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Achilles vs Hector The epic myth the Iliad by Homer portrayed the plight of a war between the Trojans and the Greeks Achilles of Greece and Hector of Troy are the heroes that are crucial in the myth The two main leaders of the war are Agamemnon and Paris who can be inadequate at times Achilles and Hector have conflicts that progress during the myth as the war around them rages In the war the heroes have their fates sealed with prophecies and the underlying Homeric code The Homeric code is a trend throughout Homers myths and Greek society in which the individual prefers having a short but glorious life An important fact on heroes is that they are individuals that are revered in their society and are seen as protectors of this society That is why Heracles Jason and the Argonauts and Theseus were looked upon as great heroes because they saved society from monsters and evil in their quests The two heroes must decide if they will fight and uphold their societies or remain at home and not fight in the frivolous war When the decisions are made the consequences unfold to effect the war friends and themselves The Iliad concludes with the two meeting in a duel which leads to the unfair death of Hector As the myth unfolds the two great heroes Achilles and Hector share similarities and differences as Homeric heroes in the Iliad but in the outcome it is Hector who should receive the respect The Iliad begins with a war fought between the Greeks and Trojans over a beautiful woman named Helen In the beginning Achilles disagrees with the king Agamemnon in his practices and it takes the goddess Athena to prevent bloodshed between them The tension is so great between them that it leads to Achilles withdrawal from the war At the time of the falling out Achilles is not concerned for the fate
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