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The epic poem "The Iliad" by Homer describes the majority of the Greek-Tropical war. This essay aims to improve our critical reading and writing abilities. The majority of this essay compares and contrasts Achilles and Hector, highlighting the parallels between the two Iliad protagonists. Because it will be much simpler for us to write a critical essay, I believe it is essential for us to ensure that we have a comprehensive understanding of the things that are being compared. Homer, who is generally regarded as one of the most significant poets and authors of the eighth century, wrote the poem. Additionally, Homer has a particular style of writing and has had a significant impact on literary history. Because he wrote the majority of his works about Greek life and war in their respective eras, I believe he had a unique perspective on life. The Iliad is a significant and fascinating poem because it reveals many positive aspects of one person's life during the war.

Achilles, who is regarded as the world's greatest warrior, is the main character in the poem. Thetis, a sea nymph, and Peleus, the former king of the Myrmidons, are Achilles' parents. Greek warrior Patroclus is Achilles' beloved companion. Menelaus is the king of Sparta and the brother of Agamemnon. He was the one who took Helen, his wife, from prince Paris of Troy. The Greeks then declared war on Troy.

Atreus, the king of Mycenae, is the father of Agamemnon, Commander of the Greek armies. The most gallant of the Trojan warriors, Hector was regarded as the prince of the Trojans. Troy's king is Priam. Andromache is Hector's noble and devoted wife. Paris is the Prince of Trojan who rescued Helen from Menelaus. Zeus, the King of the Gods, would rather stay out of the war, but when someone asks for help, he steps in. Greeks are favored by Hera, the goddess's queen. Apollo is regarded as a god of the sun and light who supports the Trojans. Achilles' mother, Thetis, is known as the goddess of water. Although there are numerous protagonists, I consider them to be the most significant. Harold Bloom) "Homer was a writer," according to Egbert Haverkamp Begemann. whose writings reveal the Greek-Trojan conflicts. War is the subject of the Iliad. The Greek army has traveled to Troy to fight the Trojan army, led by Helen, Menelaus's exiled wife from Paris. This leads to a war that lasts for more than ten years. Achilles, Hector, and Patroclus are, in my opinion, the Iliad's three most significant and relevant characters. Achilles is regarded as the greatest of the Greek warriors because he fights for the Greek army. Patroclus is regarded as the great Achilles' brother-in-arms and the most devoted commander. Hector is not only a prince of Troy but also the greatest of the Trojan warriors. Hector fights for the Trojan army.

Because everyone on their side regards Achilles and Hector as heroes, they are the most significant characters in the Iliad. They are distinct in how they interacted with the power of the gods, led their troops in the Iliad, and had relationships with their families. The first thing that sets Achilles and Hector apart is how different their personalities and lives are from one another.

Hector was a man who cared about his family and loved his wife and child. He believed that being confident and being able to communicate effectively was essential for establishing a good relationship and maintaining love and respect for the family. Additionally, when a young child weeps or his people suffer as a result of the war, he can forget it. While Achilles is ruled by his uncontrollable passions, as evidenced by his rage and arrogance, Achilles clearly values military glory above family life. To achieve military fame, he puts his life in danger. Achilles' deep love for his mother and close friendship with Patroclus and Briseis are depicted in The Iliad, it is said.

According to Lawall 115, "Achilles is a man who comes to live by and for violence." Because he grew up in a Greek culture where there were always wars, Achilles was like that. Additionally, Achilles never realized that he would never live a long life because he was always involved in every Greek war out of pride and desire for fame. Additionally, the sole purpose for which he is willing to give his life is to have his name remembered.

According to Lawall 115, Hector "fights bravely, but reluctantly" in war because "it is a necessary evil." Hector's motivation is more humanistic, whereas Achilles participated in wars for pride, glory, and to be remembered. One excellent reason why Hector is regarded as one of the Trojan heroes is that his fight against the Achaeans was all about preventing harm and maintaining peace in his land. In addition, unlike Achilles, Hector is modest in his pride to maintain his loyalty to his homeland and its inhabitants. The Iliad makes it clear that Hector is loyal.

Another important difference between the characters in the Iliad is how they demonstrate heroism. In his own right, Hector is a hero. Despite his horrible death, the Trojans all hailed him as a great hero of their time because he fought for peace and the people of his land. While Achilles was possibly the most significant Greek warrior and hero. Even though Patroclus was regarded as a hero by the Greeks after his death, they gave him a big celebration in his honor. This is because Patroclus's death was the most important factor in Achilles participating in the war against the Trojans and allowing them to win the war.

According to the Iliad, Achilles, and Hector are very similar to one another. Achilles loves Briseis, but Agamemnon rips her from him without feeling sorry for himself. Following Agamemnon's request for Briseis, the love of his life, the great Achilles felt insulted by his pride and decided not to participate in the war. He was furious for refusing to fight the Trojans because Agamemnon had shown him disrespect. The Iliad says that Hector's love for his family is shown when he plays with his newborn son before heading out to meet Achilles' death. To me, this is a wonderful illustration of the love and passion that the family has for Hector.

Another similarity occurs when Achilles, feeling remorseful for the deaths of Patroclus and other Acadians due to pride, refuses to join the war following the great offense committed by part Agamemnon. In addition, Achilles was sorry for what he had done and wanted to change it, realizing the consequences of his actions. At this point, Achilles comes to the conclusion that if he kills Hector, Patroclus' death will be deservedly avenged, and he will not be responsible for it.

Hector values life more than honor and pride in his army and homeland. For instance, "he assumes full responsibility for the disaster when he advises the citizens of Troy to sleep outside the city gates because he assumes that everything is safe and then discovers that people were murdered during the night because the raging Achilles had returned." Achilles would have blamed others if things had turned around, but Hector knew he had made a mistake and was too ashamed to go back inside the gates. Instead, he gave his life to try to kill the man who had killed so many Trojans so viciously. This quote from Harold Bloom is important to understand the great hector's personality, values, courage, and honor to be recognized as an epic hero. Hector exemplifies everything an epic hero should be. He approaches every challenge with integrity, humanity, and a completely altruistic mindset in addition to his fighting skills. He truly wishes to give the Trojans a fair fight each and every day. 


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