The Destruction Of Achilles's Insanity In The Iliad

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No, he waited Achilles, coming on, gigantic in power.
As a snake in the hills, guarding his hole, awaits a man– bloated with poison, deadly hatred seething inside him,
Glances flashing fire as he coiled round his lair… -Hector on Achilles (544)
When Prince Hector prepared to fight the Greek Hero Achilles he knew he was going to die, because Achilles was almost invincible. Achilles had also gone into a killing rage, blocking a fiver with bodies. He had become so angry due to the loss of some of his closest friends. With each loss, Achilles spiraled father and farther into insanity. During the war, a series of critical losses causes Achilles's sanity to disintegrate. Achilles losing his true love caused him to go on a rage. King Agamemnon had stolen Achilles's true love, Briseis, to replace his stolen girl. Achilles is enraged, and is not afraid to tell Agamemnon how he feels. "No, you colossal, shameless–we all
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Achilles insanity was broken for a short period of time when the kindly King Priam to talk to Achilles in his tent, to beg for his son, Hector's, body back. "These words stirred within Achilles a deep desire / to grieve for his own father. …Priam wept freely for man-killing Hector, throbbing, crouching before Achilles' feet / as Achilles wept himself," (605) This quote clearly shows Achilles showing great emotion, crying with Priam. If Achilles can be sad, he is not just full of rage. Although he can be an angry monster, Achilles can show his feelings. "…a black cloud of grief came shrouding over Achilles. / Both hands clawing the ground for soot and filth, he poured it over his head, fouled his handsome face… Overpowered in all his power, sprawled in the dust, / Achilles lay there, fallen…" (468) Achilles is furious when he loses Patroclus. This evidence proves that, because of this major loss, Achilles becomes even more

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