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Fate and Free Will in Books 19-21 of "The Iliad"

Summary: In Homer's "The Iliad," it may appear that fate rather than human action is the cause of all events. But in truth, the stories in Books 19-21 show men making decisions that change the course of their fate.
Many people believe fate controls the course of their lives. However, others believe that it is through one's own actions during their life that determines their destiny and in some cases their demise. In Homer's epic, The Iliad, the character's concern is not only with the incentives and consequences of their own actions, but also with the motivations and enticements from the Gods. At many points in the books, Homer does not make it clear whether the characters make their own important decisions or whether they leave it to the Gods to intervene and dictate their fate. In Homer's Books Nineteen, Twenty and Twenty-One, there are many instances where there is the integration between fate and free will.

In Book Nineteen, there are several cases where the integration between fate and free occur. A very first incident of fate occurs...

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