Why does Achilles withdraw from the Trojan War?

If Agamemnon has to return his war prize, Chryseis, then he will seize Achilles’ war prize, the maiden Briseis, in order to keep face as the leader of the Achaean troops. With this, Achilles is publicly disgraced and, in anger, withdraws all of his troops from battle.

Why does Achilles refuse to fight Book 9?

Achilles rejects the offer immediately. Claiming that death is the same for everyone, Achilles says that there is no point in battling with the Trojans. He curses Agamemnon and his treasures. Achilles here is portrayed as a good host and a man of culture (at least in comparison to his comrades).

Why does Achilles threaten to leave the battle?

Agamemnon flies into a rage and says that he will return Chryseis only if Achilles gives him Briseis as compensation. Agamemnon’s demand humiliates and infuriates the proud Achilles. The men argue, and Achilles threatens to withdraw from battle and take his people, the Myrmidons, back home to Phthia.

Why does Achilles fight in the Trojan War?

Achilles is determined to avenge Patroclus’ death at any cost and announces that he is ending his anger against Agamemnon and will re-join the fighting.

Why did Achilles withdraw from the battlefield what convinced him to come back?

Whether it is love or simply Achilles’ pride that causes him to refuse to fight is difficult to determine. He declares his love for the woman, but Patroclus’s death drives him to rejoin the war. While Achilles would not fight to defend his men, one man refused to accept his withdrawal from the war.

Why is Achilles not a hero?

Achilles does not fit modern sensibilities. He is a killer, arguably a rapist, certainly a pillager. He is sulky, high-strung and oh boy, is he temperamental. He can be pitiless – actively enjoying the iron in his heart – and he can be murderously cruel.

What has occurred that Achilles is refusing to fight in battle Book 18?

Achilles vows not to bury the body until Patroclus’s death has been avenged. Achilles swears he will kill Hector and twelve other Trojan soldiers in atonement for the death of his dear friend. To facilitate this revenge, Achilles’ mother Thetis is busy with Hephaistos to get Achilles some new armor.

What does Achilles best friend do when Achilles refuses to fight?

While Achilles would not fight to defend his men, one man refused to accept his withdrawal from the war. His friend and confidant, Patroclus, came to Achilles weeping. When Achilles mocked him for his tears, he responded that he cried for the Greek soldiers who were dying needlessly.

Why does Achilles refuse to fight for the Greeks when Agamemnon takes Briseis Is it love of Briseis Honor pride?

Achilles refuses to fight because he feels slighted over the fact that Agamemnon took his prize, Briseis, away from him. Achilles feels disrespected and not only abstains from fighting, but prays that the Greeks will suffer a great loss, so that Agamemnon can see what a mistake it was to start a conflict with him.

Is Achilles a top or bottom?

Achilles was def the bottom.

What finally motivates Achilles to return to the fighting after his absence?

It is Nestor who gives Patroclus the idea of returning to battle dressed in Achilles’ armor, by means of which tactic Patroclus meets his death. The reference to Patroclus’s doom not only foreshadows Patroclus’s end but also points toward the event that finally motivates Achilles himself to return to battle.