The Iliad And The Odyssey Essay

1207 Words Jul 24th, 2015 5 Pages
The Iliad and The Odyssey The Iliad and The Odyssey are both texts written by the world famous Homer. These two text are quite popular in not only western literature but also is numerous classrooms around the world. These two texts provide different tools that are included in them to help teach many concerns and methods. Some believe that The Odyssey is the sequel to The Iliad mainly because it has some of the same characters and was written after. These two stories share common themes such as both texts take place over ten years, both are written in a narrative format, both texts focus around a strong character that is the protagonist, and even the relationship between humans and the Greek Gods. The Greek Gods are both included in the texts but one thing homer did was that the portrayal of the Greeks Gods have some differences in them between the two texts. This is a major concern because Homer is said to have written both of these texts and also it is said to believe that they are connected such as being a sequel of on another. In the Iliad the Gods are shows as betraying one another and not trustworthy as in The Odyssey it is shown that they are all working together and unified. Homer portrayed the Gods in both texts differently to provide a strong storyline that can hook readers. The Gods in both texts are important to study because it teaches many people about ancient Greek mythology. Greek mythology was very important in the Homeric times because it was “used as a…

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