A comparison of the movie troy and homers epic poem the iliad

This brief period in which the war took place naturally makes practically impossible to call the movie epic since the historical period described is too short.

This is different from what the film Troy depicts, the movie makes it seem like 2 weeks went by.

Homer iliad troy

There is no mention of the horse in the Iliad. One of the major differences between the movie and Homer's epic poem is that the Iliad ends with the funeral of Hector, whereas the movie goes on to portray other events that do not occur in the Iliad. In fact, it is really hard to remain untouched by the great power and human genius when one looks at the creations of ancient Greeks, which were actually unprotected in face of the wildlife and nature. Both are deal with the same subject, but the characters themselves are shown with different actions. In Ransom, Malouf demonstrates how chance has a key factor in Achilles and Priams pre-determined fates. This is different from what the film Troy depicts, the movie makes it seem like 2 weeks went by. A daughter of the god Zeus, she is best known for the part she played in causing the Trojan War. Secondly, the costumes and decorations are very realistic.

Secondly, the costumes and decorations are very realistic. The Homeric warrior culture is based on the principle that war is a constant fact of life. In the original work men are apparently dominant, while in the movie this trend is not really depicted.

The concept of Hubris in The Iliad shows that humans posses the character traits that determine their own fates.

troy movie

In fact, the creators of the movie paid a lot of attention to slightest details to make the movie more realistic and closer to the epoch of ancient Greece. The coverage of the film starts all the way from why the Trojan- Greeks conflict started up to the death of Achilles and the fall of Troy.

Differences between troy the movie and what actually happened

This is different from what the film Troy depicts, the movie makes it seem like 2 weeks went by. However, the movie is still just an adaptation of the original epic work and it did not fully preserve the epic nature of the poem, especially in its timeline and some details mentioned above. In fact, the characters of the movie are a bit westernized. First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the plot of the movie and the epic poem. Even though, there is a substantial emotional tension, there is still, at least one important detail that is not depicted good enough. This is a considerable drawback of the movie, if it pretends to be an epic work like the original poem since religion and beliefs of ancient Greeks carefully depicted by Homer constituted a substantial part of their life and culture that made the poem even more significant work that depicted various spheres of life of ancient society, its culture, beliefs, everyday life in historical context. However there are many main differences related to these plots.
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