How Does Achilles Show Heroism

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In their quarrel over the war prize women Chryseis and Briseis, BLANK humiliates and infuriates Achilles, yet Achilles, in an act of heroism, decides that he will not duel with BLANK. When Achilles draws out his sword to take on BLANK, Athena shows up to calm him down, and finally, “Achilles relaxed his huge fist on the silver hilt and pushed the massive sword back in its scabbard” (Homer 12). Achilles displays heroism because, similar to other heroes, he demonstrates ethical behaviors that are worthy of respect. Achilles demonstrates self-control since he thinks before he acts and controls his emotions in a time of difficulty. He knows that he could kill BLANK if they fought, but he shows the resolve to solve the problem another way. This

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