World Lit - Journal 2.docx - Joshua Pop 2019SU ENGL 2332.46410 Dr Ali Journal 2 \u2013 Internal Conflict An Internal conflict that occurs in book 1 of the

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Joshua Pop 2019SU ENGL 2332.46410 Dr. Ali 7-12-2019 Journal 2 – Internal Conflict An Internal conflict that occurs in book 1 of the Iliad, would be the hubris of Achilles and Agamemnon. Hubris by definition, is excessive pride or self-confidence. Both of these characters let their internal conflict of Hubris get in the way of the best interest of their people. Hubris was involved in every aspect of the Achaean war, especially because almost every attack was out of spite. While this characteristic in Greek Gods is extremely common, the specific battle between Achilles and Agamemnon is what highlights the importance of personal honor as one of the most relevant ancient Greek values. Both Achilles and Agamemnon are acting in self-interest for their own glory as opposed to acting out of interest of the good of the people. Agamemnon desires what he believes is the highest prize, Briseis, since he is the chief of the forces. This demand makes Achilles extremely angry and he threatens to withdraw him and his people from the war. Achilles would have no

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