Greek Ideal In The Iliad

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Dissimilar ideals make all the difference A resolution of a story might be different from others. Some might have a full resolution, while some might have an incomplete resolution. Book One of The Iliad had a different resolution than the Hebrew Selections, they took different approaches in resolving their conflicts. These approaches made the difference between a complete one and an incomplete one. The way these resolutions were approached were heavily influenced by the author’s ideals and beliefs. The Iliad and the Hebrew Sections are bound to have differences, the reason being that these were created by people with different culture and ideals. As such, they would base their stories from their ideal citizen. For example, the Greek 's ideal…show more content…
Akhilleus possessed these qualities, while the antagonist, Agamemnon, was lacking the field of leadership and of being a warrior. The author did this so that the Greeks would imitate Akhilleus who was a strong, clever warrior and not Agamemnon who was inferior to Akhilleus in many ways. Akhilleus did not become strong through suffering and hard work, but instead, he was born with it because her mother was a goddess. He had everything he needed, power, fame, and a high position in the Akhaian Army. The Iliad’s conflict was the war between the Akhaians and the Trojans, while the secondary conflict was between Akhilleus and Agamemnon. Only a part of the conflict was resolved in the first book, there is still a war ongoing and the Akhaians are facing certain defeat now that Akhilleus is not with…show more content…
Honor the gods ' will, they may honor ours. On this he stayed his massive hand upon the silver pommel.” (Book One, 255-258). He clearly possessed all the good qualities that an ideal Greek person should have. He was already perfect at the start of the story, whereas Ruth and the Prodigal Son were not. They were inadequate and they only achieved happiness after much suffering. This tells us that such hardships and suffering will bear fruit for those who are compassionate and devoted. These led to Ruth and the Prodigal Son to have a complete and happy ending. This proves that pieces of literature are based on the author 's culture and ideals. Both of the pieces of literature discussed gave us an interesting story with morals that are shown in them. In the end, nothing is the same when it comes to literature, we can see their similarities and differences upon reading them. In The Iliad and the Hebrew Selections ' case, we can see them rather easily. It all comes down to how the author approaches a story and it will provide an outcome unique to other
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