Achilles’ comrades are unable to persuade him because of his pride The only way to soothe his angry is if Agamemnon himself came and resolved their problems Does the wrathful strategy of Achilles work? If so, how? Explain the role of Atê. Achilles’ wrathful strategy eventually bites him back. Atê is when one person makes rash decisions out of anger. His anger leads Thetis to asking Zeus for help. This leads to his adamant decision to withdraw from the war and standing his ground unless Agamemnon resolves. No one Agamemnon sends can convince him to come back into the war, not even his close friend, Patroclus Patroclus comes crying to Achilles, begging him to come back into the war because the Greeks are dying and suffering without him Achilles only allows him to take his divine armor, Patroclus goes into battle dressed as Achilles in an attempt to scare off the trojans However, he takes it too far and does something Achilles warns him against, he ambitiously approaches the Trojan walls and Patroclus gets hit by Apollo Hector finishes him off by killing him Achilles is left in grief and anger to learn that his rash decisions led to the death of his best friend Why does Achilles return to the battle despite Thetis’ prophecy of his imminent death?
Achilles returns to the battle despite Thetis’s prophecy of his imminent death. He wants to avenge the death of his best friend and goes back into the war with the intention to kill Hector. Thetis prophesizes that Achilles is fated to die soon after Hector and he accepts it. He accepts it because he realizes his error: his best friend died
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