Achilles: The Manipulation of Weaknesses

Achilles: The Manipulation of Weaknesses
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  • Hi There! I'm Achilles, son of King Peleus, of the Myrmidones and the immortal  Nereid Thetis. My mother submerged me in the river Styx when I was a baby and this made me nearly invincible.  I was one of the many great heroes of the  Trojan War.
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  • When my mom dipped me in the river Styx, every part of me was covered in the water except for my heel, making my heel my weak point. Being put in the river Styx made most of me invincible to injury, making me a powerful warrior. During the Trojan war, I destroyed many cities and took many lives. Sadly, just before the greeks overtook Troy I met my demise. I was shot in the heel. Since this was my weak point, it caused all other injuries I had gained to reappear, killing me.
  • Stories like mine still occur today. Frequently, people's weakness are what lead to their problems.
  • In the times of the Trojan war, the weaknesses commonly exploited were physical. In battle, warriors would study their opponents in an attempt to locate their weakness and then exploit it. In modern times, the weaknesses exploited are commonly emotional. Bullys tease their victims on their insecurities and make people feel weak.
  • Manipulating an individual's weaknesses is wrong and it can cause fatal consequences. Whether its striking someone's weak point in order to kill them or bullying someone. Criticizing someone's insecurities can lead to depression and suicide, two extreme problems in society today.
  •  Over thousands and thousands of years, individuals still continue to manipulate peoples weaknesses. In order for this world to become a better place people must learn to resolve issues without the manipulation of others.
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