Iliad | Critical Essay by James V. Morrison

This literature criticism consists of approximately 36 pages of analysis & critique of Iliad.
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Critical Essay by James V. Morrison

SOURCE: Morrison, James V. “Misdirection 3: Thematic Misdirection.” In Homeric Misdirection: False Predictions in the Iliad, pp. 73-93. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992.

In the following essay, Morrison discusses narrative misdirection brought about by prophesies and threats in the Iliad.

This [essay] examines thematic misdirection, which is brought about by false authoritative predictions. In contrast to false anticipation, where the presentation of an expected event is merely postponed, with thematic misdirection authoritative predictions anticipate events that do not take place. The substance of the prediction—not merely the apparent time of fulfillment—is false or exceedingly misleading. The themes of a Trojan victory and burial for a fallen hero are subject to thematic misdirection.1 These both play a central role in the narrative, developing throughout the epic. Regarding the threat of Trojan...

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