Heroism In The Great Achilles Of The Iliad

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Many things can make you a hero in someone 's eyes. A younger me would have told you her hero is her mother, a little boy 's hero may be their father. Some have heroes such as fire fighters, police officers, or soldiers in the military due to the bravery the show protecting the country.In the Iliad, Homer defines heroism in three ways, Strength, Bravery, and being a Warrior. All three of these attributes can be seen in the great Achilles of the Achaeans throughout the book.
Achilles shows a few points of weakness in the Iliad, but these moments set him up for great points to show his immense strength. Strength is a huge sign of heroism, not allowing what pulls you down to control how your life goes is a main attribute in being a hero, especially
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Achilles not only had it, he mastered it. In the beginning of the book, he stood up to the one man nobody would stand up to, the leader of the Achaeans, Agamemnon. He took Achilles girlfriend for himself, "You threaten yourself to take my prize, for which I labored sorely? The sons of the Achaeans gave her to me. I never get a prize equal to yours" (Pg 46, line 158). He thus began the strike to not fight in the war. This showed bravery for himself, but showed the Achaean 's how to stand up for themselves. After Patroklos ' death, Achilles found out that after Hector 's death, he would be killed soon after. This however did not stop him from tragically killing Hector, and winning the war for the army. "Then may I die soon! For I was no use in warding off the death of my companion (Pg 429, line 90) … As for my own fate, I will accept it" (Pg 429, line 107). This showed such bravery and heroism. He knew he would die, but that did not stop him from keeping his name clear, and showing the Trojan army that you do not just lay down when things get hard, that you must keep going. This shows what kind of warrior Achilles was as

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