Iliad Vs Troy

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The Trojan War is one of the most important historical events that occurred in Greek Mythology . The film Troy is based on Homers ' account of the Trojan War in the Iliad. The film begins with a peace agreement between Sparta and Troy. This agreement is nonexistent when Paris and Helen, the wife of Menelaus flee to Troy together. Menelaus, King of Sparta, declares war on Troy owing to the fact that Paris fled to Troy with his wife, Helen, along with Agamemnon, his brother the King go Mycenae, who wants to bring down the Trojans under his command. This terrible war lasts for ten years , ultimately leading to the fall of Troy. Although the film and the story are similar, the film is inaccurate with Homer 's version in the Iliad in the cause…show more content…
Achilles death occurs differently in Homer 's Iliad and the film, Troy. In Homer 's Iliad and the film, Troy, the cause of the Trojan War has different origins. In Hamilton 's Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Homer states that Achilles death occurs when, "He had driven the Trojans before him up to the wall of Troy. There Paris shot an arrow at him and Apollo guided it so that it struck his foot in the one spot where he could be wounded, his heel" (278). Paris, with the help of Apollo, manages to kill Achilles when he shoots him in his heel. Achilles dies shortly after he kills Hector, but Achilles dies prior to the construction of the Trojan horse and the fall of Troy. The film Troy is inaccurate because although Achilles death is caused by Paris in the same manner, Paris shoot Achilles near the end of the film after the Trojan horse incident when he is exchanging words with his lover/captive,…show more content…
In Homer 's Iliad and the film, Troy, the Trojans experience different fates at the end of the Trojan War (the fall of Troy). In Hamilton 's Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Homer reveals that after the fall of Troy, "All that was left of Troy was a band of helpless captive women, whose husbands were dead, whose children had been taken from them. [Whom] were waiting for their [Greek] masters to carry them overseas to slavery" (288). After the Greeks defeated the Trojans, they killed all Trojan men and children. The Greeks also enslaved all the Trojan women took them to Greece.The film Troy however shows that some Trojan men and women were able to escape from Troy through an underground tunnel which would lead them to the opposite shore of Troy far from the Greeks grasp; significant Trojans who were able to escape were Hector 's wife, Andromache, Hector 's child, Astyanax,
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