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Book XXII – Of the last fight and the death of Hector

Book XXII – Of the last fight and the death of Hector

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  1. Book XXII – Of the last fight and the death of Hector By Rudy S & Ashton V

  2. Plot SummaryDetailed Information can be found here : http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110Tech/Iliad.html • Achilles kills Hector ending the life of on of the two epic hero’s • The final battle between the two marks the climax of the Iliad • This book marks the ultimate turn of the tide of battle against the Trojans • War being fought over Helen, who was stolen from Menelaos by Alexandros • Achaians destined to win after 10 years

  3. Greek Heroes • Heroes are generally leaders, putting the cause of their people before themselves • In the Iliad the heroes leadership skills deteriorate because of pride, as they let their emotions overcome their actual beliefs • Achilles and Hector, the book’s heroes, were both feared by their enemies and revered by their companions; idolized on both sides of the war • As shown in this book, the greater hero is on the greater (victorious) and is an example to his people • Achilles is not as dedicated to the war as Hector, who is defending his home

  4. Heroes of the Iliad Hector • Favored by Apollo and Aphrodite • Son of Priam, King of Troy • Kills Patroclos, killed by Achilles An interesting comparison of Hector and Achilles :http://mcbizhang.ecwhost.com/School/RealHero.pdf Achilles • Achaian, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus of the Myrmidons • Fighting for King Agamemnon

  5. Epithets in Homer in BOOK XXII Apollo -Shootafar: Who strikes from afar Athena -Brighteyes: Sees all Zeus -Father Flashingbolt: He wields a Lightning Bolt -Thundercloud: He wields a Lightning Bolt -Cloudgatherer: Lives in the clouds -Father: Father of all Hector -Son of Priam Achilles -Son of Peleus, Peleides HECTOR

  6. Major Characters of Book XXII • Apollo- Distracted Achilles prior to him giving chase to Hector • King Priam- Begged Hector to forget fighting Achilles because he would kill him • Athena- Took form and voice of Deĩphobos to deceive Hector; aided Achilles in his battle with Hector • Zeus- Gave Athena permission to interfere with Hector’s and Achilles’ battle; determined Hector’s fate ZEUS ATHENA

  7. Communication between gods and mortals • In Book XXII, Athena tricked Hector into fighting Achilles by transforming into Deĩphobos who assisted Hector during the war. • The gods often interfered with the mortals’ lives. • They did this to entertain themselves or to get what they wanted • All people looked up to the gods for assistance and did what they said; right or wrong. • They must obey the gods or else…

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