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But his cousin and companion Krishna reminds him of his duty to fight this just war.
The philosophical dialogue between them is described in the verse Bhagavad Gita, which has become an important Hindu scripture in its own right, explaining such concepts as dharma right conductkarma intentions and outcomesand moksha liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.
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The need humans have for such protection underlines the difference between them and the gods—their mortality. Heroes go to war knowing they face death, but reconcile themselves with the knowledge that all humans must eventually die. The characters are not only mortal, but their creations are impermanent.
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In perhaps the most memorably moving scene of the poem, the elderly King Priam visits Achilles and ple for the return of the body of Hector, his son.
But despite this apparently peaceful ending, we know that this calm will be short-lived. The battle willTroy will fall, and at some point Achilles will die. The story is not over. In the Odyssey, the hero recounts the eventual destruction of Troy, and the death of Achilles, Ladies looking nsa AR Dollarway 71602 this is very much background to the story of his own arduous journey.
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