In my opinion, Achilles is not a hero. Even though he won the battle and saved his people, I do not think he is a good hero. The first reason I feel this way is because after he killed Hector, he denied Hector’s parents his body. He refused to give Hector a proper burial or even let his parents see or have their sons body. Before Achilles killed Hector, Hector’s last wish was that he give his body to his parents but Achilles denied him that and killed him. Achilles even drug Hector’s body around attached to a chariot which was an insult to Hector and his culture. I think this shows that Achilles does not have good character which makes him a bad hero.
Hector’s father, Priam, came to Achilles to beg for his sons body back. His father cried and mourned for Hector and his other children that had died in front of Achilles. Achilles started crying about the loss of his cousin and best friend, Patroclus, with Priam. I think this showed that Achilles has a lot of weakness which is not a quality of a good hero. Achilles eventually gave Hector’s body to his father, but he should have done that right after he killed Hector.