The University of Texas at Dallas The Illiad Overall Meaning Discussion

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The Iliad

Starts on page 93 of the PDF. (YOU DO NOT NEED TO READ THE ENTIRE POEM, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER EITHER QUESTION WITH THE FIRST BOOK OF THE POEM, WHICH STARTS ON PAGE 93 AS PDF AND ENDS ON 114)

Choose one of the following and respond:

  1. As you read the selected passages, focus on the path that the character Achilles takes: his emotions, his reasons, his sense of honor and shame, his sense of self as warrior, Greek, leader, demi-god, or some other identity that you can name and define.
  2. Find one or two passages in the poem that seem to crystallize the overall meaning or value of the work for you; or, that seem especially interesting for the imagery, wisdom, rhetorical power, or other memorable quality. Quote and defend your choice in a few sentences.

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The Iliad: Overall Meaning of the Work

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Overall Meaning of the Work
The Iliad
"Fate is the same for the man who holds back, the same if he fights hard. We are all held
in a single honor, the ...


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