Ajax and Odysseus were competing for Achilles Armor. Ajax did not fear that he would loose; however, his hopes were crushed because in deed it was Odysseus that won. Ajax was mad about this fact, and so he went home. He was very standoffish towards his wife, and did not really tell her what was going on. In the middle of the night, Ajax woke up and went outside and performed a killing spree, in which he killed animals. He then killed himself by putting his sword through his stomach.