Iliad Reflection

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The Iliad is basically a prime epic poem. An epic poem is commonly described as a long poem in a narrative style. Such a poem majors on the deeds of heroes, warriors, Gods as well as kings. The poem is magnificent in its theme as well as style. It dwells on a multilateral heroic story integrating action of majesty as well as broad sweep. The poem is of national importance due to the fact that it revolves around the history and ambitions of a country in a supercilious manner. A good reflection of such a poem is The Iliad. The Iliad is an epic poem formulated by poet Homer. The poem describes some vital events during the last weeks of Greek siege of Troy city and the Trojan War. The events occurred during the mid-8th century BC. The Iliad is …show more content…
The poet therefore takes the prospect to describe the attribution of each Greek subject. When the news concerning disposition of the Greek reach the Priam, the Trojans too maneuver upon the unadorned. The armies vow to revolt against each other but before the revolt begin, Paris decides to put the war to a halt by planning a contest with Menelaus. This is instigated by his brother who happens to be the leader of Trojan’s army. While Hellen informs Prim concerning the Greek commanders, both flanks swear a cease-fire and make a promise to abide by the results of the contest. Paris receives a beating, however Aphrodite liberates him and lays him with Hellen prior to killing by Menelaus. Distressed by Hera’s animosity towards Troy, Zeus plans for Trojan to halt the contest by cutting Menelaus using an arrow. Agamemnon provokes the Greeks and the battle line is drawn. During the fight many Trojans succumb to death. This was followed by revolts by the rest of the population where the king had to address them so as to avert the possibility of another war outbreak. The theme of homecoming is evident in diverse scenarios. Thematically, the notion of repatriation is much dwelt with in the Iliad. It is evident in the post-revolt back home affluences encountered by Menelaus and Agamemnon. Nostos is therefore an uphill task without dismissal of Troy motive of emerging a winner. The theme is evident throughout …show more content…
Even with absence of Homer, the Trojan War was fundamental to West Europe primitive literary culture as well as its identity. Most countries however and numerous royal homes drew their roots to the stars at the Trojan War. Although the poem revolves a few weeks of the war, the Iliad alludes to several Greek legends concerning the siege. He alludes to discuss the events prior to the war (Wade & Henry 35). He fails to mention on how warriors assembled for the siege and the events that instigated the war. However, these scenes are heralded more intensely and before the poem comes to an end we are told a comprehensive tale in regard to the Trojan

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