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Victorious Achilleus of the Iliad From reading book twenty two in the Iliad it is clear, from the beginning, that Achilleus provide prevail in the battle against Hektor. The reader is given many hints from the textual matter that Achilleus will succeed. Homer, the writer of the text, feels he will winnings, and so gives the reader hints of his victory though his narration, and through the words of Hektors parents, and the gods. First, Hektors laminitis encourages his son to allow other hands to fight with him in battle against Achilleus. He says, Hektor, beloved child to not wait the attack of this man al superstar, away from the others. You might encounter your destiny eaten vanquish by Peleion, since he is far stronger than you (Homer 436). Hektors father assumes that if Hektor fights alone he will certainly lose. Hektors father knows what a great warrior Achilleus is, and so seeks to convince his son to be sick away his pride, admit he is weaker, and solicit support from his fellow Trojans. He has already lost a few sons at the hands of Achilleus and expects that Hektor cannot possibly win. Since his father recognizes his weakness, this is the first hint about the outcome of the battle. But Hektor, brave man that he is, will not be so easily convinced that Achilleus is stronger. hitherto Hektors mom is skeptical he can triumph over Achilles and begs him, Do not go out as champion against him, o hard one for if he kills you I can no longer morn you... (Homer 437). She too has little faith that he will overcome Achilleus and is concerned he will die at the hands of this great warrior. She is so worried she does not notwithstanding want him to fight. Next, Homer gives the reader a few more confirmative suggestions about the outcome of the battle. When Hektor first sees Achilleus approaching, he does not act like a extremely brave warrior. Homer explains, And the shivers took hold of Hektor when he saw him, and he could no longer stand his ground th ere, but left the gates behind, and fled, frightened... (Homer 438). Obviously, it seems unlikely Hektor can slay Achilleus since he is so afraid he cannot even stand his ground. If he has no confidence in his fighting ability surely most readers will also think he is unable to win and that is why he chooses his only option-fleeing.