In greek mythology, achilles or achilleus was a greek hero of the trojan war and the central character and greatest warrior of homer's iliad. Achilles vs hector by: connor martin lots of greek gods have wars, but there was no fight like this one the two power houses of greece and troy were achilles and hector they are similar in both being great warriors of their countries they were also both killed by the same person. Hector and achilles both are courageous soldiers, relatively honorable men, and respected leaders, but they also both have human failings that eventually lead to tragedy in homer's lyrical verses and in his use of detail, diction, meter and imagery, he paints his own portrait of a classic hero through the.
Achilles, agamemnon, hector, patroclus, priam and definitely none the poor schleps who fought under them had no idea the war was being effect by the the first examples of such characters are achilles and hector thesetwo characters have obvious differences in their approaches to fitting the heroic. Achilles and hector were both strong warriors, with achilles the fiercest warrior for the greeks and hector the fiercest warrior for the trojans he was honorable and refused wine from his mother so that he would stay alert for his soldiers and his country. 1 both achilles and hector were the best, strongest, most highly respected soldiers in their respective armies and loved by the gods both had a drive to see their armies do best - at least until achilles decided to leave the army over a spat with the top general this is where the split in the two mens.
Achilles and hector are most important characters in the iliad because they are respected and revered as heroes by all people of their side hector is a man of family who loves his child and wife and he believed that confidence, communication is important to build a good relationship with respect and. Then hector dies achilles pokes holes in hector's ankles, ties a strap through them and attaches them to the chariot so he can drag the body in the dust achilles - best warrior and most heroic of the greeks after agamemnon stole his war prize, briseis, achilles sat out the war until his beloved.
Achilles vs hector - a battle not only between two champions, but between two sets of morals and two ways of living hector takes his stand outside the gates and under the beetling towers of troy as his countrymen and allies rush past him, cramming into the walls of the city, panicked, fleeing pell-mell. When agamemnon took one of achilles captives and achilles went and pouted in his tent, this could have been seen as acceptable, but when he refused the reimbursement that was offered this was a bit dishonorable when he killed hector and refused to return hector's body to his father, this was very.
In spite of the war, the sole idea that both the trojans and achaeans agree upon is that of an honorable treatment of the corpse achilles is so filled with anger and rage that he completely disrespects hector's body, eventually dragging it by his chariot after his men have speared it. Achilles and hector or any similar topic specifically for you he was always true to his promise his virtues and honor matter more to him that was the reason why even if he does not really like to go on a war, he still pursued and led the army and won several wars for the greek. Both achilles and hector are great warriors in their armies achilles is in command of the greek army, while hector is commanding the army of trojan later on hector killed a close friend of achilles, patroclus, and achilles seeks to revenge on hector hector is viewed as more of the honorable one.
Achilles in his rage denies hector and promptly stabs him in his throat with his spear, killing him achilles and troy meet, but athena curses hector's father sneaks into achilles' camp to convince him to relinquish the body, which he does after sharing their grievances for the lives lost in the war. Achilles and hector have conflicts that progress during the myth, as the war around them rages in the war the heroes have their fates sealed with prophecies and the underlying homeric code in comparison to hector, achilles is not as honorable, but they both are similar as homeric heroes. Hector ties achilles body to his chariot and drags it up and down the beach in order to mutilate the corpse otherwise3 in this incidenta he wanted to enjoy the glory of battle show compassion toward hector's aging father and yield the body to him for honorable burial.
Achilles and hector fought with each other when hector killed achilles' friend patroclus, and achilles won the bet hector asked one answer would be- achilles found ot that hector killed hisfriend patroclus afterwards achilles and hector circle around thecity three times, until achilles. Achilles fights only for himself and his own glory hector, on the other hand is fighting for the lives and liberty of his countrymen he thinks of himself very little therefore, by this definition, hector is the more honorable character in the iliad achilles possesses great strength and holds the place as the.
This patriotic line reiterates how honourable hector is, that he would put his country above his life to protect the citizens of troy book sixteen is a pivotal often the comparison between achilles and hector as heroes also amplifies the perception that hector is a tragic hero achilles is brutal in his. Achilles, on the other hand, strongly refuses the proposal and allows his ruthless pride to take over his mind after hector falls in battle it is shocking to the respectable thing is to return the body to the city in order for them to give an honorable burial, but achilles, filled with rage and pride, disallows the.