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    Is Hector Honorable

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    Homer’s Iliad, Hector is one of the greatest warriors of the Trojan Army; he is vastly different against Achilles, proving to be more honorable and brave, and is more present during the world than the ‘great’ Achaean warrior. In Achilles’ absence, he becomes the main opposing threat towards the Greek, even gaining favor from Zeus for most of the war. He shows to have great leadership and courage, which able him to easily rally his men to an honorable victory. Though he may have some great qualities, he tends to be an emotional character and foolish. In Book 17, twice the warrior shows cowardice, fleeing from Great Ajax till his men insult him for it making him gain courage. This is another one of his flaws.…

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    Both the heroes have had epic battles over their lives. They are both great warriors risking something for the greater good. The hero that stands out in the story is hector. The hero that stands out in the story is Hector. Even though he dies tragically by Achilles and doesn’t protect his people as best as he could. He shows the lives of the people are more important than his. The first characteristic that he shows is that he risks his life. He did this when he fought his last battle against…

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    Hector Research Paper

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    Hector, a man of great respect and honor, is a great hero of Troy through all of his feats he had contributed during the Trojan War. This general of Troy is considered by the Trojans as their greatest champion during the Trojan War. Through his skill, courage and leadership, he kept the entire Trojan army together in the face of a war. In their eyes, he is a hero worth serving and dying for. Not only was he a great warrior, he was also a loyal husband and father. Throughout the war, Hector is…

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    value of one’s honor, and how a man will die for that sake. In the sixth book of the Iliad, Homer portrays Hector and Andromache to be an affectionate couple but also depicts both characters to have incompatible values. Andromache, having lost her immediate family in the war under the hands of Achilles, fears her glorious husband will be next. As much as Andromache supports Hector, she disagrees with his behaviors, “Possessed is what you are, Hector. Your courage is going to kill you, and you…

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    Hector; the Sole Hero of Troy As we enter the 10th year of the great war over Troy, several outstanding warriors have emerged. The greatest hero of them all is the mighty Hector. Doing all that he can and sacrificing everything he must, the prince continues to valiantly push the Greeks back to the beach. While petty Greek Heroes like Achilles and Agamemnon are busy arguing over war prizes, Hector has been mowing down men, one by one, and even had the courage to duel the great Ajax of Telamon…

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    through integrity and honor. Freud’s words are especially true when exploring the contrasts between Hector and Achilles, heroes from the great war tale, The Illiad. Hector proves to be a more admirable character than Achilles when presented in The Illiad and the movie Troy, through his noble characteristics that surpass that of his demigod enemy. Hector’s qualities of respect, wisdom and strategy, and bravery are what categorizes him as an…

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    In The Iliad written by Homer about Greek myth, Hector is a Trojan prince who keeps his commitment and never afraid of death in the war because he believes fate. He loves his family as much as himself. His wife wants him to stay with family, but nonetheless the reason why he still goes to the war is because he thinks it is ashamed if he does not join the war and hide behind Trojans by fear of death. In John Krakauer’s book Where Men Win Glory, real life famous football player Pat Tillman also…

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    After watching the movie and reading the book , The Iliad , Hector is more admirable than Achilles for multiple reasons. Hector has a numerous amount of qualities that distinguish him from Achilles. Hector and Achilles fight on opposite sides of the Trojan war. Hector is more admirable because he fights for peace between Troy and Greece rather than Achilles , who fights to kill. To put it differently , Hector seems to fight for his country while Achilles seemed to fight only for himself.…

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    mind is courageous, bold, someone who takes action, and is praised and loved by all, the exact definition of a hero. In Greek mythology two great heroes, Achilles and Hector, from the battle of Troy were each their own special way of being a hero, both with their own special way of being one. Each man followed the criteria of being a hero from what Greeks would considered a hero; significant and glorified; is ethical and morally upright; has superior (or super human) strength, intelligence,…

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    foil, Hector, during the span of only a couple bloody weeks of the lengthy Trojan War. Thousands of men sacrifice their lives at the cost of one Trojan’s selfish act of stealing Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, from the Greeks. Homer presents the recurring motif that the will of Zeus prevails regardless of man’s attempts to escape. The weight of the Greek hero and the Trojan leader’s fate lies on the scale of the thundering god of Olympus. Zeus orchestrates the actions of the…

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