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Homer's The Iliad

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Many great tales of brave men have always been told throughout history. Most famous stories that are known of brave men took place when wars were fought with swords, and bows, and halberds, and not with guns, and missiles. Although the best of stories of brave men didn’t always happen in real life but only in the thought of man. Even some great have been made into plays, movies and shows. In the book writing Homer has always been a great author, and story teller. Homer has always made stories feel so real, and one of homers best stories “The Iliad” has always been always been told because of it love aspect, its fighting as well as the involvement of the gods.

As with all great stories there must always be some sort of love between characters so the character would take some risk to protect the beloved. In “The Iliad” there is much love in the air that hector is willing to kill himself to protect his beloved city from the Greeks to protect his beloved wife, and son “Hector fights primarily out of a sense of responsibility to his city, and his family…Mainly, though, we get a sense of Hector's devotion from his interactions with his wife,” (shmoop editorial team). Although hector is killed hector’s devotion and loyalty to his city, and his family is an inspiration to all as well as a great depression from the great loss of Troy’s greatest warrior, and only hope. Hector always believes that one day that his beloved son will be a better fighter than himself, and would be able to protect the city that hector would die protecting. Another person that too had a love for another is Achilleus to Briseis, although Briseis was one of Achilles’s slaves, and Achilleus fell in love with Briseis, and Briseis likewise. Like any star stru...

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...im too. He never failed of gifts to my liking. Never yet has my altar gone without fair sacrifice, the smoke and the savour of it, since that is our portion of honour.” (Book 24 .65-70), as well they have the trust of the god Apollo “Eventually, Aias accepts the challenge. In the fight, Hektor gets wounded in the neck by Aias's spear, and then knocked over by a huge rock. Luckily for Hektor, the god Apollo swoops in and picks him up.” (Shmoop editorial team). But in the failed attempts of the gods troy still fell to the hands of the Greeks, because of the greed of king Priam and his people when they found the Trojan horse that is made of parts of the Greeks ship. Although from all the effort of the gods the predetermined result still came to be.

As to be expected a disaster and tragedy happened because of the involvement of the gods and the petty emotions of man.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that many great tales of brave men have been told throughout history. homer has always been a great author, and story teller.
  • Explains that in "the iliad" hector is willing to kill himself to protect his beloved city from the greeks, and his family is an inspiration to all.
  • Analyzes the conflict between the trojans and the greeks in "the iliad".
  • Analyzes how the trojans drive the achaeans back within their wall after a typical back, and-fourth of battle. the greeks had the greatest fighter of all, achilleus.
  • Analyzes how the trojans had some gods protecting them from anything happening to them, but the greeks have the son of a goddess who gets hephaistos to make snazzy new armour for her son achilleus.
  • Opines that a disaster and tragedy happened due to the involvement of the gods and petty emotions of man.
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