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  • Young Achilles By The Heel
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    Achilles was the son of the mortal Peleus and the Nereid Thetis. He was the mightiest of the Greeks who fought in the Trojan War, and was the hero of Homer's Iliad. Thetis attempted unsuccessfully to make her son immortal. There are two versions of the story. In the earlier version, Thetis anointed the infant with ambrosia and then placed him upon a fire to burn away his mortal portions; she was interrupted by Peleus, whereupon she abandoned both father and son in a rage. Peleus placed the child...
  • Great Achilles Brags Over Hector's Dying Body
    680 words
    Hector's Death Hector, the great and mighty warrior, found himself not leading a charge this time You have not mentioned any previous time for this to reference to., but hiding for his life. The swift runner, Achilles, is Do not change verb tense in your narration. This verb is present tense, but "found" is past tense. out to get him like a lion after an outcast lamb good image. Achilles' god-like rage burns as fire in his heart against Hector for killing Patroclus, Achilles' beloved friend. Whe...
  • Achilles Fury At Hector
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    Heroes are defined by their humanity. Only after Achilles accepts his fate and comes to terms with his own mortality does he regain his humanity, and only then can he be considered a hero. The Iliad opens with the rage of Peleus's on Achilles, (Iliad 1.1) and closes with the burial of Hector breaker of horses (Iliad 24.944). The bracketing of the poem with descriptions of these two men suggests both their importance and their connection to one another. They lead parallel lives as the top fighter...
  • Trojans And Achaians
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    The Illiad is a story that deals with a small part of the Trojan War. The cause of this war is when Paris, the prince of Troy, sailed to Sparta, seduced and abducted Helen and returned to Troy. When Menelaos discovered that his wife was gone, he gathered a number of Greek generals together to go with him, conquer Troy, and retrieve his wife. However, the Illiad only covers a few months during the tenth year of the war. In this time, many important events took place that could have possibly alter...
  • Hektor Strips Patroklos Of Achilles's Armor
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    Throughout history, the story of Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, and its hero, Achilles, has remained a work of literature to be considered by many a true classic. This epic tells the story of the madness of Achilles and how it transforms him from an angry warrior to one who struggles to understand and cope with his grief over losing his best friend Patroklos. The Greek word menis, meaning madness, is used to describe the state of mind that Achilles enters following his feud with Agamemnon, and fr...

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