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  • Picture on left – Ajax carrying a fallen cousin Achilles Picture on the right – is Priam begging Achilles to return his son for a proper burial
  • Troy – Achilles1

    1. 1. Troy – Achilles Charles Kim LVV4U Thursday, Oct 08
    2. 2. Physical Traits <ul><li>Greek Hero of the Trojan war </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He was the greatest and fastest warrior of Homer’s Iliad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In some stories he was said to have been the most handsome </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. History and Background <ul><li>Son of the water nymph Thetis, and Peleus </li></ul><ul><li>Achilles was said to have been dipped my his mother in the styx </li></ul>Achilles dipped by Thetis in the Styx
    4. 4. Psychological/Personality <ul><li>Excessive Pride (Hubris) </li></ul><ul><li>Serves nobody </li></ul><ul><li>Desires to be remembered for generations and centuries </li></ul><ul><li>His desire for glory is his tragic flaw (hamartia) </li></ul><ul><li>He becomes enraged easily and becomes dangerously out of control </li></ul>
    5. 5. Complex/ Simple Personality <ul><li>Achilles had a combination of both a simple and complex personality </li></ul><ul><li>Has some wit but not as much as Odysseus </li></ul><ul><li>Achilles chooses short glorious life </li></ul><ul><li>Falls in love </li></ul><ul><li>Changes his personality in the war </li></ul>
    6. 6. Achilles Action in the Trojan War <ul><li>At first refuses to join the rejoin the war because of previous circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the Greeks to battle </li></ul><ul><li>Achilles kills Hector </li></ul><ul><li>Killed by Paris </li></ul>
    7. 7. Behavior and Actions <ul><li>After Achilles kills Hector he drags his dead body with his horse </li></ul><ul><li>Arrogant </li></ul><ul><li>Rude </li></ul><ul><li>Enraged – After death of Patroculus and Antilochus </li></ul>Achilles drags Hector on his horse after his victory
    8. 8. Relationships <ul><li>Briseis was Achilles lover in the movie </li></ul><ul><li>In Iliad he gets angry and Agamemnon because he takes her away </li></ul><ul><li>Patroclus </li></ul><ul><li>Antilochus </li></ul><ul><li>Odysseus </li></ul>Achilles and Briseis
    9. 9. Change <ul><li>He refuses to allow Hector to receive funeral rights </li></ul><ul><li>Priam comes secretly to Achilles to plead for his son’s body </li></ul><ul><li>Achilles relents and graciously allows Priam to take Hector’s body away </li></ul><ul><li>Looses two of his comrades in war </li></ul>
    10. 10. Moral Constitution <ul><li>In the beginning he fights for nobody </li></ul><ul><li>He finds Agamemnon as a unworthy king to serve </li></ul><ul><li>Moves away from his merciless killing to someone with more of a heart </li></ul>Achilles sparing a man’s life
    11. 11. Protagonist or Antagonist? <ul><li>Is Achilles the protagonist or Hector? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homer seems to portray Hector as the more ideal hero </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Similarities and Differences
    13. 13. After Death Achilles at moment of death <ul><li>Words: Achilles heel – weak point </li></ul><ul><li>Achilles tendon- a fragile tendon connecting the calf muscles and the heal </li></ul><ul><li>Literature of Achilles is still read and loved today </li></ul>

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