The main type of violence in Book One of The Iliad is the linguistic violence that exists between Achilles and Agamemnon. After ...
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...n Achilles and Agamemnon. Without a doubt this what the purpose of Achilles and Agamemnon in The Iliad Book One. They wanted to get into each other’s head and it worked, because obviously losing his girl caused Achilles to be completely depressed. Cosmic violence is the inevitability of what might happen and in The Iliad it seems that the soldiers really have no control over the outcome of the war. Violence is practically inescapable. Could the world exist without violence? Stories such as this one tend to show that the world cannot exist without violence because that is what people are raised to take part in. In The Iliad sexual violence is very common because women are seen as prizes and property. Sexual is such a common type of violence in this book, but it is never actually stated anywhere. It is just shown by the way that Achilles and Agamemnon talk about women.
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