classical cultures essay number uno

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Gregory Sicard Professor Zaneteas CC 1.1 March 23, 2008 Cruelty and Humanity of The Iliad The Iliad presents tragic events that we can recall as being cruel and malicious. Although, the irony s that the cruelty has led to diminish hate and transform it into pity which causes the soul to act towards morality. Therefore, the human soul becomes feeble, and humanity takes its role. Characters of the Iliad such as Achilles go through the transition of acting towards hate into becoming a moral person shedding tears like a heartbroken child. The anger and rage of Achilles causes Thetis [Achilles’ mother] to act harshly on Agamemnon, and a plague was brought upon the Achaeans because Agamemnon would not return his war prize chrysies back to her father. This caused chrysies’ father to pray to Apollo and bring a plague. The actions of Agamemnon were based on greed and his greed led to a plague which took many lives of his own people. Agamemnon’s actions should be based on cruel consequences which his people suffered and not him. Another good example of greed was the
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