In Book VI of Homer's Iliad, why does Hector rebuke Paris?

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In Book VI, Hector rebukes Paris because of his younger brother's selfishness.

Hector enters Paris's home, described by the poet Homer as "fine" and "built by the best workmen in the fertile land of Troy, in Book VI with a sense of disgust in his heart.  This disgust communicates how Hector feels about the state of affairs in which Troy is immersed.  On one hand, Hector fights for Troy, but he also cannot accept the reasons Troy is involved in conflict because he knows so many will die for so little.

Paris does not fight on the battlefield.  The emotional tension...

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