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    Helen Of Troy

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    Helen Of Troy Helen was the most beautiful woman in the entire Greek known world. She was the daughter of the god Zeus and of Leda, and wife of the King of Sparta. The hero Theseus, who hoped in time to marry her, abducted her in childhood but her brothers rescued her. Because Helen was courted by so many prominent heroes, Menelaus made all of them swear to abide by Helen's choice of a husband, and to defend that husband's rights should anyone attempt to take Helen away by force. Helen's

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    true troy

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    Hollywood movie Troy is a great action drama, but the historic accuracy could be questioned. This essay will assess how much of Troy and its source is factual. It will be suggested that Troy and the Iliad was part legend and part historical. This essay will examine the source of Troy, the Iliad and the facts behind the story. A variety of evidence from archaeologists will be presented to support this essay. To begin, this essay will examine the story of Troy and the Iliad. In the movie Troy and in its

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    Troy, Truth in the Myth?

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    The ancient city of Troy, a legendary city in classical literature and Hollywood films alike, has been an attraction to visit for at least twenty-five centuries. Visitors such as Alexander the Great, who stopped at Troy in 334 BC while on route east to conquer Asia, came to Troy looking for the city immortalized in Homer's Iliad. Presently, archaeologists visit Hisarlik, a site in northwest Turkey, as it is believed to be the location of the ancient city. Alexander must have been puzzled when

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    Troy vs. The Iliad

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    Troy vs. The Iliad Over the thousands of years that the epic story the Iliad has survived, there has no doubt been some form of alteration to Homer’s original. Last May, Wolfgang Petersen directed a movie based on the Iliad. This movie, Troy, has proven to be a very loose adaptation of Homer’s original, as are almost all stories that are made into movies, unfortunately. With its timeless storyline, amazing scenery, gorgeous actors/actresses and most of all, its reported two hundred million dollar

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    Hector and Achilles both show extravagant heroic qualities in The Iliad and the movie Troy. The character I admire most is Achilles considering he definitely knows how to express his mind and he knows what he wants. Achilles’ qualities include confidence, determination, and intelligence. Achilles may kill a numerous number of people, but he does show kindness and respect, he expresses himself, and cares deeply for his loved ones. Achilles conveys kindness and respect, particularly towards the

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    his own strict sense of honor. Because in Troy Hector is like a rock of stability to his family, citizens and the army who all cling onto his strength to keep from being washed away in a deluge of fear and misery from the ever present threat of the invaders. Within this role of a protector, he often times faces diametrically opposite situations that serve as the great hands pulling Hector limb from limb. For instance, after he returns to the city of Troy he meets his beloved wife Andromache at the

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    Iliad by Homer and the Women of Troy by Euripides are both Greek works of literature that look at the Trojan War from different perspectives. Book 6 of the Iliad illustrates that the ultimate glory is to fight for the city with no regard to the impact on the family. The Women of Troy focuses on the negatives that war causes, especially towards the soldier’s wives and children. Whereas the Iliad focuses on the battle itself and centers on the warriors, the Women of Troy focuses on the wrath the war

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    August Wilson's Fences is a play about life, and an extended metaphor Wilson uses to show the disintegrating relationships between Troy and Cory and Troy and Rose. Troy Maxson represents the dreams of black America in a predominantly white world, a world where these dreams were not possible because of the racism and attitudes that prevailed. Troy Maxson is representative of many blacks and their "attitudes and behavior...within the social flux of the late fifties, in their individual and collective

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    Disenchantment with the Modern Age in Yeats' "No Second Troy" "No Second Troy" expresses Yeats' most direct vision of Maud Gonne, the headstrong Irish nationalist he loved unrequitedly throughout his life. The poem deals with Yeats’ disenchantment with the modern age: blind to true beauty, unheroic, and unworthy of Maud Gonne's ancient nobility and heroism. The "ignorant men," without "courage equal to desire," personify Yeats’ assignment of blame for his failed attempts at obtaining Maud Gonne's

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    Was "Troy" the Movie Accurate According to Homer? Did the movie Troy, released in 2004, accurately depict the story of Homer's epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, and was it a good movie from a critical point of view? I think it was a good movie from an entertainment standpoint, but it fell short in it's comparison to Homer's epics. As a fan of "epic" movies, I have watched the movie Troy a couple of times. In comparing the movie to the epic, there are various discrepancies between the

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