Compare and Contrast of Hector and Achilles

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Option B : Compare and contrast the characters of Hector and Achilles.

I choose to compare and contrast the characters of Hector and Achilles because I am interested in their story. I think there are many theme in this story, but the central theme is the fate of men; if it is fixed or changed by the will of men. I feel interesting that the gods decides the fate of people. And I choose this option because I feel that I can understand what the author wants to express to the readers by comparing Hector and Achilles. Therefore, I will compare the strengths and the weakness of both heroes. First of all, I will write about Hector. He was a Trojan prince and the greatest fighter for Troy in the Trojan War. He was born as a son of King Priam and
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Therefore, I think Achilles was the strongest worrier on earth. Next, I want to write about Hector’s weakness. I could not find many weakness of Hector, however, the only weakness I could find was that Hector did not know how strong he was. He thought that he could fight with Achilles, but when he met Achilles, he run away. He run away because he finally realized that he was not as strong as Achilles when he met the enemy at the gate. I think it is too late for him to realized that. Because of this weakness, he died. Therefore, Hector did not have many weakness, but the only weakness he had destroyed him. Next is the weakness of Achilles. I think Achilles had many weakness even though he was the greatest warrior on earth. I think Achilles was strong physically, but he was weak mentally. When Agamemnon took Briseis from Achilles, Achilles went to the sea and prayed to his mother such as, “ Mother, you bore me doomed to live but for a little season; surely Jove, who thunders from Olympus, might have made that little glorious. It is not so. Agamemnon, son of Atreus, has done me dishonor, and has robbed me of my prize by force.”. He cried when he was saying it. This was not like the greatest warrior, but rather a small child’s doing. He liked to fight and liked to kill people. He was very good at killing people, but he did not have any respect to his king, his country and his people. When he killed Hector, he did something very dishonorable. Achilles
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