While the “Iliad” portrays a man inconsistent with his general public, a man separated, the “Odyssey” depicts a man who travels far, endures much at that point comes back to his legitimate place in the public arena… the “Iliad” is terrible, the “Odyssey” is comic importance the story closes in harmony and acknowledgment. In the “Iliad”, individuals pass on in battle, frequently honorable men against honorable men. Ethics are a noteworthy theme communicated in the “Iliad”. Maintaining conditions of genuineness, restriction, teach, honor, and respect are critical qualities that are looked for (Yang, 121). The “Odyssey” manages Odysseus endeavoring to return home and the ethics of mortals are evaluated by Zeus.
Should destiny intend that he shall see his roof again among his family in his father land, far be that day, and dark the years between. Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home." The theme of divine intervention is shown as Poseidon hinders Odysseus on his way to Ithaca by the curse, which made it years before Odysseus returns home whereas he would have returned in a matter of days, had Aeolus helped Odysseus again, but he didn't because he believed "their voyage has been cursed by the gods" (Homer 16). Homer demonstrates Athena's divine intervention through her providence towards Odysseus. Athena aids Odysseus multiple times throughout The Odyssey, an example of this is when she disguises Odysseus as a beggar in book 17 of The Odyssey to protect him from the suitors.
Known as an epic war poem, The Iliad delves into topics concerning masculinity, heroism, and bravery. Women play a modest but important role that forms the structure of the plot. Helen’s character aids in expanding Menelaus and Paris’ characters. Homer does not delve into the lives of women like he does with the men, speaking to the notion of inferiority between the sexes. Homer displays women as tangible items through male interactions with one another.
The first reason for Poseidon being Odysseus’s biggest threat is, Odysseus made Poseidon loathe him when he didn’t thank him for sending his pet, the Kraken, to help get the Trojan horse into the city during the Trojan War. After the plan had worked perfectly and they had won, Odysseus took all the credit for the plan and the execution, while it was really Athena and Poseidon that the credit belonged too. When Odysseus went out to the water, Poseidon called out to him and promised that he would do everything in his power to made the trip home as horrible and soul-breaking as possible, if he made it back at all. Because of Odysseus’s foolishness by taking credit for the Trojan horse, this trip home took ten
Iliad and Inferno are portrayed in their stories about afterlife and reality. Perhaps most importantly, Iliad is an epic poem in Greek mythology. Iliad is representing the last year of the Trojan War. According to the Homer he was able to gather some significant events which happened during the Trojan War. Most importantly, Homer brings up some powerful themes to the audience.
Homer’s Odyssey sends a powerful message detailing the power a married man or women can have. Homer writes, "There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends." (Murray, Homer, Odyssey 6.175-185). In Amours, Ovid describes love as a forum for his poems, displaying the importance of affection. In Book I of the Elegy, Ovid is writing about touches on warmth, “Love come late will not fill your song” (Kline, Ovid, Amores 1.7:1-26).
In The Iliad, the suffering in war provides the way for the characters can gain glory though heroic acts. According to the “Civilizations Chart”, Greek culture is a warrior based-culture where wars give opportunities for glory. Despite the permanence of death,
The role of the gods is complicated, the gods’ motives are often hard to decipher, their actions are often incomprehensible. However, without them, the Iliad would be a very, very tame story that would have ended at Book III. They add a depth of implausibility, power, and intricate, twisted human (godly?) nature to the story. They provide complication and entertainment, richness to the plot that only fallible, all- powerful beings can give.
Poseidon purposely sabotage Odysseus’ ships, which killed many of his men. Every time Odysseus would be near Ithaca Poseidon would do something so that he would get far away from Ithaca and his family. The Odyssey explains how gods are important and how they help or sabotage Odysseus journey home to Ithaca. Homer explains how Athina was one of the main god that helped Odysseus get to Ithaca. He also showed how Circe helped Odysseus.Overall the gods played an important role in which most of them give Odysseus strength and help him to never give up on his journey back to his home
This novel focuses on the actions of several characters and how the disparate gods interfered with the war to help one or the other side have a chance to win. The Iliad also spotlights the individual qualities of a greek hero or non-hero. Numerous characters in the Iliad demonstrated exceptional qualities of a greek person that was valued such as bravery and helpfulness and that was disproved of like selfishness. One trait that is highly appreciated by the greeks