Iliad Essay | How to Be Human 101: an Analysis of the Character of Achilles in Homer's "The Illiad"

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How to Be Human 101: an Analysis of the Character of Achilles in Homer's "The Illiad"

Summary: This essay discusses the character of Achilles in The Illiad, in both a negative and positive light, ultimately venerating the character.
For centuries now, the character of Achilleus, the great Achaean warrior, has been a subject of major debate among those studying Homer's classic epic The Iliad. Ironically, though there is very little physical description of Achilleus in The Iliad, he is perhaps the most thoroughly developed character in the epic. It seems as though Achilleus has a tendency to make a very strong impression on the reader, and often a bad one at that. Those who dislike Achilleus in particular attack his overpowering sense of personal pride, or hubris, in Greek terminology, as demonstrated fully in his actions thought the epic. However, those who sympathize with him are able to see the character's nobility, even despite his stubborn tendencies. He is not excessively vain, or arrogant - simply a man with wounded ego. His loyalty...

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