Comparison of the odessey and iliad

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The Odyssey and the Iliad In our day and age, people strive for independence and a sense of authority. However, at many times this is more easily said than done. Whether it be God, or in the eyes of the Achaeans and Trojans, the immortals, lives and actions are commonly defined by a higher being. Which leads to Homerís epic poems the Odyssey and the Iliad which deal with constant conflict in a world …

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…characters are forced to live their lives knowing that nothing they do, will reflect the outcome of their fate. Therefore, resisting would be a worthless gesture. Although they are known for their strength and perseverance, they are rarely considered as being pawns controlled by the all mighty gods. Bibliography Lattimore, Richard The Iliad of Homer, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1963. Rouse, W.H.D. Homer The Odyssey, New York: The New American Library, Inc., 1937.