Literary Badasses

A blog devoted to all the baddest authors and characters in the literary world.

Achilles:
Though he’s ancient, he’s still one of the baddest warriors around.  This son of a god and hero of Homer’s Iliad may have had a brooding attitude, but get him into battle and he’s unstoppable. His rendition by Brad Pitt may have been a bit inaccurate, but we can’t deny that he looked quite dashing. Maybe his heel should be excluded from the badass category, but we all have our weaknesses, right?

"No more entreating, dog, by knees or parents.I only wish my fury would compel meTo cut away your flesh and eat it rawFor what you’ve done.”

Achilles:

Though he’s ancient, he’s still one of the baddest warriors around.  This son of a god and hero of Homer’s Iliad may have had a brooding attitude, but get him into battle and he’s unstoppable. His rendition by Brad Pitt may have been a bit inaccurate, but we can’t deny that he looked quite dashing. Maybe his heel should be excluded from the badass category, but we all have our weaknesses, right?

"No more entreating, dog, by knees or parents.
I only wish my fury would compel me
To cut away your flesh and eat it raw
For what you’ve done.”

  • 30 March 2012
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