Paper

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Greek mythology has brought several stories of fervour, bravery and utmost god-like skills which people love to dwell on these days. Somehow, the ancient Greek myths and legends have brought some of the world's studied philosophies. And somehow some religious, political and educational institutions have referred to it as a basis.

One of the reasons why most of us are fond of Greek mythology is because of its own set of heroes. In addition, this has brought us the likes of Hercules, Perseus, Achilles and the others that somehow it has managed to help us perceive what a hero is. How someone can be called a hero and what it takes to be one.

The definition of a hero is contextual. The act of heroism may mean something to one person and nothing at all to the others that sometimes it turns out to be more of an archetype than the standard definition. Speaking of the standard, heroism may be summarized as bravery, confidence and self-sacrifice. But with the ever-evolving world, a hero's true definition comes along with the changes as well. …show more content…

In the contemporary movie Troy, the main characters were played by Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric Bana as Hektor and Orlando Bloom as Paris.

The movie, derived from the Greek Mythology, encompasses these men's act of heroism in their own ways. Achilles is obviously different from Hektor and Paris but in their own ways, they have contributed definition to the true meaning of heroism.

Achilles as a Greek Hero

Achilles was always known for his incomparable might, exceptional fighting skills and unforgivable temper. He was portrayed as the angry and prideful in the Iliad. His anger has led him to many battles which fortunately he won except for the last one where Paris took his life

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