Iliad Essay | Voice of Conscious - the Lame Thersites

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Voice of Conscious - the Lame Thersites

Summary: Essay examines the reason the character of Thersites, a common soldier, is beaten for speaking up against the military leader in the "Illiad" by Homer.
Amidst the turmoil of a dragging war, Agamemnon's unjust capture of a young female stirs anger within the Gods to wreak havoc in the Greek army, further exacerbating the chaotic situation. Outraged by the supposed king's stubborn pride (and protective of his own ego), Achilles, the Greek's greatest warrior and hero, directly opposes Agamemnon, going so far as to abandon his army in times of need. His statement is regarded with fear, concern, and yet respect.

Shortly after, another voice outwardly opposes Agamemnon's decision to remain in the war. Thersites, a lowly soldier, recognizes Agamemnon's desire for honor and pride at the expense of the army and speaks for the good of both himself and the rest of the massive Greek army. His attempt to salvage the lives of Greek common soldiers who have fought nine years for a trivial cause, has often...

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