Iliad Questions

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1. “Anger-sing, goddess, the anger of Achilles….” Analyse the Iliad’s critique of Achilles’ anger. 2. Critically comment on the representation of Aphrodite in the Iliad. 3. Homeric simile.
4. Hector & Andromache.
5. Shield of Achilles & Son of Atrius.
6. The status of Helen.
7. “Homeric similes and shorter comparisons bring out the rightful place of war in the natural order.” Discuss. 8. Is there a heroic code that guides the decisions of the characters in Iliad? Discuss the values of the Homeric Hero with particular reference to Achilles, Odysseus, and Hector. 9. Epic conventions in Iliad.

10. Does Homer’s Iliad glorify or condemn war? Discuss. 11. Greeks believed that people do not have much control of their destinies and they transferred the control on to the Gods. Discuss the role of the Gods in the Iliad. 12. Aphrodite.

13. “Big though Priam was, he came in unobserved, went up to Achilles, grasped his knees and kissed his hands, the terrible, man killing hands that had slaughtered many of his sons.” Critically comment. 14. Critically comment:

O Zeus, and Earth, and light
Do you hear the chanted prayer
Of a wife in her anguish?
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“Take ship, or chariot, any means you can, but escape!”
16. The Iliad explores the god-like, lonely, heroic fury of Achilles. 17. Using the themes of war and peace as background. Homer’s The Iliad explores the destructive and creative aspects of human nature. Discuss with illustrations from the text. 18. The death of Patroklos. (Pertocles)
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