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Unformatted text preview: many of them did when they were fighting or inspiring the fighters, then why did they just not finish the war when they had the chance? I realize that Homer was writing the book to be an epic battle between the Greeks and Trojans, but I felt that the role of the gods, while it excited the battle scene, made the battle a bit more confusing. I also felt that Achilles struggle with living a long peaceful life and being remembered was anti-climatic. He chose, after Patroclus death, to reenter the battle knowing that he was going to die for it. But in the end the book never discussed the downfall of Achilles. It centered more on the funeral of Hector, which is understandable, but I would have liked to see the story of Achilles finished....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HON 111 taught by Professor Palmer during the Fall '07 term at University of Maine Orono .
- Fall '07
- The Iliad, War, Achilles, Hector, Patroclus