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).
In the Trojan War two opposing leaders, Achilles on the side of the Greeks and Hector from Troy, are described to the reader in full detail. Hamilton clearly depicts her favored war hero by the stories and actions that the two men go through. Hamilton, through tone and diction, clearly shows the Trojan hero, Hector, is favored more than Achilles. When Hector is introduced, Hamilton uses a prideful tone, “no man anywhere was nobler or more brave…” than him .
Homer’s The Odyssey describes the story of the main character’s, Odysseus, 10 year journey traveling back to Ithaca from fighting in the Trojan War. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca is, in fact, the hero of the story. A hero is a person that is admired for his noble qualities, achievements, and his strength and courage. The traits that exemplifies his heroism also causes to have many problems throughout the poem which is justifiable because he is not perfect.
Achilles knew he would not return alive if he participated in the Trojan War; however, he overlooks it because he did not want to escape the fate that was given to him the day he was conceived. Initially abandoning the war due to an altercation with Agamemnon regarding his slave, Achilles was forced back into the war after hearing the heartbreaking news about his closest friend, Patroclus. Achilles lended Patroclus his signature armor recognized and feared by many, in order to encourage the Greeks to continue fighting. Prince of Troy, Hector, mistakenly kills Patroclus, thinking it was Achilles. Spurred on by grief and the desire for revenge, Achilles slaughters the Trojans in large numbers without hesitation, in search for Hector.
In this story, the final years of the Trojan War are described and explained from different sides. The book’s main focus is on the Achaean side, specifically the character Achilles, in whom we can see correlations with Joseph Campbell’s Hero With A Thousand Faces and the Homeric Pattern. Achilles was seen as one of the biggest heroes of his day, however, some people today disagree. After examining Achilles’ actions and motivations throughout the story, it can be seen that he is not the hero his people believed him to be. Achilles is the son of the goddess Thetis, and therefore one of the strongest immortals.
The Nature of War is expressed though out the Iliad and can be related to not only the Trojan War but all wars throughout history. The ideas of Heroism, Honour and pride are the basis of all warriors. The Dark Ages, a time of regression in ancient Greece after the fall of the Mycenaean civilization, was when the first known telling of the Iliad occurred. During the dark ages written text was non-existent therefore the Iliad was passed down in the oral tradition. When civilisation emerged from the Dark Age and into the beginning of the archaic age and the Iliad was written down, it was written to be read aloud, as it was still to be an oral tradition.
An ancient Greek hero is often portrayed differently than a hero in modern society. An epic hero must face impossible challenges by using their extraordinary strength, with some help from the deities. Although a fatal flaw may delay their Return, their “rebirth” will help conclude the voyage. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus possesses the qualities of an epic hero during the Hero’s Journey through his cleverness in the Challenges, the change in his impulsive personality in the Transformation, and the help he receives from supernatural beings in the Return.
Unlike Achilles, Hector does not realize that his own death approaches and this ignorance makes his experience entirely human. Throughout the poem, Homer only alludes to his death through the words of the gods and of the poet himself, thus neither Hector nor his companions know that his death is imminent. Hector never dwells on the thought of his own mortality, only occasionally veering between fear and hope for his success in the war. When Hector finally faces death, Homer has already prepared the reader, which makes the scene when Hector finally realizes that there is no hope for him even more poignant. Comparing the foreshadowing of Achilles' and Hector's deaths, the poet skillfully develops the reader’s emotional involvement for these
Heroes have always stood out in time as wondrous beings. In literature they possess certain special traits. These traits are ones such as courage, strength, selflessness and intelligence. Theseus an Athenian hero possess some of these great qualities,“... he was as compassionate as he was brave and a man of great intellect as well as great bodily strength” (133).
Estrada, Ma. Luisa Teresita O. Sir Jojo Nicdao LIT101 The Iliad Final Paper An epic is a narrative poem that talks about heroic deeds and events that are important to the culture of the poet which in this case is Homer. These kinds of poems were ideal in the Ancient world because expressing stories orally was rampant.  The Iliad is an epic poem which was predated by the judgment of Paris.
The Ancient Greeks value specific qualities in a person however they did not value other. Ancient Greeks valued these qualities based on certain achievements or on a performances in war or even inside the city walls making substantial decisions. The Iliad is a epic novel by the Greek poet Homer. The Iliad is based off of the Trojan war between the Achaeans led by King Agamemnon and the Trojans led by King Priam of Troy. This novel focuses on the actions of several characters and how the disparate gods interfered with the war to help one or the other side have a chance to win.
Iliad is recognized as one of the most famous ancient monuments of literature. The full understanding of this epic poem is hardly possible without thorough analysis of its main characters. Among all the episodes of the Trojan War, Homer chooses the moment of Achilles’ wrath and thus creates a poem in which he becomes the central figure. From the Ancient Greeks’ point of view, Achilles represents the ideal of manliness and pure heroism, for he is brave and fights for heroics, not profits. Today, one can agree with this interpretation, yet Achilles is probably the most controversial character because he combines various personality traits and acts in accordance with his ambiguous nature.
The Ancient Greeks value specific qualities in a person, however they did not value other. Ancient Greeks valued these qualities based on certain achievements or on a performances in war or even inside the city walls making substantial decisions. The Iliad is an epic novel by the Greek poet Homer. The Iliad is based off of the Trojan war between the Achaeans led by King Agamemnon and the Trojans led by King Priam of Troy. This novel focuses on the actions of several characters and how the disparate gods interfered with the war to help one or the other side have a chance to win.
From the grief of the Greeks and the Trojans comes greater understanding of the price of war. According to “The Type of Stories Chart” the epic poem is categorized as a success story of Greeks in the Trojan war, but the poem sobers the success of the Greeks with the constant reminder of death in war. In