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In The Iliad, how is Achilles responsible for Hector's death? I'm writing an essay for World Literature.  I am confused.  How do I start the intro and thesis for this persuasive essay?

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From one perspective, the answer is very easy. Achilles is responsible for the death of Hector, because he killed him. If we probe a little deeper, we can say a few more things.

1. Achilles probably would not have killed Hector, had Hector not killed Patroclus. Without the death of Patroclus, the Trojans would have probably won the fight against the...

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