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Why did Achilles agree to enter the battle again?

Achilles stops fighting for the Greeks because Agamemnon took away his prize, Briseis. Fearing of defeat to the Trojans, Agamemnon summons Ajax , Odysseus, and Phoenix to persuade Achilles into rejoining the battle by means of offering gifts and the return of Briseis.

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Consequently, why did Achilles re enter the war?

If you mean go back to fight in the Trojan war and leave his home it was because that was his destiny. This filled Achilles with furor and despite not having his weapons he appeared on the battlefield and screamed his fury at the Trojan army which was so fierce it made them flee the battle.

One may also ask, who tries to persuade Achilles to return to battle? Patroclus is by far the more softhearted and compassionate of the two men; he is stirred to try to persuade his friend to return to battle. On his way back to Achilles, Patroclus shows his compassion once again.

Beside above, why did Achilles not want to fight?

Agamemnon refuses, and Apollo sends a plague amongst the Greeks. Angry at the dishonour of having his plunder and glory taken away (and, as he says later, because he loves Briseis), with the urging of his mother Thetis, Achilles refuses to fight or lead his troops alongside the other Greek forces.

Why did Achilles and Hector fight?

Enraged by the death of his friend, Achilles reconciled with Agamemnon and joined the other Greeks in fighting against the Trojans in order to pursue Hector. As the Greeks stormed the Trojan castle, Hector came out to meet Achilles in single combat--wearing the fateful armor of Achilles taken off the body of Patroclus.

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