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PRESENTATION ASSIGNMENT, 1121

Troy is alleged to be a retelling of the Trojan War based on the Iliad (Homer is listed as one of the writers in the credits). In spite of that, there are many, many differences between the epic poem and the film.

For this assignment, you will first need to read the Iliad closely, enough that you will become familiar with all the characters (ones who appear over several lines of text, and have “speaking parts”). Having acquired this familiarity, you will then watch the film Troy, paying sufficiently close attention that you may answer the following questions (see below). Having answered them, you will then come to class and we will all collectively answer them, and discuss those answers.

NOTE WELL: Answer these questions in writing, being as detailed as possible. Please bring two copies to class. You will use these answer in the discussion we will have (one copy, which you will keep), and will turn in these answers as part of your discussion assignment grade (the other copy). They will be graded for quality and completeness.

1. There are several important characters from the Greek side who do not appear in Troy (important is defined here, as above, as engaging in action that takes the better part of a page of the text to complete, and/or speaking more than four lines). Find at least three of these who are absent. Then, describe why they are important in the Iliad and cite the text for their words and actions (text citation should be done by Book and Line). Why do you suppose they are not in the film?

2. There are several important characters from the Trojan side who do not appear in Troy (important is defined here, as for the Greek side above, as engaging in action that takes the better part of a page of the text to complete, and/or speaking more than four lines). Find at least three of these who are absent. Then, describe why they are important in the Iliad and cite the text for their words and...
PRESENTATION ASSIGNMENT, 1121
Troy is alleged to be a retelling of the Trojan War based on the Iliad (Homer is listed as one of
the writers in the credits). In spite of that, there are many, many differences between the epic
poem and the film.
For this assignment, you will first need to read the Iliad closely, enough that you will become
familiar with all the characters (ones who appear over several lines of text, and have speaking
parts”). Having acquired this familiarity, you will then watch the film Troy, paying sufficiently
close attention that you may answer the following questions (see below). Having answered them,
you will then come to class and we will all collectively answer them, and discuss those answers.
NOTE WELL: Answer these questions in writing, being as detailed as possible. Please bring
two copies to class. You will use these answer in the discussion we will have (one copy, which
you will keep), and will turn in these answers as part of your discussion assignment grade (the
other copy). They will be graded for quality and completeness.
1. There are several important characters from the Greek side who do not appear in Troy
(important is defined here, as above, as engaging in action that takes the better part of a page of
the text to complete, and/or speaking more than four lines). Find at least three of these who are
absent. Then, describe why they are important in the Iliad and cite the text for their words and
actions (text citation should be done by Book and Line). Why do you suppose they are not in the
film?
2. There are several important characters from the Trojan side who do not appear in Troy
(important is defined here, as for the Greek side above, as engaging in action that takes the better
part of a page of the text to complete, and/or speaking more than four lines). Find at least three of
these who are absent. Then, describe why they are important in the Iliad and cite the text for their
words and actions (text citation should be done by Book and Line). Why do you suppose they are
not in the film?