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Patroklos and Hektor Tragedy TITLE Patroklos and Hektor are victims of war and internal delusional passion Their deaths are intertwined as they are both the causualties of Achilles lack of spirit or internal death The deaths of these two men help to illistrate Homers outlook on war These two men are like James Bond fighting a cold war that is not their own Like any good patriot in the days of the Iron Curtain they dehumanize the enemy Like children they become enraged at thoughts of the enemy though neither side knows exactly why they are fighting These two men have the most spirit of anyone in the war Homer tries to establish both of these fighters as individual men by showing their loyalties their loves and depicting their downfalls with brutal honesty Hektor is a man of family He loves his father Priam He fights the war to defend his vain and cowardly brother Paris and his country His deepest love is his wife Andromakhe and their young son He sorrowfully says farewell to her and his child do not be too distressed by thoughts of me You know no man dispatches me into the undergloom against my fate coward or brave man Bk6 lines 566-7 pg 157 His honor and destiny pull him away from his wife but he shows regret for having to leave her and orphan their son Patroklos too is a man of loyalty and honor He is unreasonably loyal to Akhilleus and stands by him despite Akhilleus defecting from the Akhaian army Patroklos is brought to tears in book fifteen when he walks through the Greek camps and finds his fellow Akhaians dead Crying he tells Akhilleus All who were the best fighters are now lying among the ships with spear and arrow wounds Bk16 lines 28-9pg 378 Patroklos can not watch his brothers die He begs Akhilleus to allow him to borrow his armor This
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