Lecture 11 - Wariness towards the end, and how it reenters...

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Wariness towards the end, and how it reenters the battle, like a dead man walking. Almost everyone is a dead man walking, in the sense that they are fated to die ahead of their natural time. When Patroclus enters as Achilles’ substitute, he does it in Achilles’ armor. He also exalts the mannerism and fate of Achilles, meaning he ultimately goes to his death. As soon as Patroclus enters the arms of Achilles, the armor enters him and thus gives him a shared fate. When Hector strips the armor of Achilles, he wears it himself. The fighter opposite Achilles is also fated to die. Achilles has indirectly armed Hector. The old armor enters the battle against the new armor. Hector is a marked man. As a dead man walking he puts to death what makes him human (Achilles). Patroclus is the human side of Achilles. Achilles as a mother. Sends Patroclus to battle. Sarpedon dies. Sarpedon is the spokesman for the heroic code. The references to immortality acts as a gateway for immortals to step into the battle. The function of a hero is to kill and be killed.
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Lecture 11 - Wariness towards the end, and how it reenters...

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