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Zach Garcia Honors 111 Iliad Iliad further look into role of gods. After listening to the discussion on Tuesday about the role of Gods I thought that I would discuss the role of the Gods in a more general way. In class the topic was brought up about whether or not the characters had control of their emotions or if it was completely out of their hands. I found the perspective that the gods controlled all of the emotions was how many people see it and only goes to the surface of the issue. The perspective that it was actually the characters themselves that controlled their emotions, but tried to manifest their emotions in the form of actual beings was very interesting. I thought that the view that their really were no gods but just personifications of the emotions themselves fit fairly well. That is not to say that the majority of the people that were reading the Iliad when it was published did not believe in gods. But the point was made that Homer was not a normal person and that he thought on different level than
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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 .

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