The Iliad By Homer, A War Has Broken Out Between The Greeks And The Trojans

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“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change” (415 Quotes).This quote by Brene Brown means that shame changes our way of thinking and makes us acts differently. This quotes relates to the book The Iliad by Homer, but more specifically, the character named Hector. In The Iliad, a war has broken out between the Greeks and the Trojans because Paris, brother of Hector, stole Helen from the Greeks. Hector leads the war against the Trojans, on account of his brother fault. In fact, Hector is the mightiest warrior of the Trojans but he has some perceptible flaws that can be seen in Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy. In Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy, Hector returns to Troy to send a message to the women back home. There, he encounters his wife and son and has a meaningful talk with her that reveals his true feelings. After this talk, it seems as though that Hector is afraid of dying and leaving his family behind, but this is simply not the case. His wife, Andromache, tells Hector to stay but Hector actually feels that if he doesn’t fight he will be shameful and coward if he doesn’t fight for Troy. His need to fight influences other events also. Hector may seem terrified of death, but fears he 'll be a coward unless he puts his life on the line for Troy. His actions influence other Trojans, such as Paris, to take arms and return to battle.
Hector indicates exactly what he feels about fighting during his talk with his wife. In the beginning of the…

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