Iliad Essay | The Good in Achilles

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The Good in Achilles

Summary: Using Homer's Iliad and the film Troy, this discussion presents the argument that Achilles is not as bad as he is thought to be, and that he has a softer side. It analyzes the love story between Achilles and Briseis, and the role of Peleus.
Achilles was in search for glory. He wanted his name to last throughout the centuries. And his prayers to the mighty Olympus gods were answered. The evidence is that we strangers to him and to his world still chant his name. Previously, his name was preserved for the intellects, however with the 21st century technology the buzz of his name will be heard for many years to come. Now, step outside the York boundaries and ask any commoner be it a fifteen year old illiterate to classics and say who was Achilles and they will say he is the great Greek warrior portrayed by Brad Pitt. But I must ask, that was only a very basic thing to his identity, so what do we remember him as? He has achieved the immortality he was seeking, but what characteristics do we associate with him? I believe that...

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