Here are several possible essay questions drawn from the Iliad.
1. Describe the range of political disputes and political actors presented in the Iliad, Book I.
2. Compare and contrast the qualities of Achilles and Hector from the point of view o
Summarize and evaluate the political significance of Newspeak, as explained by Syme in 1984 (pp. 51-55) and in the
Appendix, The Principles of Newspeak
There are many complexities in the language of Newspeak in order to create its simplicit
1. Much art, perhaps most art, perhaps all art is connected with sex, in some extremely general way. Iris Murdoch
Relations between the sexes, between men and womenoften disguised as love, or marriage, or adultery, or gender rolesare always a central conc
- Achilles: mad at Agamemnon, which greatly impedes the Achaean army
o Virtue: the most powerful warrior in the Iliad, possesses superhuman strength
because his mother, Thetis, is divine (and he traces back to Zeus)