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Achilles As A Dynamic Character In The Iliad by Homer Achilles is a dynamic character A dynamic character is someone who changes from the beginning of a story to the end Many events in this story influence Achilles to change He becomes independent and also values peoples feelings more Achilles was the Greeks greatest warrior He had his own armor and owned Myrmidons or specially trained fighting men He relied on his mother Thetis for help whenever he had a problem Achilles was also very happy with his life and did not want a change His best friend was Patroclus who was slain by Hector He grieved for Patroclus and swore to get revenge on Hector He thought of himself as such a great warrior he felt that without him the Greeks would lose the war In the beginning of the story Achilles was very dependent on his mother Thetis He didnt know how to solve his own problems so he ran to Thetis for help For example when King Agamemnon steals Achilles wife Briseis Achilles asks his mother to go to Zeus She in turn asks Zeus to send a false dream to Agamemnon By the end of the story Achilles doesnt rely on anyone else for help and has learned to take responsibility He has also become very conceited and vengeful He kills Hector and as promised gets revenge by dragging Hectors dead body over Patroclus burial mound Finally he realizes he is wrong in doing this and returns Hectors body to King Priam Here he has changed again by realizing his mistakes and becoming more caring This is one of the greatest changes Achilles makes in the story He learns from his mistakes and becomes more caring and compassionate
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