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  • Mother Son Relationships In The Iliad
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    The Iliad deals primarily with human relationships. There is a preoccupation with life and death, pride, love (in its many guises) and honour and these traits are all shown through the interactions between the characters. One aspect of the relationships on offer in the work, which it is essential that we bear in mind, is the fact that the perspective is a wholly male one. Women, whether presented as peripheral to the story (as in the Iliad) or as essential to it (as in the Odyssey) are largely s...
  • Rage Of Peleus Son Achilles
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    Anger is a brief lunacy. -Horace The Iliad, an epic poem written by Homer, portrays rage and vengeful human behavior. In his work, Homer introduces Achilles, an invincible and stubborn warrior. He has no match on the battlefield and is considered one of the greatest Greek fighters in the Trojan War (Sparknotes). Quick to offend, he is enraged when the King of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army, Agamemnon, speaks ill of him in front of the Achaen troops and demands Achilles prize, Briseis, in e...
  • Painting By Poussin
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    Baroque Art in the seventeenth century was dominated strongly by Italian Painting. Italy transitioning from the revival of classicism of the Renaissance into the Baroque carried a strong influential view for the period. Surrounding countries became interested in this way of art and began to travel to Italy to learn. Nicholas Poussin was one artist that did. Coming from France, the revival of Classicism was fairly new to him, and like others he became very interested in the style. One Painting th...
  • Characteristic In Beowulf And Achilles
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    The three characteristics that I am about to mention are all very important for an epic hero, such as Beowulf or Achilles, who both exhibit the characteristics very well. Courage is a characteristic in Beowulf and Achilles, which all epic heroes must have for them to be classified as heroes. In addition, both of these characters affect the fate of nations, because if they did not, they would not have any significance, and would not have been written about. Finally, both of these characters inter...
  • Achilles And King Priam
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    Old Man And The Sea And Other Stories English: Book Report: Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea July 03, 1998 English Old Man and the Sea This part of the story has to do with Santiago against nature and the sea. In this part of the story, he goes out and fights nature in the form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, a marlin, sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty-four days. Unfortu...

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