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In book VI Hector returns to battle despite the pleas of those he loves Compare Hectors behavior with Achilles refusal to fight after he has been shamed Both are heroes What is heroic about each decision Do you approve of one more than the other Why If so what values do they have that you do not Both Hector and Achilles are noble warriors These two men are skilled in the ways of war and the politics surrounding war These brave warriors are considered by many to be heroes but they both have the same driving flaw This flaw shared by many other heroes of the Illiad is the reason I see these two men as cursed not heroic In the beginning of the Illiad Agamemnon has been counseled by the seer to return the priests daughter to him at once Agamemnon will not give up his prize with out receiving compensation for his loss But fetch me another prize and straight off too else I alone of the Argives go without my honor Homer 81 With this Achilles points out that all the plunder has been portioned out Agamemnon replies with hostility He threatens to take Briseus Achilles own prize This enrages Achilles He verbally assaults Agamemnon Shameless- armored in shamelessness-always shrewd with greed Homer 82 Achilles continues venting his rage over Agamemnons lack of respect The two continue there argument growing more heated with every breath Achilles reaches the end of his rope What a worthless burnt out coward Id be called if I would submit to you and all your ordersnever again Homer 86 Achilles returns to his ship as Agamemnon dispatches two men to retrieve Briseus Achilles welcomes the men for they have not wronged him He wishes for these men to bear witness to his grief He also wants them to know that he will not take up arms to help the Achaean army He has been
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