Essay The World At Peace By Franklin D. Roosevelt

1929 Words Feb 26th, 2015 8 Pages
Franklin D. Roosevelt once stated: “If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” Roosevelt makes a robust statement here about the importance of relationships, which brings up the question ‘why are relationships important?’ People have a plethora of relationships, from the relationship with one’s family to their relationship with their God(s), and each has significance. Each of these relationships impact one’s life in many ways; they shape who someone is, and who they will become. From relationships people draw hope, courage, and inspiration; but they may also bring hurt, defeat, and despair. Strong relationships can unify a group of people and inspire them to accomplish astonishing items, while lousy relationships can tear people apart and cause turmoil. It is this idea that Homer tried to explore in the Iliad. The Iliad was written with strong consideration of the ideas presented in Aristotle’s Poetics. The plot of the Iliad is complex and logical. Homer did not force any illogical events to occur throughout the Iliad, a point Aristotle was firm on. The tragedy itself is potent; it does not require the use of spectacle to move the audience. In addition, Homer uses a multitude of scenes of suffering to further enhance the plot. The characters in the Iliad are typical of tragic characters. The men were better and stronger than any…

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