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Unformatted text preview: a few reasons. First, it denotes strength, power, and confidence. This piece of armor is the main defense against spears and swords. Without the shield, the soldier is already dead and has no chance of survival. Secondly, the designs on the shield show a multitude of observations, stories and thoughts. I think that the designs that were placed on Achilles new shield involved a lot of events that happened in his life or things that he has seen while fighting. It is a summary of life like I said before. It shows that not only do soldiers and heroes get wounded and affected by the war, but everything does from animals to humans. The armor, especially the shield, is essential in the story and in battle....
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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, Armor, Achilles, Thetis