The lliad represents many male characters which have the elements of heroism in them. Though, they do possess certain strengths and weakness, but have been described as the major role-players of the story. The two prime and bold characters include Hector and Achilles. Both of them have few similarities and varying differences as the important parts of their personalities.
They are similar in the ways that they both exhibit heroic, bold and confident behaviors during the war. Hector is an indecisive personality and feels reluctance regarding participating in the war. He has utmost belief in fate and knows that he will not be able to survive the battle. Achilles also believes that his fate is to meet death during the battle and thus, after the death of his true friend, Patroclus, he is filled with the vengeance and deadly mindset to fight and kill his opponents.