This concept of Kleos is when someone earns Kleos through great deeds in his life. Achilles character blurs the line between bravery and stupidity in this situation, however the message of personal sacrifice for a greater reward remains. She is dedicated to her husband and fears for his safety when he goes out into battle. Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite all offer his stuff that would be hard for a man to pass up. The three books espouse the morality of feminism, leadership, and loyalty. Compared to Homer's Iliad, Troy is rather disappointing.
Even if the film's focus is on a more general conflict, our hero Achilles is not totally thrown off the periphery. One of the most significant change in character happened to Briseis. But, at a run-time of nearly three hours, Troy is the most thorough screen adaptation of the story of the Trojan War. The entire war is downplayed by being portrayed as having taken place in just a few short weeks. Compared to Homer's Iliad, Troy is rather disappointing. But, to be fair, one must keep in mind the limitations of a movie compared to those of a book, and the fact that the title is Troy, not the Iliad.
Hera offered power, Athena offered wealth, and Aphrodite offered the most beautiful woman. Later Greek historians, such as Dio Chrysostom, writing in the first century C. The Iliad begins nine years after the start of the war, during the final year of the war. Some major difference's between Homer's Iliad and Wolfgang Petersen's film Troy, is that there was no mention of the Gods being participants in the battle of Troy. However, even though it is directly influenced by the poem, Troy does not stay true to the poem for the entire movie.
An example would be Briseis who was used to display the conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon. Despite the difficulties of piecing together the history of Troy from documents which are themselves historical treasures, modern consensus at least suggests the Trojan War actually happened, contrary to earlier scholarship, which had reduced the events of the Iliad to the status of fable. He chose Aphrodite, who in turn gave him Helen, who was her equivalent in beauty amongst humans. There will obviously be many limitations of sources and evidence, as translations from the original Greek version to the English version will not be 100% correct. In conclusion, although the Iliad is based upon Troy, it is not really fair to compare the two. The movie script took many liberties with the poem and the characters. Compared to Homer's Iliad, Troy is rather disappointing.
Some of the res ult s are ch an ges of set tin g, cu tti ng of f too ma ny rep ea ted wa rs, le ss myt ho log ica l appearances will be discussed on , shortening of the characters profiling. Finley, who is a historian, believes that the work's of Homer is not historical. Agamemnon is killed by Briseis during the sack of Troy. Apart from this, the poem also emphasizes the brevity of life and this is made clear through the deaths of characters. This gives the modern audience a sort of pity for Achilles, who has lost his cousin Patrocles Patrocles being Achilles' cousin and now he has killed a great warrior, who like him, loved his family. Therefore, this absence gave the movie a more humanized feel while taking some of the mystique out of this legend. The fight between Hector and Achilles is told in different ways with the Iliad and Troy.
The Iliad only tells part of the story of the Trojan War, covering only a few weeks during the war. In the Iliad the Olympic Gods and Goddesses play a major role in the lives of the characters, and the outcome of the war. These functions vary from characters such as the goddess ' that help them to the nymphs who trick them…. From this angle, the real nature of the actions of characters in the poem is under criticism. Divine intervention was a major variable in Homer's Iliad. Achilles is shown to be an extreme villain in The Iliad.
If you do so, however, you should definitely cite the references to your sources. The difference in time, culture, and format between the movie and the Iliad make differences such as the gods roles and time the stories covered, are necessary to allow both to be understood and interesting by their audience, and where producible at the time. As such I must keep that in mind while publishing this blog. On the film, Agamemnon was very fierce and arrogant, he never initiated agreement with Achilles unlike in the book. In comparison the movie makes it appear as though the entire war lasted a number of weeks. By giving the warriors and women the power of free will, Troy depicts a world that viewers might expect from a Hollywood epic.
We get a picture of human beings in control of their own destiny. Wolfgang Petersen favours the elements of romance and allows the focus of Helen and Paris to be emphasised more so than any war element. The pursuit of Kleos by Achilles even though he knows it will lead to his downfall conveys a message of personal sacrifice, as Achilles knows to earn glory will cost him his life, yet he still carries own on his destructive quest. Petersen sacrifices key plot points for themes that will appeal to the more modern audience as his version contains the drama that a modern audience loves and the theme of romance and love, which the modern audience also enjoys. And to fit everything into place, some twists on the characters was made which will be discussed in.
Comparison Paper on the Book Iliad and Film Troy On the Plot The plot of the book and the film has a very big difference especially on its coverage and focus. I pray you by your life and knees, and by your parents, let not dogs devour me at the ships of the Achaeans, but accept the rich treasure of gold and bronze which my father and mother will offer you, and send my body home, that the Trojans and their wives may give me my dues of fire when I am dead. His fate was set from the beginning and there was nothing anyone could have done about it, even the gods themselves. King Menelaus becomes angered and says Paris is not worthy of royalty nor his wife Helen. The Gods affected every aspect of this poem. In the movie only one deity, Thetis, is ever seen. This focus on romantic drama, which is more likely to bring in a wider audience in modern society is contrasted to the original poem of which the film, Troy is based on.