In the poem "The Iliad" by Homer the question of who is responsible for PatroklosÃÂ death has many answers. Unlike the question of how and why the war started where you can get the answers directly from the text. However, there might be some that disagree with this statement. An outsider looking in would most likely say that this is a very obvious question. Patroklos died at the hands of Hektor. Hektor is the one that stabbed him and took his life so therefore he is responsible for his death. However, if they had really studied the text they would have realized there is a lot more to the story than that. Achilleus sent Patroklos, ÃÂhis most beloved friendÃÂ, to fight in his place because he couldnÃÂt get over his own selfish anger. This is why Achilleus is to be blamed for PatroklosÃÂ death.
There are many events that happen in The Iliad that lead to this conclusion, the first event being Achilleus getting made at Agamemnon for taking ÃÂhis prizeÃÂ Briseis and refusing to fight in the war.
He claims that he doesnÃÂt have anything against the Trojans. That they have never done anything to him personally yet he is there anyway fighting for him. He is there to help Agamemnon win back his brother MenelaosÃÂ honor.
Achilleus is a very skilled warrior and a great asset to the Achaians. He is, in fact, the best warrior of them all and accomplishes the most in the fighting. However, he is mad because even this being true Agamemnon still takes the best of the prizes. Achilleus never complained though and took whatever prizes he got back to his ship without confrontation, but Agamemnon taking his prize away from him was the last straw. He states this as follows:Never, when the...