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Ransom main characters
David Malouf's Ransom characters, text response VCE
The greatest warrior among the Greeks. Son of Peleus (human) and thetis (sea nymph) (Greek)
Friend of Achilles who was killed by Hector while wearing Achilles' armour (Greek)
Son of Achilles, lives with his grandfather Peleus (Greek)
King of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army against Troy (Greek)
A king, father of Achilles (Greek)
Achilles' aide after Patrolus' death (Greek)
King of Troy (name meaning 'the price paid' or 'the ransom one') (Trojan)
Eldest and dearest son of Priam and Hecuba. Kills Partoclus and is killed by Achilles in revenge (Trojan)
The queen of Troy and first wife to Priam (Trojan)
A wise Trojan courtier who advises Priam not to go to Achilles' camp (Trojan)
The king's herald. Replaced by Somax for the journey to Achilles' camp (Trojan)
A simple carter. Chosen to assist the king to Achilles' camp (Trojan)
Balius and Xanthus
Two immortal war horses who were gifts from the gods to Peleus when he married Thetis. They pull Achilles' chariot as he drags Hector's corpse in the dust for eleven days.
Beauty and Shock
Two black mules who lead Somax's cart (Trojan)
Messenger of Zeus. God of heralds and interpreters (Greek God)