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Essay Grade: 88%
The Iliad
4,918 words, approx. 16 pages
The Iliad is not about the Trojan War; that war lasted ten years and the central actions of the poem occupy only a few weeks. War brutalizes men and women, wounds their bodies and minds, enslaves and kills them. This is Homer's message as he focuses on one hero, Achilleus, to demonstrate wrath's destruction of self and others.
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Essay Grade: 88%
How Closely Do Agamemnon, Achilles and Hector Relate to Each Otehr as Classical Heros
2,089 words, approx. 7 pages
Examines the classical roles of heroes in the Iliad, by Homer, focusing on Agamemnon, Achillies and Hector. Describes the heroic code and relates it to each character.
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Essay Grade: 95%
How to Be Human 101: an Analysis of the Character of Achilles in Homer's "The Illiad"
2,041 words, approx. 7 pages
This essay discusses the character of Achilles in The Illiad, in both a negative and positive light, ultimately venerating the character.
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Essay Grade: 94%
Funeral Games in the Iliad
2,016 words, approx. 7 pages
The funeral games of Patroklos examined in regards to the relationship of men and gods in the Iliad.
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Essay Grade: 97%
The Relationships of Fate, the Gods, and Man in "The Iliad"
2,007 words, approx. 7 pages
A look at the relationships exhibited in "The Iliad" written by Homer between fate, the gods, and man.
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Essay Grade: 86%
"the Wrath of Achilles"
1,906 words, approx. 6 pages
Analyzes The Iliad by Homer. Provides a detailed character study of Achilles. Explores the heroic aspects of his character.
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Essay Grade: 96%
Iliad - War of Troy Show Futility of War
1,897 words, approx. 6 pages
The Iliad Homer uses the War of Troy as an example of the tragic futility of all wars, rather than assuming either an antiwar or a pro-war position. This essay provides a detailed look into the work and is broken out into several sections. It includes historical and substnatial background information and attempts to answer:
What makes the reader believe The Iliad is pro-war:
What makes the reader believe The Iliad is anti-war?
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Essay Grade: 92%
Male Relationships in the Iliad
1,509 words, approx. 5 pages
Describes the importance of male relationships and bortherhood in the Iliad: Uses quotes and reflections
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Good in Achilles
1,474 words, approx. 5 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 88%
A Greek Heroe, Achilles or Diomedes?
1,420 words, approx. 5 pages
Compares the characters Achilles and Diomedes from Homer's The Iliad. Considers which character best fits the Greek defenition of a hero. Describes the Greek defenition of a hero.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Iliad: Achilles' Rage
1,377 words, approx. 5 pages
Examines the Iliad by Home. Discusses Achilles' tragic flaw, rage. Describes how his life is destined according to his degree of rage.
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Essay Grade: 95%
"The Iliad" and the Pursuit of Honor and Glory
1,332 words, approx. 4 pages
Discussions the pursuit of honor and glory in "The Iliad."
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Essay Grade: 92%
Fate and Free Will in Books 19-21 of "The Iliad"
1,325 words, approx. 4 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Theme of Divine Intervention in Homer's Illiad
1,219 words, approx. 4 pages
Discusses Homer introducing the theme of divine intervention in the Illiad through different mediums. Reveals how Homer incorporated many of the ideals of ancient Greek society into the tale.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Forgive and Forget
1,141 words, approx. 4 pages
This is an essay about the reconciliation between Priam and Achilles in "The Iliad" by Homer.
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Essay Grade: 93%
The Tragedy of Love
1,102 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay discusses the tragedy of love in the literary pieces of "The Iliad" by Homer, "The Decameron" by Giovanni Boccaccio and "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Iliad: Understanding Achilles
1,100 words, approx. 4 pages
Explores Homer's epic story, the Iliad. Analyzes the character of Achilles. Discusses if Achilles was suicidal, or had suicidal tendencies.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Implied Metaphysics of "bitterness" in Homer's Iliad
1,085 words, approx. 4 pages
Homer's Iliad is replete with "bitterness," a term employed for its absolutist depictions of the ferocity and prolonged spite of ancient Greek warriors. The myriad shades of "bitterness," unfortunately, cannot be pinned in concise and pithy language. In the field of natural sciences, "bitterness" is used to characterize tastes and smells which are unpleasantly sharp or pungent--be they cough syrup, thick smog, or the scent of fresh garlic.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Writings on The Trojan War
1,064 words, approx. 4 pages
Homer's The Iliad, Herodotus' The Histories, and Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War all present alternative views of the events of the Trojan War. While the reliability of each work as historical evidence can be questioned, they all validate and reinforce the idea that the Trojan War did indeed occur.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Achilles Shield
1,041 words, approx. 4 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 91%
Classic Literary Heroes in The Iliad
985 words, approx. 3 pages
This essay explains how Hector and Achilles, two characters from Homer's The Iliad, are classic literary heroes.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Role of Hecton in "The Iliad"
935 words, approx. 3 pages
The character of Hector in Homer's "The Illiad" flees from Achilles in Book XXII, and this explains the abandonment of his family and of Troy. The city of Troy is identified with Hector as Hector comes to believe he is the city's greatest hero.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Iliad
912 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses The Iliad, by Homer. Describes the plot and major characters. Explores the importance of caves to the story.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Concluding Homer's Iliad
895 words, approx. 3 pages
Describes how the last three books of The Iliad, by Homer, provide three different endings, but together they work to present a more encompassing conclusion than any one of these books provides alone.
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Essay Grade: 83%
How Are the Characters and Personality Presented in Book One of the Lliad
875 words, approx. 3 pages
Rage in book one of the Lliad by Homer
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Essay Grade: 92%
Translations of Homer's "Iliad"
865 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses all the different translations of Homer's "The Iliad" written over a long period of time and which is the best for today's standards.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Men's and Women's Functions in "The Iliad"
839 words, approx. 3 pages
Examines how clear the distinction is in "The Iliad" between men's and women's functions.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Portrayal of Women in the Iliad
830 words, approx. 3 pages
Analyzes the Iliad by Homer. Describes the portrayal of women in the text. Contends that there is clear evidence that the role of women in this society was that of a servile follower.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Women in the Iliad
784 words, approx. 3 pages
The role of women in the Iliad is a subject that remains open to debate. Lefkowitz, in her article The Heroic Women of Greek Epic, argues that without the role of women in the Iliad the story would not have occurred.
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Essay Grade: 83%
What Defines a True Hero in The Iliad
772 words, approx. 3 pages
An essay about The Iliad by Homer and what defines a true hero.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Heroic and Tragic Character of Achilles in "The Illiad"
751 words, approx. 3 pages
In "The Iliad," Homer gives Achilles, a half-immortal, human traits and immortal traits to humans. Achilles has the power of the gods instilled within him, but like many of the gods themselves, he is overcome by human emotion and strife to the point that his judgment is impaired.
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Essay Grade: 91%
The Iliad: Translation of the Work by Homer
737 words, approx. 3 pages
How translation can change the reader's perspective on the novel: Homer's, The Iliad.
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Essay Grade: 95%
Voice of Conscious - the Lame Thersites
712 words, approx. 2 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Illiad - Achilles and Hector
679 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines The Illiad by Homer. Discusses the battle between Achilles and Hector at the Trojan War. Describes the mythological aspect of the poem.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Forgive and Forget
620 words, approx. 2 pages
An argumentative essay on whether it is possible to forgive and forget. Argues rather `we may forgive but should never forget.' Concludes that whereas forgiveness is the attribute of the strong, to forget is surely the hardest science of all, and that we may forgive but should never forget
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Role of Fate in The Illiad
605 words, approx. 2 pages
Fate plays an extensive role in Homer's epic The Iliad. Homer shares the destiny of his characters not only with his audience, but also with the characters themselves through the prophecies made by the Greek gods. This act of balancing the knowledge of fate gives the characters their tragedy and their appeal as they push forward heroically to their predestined doom.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Achilleus Charcterization - From Book 1 of The Illiad
597 words, approx. 2 pages
Follows Achilleus thru book 1 of The Iliad by Homer. Provides a character analysis of Achilleus. Maintains he is a powerful fighter and noble king. Provides many of Achilleus' quotes to support that thesis.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Achilles and Patroclus
316 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the emotional turmoil of Achilles in Homer's the Illiad. Describes how despite his immortality, Achilles was not immune to mortal pain.

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