This was done so that the soldiers could disburse their grief over the many losses that occurred as a result of the battle.
Finally, when the rivalry for wrestling was broadcast, the first to step forward was another well-known feared and dangerous man of Troy, Telamonian Aias. Odysseus, stepped up to wrestle him. All those soldiers in attendance were amazed by this show of bravery and strength, by Odysseus. Odysseus was known to be a small man. In comparison to David of the Bible, fighting Goliath. Soldiers watched in amusement, as well, because of the size difference. Yet, Odysseus stood at the head of the fighting brave and strong against Aias.
These soldiers all expected Odysseus to lose against Aias. However, as they fought it soon became apparent that Odysseus was swift, strong, and brave with only his bare hands. He was a mighty force of strength. As the fight continued, to everyone 's astonishment, Odysseus hit Aias behind his knee. This had caused Aias, to fall hard and fast to the ground. Again, it reminds me of the bravery and strength of David fighting Goliath. I had to highlight this to expand my opinion of Odysseus, as a hero. Finally, Achilles made the call to declare a tie between them. This ended the competition. Odysseus once again, has given proof, that he was not afraid. This is another example …show more content…
When Achilles was killed, the struggle for his body and his armor induced some of the most ferocious battling, of the Trojan War. The example, that will back up this claim goes back to when Patroklos was killed wearing Achilles 's original armor. Achilles 's mother Thetis, had found a replacement armor for her son. A deific armor that Achilles could battle in. This armor was so incredibly bright that Achilles 's very own army of soldiers could not look straight at him, while he was wearing it. The armor sparkled and blinded the opponents as he crushed his way through the Trojan defenses. Achilles was eventually killed. The Trojans wanted Achilles dead body and armor to degrade the Achaeans, by defiling Achilles 's body. Yet, the Achaeans wanted Achilles body and his armor back so they could honor him and give Achilles a proper burial after his death. Odysseus and his men had fought many hours and slain many soldiers for this conquest. Finally, Odysseus succeeded in holding back the Trojans, so Aias could take Achilles 's body back to the