The Causes Of Events In Homer's The Iliad
The Iliad in book 1 starts with Chryses asking Agamemnon to give his daughter back to him, but Agamemnon refuses. We fist learn …show more content…
Achilles best friend Patroclus has just been buried and Achilles is just simply heartbroken. He knows that his time is limited and the last thing that had meaning to him was his friend Patroclus. He knows that he will soon have to release the body of Hector like he is asked to do because he has high respect for the god’s. Achilles then meets Priam the father of the son that Achilles has killed. When Achilles first sees Priam, he recognizes that they both have lost someone dear to them.
After reading and analyzing the Iliad, I came up with the conclusion it’s a book of multiple pain’s and losses in wars. War can be easily described as the basic story of all humanity. The author Homer expresses his thoughts about the war and what might have taken place, even though the reality of the war was that the Greeks lost to the Trojans. In the Iliad the main character has honor and a heroic code he lives by. In the end however the real hero is Achilles because he holds the true heroic code. The Iliad sums up numerous wars, even some that are going on