Achilles, Agamemnon and Hektor, Three Great Heroes with Different Characteristics.

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Achilles, Agamemnon and Hektor, three great heroes with different characteristics. In the center of ancient Greek history are the big heroes, Gods and Goddesses but one of the heroes described with mastery is Achilles the Greek hero who is not described with disdain like other Greek heroes but with more love. The wrath of Achilles and the death of Hector, the biggest hero amongst Trojans, are described with rare mastery and love for Achilles despite the fact that he commits a cruel deed by killing Hector, the beloved Trojan hero and rapes his dead body. Although Agamenon, Achilles, and Hector were great heroes, they were quite different in their personalities, characteristics and values. Homer’s Iliad is an epic creation which…show more content…
( Line 16, 177). This deed confirms his inhumanity and fierce brutality towards the ones who hurt him. Agamemnon is the King of the Greek army and brother of the King of Sparta, Menelaus. His character resembles that of Achilles because he is hungry for pride and glory and is as angry or even angrier man than Achilles. In contrast to Achilles, Agamemnon is prone to arrogance. He decides to take Briseis away from Achilles. This forces Achilles to withdraw from the battle which in turn significantly weakens the Greek army. Achilles wanted the Greek army to be slaughtered and angrily withdraws from the battle. Agamemnon learns the importance of Achilles on the battlefield while his men were being slaughtered and yet refuses to give Briseis back to Achilles. Unlike Achilles, Agamemnon is not much of a warrior. He always stands in safety and not on the battlefield. He wants his men to do the work for him but he always claims the biggest prizes. Agamemnon is able to appreciate people, unlike Achilles. He uses his skills to manipulate people the way he pleases just to get what he wants. Agamemnon uses his manipulating skills to find a way to get Achilles back in the battlefield. He calls for Patroclus to join the fight and lets him fight Hector knowing

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