Hero's Journey Of Achilles

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Achilles Educated by the Centaur Chiron; The Egyptian sphinx, the Greek centaur and the Assyrian man-bull have much in common with are Hero and Divine Man. All are composite creatures combining human and animal parts; all signify the composite nature of man and subtly refer to the hierarchies of celestial beings that have charge of the destiny of mankind. This idea of the divine and beast takes in depth analysis of human cosmology across the Greco-Roman regions. For instance the five-footed Assyrian man with wings of an eagle and the head of a man is the reminder that the invisible nature of man has the wings of a God, the head of a man, and the body of a beast. The same concept was expressed through the sphinx a armed guardian of mysteries…show more content…
Ironically, Hektors brother, Paris, shoots him in the heel, killing him. There is plenty of evidence in this passage to show that Achilles ultimate goal in life was not to be wealthy, not happy, rather, he was constantly in seek of glory. So much so, that he also paid the ultimate price with his life (Miller). Some modern day people may think that Achilles was an insane man, who did not apply any logic to his actions. However, these same people fail to realize that in that time period, Homers time, dying with honor and glory was heavily preferred over living in shame. And Achilles took this concept too its highest level, sacrificing life for…show more content…
He made vast, sweeping displays of emotion - pouting in his tent while his friend risked his own life for the Greek cause, desecrating Hektor, weeping at Hektor's father's devotion, lavishly making up with Agammemnon, and refusing to obey his mother's plea to stay home on the day of his death. We come back to the burden of are Divine Man and Beast, like the wooden horse of Troy, a secret army waiting ready to capture the city, represents man's body concealing with in those infinite potentialities which will later come forth and conquer his environment. Also, like that of Noah's Ark, it represents the spiritual nature of man is containing a host of late potentialities which subsequently become active (Goodenough). The siege of Troy is a symbolic account of the abduction of the human soul, Helena, by the personality, Paris. It's final redemption, through perceiving struggle (289,

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