The Iliad: A Description Of Troy By Christopher Marroy

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The Iliad is linked to Helen of Troy because it shows how beauty can have a major tremble in the works of writing and craftsmanship of artists. These paintings and stories tried to explain unnatural events and teach young ones important lessons. The myth of Helen of Troy shows us that we should not be focused on beauty rather we should be focused on what is happening around us than ourselves. In the painting it shows Helen looking at herself in a mirror than at the beautiful landscape, Doves, and flowers. The poet Christopher Marlowe and artist Evelyn De Morgan describe the Myth Of Helen. Artist Evelyn De Morgan who painted Helen of Troy and poet Christopher Marlowe who wrote “A Description of Helen” both use the Myth of Helen to show that beauty can lead a person down a path of obsession. In the poem “Description of Helen,” the poet Christopher Marlowe uses imagery and physical and Religious diction about love. In the first lines of the poem, “Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships,”(line 1) shows that her beauty causes wars among her. In the second line of the poem, “And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?”(line 2) states the wars she starts have devastating consequences. Christopher Marlowe then shifts the mood from destruction to love in the poem as he says “Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss”(line 3) states that he wants her back with him. This shows him begging for Helen to come back as he states that “Her lips suck forth my soul”(line 4) that he wants

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