Where are the hitmanes? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â As we read Homers epic tale of war, death, and enthral characters, we find great warriors individually on a varied pathway. Looking closer at three of these characters, Akhilleus, Agamemnon, and Hektor, we find that each of these warriors displays many hitmanic qualities and deeds, yet none ever achieves graceful a true grinder.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â What does it mean to achieve the status of a true fighter? Many books and papers have been write on this subject but for the purpose of my argument permit me condense it. For Akhilleus, Agamemnon, or Hektor to become a true hero they must have completed the Quest Cycle.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The basic aspects of the Hero Quest Cycle are, eldest the separation or departure. In this part of the cycle the hero must leave the comforts of home or the cognise world and begin on their journey into the unknown world. Then comes the initiation phase where our hero must face trials and overcome great challenges. Finally the hero quest is completed in the ingathering cycle. In this utmost stage the hero has his ultimate boon and return, usually a triumphant return.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In evaluating Agamemnon we find an impressive warlord, as Akhilleus states: first in rank of all the Akhaians. (Pp. 27 ll. 105.
) Agamemnon has left his known world on a quest of honor, to fight for his brother Menelaus, who has had his wife and treasures stolen by a guest. In coming to a place of trials Agamemnon hastily shows us that he is in near lack of hero qualities. Agamemnon has taken a girl as a war prize, when her father, a priest of the God Apollo, comes nastily seeking to pay a fair ransom for her return Agamemnon is harsh and unyielding. Even after his fellow comrades try compelling...
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