Although both Hektor and Aenius have their fair share of similarities and

Although both hektor and aenius have their fair share

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father than being a devoted husband. Although both Hektor and Aenius have their fair share of similarities and differences regarding how they take their role seriously as a husband and father. Hektor had struggled with showing minimal physical affection to his wife and son before he later returns to battle and prioritizes his duty as a warrior when he and Andromache discuss their fate. Hektor who deliberately went against the idea of a Trojan warrior showing affection. His tenderness had validated how he truly felt about his family and his commitment to them, although he was destined to die and fulfill his fate. In comparison to Hektor, Aeneus profusely silent with his immediate family and only establishes a sense of communication between him and his father. Aeneus essentially sees more value in being a father than being a husband. Both characters fail to show faithfulness towards their families and constantly overlook them, although Hektor’s choice of words fairly contradicted his actions, he proved that he genuinely cared about balancing his duty and being a family man. Aeneus did not care to communicate with his wife and rather invested his time towards his attachment to his father. In the Aeneid, it is proposed that males are dominant because they are the ones who will pass on for future generations. Both characters in the Iliad and the Aeneid have two opposing endings since each hero is destined for a
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diametrically opposite fate, his respective actions, conduct, and expressions to his wife and child must be consequently different, although they both struggle to find a sense of peace in a chaotic world.
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