Iliad Essay | Achilles Shield

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Achilles Shield

Summary: Analyzes the Iliad, by Homer. Provides a glance into the various interpretations of the shield of Achilles analogy. Examines conflicting explanations as to the importance of the passages describing the images on the shield.
As long as there is thought there will always be debate as to the relevance and applications of any figure that has potential symbolism deeper than its appearance. We see it with the Bible, with its accompanying fundamentalism, literalism, interpretationalism, and its downright detractors. Attention given to an object for such a prolonged time is bound to foster battleground for linguists, philosophers, and literary scholars. Additionally, we see it with the Shield of Achilles in Homer's The Iliad. The Shield is a literary figure of beauty which the world has enjoyed, despised, and revered for several millennia. Its lengthy and detailed description forces any reader to, if not look past it for higher meaning, at least imagine and stare at it for a significant amount of time.

There are conflicting explanations as to the importance of the passages describing the images on the Shield. They range from it...

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