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This paper will address the conflicts between Achilleus and Agamemnon and Antigone and Creon The first content paragraph will address the individuality that Achilleus brings about and how it goes against the tradition The second content paragraph will address Antigone and her fight for justice and tradition In conclusion we will reflect on the similarities and dissimilarities of Antigone and Achilleus conflicts and how their fights for and against tradition were really the same fight for equality against authority Achilleus and Agamemnons conflict begins when Agamemnon is forced to return Chryseis to her father to end the wrath of Apollo Agamemnon demands that he be compensated for his loss Achilleus speaks out against Agamemnon saying that he was greedy and did not need nor deserve a new prize Here Achilleus says Never when the Achaians sack some well-found citadel of the Trojans do I have a prize that is equal to your prize Always the greater part of the painful fighting is the work of my hands but when the time comes to distribute the booty yours is far the greater reward and I with some small thing yet dear to me go back to my ships when I am weary with fighting H63 163-168 Within this conflict comes the beginning of a new value individuality Achilleus is the first to go against the grain and defy the social order of things He is angered by the notion that Agamemnon can and will get what he wants In the previous quote he alludes to the idea that a person should be rewarded for the work he has done not the position he holds Individuality itself goes against the tradition of the times Everyone back then moved with the community If a man is ordered by a superior to do something it gets done Achilleus fought against that Tell other men to do these things but give me no more commands since I for my part
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