The death of Achilles also presents the idea of fate, i. This background was left out of the film Troy and is very helpful in understanding the myth. Andromache's character in the movie parallels her character in the book. Hektor, a Trojan soldier, must fight Akhilleus, an Achaean, during the Trojan War. Hector The Iliad is an epic poem usually attributed to Homer. There is really no other reason the director has made these differences in the film Troy apart from money, and as all the major and small differences are observed it becomes clear that the film was moulded and catered to appeal to a modern day audience with modern day expectations of films.
Menelaus is about to kill Paris when Hector intervenes and kills Menelaus. The film seeks to tell the story of the Trojan War, and its main similarity to The Iliad is that it features Achilles as the central character. Hera hates Troy and she desires to see the city destroyed. How his friend Patroclus, trying to take his place, was kil … led in battle by the Trojan hero Hector. They would earn less money for the publishing company. Archaeologists are still questioning their finds and.
Aeneas' crew had the fortune of not having the same fate as some in Odysseus' crew. Also, the movie shows Hector killing Melelaus, and the Iliad, Melelaus returns home with Helen. From this perspective, The Iliadis a work of military propaganda that justifies Mycenaen control of the most valuable sea passage of age the Bosporus , and The Odyssey justifies colonizing Italy and Sicily to the West. Some of the beliefs are totally opposite in the movie. Similarities -The war was caused by Paris stealing Helen as his lover. Thus, Krishna decides to die Karma, circle of life etc.
By giving the warriors and women the power of free will, Troy depicts a world that viewers might expect from a Hollywood epic. However Troy since it is based off the Iliad, still has its similarities with which it shares. Achilles character blurs the line between bravery and stupidity in this situation, however the message of personal sacrifice for a greater reward remains. In the movie the gods had no visible role they were more… 1047 Words 5 Pages Comparison of the Greek Religion in the Iliad to Christianity Throughout the Iliad of Homer there can be seen many features of the Greek religion. Odysseus convinced him to make a contract with the other suitors that made them promise that should anything happen to Helen, the other kings would assist in getting her back.
Achilles kills Hector King Priam sneaks into the greek camp to request the body of Hector from Achilles. In the Iliad the war took 10 years in the film Troy it only took 17 days. This dialogue here is mentioned within the movie troy when Achillies goes to consult his mother down at the beach, to which she tells Achillies of his fate, that how he will live a long life if he does not go to troy, and meet a loving wife and have children. Achilles is driven primarily by a thirst for glory. He withdrew because King Agamemnon confiscated his war prize Briseis to replace one that he, Agamemnon, had been obliged to return. In order to present a story that gives the sense of linear progression, Troy reorders some scenes. Achilles had his mother, Thetis, persuade Zeus to help Troy in the book, but this does not happen in the movie.
Of Gods and Men The most apparent difference Troy has from The Iliad is its absence of Olympian gods, the Greek pantheon of deities who reside on Mount Olympus. It seemed that Tereus was safe. Archaeologists are still questioning their finds and searching for. Here are some examples on how the book and the movie differ. He still is a very important character in the story. Throughout the rest of the epic, the gods include reminders that Aeneas is destined to find Italy and found Rome for future generations. However, in the movie Troy the Gods are barely even mentioned, and are only mentioned when referred to when signs are received.
The Iliad only covers about 2 weeks in the last year of the war, while the movie shows it all. Altho Hector was a great warrior in his time, after he killed Patroclus, he didn't actually come out to face Achilles as easily as the movie depicts it. While there is controversy weather or not Homer alone wrote these pieces or many other people wrote it over a period of time and even if Homer was an actual person. This change leads to an emphasis on human relationships and character growth. Both the film and the poem have the same ending plots, such as the blockade of Troy by the Greeks, the disagreement between the warrior Achilles and the king Agamemnon and these actions started when the prince of Troy Paris who took the wife king Menelaus of Sparta with him. Achilles carries tragic flaws that constantly impede his ability to act with nobility and integrity.
In one early scene, Agamemnon sends a boy to Achilles' camp to bring the warrior to the battlefield. Homer, author of the epic poem, also held great respect for both warriors, but respected them in different ways. Achilles dies at the end of the war. The character of women in the Odyssey is to exhibit the many and diverse roles that women play in the lives of men. The two heroes could hardly be more different. Some of the major differences between the film and the poem are: 1. Aeneas spends the e … ntire poem submitting to the will of the gods.