Great Hector of the Shining Helmet

Great Hector of the Shining Helmet

In the Iliad, Homer provides us with many fully developed characters. In book six of the Iliad, he presents us with a deep view into the mind and motivations of Hector. Hector is described as an honorable man of Troy. He is given the full title: “Great Hector of the shining helmet.” The people called Hector’s son, Astyanax, Lord of the City, because they see Hector as Troy’s only capable leader in battle. It is clearly seen here that Hector has won much fame and honor in Troy. As well as being a noble soldier, he is also a family man. After leaving the house of Alexander in book six, Homer tells us that Hector goes to visit his family one more time, because he does not know if he will ever meet with them again after leaving to go to the war.

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