Favorite Text In The Iliad

Throughout the history of literature, a multitude of interesting and perplexing texts have been written. Throughout our time in AP Literature at WHS in Semester 1, we have read a great number of these great texts. Oftentimes, students are asked to pick favorite texts in classes like the AP Literature class. Yet, when faced with this question, a student must decide what qualifies a text as being their favorite. Dictionary.com defines favorite as, “a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference.” However, even with this working definition, it can still be hard to find a favorite text. Sarah Burnett tried to ask this question and her experiment resulted in, “For most people, the apparently simple request for their favourite book proved overwhelmingly difficult. They went into agonies of indecision, amnesia, frustration, demands for clarification, justification.” With this in mind, I have struggled to make …show more content…
This epic poem is the first part of a two part set including The Iliad and The Odyssey. Homer uses The Iliad to tell the tale of the Trojan War. He begins the tale by invoking the muse to help him tell the tale correctly. He then blames a multitude of Achaean deaths on Achilles. “Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another”(Book 1 Lines 1-?). ““The Iliad” is an epic poem by the ancient Greek poet Homer, which recounts some of the significant events of the final weeks of the Trojan War and the Greek siege of the city of Troy”(Mastin). I liked The Iliad because of the action that takes place pertaining to the Trojan War. Due to this, it was one of my favorite texts from semester

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