Achilles was the one person who killed the Trojan's greatest and bravest warrior, Hector. "Achilles drove his point straight through the tender neckaE (Iliad XXII. 386-387) Roland is a respectable warrior as well. Roland helped the French by fighting the Saracens. He fought but knew he would die, so he sounded the Oliphant to call Charlemagne to avenge his death. Roland also carries Durendal; only a great warrior may carry this sacred sword. This sword is unbreakable and "loyalaE to Roland. "But Durendal will not break the sword leaped up, rebounded toward the sky.aE (Song of Roland 173. 154-155) Both Achilles and Roland demonstrate their great skill in being warriors.
Achilles has more compassion than Roland does. When self-centered Agamemnon