Essay about Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Iliad '

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Throughout the Iliad, Homer gives great glory to the war through his use of different techniques. His displays of many colorful imagines of the war of the Greeks. Also Homer points out how honor and glory can trigger an epic war that takes the lives if many men. And how it takes shape in development throughout every stage. The fall of Troy is " a thing whose glory shall perish never (2.324)". The performance that define the hero, and are the foundation for everything that comes to pass as Homer defines it. Most hero 's fight for kleos. Which is a way of glory.

Kleos are rewarded to a hero by choice of either a along life or frame. Kleos isn 't just something that 's handed out. To pursue a Kleos it often is at great personal sacrifice. Now this brings me to one of the main heroes of this epic war whose name is Achilles. Achilles knew that killing Hector will signal the coming of his untimely death. Achilles states "My mother Thetis tells me that there two ways in which I may meet my end. If I stay here and fight, I will not return alive, but my name will live forever (kleos): where if I go home my name will die, but it will be long death shall take me" (9.497-504). Now for some mortals they glorify the war and some didn 't. Achilles presents war as a glorious defeat through his rejection of a long, uneventful life in favour of a short, honorable life. The fighting represent Hector and Helen 's reaction to his timid nature. Meanwhile, Paris does not have no military combat…

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