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Ransom main characters

David Malouf's Ransom characters, text response VCE
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Achilles
The greatest warrior among the Greeks. Son of Peleus (human) and thetis (sea nymph) (Greek)
Patroclus
Friend of Achilles who was killed by Hector while wearing Achilles' armour (Greek)
Neoptolemus
Son of Achilles, lives with his grandfather Peleus (Greek)
Agamemnon
King of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army against Troy (Greek)
Peleus
A king, father of Achilles (Greek)
Automedon
Achilles' aide after Patrolus' death (Greek)
Priam
King of Troy (name meaning 'the price paid' or 'the ransom one') (Trojan)
Hector
Eldest and dearest son of Priam and Hecuba. Kills Partoclus and is killed by Achilles in revenge (Trojan)
Hecuba
The queen of Troy and first wife to Priam (Trojan)
Poolydams
A wise Trojan courtier who advises Priam not to go to Achilles' camp (Trojan)
Idaeus
The king's herald. Replaced by Somax for the journey to Achilles' camp (Trojan)
Somax
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)
Hermes
Messenger of Zeus. God of heralds and interpreters (Greek God)