The noble Trojans

Although the Trojans were the enemy, they were generally portrayed as sympathetic and sensible, especially compared to the aggressive Greeks. The Trojans didn’t fight for glory. Instead, they were fighting a defensive war to protect both their city and their people.


The sympathy of the Trojans is especially clear in the role of prince Hektor. We see him as a dedicated father, husband and older brother. He is a noble and civilized man, well-connected to his family and willing to take his responsibility to defend his community.


Meanwhile, Achilles had abandoned his allies, hiding in isolation in his tent.




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