The Role Of The Gods In Homer's Iliad

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Homer’s Iliad is an epic poem during the time of the Trojan War. Homer’s Iliad epic poem tells the events of what happened in the battles between Troy and the Greeks states during the attack of Troy. The epic focuses on the relationship between Agamemnon and Achilles and the gods of Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Hera and Poseidon. Achilles rage in the Iliad intel’s the activities of the immortals and the gods. In the dispute, through Achilles anger, he played the role of messenger of the gods to disapprove King Agamemnon’s greed by taking captive of Chryseis the daughter of the defeated Achaeans. King Agamemnon angered the gods by being disobedience. The message of this paper is to discuss and to analyze the gods and the immortal’s activities in the …show more content…
Patroclus ask for Achilles permission to join the fight as him. Patroclus states “Give me your armor to put on your shoulders; the Trojans might suppose I was you; hold back, and give the Achaeans sons a breather, for breaking spells in war are very few” (Homer Book1). Furthermore, Hector kills Patroclus who was a great warrior as Achilles, but when the god Apollo knocked Patroclus body armor off of him, Hector mistaking Patroclus as Achilles because he was wearing Achilles body armor and died instantly. Achilles states as he watches his friend being killed by Hector at the remorse for his hand in his friend death, “I sat by the ships, a useless burden, though there are better in assembly so may the strife of men and gods be done with” (Homer Book 1). This event shows the gods interference to decide the fate of human activity. The words of war between Achilles and Agamemnon was skillful as to overcome the death of his friend Patroclus. Achilles meets Hector at the walls of Troy as for Hector begs Achilles and states “I beg you, Achilles, by your own soul and by your parents, do not allow the dogs to mutilate my body, by the Greek ships. Accept the gold and silver ransom my father and mother will give you” (Hector 154). Furthermore, as Achilles kills …show more content…
Therefore, Hermes was dress like a Myrmidon soldier who are under the command of Achilles. However, as Achilles being the most heroic character throughout the Iliad, Hermes is the greatest heroic character in the Iliad because he pulls the unthinkable that no one could have pulled off and was the one that overcome Achilles wrath by revealing himself to Achilles to avoid another bloodshed that Achilles would have killed king Priam and would have taking the Trojans easily. Looking back at the ancestors of Achilles. Achilles is the son of Peleus and the grandson of Zeus. King Priam used the appeal of power of Peleus to receive the favor of Achilles to agree to the silver and gold ransom or an exchange for his dead son Hector body. Therefore, King Priam used the power of pathos to win over Achilles before the exchange took

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