• Homeric Parallels of Greek and Trojan Culture
    The Parallels of Greek and Trojan Culture Homer’s The Iliad paints an epic and gruesome picture of the Achaeans and Trojans civilizations warring over a ten-year span. If one were to compare these once great cultures, the striking similarities would suggest friendship rather than enemies. Not...
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  • Seperate Peace
    . a. John knowles uses the burning of the Iliad as a symbol in the novel. At the winter Carnival, Gene burns the Iliad as symbol to deny the war. The Carnival itself is a symbol also, it describes the boys separate peace from the war. b. The beach scene is also very significant to this novel...
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  • The Iliad
    character of Achilles, giving an important context to his decision to abandon the war effort. Finally, Nestor proposes to have Patroclus fight in Achilles’ place wearing his armor. This scheme proves the turning point for the entire epic. 2. What is the role of women in The Iliad? Does the poem...
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  • Theme of Honor in the Illad
    . Homer illustrated the theme of honor many times throughout “the Iliad”. Various ways were used to exemplify this theme by including two similar characters in search of honor. Homer also employs a character so entirely opposite from the others, because he already had what they were struggling for. The theme is demonstrated with much irony, because the characters who sought only honor attempted to attain it in the most dishonorable of ways....
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  • The Death of Hector
     The Death of a Great “Hero” Hector "My doom has come upon me; let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter." This is a quote from Hector from the Iliad. This quote shows how brave and...
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  • Human Nature and Government
    Human Nature and Government How do the authors of The Canterbury Tales, Gulliver’s Travels, and The Iliad depict human nature and government in their works? The authors of these stories emphasize many different versions of human nature and government. They take simple forms of principles and...
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  • How does War Tactics from Homer’s the Iliad differ from War Tactics Today
    artifacts which the people most value, so in the Iliad we are always discovering the ironies of war in the articles which the fighting men use and admire. Not surprisingly the cultural values of these prized objects evoke the same complex responses as the religious beliefs and the warrior code...
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  • The Inevitable Inferno of Ilion: an Analysis of Epic Similes Which Foreshadow the Burning of Troy
    . In the Greek work the Iliad, Homer skillfully utilizes similes and foreshadowing in an innovative way. Rather than approaching them as separate entities, he notably combines them by foreshadowing in the form of a simile about what will come to pass. Though the fall of Troy may not be told...
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  • How Ethical Are the Gods in the Iliad?
    ethical cannot be used within the context of Homers society. We can, however examine the role the gods have to play in the Iliad and examine the relationship between the immortal and mortal to ascertain an "ethical" framework of the poem. <br> <br>Where does our ethical view come from? If it is...
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  • English Ii Study Guide
    thesis statement – main idea of an essay essay map – a brief statement in the introductory paragraph introducing the major points to be discussed in the essay epic – long narrative poem irony – A contrast between expectation and reality hyperbole – exaggeration to express emotion point...
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  • Fate Human Agency N Reason
    . Fate, reason and human agency are no exception to this and are dealt with in various ways. The texts which I will use to examine these are as follows the set text: Sophocles: Oedipus the King, as well as the two excerpts: Plato's Apology and Homer's The Iliad. These will be discussed below and finally...
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  • The Plot of Aeschylus’s Agamemnon Based on Aristotle’s Poetics
    retreat from the war. When the watchman leaves the presence of Clytaemnestra, the Chorus made up of old men, enters and begin to reminisce about the story of The Iliad. They state that the war began a long time ago and lasted for approximately ten years. The Chorus translates how Clytaemnestra's...
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  • Iliad Literary Analysis
    Brian Hurtado 3/2/13 Period 2 Keys to Analyzing Literature The Iliad Plot What problems or difficulties do the characters face? The long battle of the Trojan War between the Greeks and Trojans, as well as Achilleus’ goal to get revenge on Hektor for killing his friend Patroklos. How are the...
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  • Iliad Notes
    prevalent throughout the poem. The very beginning of the Iliad, introduces “Achilles’ rage” and for the most part in a sense is the focal point of the poem. For every action there is a reaction. There is some irony that arises from this. Achilles, wishes nothing but ill will for the Greeks because of his...
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  • Key Word for Illiard
    The Iliad tells. Making his characters cognizant of their fates merely puts them on par with the epic’s audience. In deciding to make his characters knowledgeable about their own futures, he loses the effect of dramatic irony, in which the audience watches characters stumble toward ends that it...
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  • Greek and Roman Literature
    as enhance the plotline. Two of the great works of all time, Homer’s The Iliad and Virgil’s The Aeneid, are no exception, as both tales used detailed descriptions of shields and battle actions to both characterize the heroes and to further develop the story. Virgil, 800 years after Homer had...
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  • Achilles 4
    It is Achilles' anger, whether he is sulking or whether he is violent, that is paramount throughout most of the Iliad. In fact, his battle with the river is probably one of the most savage scenes in the Iliad. It shows us Achilles' insane wrath at its height. On first reading, the scene may seem...
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  • Literary Devices
    images of a scene using descriptive words, especially making use of the human senses. In medias res Beginning the story in the middle of a sequence of events. The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer are prime examples. The latter work begins with the return of Odysseus to his home of Ithaka and then in...
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  • The Grecian Hero Archetype
    Everyone knows the hero or heroine as the most important character in a story, but the ancient Grecian hero takes an even bigger role throughout the literature and culture of his age. In Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey Achilles and Odysseus represent typical Grecian heroes. Theseus, Persius and...
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  • Persuasive Techniques and a Powerful Refusal in Iliad Book Ix
    Persuasive techniques and a powerful refusal in Iliad Book IX From the outset, Homer concentrates his epic Iliad on the wrath of Achilles and probes the values and attitudes of him as a hero. Ìçíéí áåéäå, èåá, Ðçëçéáäåù Á÷éëçïò Sing, goddess, of the wrath of Achilles, son of Peleus (BI.1...
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