From the Epic Poem : The Illiad

 

From the Epic Poem : The Illiad

 

In spite of the constraints imposed by the formulaic language of the oral tradition, Homer, according to one critic, “sees his people as individually distinct and makes us aware of their individuality.” Discuss the ways Homer succeeds in presenting as differentiated individuals Hector, Nestor, Ajax, Odysseus, Agamemnon, Priam, and Phoenix. How does Homer make his characters individuals? Give plenty examples and references to the text in your response.

 

500 words. 600 max!

 

ALL CITATIONS MUST BE IN MLA

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