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Unformatted text preview: confide, and to believe what she says and listen to her comfort. Contrary to this, Achilleus becomes more powerful in his character by making the oath to Agamemnon. He is already seen as more than a mortal because of his past actions but not like a true god. By making this oath, he emphasizes this feature about himself and shows the audience that mortals, too, can increase their prestige among other mortals and gods. With more relevance to the statements themselves, the foreshadowing provides a way for the audience to connect all the events together in order to see how events will really turn out. In the end, they are true, but until the end is heard by the people, they are only able to create the events in their mind. I feel that foreshadowing gives the audience a more interactive role in the telling of The Iliad because they can find meaning to the statements and apply them to the rest of the story....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07
- The Iliad, War, Agamemnon, Hera, Book 1