The Iliad and The Odyssey were two infamous works of Homer which is about the ancient Greek Mythology. It creates a big influence in literature and other fields of arts such as visual arts (motion picture, paintings, and sculpture), performing arts (plays, theater drama). And one of its modern day adaptations of Homer’s The Iliad is the 2004 film entitled ‘Troy’.
Just like other movie base from novels, the movie version does not 100% stick to what is written in the novel. Movies has only limited length or duration and it is always a big challenge to filmmakers to tell the whole story of a novel in a limited time and in a different kind medium of art which is in motion picture. Revisions will be always the solution to make it possible; it is only intended to tell the story the whole story in a limited time and not to overhaul the story of the novel.
The very main reason I wrote this essay is to compare Homer’s The Iliad from its movie adaptation ‘Troy’. Although the movie tried to picture out what is written on the novel, there are some deviations. In Homer’s the Iliad, Greek gods interfere and interact with man’s actions and they decide for the destiny of mankind and in the movie it seems that people has the control of their destiny. Every decisions they make and actions they do are according to their thoughts and feelings. But the people still believed in the existence of gods because they still have temple for gods, pray and make offerings. It can be easily be noticed because Homer’s Iliad are about ancient Greek gods and goddesses. People feared these gods and goddesses because they have the power to control man’s destiny. Gods give blessing to those who are faithful and curse to those who are not.
There are also difference on the conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles. The conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles in the novel started because of their price of honor, in the movie Achilles refuse to serve his king... [continues]
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