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    Achilles Liad Analysis

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    undying fame. The relationship or lack thereof between Achilles and Agamemnon would put them at odds, constantly, both having different agenda. Early in the beginning we saw that honor was important factor Achilles in addition to undying fame. In the scene between him and his mother he says, “Mother, since you bore me for a short life only, Olympian Zeus was supposed to grant me honor. Well, he hasn’t given me any at all. Agamemnon Has taken away my prize and dishonored me.”(liad Bk 1 pg.…

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    travels great length to avenge his father 's death. Orestes’ father, Agamemnon, was murdered upon returning home from battle, by his wife Clytemnestra. Throughout the play, woman are used to demonstrate how traditional gender roles can be rejected and highlight the sexist nature of traditional greek society. One of the primary ways Clytemnestra rejected her roles as a women was by the way she used her language. When Agamemnon first returns from war, Clytemnestra is very inviting. She explains,…

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    complained, and had no care toward anyone else around them. Some moments in the Iliad where people admitted they were wrong and tried to gain a pardon was when Agamemnon tried to be forgiven, Achilles realized the true extent his absence in battle caused, and Thetis blamed herself for her sons early death. In the ninth book of The Iliad, Agamemnon had…

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    metamorphized to become an excellent ruler as he was able to realize and take pride of his own work to benefit his/her subjects. He did not feel compelled at the end of the epic to invade other lands to have his name spread out far and wide. However, Agamemnon did feel the necessity to be aggressive and can be classified as a spineless coward as he threw commands from the rear of the battle than leading his troops. At the end, his actions throughout the Iliad do not change for the benefit of his…

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    Short writing #3 The death of Iphigenia was mainly because Agamemnon killed a holy stag which made Artemis, goddess of the wilderness super irate. She had to get him back, so she stopped the winds so that the army could not sail to Troy. Agamemnon had to have his daughter killed in spite of that. Clytemnestra needed revenge for Agamemnon killing her so she killed him. She plans the murder with brutal tenacity and feels no remorse after his death. She is convinced of her own uprightness…

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    If Agamemnon did not go through with the sacrifice of his daughter, the masses of troops and greater good of Greece would be in jeopardy and likely toppled. It is in Agamemnon’s best personal interest to save his daughter and all the grief and pain that would…

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    humans. People of the Homeric age strongly believed in gods and didn’t question their impact on human lives. For example, Apollo sent plague to the Greek army because Agamemnon had insulted him. Moreover, in Book 1 of the Iliad, when Agamemnon was arguing with Achilles, the latter was so furious that he was considering killing Agamemnon and had already slid his sword part way from its sheath. At that moment, Athena came to calm Achilles, saying, “For I say to you, and this will happen, because…

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    Trojan War Research Paper

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    The Trojan War was a war fought between Troy and ancient Greece. The started up after the queen of Sparta was kidnapped by the Trojan prince named Paris. The king of Sparta sent his brother named Agamemnon on a journey to get the queen back. On the way Agamemnon was joined and assisted by Achilles, Odysseus, Nestor, and Ajax, these were all Greek heros. A fleet of about 1,000 ships joined them too. They went across Aegean sea and landed in Asia Minor, to get back the queen from the Trojans. The…

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    effort. In terms of The Iliad Achilles is put under the command of Agamemnon and is supposed to present his loyalty to Menelaus and Agamemnon. Once Agamemnon takes Briseis away from Achilles, it seems as if his ego has immediately diminished and his pride has been lost. Briseis is a symbol of a prize in the eyes of a warrior, once Achilles is stripped of his prize he withdraws from the war and unleashes his beast like wrath on Agamemnon. In ancient Greece honor means everything to a soldier.…

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    The Divine Sacrifice Although it is believed that ancient Greeks did not practice human sacrifice, the concept itself occupied a large space of Greek drama, which raises questions about its meaning(s), function(s), and how it has contributed to the human-deity relationship in Greek Drama. Human sacrifice, as a thematic frame, is common within the works of the three Greek tragedians, who employ it as a mean to create a dilemma in their plays, add a layer of meaningful depth to the human death…

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