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The Defilement of Women in the Iliad, a Poem by Homer
Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles, is about the males’ fascinations with the opposite sex rather than the warfare between them. It focuses on their desire for women than about the actual war. The book actually revolves much more around the poor way that men treat women as objects based on their sexual attribute...
Mortality in The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, Antigone and The Bhagavad-Gita
Mortality Mortality is a common theme within The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, The Bhagavad-Gita, and Antigone. The main characters in each of these texts respond uniquely to the question of death. Gilgamesh wishes to conquer death, Achilles decides to seek revenge, Arjuna accepts the inevitable, and Antigone stays loyal...
The Presentation of Inequality of Women in the Iliad, a Poem by Homer
The inequality of women is an issue that is very prevalent in today’s society. For all of history, women have been striving to obtain equality; equality between man and woman. When God first created the world, Adam and Eve sinned. Because of this sin, God punished man and woman for the rest of eternity. One of women’s punis...
An Analysis of the Character of Hector as a Father and Warrior in Homer's The Iliad
Father and Warrior “ I think that we need mythology. We need a bedrock of story and legend in order to live our lives coherently.” (Alan Moore). Homer doesn’t just portray Hector as a loyal father but also as the mightiest Trojan warrior. Even as a father, he does not lose sight to his responsibilities to Troy. He shows ho...
Who is Superior? Beowulf from Beowulf, or Achiles from the Iliad by Homer?
Stories were a staple of entertainment long ago; thrilling tales of adventure and heroism taught children morals and rules that their society valued. Beowulf and Achilles are exemplary examples of heroes that were role models for ancient civilizations, although from different cultures. Their epics were retold for many gener...
The Function of Book Four Within The Iliad by Homer
The Function of Book Four within The Iliad Homer’s epic poem The Iliad details a specific course of events during the Trojan War in twenty-four books—each depicting certain scenes and aspects of the story. While some of the books appear unnecessary and irrelevant, each one is essential to the epic, whether to further the a...
An Analysis of the Play An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson
After opening An Iliad with Greek song, the Poet sticks us with a puzzling question: "What drove them to fight with such a fury?" (3) Although war has always existed, we only see vague statistics, making the senseless horror of battle much easier to stomach. Because we do not have to acknowledge them, we easily overlook the...
A Comparison of the Similarities Between Homer's Iliad and Michael Bay's Transformers
In comparing Homer’s The Iliad and Michael Bay’s movie, Transformers, there are several similarities found in not only the story and plot line, but also in the main characters involved. At the center of each of these stories is a duel between two characters; simply put, is a battle between, ultimately, the forces of good an...
The Glory in Death in the Epic Poem The Odyssey and Iliad
The Odyssey: Glory in death, and the humility in life The Odyssey is an epic poem that serves as the sequel to Homer’s Iliad. Homer was a Greek poet who created his best known works sometime in the 8th century BCE. The poems followed the story of the Trojan War, and the story of the war hero Odysseus’ disappearance and lon...
A Comparison of the Characters of Gilgamesh and Achilles in The Epic of Gilgamesh and Iliad
Research Paper on Gilgamesh and Achilles The characters of Gilgamesh and Achilles share many aspects with each other in their separate stories. They are both concerned for their own mortality and glory. They are both drawn into their destiny by their reactions to the death of their friends. They are both great fighters and...