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In the modern world, people, as a society, have always given themselves a goal or goals that they would like to attain at some point during their lifetime. Many people seek to attain riches, love, happiness or high stature within society. When we people set that goal, we tend to mold our lifestyles around it. As people work throughout their lives to achieve this ultimate goal, it becomes apparent to others what it is we …

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…glory. So much so, that he also paid the ultimate price with his life. Some modern day people may think that Achilles was an insane man, who did not apply any logic to his actions. However, these same people fail to realize that in that time period, Homerís time, dying with honor and glory was heavily preferred over living in shame. And Achilles took this concept too its highest level, sacrificing life for glory.