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Worldviews and Ethics What role do our worldviews, i. In fact what is the difference between morality and ethics itself?
Furthermore, what is the nature of ethics within a religious framework? How does a particular theology condition a morality?
Here in the following space we will explore these issues and more via turning to the ancient Greeks. Here, we saw that characters like Nestor supported the "toe the line" submission to the social hierarchy where Achilles, a soldier, was expected to submit to his political better, Agamemnon.
Furthermore, we argued that Agamemnon also behaved unethically, or transgressed the social order, insofar as he should have submitted to his own better, the will of the gods. His hubris was what brought about the plague and Nector pleads with him to restore order, to appease the gods by acting as he should have in the first place, i.
I argued that Achilles becomes the source or the paradigm for heroism where the hero is judged more for his moral bravery than his physical bravery.
Now turning to Book 22, I want you to tell me what you think of Achilles and his behavior. Can we reasonable still call him a hero, or does his rage blind him, move him to behave immorally Is the death of Hector ethical?
Keep in mind that Achilles has the support and assistance of the goddess Athena. Cheers and see you Friday, Dr.Priam gives Achilles gold equal to the weight of Hector's body, per Achilles' demand. Lesson Summary The Iliad is the epic poem by Homer that focuses on a .
Achilles, moved by Priam's actions and following his mother's orders sent by Zeus, returns Hector's body to Priam and promises him a truce of twelve days to allow the Trojans to perform funeral rites for Hector.
Achilles' Treatment of Hector's Body Created Date: Z. Achilles tied Hector to the back of his chariot and dragged him around the city of Troy while shouting "I killed Hector". After persuasion from Priam he agrees to return the body for its weight in Trojan gold.
Achilles drags Hector's body to show off that he killed him, as an act of revenge and to make himself feel better about the death of Patroclus, but the God's restored Hector's body, which.
Achilles knows the armor Hector is wearing and puts that knowledge to use, finding the weak point at the collarbone.
He pierces Hector's neck, but not his windpipe. Hector falls down while Achilles taunts him with the fact that his body will be mutilated by dogs and birds.
Hector begs him not to, but to let Priam ransom him.