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Achilles vs Hector Greek mythology

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Troy , Greece

Achilles vs. Hector
By: COnnor Martin

Lots of Greek gods have wars, but there was no fight like this one. The two power houses of Greece and Troy were Achilles and Hector. They are similar in both being great warriors of their countries. They were also both killed by the same person. They were very different because they fought on opposite sides of the Trojan War. Achilles fought to kill the Trojans, while Hector fought for peace between the two countries. They were different in that Hector was a prince and Achilles was not.

One of their similarities is they both were warriors in the Trojan War. They both led their troops into battle and were great fighters. During the Trojan War, Achilles and Hector had a duel. The duel lasted for hours and hours because both were equally matched. It lasted so long that they finally called it a draw and exchanged gifts to show their appreciation and respect for each other.

A second similarity of Achilles and Hector is that they were both killed by the same person. Ajex, another Greek warrior, killed them both at different times. Hector made a deal with Ajax to kill Achilles for him. Ajax shot Achilles in the heel and killed him. When Hector did not honor his part of the deal, Ajax killed Hector.

A difference between Achilles and Hector is that Hector was born into a royal family, but Achilles was not. Achilles fought for Greece and Hector was a prince for Troy. Hector was raised to eventually be the King of Troy. Achilles was raised to be a great warrior. Although Achilles was asked to be a king of Greece, he denied the offer. As found in the book [OH My Gods Greek Heroes], “Achilles denied the offer of being a ruler or prince as if it was too much fame for a warrior”.

Another difference between Achilles and Hector is that Achilles fought for death while Hector fought for peace. Achilles fought for Greece to own Troy and add it to the Greek empire. Hector fought to keep Greece out and to have peace between the two. From the book [OH My Gods Greek Heroes], “Achilles was a warrior to end the war by death and killing the Trojans, even though Hector was a prince he became a warrior to stop and end the war with peace between each other as powerful allies.”

In conclusion, Achilles and Hector have many similarities and differences. They are similar in both being great warriors of their countries. They were also both killed by the same person. They were very different because they fought on opposite sides of the Trojan War. Achilles fought to kill the Trojans, while Hector fought for peace between the two countries. They were different in that Hector was a prince and Achilles was not.


Bibliography

"Achilles (Greek Mythology)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

"Hector (Greek Mythology)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

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Name: Newt 16th April 2014
I loved it my students loved it.It was very educational and awesome to read thank you for the story.
Name: Jeffrey 15th April 2014
I think he means Ajax. However, this is wrong. Paris was the one who shot Achilles in the heel, after Achilles killed Hector and dishonored the body. Ajax was also a powerful Greek warrior, but drew the disfavour of Athena and was driven mad by visions. He killed numerous cows in a blood frenzy, believing they were soldiers and friends, and when he wakes from the trance, he throws himself upon a sword to end his own life.
Name: Bert 14th March 2014
Who is Ajex dude i think you need to study cause there's nobody called Ajex
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