101607 - Aenied Book II p.649-650 description of Hector Hecubas speech directed to her husband Priam Unlike Homer following heroic code and

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10/16/07 Aenied , Book II p.649-650 description of Hector; Hecuba’s speech directed to her husband, Priam Unlike Homer following heroic code and describing Achilles as a hero while he abuses Hector’s body, Virgil questions Achilles’ nobility and lessens Achilles’ reputation as well “My poor husband, what mad thought drove you to buckle on these weapons? Where are you trying to go? The time is past for help like this, for this kind of defending, even if my own Hector could be here.” Parody: using a familiar scene and giving it a different content p.650-1 Death of Priam and his son Politës Strong emotionality (arousing readers’ empathy) and severely dramatic depictions in the following scene “With this, to the altar step itself he dragged him trembling, slipping in the pooled blood of his son, and took him by the hair with his left hand.” “sliding into the pooled blood of his son” (Virgil’s heavy use of dramatic effect is rarely used by Homer) Priam is associated with the Eastern power. Please find the historical background associated with Gnaeus Pompeius on page 649. “he… had ruled in pride so many lands and peoples, the power of Asia. On the distant shore, the vast trunk headless likes without a name.” Virgil’s Double Focus: Virgil focuses on the complexity of the text (allusions to Homer’s
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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101607 - Aenied Book II p.649-650 description of Hector Hecubas speech directed to her husband Priam Unlike Homer following heroic code and

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