Achilles is the warrior; Hektor the family man. Yet his compulsion to fight has tragic consequences for Hector, who in Book 22 is slain in battle by Achilles. They promise to avoid fighting each other in the battles to come, and, as a token of their fellowship, they trade armor. Scamandrius was his Name which Hector gave, From that fair Flood which Ilions Wall did lave: But him Astyanax the Trojans call, From his great Father who defends the Wall. Her father and brothers were all killed by the Greek hero Achilles, and her mother died as well, leaving Andromache alone. And yet my mind forebodes, with sure presage, That Troy shall perish by the Grecian Rage. But may I be dead And the earth heaped up above me Before I hear your cry as you are dragged away.
In Troy, Hektor instructs his mother, Hekuba, about the rites to be held in Athena's temple, and then he goes to find Paris, who has been absent from the battlefield. His Wife beheld him, and with eager pace, Flew to his Arms, to meet a dear Embrace: His Wife, who brought in Dowr Cilicias Crown, And in her self a greater Dowr alone: Aëtions Heyr, who on the Woody Plain Of Hippoplacus did in Thebe reign. Parent of Gods and Men, propitious Jove, And you bright Synod of the Powrs above; On this my Son your Gracious Gifts bestow; Grant him to live, and great in Arms to grow, To reign in Troy, to Govern with Renown, To shield the People, and assert the Crown: That, when hereafter he from War shall come, And bring his Trojans Peace and Triumph home, Some aged Man, who lives this act to see, And who in former times rememberd me, May say the Son in Fortitude and Fame Out-goes the Mark; and drowns his Fathers Name: That at these words his Mother may rejoyce, And add her Suffrage to the publick Voice. Hektor agrees to the wisdom of this plan, and while he goes back to Troy, there is a short lull in the fighting. This entry was posted in , , , and tagged , , , , , , on by.
They serve as an example to later generations. The main personages — Hector and his wife Andromache — are splendid both physically and morally, as was appropriate for ideal heroes. I see, I see thee, in that fatal Hour, Subjected to the Victors cruel Powr; Led hence a Slave to some insulting Sword, Forlorn and trembling at a Foreign Lord; A spectacle in Argos, at the Loom, Gracing with Trojan Fights a Grecian Room; Or from deep Wells, the living Stream to take, And on thy weary Shoulders bring it back. Similarly, Achilles goes into battle later, knowing he too will die, but feeling that honor requires his presence. Then with a final farewell, Hector returns to the battle, accompanied by Paris. After a brief battle, Achilles kills Hector.
Poor Andromache loses both her families to Achilles. The Iliad: a commentary: Volume 2. Hector speaks to his wife and child after returning from battle and although he does not know it yet, it is to be their last meeting before he is killed by Achilles. Her father was a priest of Apollo, Chryses. When Agamemnon is forced to return her by Achilles, Agamemnon instead takes Briseis from Achilles, resulting in Achilles absenting himself from battle in protest. Andromache Wife of Hector and Mother of Astyanax Andromache would often be compared to Helen, the wife of Menelaus, and although Helen was described as the more beautiful of the two, the characteristics of Andromache ensure that the wife of Hector was perceived as superior to Helen. Euripides tells of the slaying of Hector by Achilles, and then the throwing of Astyanax from the walls of Troy.
She remembers how Achilles killed her father and her brothers; why should she let him or some other Achean kill her husband? This provides a great contrast to the portrayal of the immortal gods in Homer who are capricious in their loyalties and insincere in their tenderness. Achilles has killed her father and all her brothers, and now Hektor is her whole family; she begs him to have pity on her and their infant child. Andromache, according to the traces of her in the letters of others, was the sort of house guest welcome at every home, who could bring cheer to even the most despondent of households. Hector was afterward worshipped in the and also at , east of. When her feelings cannot persuade him, she switches to reasoning and notes that the attackers know the weak part of the wall. Plus continual videos, freebies, specials and new material throughout the year. Return, and, to divert thy thoughts at home, There task thy Maids, and exercise the Loom, Employd in Works that Womankind become.
He handles his son confidently and playfully, and Andromache laughs through her tears with her husband. This changes once the helmet is removed and Hector is recognised as a father. Likewise, when Hektor sees his mother, Hekuba, their meeting, too, is a reminder of the ties of kinship and love that implicitly exist for every character in the story. After challenging each other to a duel, they realize that their grandfathers had been friends. Go back to the house now and take care of your work, The loom and the shuttle, and tell the servants To get on with theirjobs. This contrast is carried further when Helen makes an oblique pass at Hektor.
Problems arose though when it became apparent that Hermione could not bear any children; a situation made worse when Andromache gave birth to three sons for Neoptolemus. War is the work of men, Of all the Trojan men, and mine especially. This scene just furthers that message by giving voice to the often unheard side of war—women. Hector walks through the Trojan ranks and encourages his men. These sons of Andromache being Molossus, Pielus and Pergamus. As Hektor returns to Troy, he first meets the wives of the Trojan warriors, reminding the reader that for each soldier there is an individual life and story within the city. And my heart won't let me.
What strength and courage to endure all that Andromache did. The side that suffers even after a victory because of the loved ones that are lost. The fatal Day draws on, when I must fall; And Universal Ruine cover all. He found her not at home; for she was gone Attended by her Maid and Infant Son, To climb the steepy Towr of Ilion: From whence with heavy Heart she might survey The bloody business of the Dreadful day. That and the rest are in my daily care; But, shoud I shun the Dangers of the War, With scorn the Trojans woud reward my Pains, And their proud Ladies with their sweeping Trains. Maenad a female votary of Dionysus who took part in the wild, orgiastic rites that characterized his worship; bacchante. Later, , guarded by , goes to Achilles and entreats him to give back the body.