The Song of Achilles: A Novel - Chapters 22-25 Summary & Analysis

Madeline Miller
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Chapters 22-25 Summary

Chapter 22

After countless raids, Priam agrees to meet. Odysseus and Helen's husband are selected to meet him. They dine with him, but when they ask for Helen, Priam says that she wants to stay here, and he will continue to protect her. This concludes the attempt at diplomacy.

From that day forth, the army fights the Trojan soldiers on the battlefield. They fight by day and return to their camps at night. At first Patroclus attends every day, but as the days turn into months, he starts to stay away. Achilles is a wonder in battle. Patroclus watches Achilles from time to time and at one point he sees Thetis is present. She does not help her son but she watches him.

Chapter 23

Patroclus now spends his days helping out in the medic's tent while Achilles fights. Two years pass in...

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