Homer's Three Major Turning Points In The Iliad

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When a greek queen is stolen, the wrath of two armies, gods, and an enraged demigod is unleashed; this is the basic premise of the Iliad.The Iliad is an epic poem that was written in the greco-roman age by a supposed blind poet named Homer. It was a story of the trojan war that was able to be passed down through the generation through song. When deeply analyzing the three main characters, plots, and themes, the Iliad reveals to us a true insight to Homer's literary and storytelling genius. The three major turning points in the iliad are when Helen is stolen by the trojan prince paris; when Achilles’ friend Patroclus is killed by Hector; and when Achilles kills hector to avenge Patroclus´ death. The first major event is when Helen is stolen by Paris of Troy. Homer stated ¨ Trojan prince paris whose abduction of Helen caused the war, challenges an Achaean …show more content…
The main characters he used to do this are Achilles, Hector, and Agamemnon. The first and most influential character in the Iliad is Achilles, in the poem it says he had a huge temper. Homer states, ¨Achilles draws his sword in anger: The goddess athene secretly counsels him to bide his time.¨ On multiple occasions, he had be calmed down by divine forces. Another character that had a large effect in the story was prince Hector, his most notable trait is that even in the face of death he was brave. ¨-he thus makes a stand against against Achilles.¨ - Homer's the Iliad. This Contributes a lot to the theme of this epic poem. Lastly the the final personality we are observing is Agamemnon, Multiple times throughout the poem he takes and makes decisions for only bis gain. In fact, Homer states, ¨ Simply to assert his authority, Agamemnon decides to take Achilles´ prize-girl Briseis.¨ This attribute is important to the plot because he ultimately causes achilles to withdraw from fighting for Agamemnon´s

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