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    Ransom: Hero and Priam

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    ‘In asking for the return of his son’s body‚ Priam seeks to transcend his role as a king and transform himself into a man‚ thereby acquiring a universal significance as the hero of an epic narrative.’ Discuss. David Malouf’s Ransom‚ a postmodern revisitation of Homer’s literary epic‚ the Iliad explores the monumental transformation of Priam‚ King of Troy‚ from a ‘ceremonial figurehead’‚ a synecdochal representation of the royalty of his era‚ to an unconventional hero who‚ ‘stripped of all glittering

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    Troy: Iliad and King Priam

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    BACKGROUND OF DIRECTOR Name: Wolfgang Petersen Nickname: Wolfie Age:72 Date of Birth: 14 March 1941 Birthplace: Emden‚ Lower Saxony‚ Germany Nationality: Germany Spouse: Maria-Antoinette Borgel (1978 present) Ursula Seig: (?-1978 Divorced) 1 Child TRIVIA Petersen Fluent in English and German. Received “Bayerischer Verdienstorden” (Bavaria’s highest decoration) on 17 July 2003 Broke into the entertainment industry in 1960 with the hamburg Emest Deutsch Theater as an assistant director

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    Ransom

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    Achilles‚ Priam too experiences‚ “grief that racks him… for his son Hector.” Beyond this‚ Priam also is worried by the responsibility that he has to save his kingdom‚ “ravaged and threatened with extinction.” Like Achilles‚ Priam has long hidden his past as Pordaces and this past leads him to believe himself as a‚ “pretender‚ substitute‚” and a‚” great one of this Earth‚ only be default.” These thoughts are unfamiliar to that of a king and Malouf brings out these thoughts to show Priam is indeed

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    long as he shows his participation and grief. When Hector and Achilles faced each other he had great determination into killing his foe in spite of his best friend‚ twirling his shaft twice at Hector killing him. Achilles seems to be sensitive once Priam brings up his father‚ then his mood changes and sadness fills the room. Overall‚ Achilles seems to have much love between his companions. 2. In your opinion‚ does Achilles’ loyalty to his friend Patroclus justify the way he treats Hector? Yes‚

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    ransom essay

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    Homers epic The Iliad explores this notion of heroism through the characterization of King Priam‚ directly battling the contextual hero of the time‚ Achilles. Through descriptive language and stylistic conventions‚ Malouf showcases that it is the emotional and physical struggle that a man must face to ultimately attain glory‚ thus becoming a hero. This statement is epitomized through the contrasting protagonists Priam and Achilles‚ who are both sequentially transformed through their metaphysical journey

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    CL 301 September 30‚ 2013 Response Paper 1 Priam and Hector Father and son relationships in The Iliad are not like you would see in America or in our culture today‚ but there is still a developed love for one another. Priam and Hector had a very strong and admirable relationship‚ yet it didn’t come from seeing each other every day. Fatherly affection is not touchy-feely‚ nor is it necessarily given unconditionally or freely. Rather‚ a son must earn his father’s respect and admiration‚ and it

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    Ransom Essay

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    Major Essay Question: In the novel ‘Ransom’‚ Malouf provides us with characters‚ which each in their own way represent aspects of the heroic ideal. Discuss the statement in relation to Achilles and EITHER Somax or Priam. In your response you should consider how Malouf uses Language and other stylistic features to depict the different types of heroes presented. Quotes: Highlighted yellow Questionable quotes: Highlighted green Techniques: Highlighted light blue Questionable Techniques:

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    Ransom Vs Atonement

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    His name was changed from Podarces to Priam‚ meaning “price paid”. This change influences Priam to break away from being “one of those who have no story that will ever be told”. By bringing back his son’s body‚ he changes his entity and diminishes his weak identity to one of courage and heroism and returns “as a man

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    of men.’ Discuss.In David Malouf’s Ransom‚ the fall of Hector‚ “the noblest warrior” in all of Troy‚ causes Priam to become certain of the atrocities soon to befall Troy and its citizens‚ infusing his responsibilities as a king with a sense of guilt which stems from his “weak protection”. However‚ after receiving a vision of him from the goddess Iris‚ with no symbols of “royal dignity”‚ Priam embarks on the seemingly ill-fated journey to retrieve his sons’ body. While the fate of all men is predetermined

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    characteristic and the same strength and weaknesses‚ in my opinion. Paris weakness is his being coward and unskillful fighter even he was favored by Gods. King Priam a good thinker and always weigh every possibility and ask opinions of council before he made a decision but like his son Paris he is not a skilled fighter. Hector one of the son of King Priam unlike Paris he is a skilled fighter a brave and aggressive one but his weakness are his confidence and having no mercy that is why Achilles killed him

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    Erwin Cook asserts‚ “I suggest that the hymn offers a succinct description‚ not only of Herakles‚ but of Greek heroism. The traditional hero thus emerges as a Man of Pain… ” (Cook 149). Being “Men of Pain‚” heroes in ancient literature were known for the violent acts that they committed because it gave them kleos. Whether it be the stabbing of Polyphemus’s eye in the Odyssey‚ or the killing of the Bull of Heaven in The Epic of Gilgamesh‚ these violent actions proved the man is a hero by his ability

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    by the slaying of his son‚ Hector‚ acting irrationally‚ by conjuring up a precarious journey virtuously from a vision as a result of the trauma he has experienced from witnessing Achilles actions on his son. Consequently it takes the proceedings of Priam ransoming his son’s body to bring renewed empathy to both men. Achilles being born from both elements of earth and water is hindered to entirely comprehend who he really is. His Dad‚ Peleus being a great warrior and his mother‚ Thetis‚ originating

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    Somax Vs Achilles

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    soul-mate Patroclus and his equally disturbing violation of Hector throws the Greek hero’s fragile psyche into an undignified malaise. However‚ Priam’s visit to Achilles acted as a catalyst to free him from his depression‚ and from the forgiveness Priam offered‚ he found peace within himself. In a similar but extended trauma and growth‚

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    Supplication in the Iliad

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    are early in the poem‚ when Chryses‚ the priest of Apollo‚ begs for Agamemnon to return his daughter; the scene between Andromache and Hector in book six‚ the scene between the Achain leaders and Achilles in book nineteen and late in the story‚ when Priam begs for his son’s body. In the Iliad‚ all of the supplications fail with the exception of one. The first scene occurs at the very beginning of Book One‚ and in effect gets the whole thing underway. Agamemnon has captured a girl‚ Chryseis‚ the

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    banquet scene in Book XXIV is the most touching‚ the most "human" scene in the entire poem . In the midst of the dreadful gulf of war and anger there occurs an intimate moment between two men who ironically have much in common below the surface. Priam‚ old and fragile‚ makes his way to the camp of the enemy ’s greatest warrior late at night. He bears what little treasures have not been exhausted by the ten-year conflict and plans to plead for the rightful return of his son ’s body. This is his

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    Agamemnon. It is not till after his friend gets killed in battle that he re-enters the war‚ only again because of his rage has overtaken him. This rage continues on after he avenges his friend’s death but his anger is finally resolved when Hector’s father Priam comes asking for his dead son’s body. Even though Achilles was a very swift tempered man‚ in the end he did finally show some sympathy for another. In the beginning of the epic Achilles was not in the battle because of his anger. As Fenno (2008)

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    joins the Greeks Criseyde‚ Calchas’ daughter Helen‚ wife to Menelaus‚ lover of Paris Pandarus‚ Criseyde’s uncle‚ advises Troilus in the wooing of Criseyde Priam‚ King of Troy Cassandra‚ Daughter of Priam‚ a prophetess at the temple of Apollo Hector‚ Prince of Troy‚ fierce warrior and leader of the Trojan armies Troilus‚ Youngest son of Priam‚ and wooer of Criseyde Paris‚ Prince of Troy‚ lover of Helen Deiphobus‚ Prince of Troy‚ aids Troilus in the wooing of Criseyde Synopsis Criseyde‚ the

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    Heracles as “foolish” and a “brute”. Neoptolemus‚ Achilles’ son and avenger‚ is like his father a “youthful hero”. He goes to Troy’s palace to kill king Priam in the final section of novel where Malouf travels out of the immediate time frame. In what is supposed to be a triumphant and heroic deed turns awry when Neoptolemus botches the killing of Priam‚ he is left feeling “heartsickness‚ animal sadness‚ despondency”. Neoptolemus‚ who was supposed to triumphantly avenge his fathers death instead butchers

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    Troy Movie Notes

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    Troy= the movie(post classical depiction) * Troy is the most powerful alliance against the Greeks * Agamemnon wants ‘the world’ all the land * Achilles has disappeared from the army. A boy goes to find him‚ * Achilles mother is goddess as can’t be killed (Contemp) * Nester persueds Achilles to fight the big guy because of Time. He can’t stand to lose his pride * Achilles‚ son of Paris * Achilles kills the big guy with one stab * There is a huge feast ‚ thrown by Agamemnon

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    Imagine living in a turbulent world‚ where people lived their day to day lives praying that they would see the next sunrise. That was life for villagers that lived during the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans‚ as well as during the medieval period when Germanic tribes ruled Europe. To help them get through their very insecure days‚ people would tell oral stories of great heroes‚ like those of Achilles‚ Aeneas‚ and Roland. Achilles was a Greek war hero who fights in the Trojan War‚ a ten year

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