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  • How does Nestor convince Achilles to fight Boagrius after Agamemnon's insults nearly drive the latter away? By telling him he can save hundreds of lives with a swing of a sword (and a little appeal to Achilles's desire for fame, but that's definitely not the only reason).
  • Menelaus going to see his brother Agamemnon.
    Menelaus: All my life I've stood by your side, fought your enemies. You're the elder, you reap the glory. This is the way of the world. But have I ever complained, brother? Have I ever asked you for anything?
    Agamemnon: Never. You're a man of honor.
    Menelaus: Will you go to war with me, brother?
    (The two brothers embrace)
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  • Priam welcoming Helen to Troy, despite the questionable nature of her being there.
    "I have heard rumors of your beauty. For once, the gossips were right."
  • Hector's scenes with his wife and son, clearly showing that he never wanted to be a warrior and only fought to keep his home and his family safe.
  • While it also counts as a funny scene, Ajax hurrying his ship to join Achilles in the attack. Sure, he may be eager to bash some heads in, but he is also quite clearly concerned.
  • Any of Achilles's scenes with his younger cousin. Arrogant, hot-headed, and brash, Achilles is most often portrayed as a warlord concerned with little more than battle and glory. But whenever Patroclus is shown, Achilles acts like a very different person and doesn't hesitate to show affection to the boy he helped raise from early adolescence.
    Achilles: Cousin, I can't fight the Trojans if I'm concerned for you. Guard the ship.
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  • Priam's speech about what Troy means to him. In the end, it makes his reaction to seeing it burn all the more heartbreaking.
  • Hector killing Menelaus to protect Paris. Sure, Paris arguably deserved it, but he was still Hector's little brother.
    • On that note, Agamemnon roaring in rage/anguish and starting the charge upon seeing Menelaus's death. As much as Paris was Hector's little brother, Menelaus was his.
  • Hector and Helen's relationship is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Hector never says an unkind word to her despite her presence meaning the death of his people and even comforts her when she is wracked with guilt. For her part, Helen is visibly upset when he goes down to meet Achilles, and goes to comfort his beloved wife when he dies.
  • There is a small look of pride on King Priam's face when he watches Hector dodge one of Achilles's jabs during their fight.
  • Priam pleading with Achilles to give back his son's body and Achilles finally showing Hector the respect he deserved.
    You are still my enemy tonight... but even enemies can show respect.
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  • Achilles sparing a Trojan soldier during the sack of the city and advising the guy to save his family before it's too late.

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