Odysseus - Odysseus, Protroklus, Achilles, and Agamemnon...

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Odysseus, Protroklus, Achilles, and Agamemnon all have prominent roles and motives in the Trojan War. Odysseus, Achilles, and Agamemnon are fighting for Greece. On the other hand, Hektor fights to defend Troy. Each side also has help from different gods. They each have their own motives and roles in the war. Achilles has many reasons to fight in the war. When Agamemnon refuses to give up Chryseis, Apollo inflicts a plague on the Greeks. After 10 days of death and illness among them, Achilles is informed that Apollo and Chryseis’ father caused it as revenge of Agamemnon’s stubbornness. Achilles goes to Agamemnon and Agamemnon agrees to give Chryseis up but has to take Briseis, Achilles war prize, as compensation. Heroes want to have a lot of treasure and prizes because back in those times your rank was judged by your possessions. Agamemnon, instead of supporting his for being the best fighter, takes back his pries, which frustrates Achilles. In lines 1650168, he explains that he ‘know longer wants to stay here dishonored to pile up
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Odysseus - Odysseus, Protroklus, Achilles, and Agamemnon...

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