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Essay | Who Was Patroclus?

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Who Was Patroclus?

Summary: This essay is about the character Patroclus in the epic poem "The Iliad" by Homer. It talks about about his traits and how his personality and attitude changes after he puts on Achilles' shield. It talks about how power influences him.
In the epic poem, Iliad, Patroclus is a highly significant, yet not major character. Despite his infrequent appearances in the epic, his contributions are reflected in his relationship with Achilles and his leadership in the Myrmidon army. It is his loyalty, wisdom, and eventual sublimated aggression that makes him such an integral character in the development of Homer's text.

Patroclus was Achilles' beloved friend and companion. However, their friendship had never been equal. Achilles was the son of a noble Greek, Peleus and a sea nymph, Thetis, making him a demi-god, demi-mortal, while Patroclus was only a mortal help raised by Achilles' father. As a result, Achilles held higher status and rank than Patroclus. Achilles was always the one in charge while Patroclus followed under his shadow. However Patroclus never complained or refused to help Achilles when he asked for it. He understood that Achilles held more...

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