Shame In The Iliad

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“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change” (415 Quotes).This quote by Brene Brown means that shame changes our way of thinking and makes us acts differently. This quotes relates to the book The Iliad by Homer, but more specifically, the character named Hector. In The Iliad, a war has broken out between the Greeks and the Trojans because Paris, brother of Hector, stole Helen from the Greeks. Hector leads the war against the Trojans on account of his brother fault. In fact, Hector is the mightiest warrior of the Trojan but he has some perceptible flaws that can be seen in Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy. In Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy, Hector returns to Troy to send a message to the women back home. There he encounters his wife and son and has a meaningful talk with her that reveals his true feelings. After this talk, it seems as though that Hector …show more content…

I the beginning of the conversation Andromache expresses her fears of Hector dying in battle, widowing her in the process. Andromache says to Hector, “ …‘Pity me, please! Take your stand on the rampart here, before you orphan your son and make your wife a widow’..”( 6. 511-512). Hector responds to Andromache by saying “‘...All this weighs down my mind, too dear woman”(6.522). Here Andromache makes Hector feel sorrowful for his wife and son when she says “‘ Pity me, please’” and it seems like Hector might be afraid of dying because he says “‘this weighs down my mind.”’ However, Hector is not actually afraid of dying. Later on he says to Andromache,“ ...No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you-it's born with us the day that we are born..." ( 6.579-584). Hector here admits that he isn’t afraid of dying. He says “no one alive has ever escaped” fate. He know that he will die and he isn’t afraid because of

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