Homer Essay Examples

The Simpsons (Media)

Does Matt Groening succeed in making his cartoon appeal to such a wide audience? Matt Groening succeed in making his animated cartoon, ‘The Simpsons’ appeal to such a wide audience as it is a highly sophisticated and expensive operation with a multi million-dollar budget. It is successful worldwide as many people enjoy watching the show…. View Article

The Moving Image

I will be looking closely at two particular programmes involving families: ‘The Simpsons’ (‘Homer Alone’) and ‘The Royle Family’ (‘Sunday Dinner’) both families have been labelled ‘dysfunctional’ yet both programmes have attracted huge TV audiences. I will be comparing the portrayal of family life in both these programmes and will try to account for their… View Article

“The Iliad” by Homer

Thesis Statement The role of the Gods in relation to people. Introduction Throughout The Iliad, Homer offers us a glimpse into the lifestyles of the ancient Greeks and their beliefs.  They are a very spiritual and in many ways superstitious people.  The main thing to note throughout The Iliad is the interaction between the gods… View Article

The Shield of Memory: An Analysis of Achilles’ Shield in the Iliad

The construction of Achilles’ shield may be considered as one of the most fascinating sections of the Iliad. Within this section, Homer suspends the unfolding of the characters’ fate as he describes the decoration of Achilles’ shield. For Achilles, Hephaestus forges a shield containing the scenes of everyday life. Such a scene comprises his vision… View Article

Fall of Troy

Pride and self confidence are values often times convey in stories and books that chronicle tales about Greek Mythology. With the Gods and goddesses favoring a certain person and taking sides, mortals oftentimes grew more complacent and over confident about their own selves.  As the Greek word Hubris implies it is an exaggerated act and… View Article

“The Iliad” by Homer

Introduction The Iliad was originally intended to be recited or chanted, rather than read. Its poetic style is vivid, taut, simple, direct, and full of repeated epithets and elaborate visual similes. The treatment is serious and dignified throughout, and the total effect is one of grandeur. Homer’s greatness also reveals itself in the action of… View Article

The Iliad And The Epic Style

‘Epos’ which  is the root Greek word for “epic”  means , “early, unwritten narrative poetry, celebrating incidents of heroic traditions.(Rees.1966). High seriousness and elevated style are associated with epic, which is evidenced in the convention of Invocation at the start of an epic. In Iliad the poet invokes the muse to assist his dedicated labour: … View Article

Immortal Characteristics in the Iliad and the Aeneid

Although written in two distinct eras, The Aeneid and The Iliad offer views of the Trojan War, which have been studied for centuries.  The Iliad, written by Homer in 750-650 BCE, portrays the tale from the Greek point of view.  Sometimes thought to have been a mythic person himself, the telling of The Iliad is… View Article

“The Iliad” as Glorification of War

“The Iliad” is known to be one of the most famous Greek poems written by a blind poet Homer. The influence of the poem on the Roman, Greek and European cultures was considered great and enormous. The Iliad is dated circa 8th century BC, although now some scholars such as Martin West and Richard Seaford… View Article

“The Iliad” by Homer

“The Iliad” is known to be the most famous Greek poems written by a blind poet Homer. The Iliad is dated circa 8th century BC, although now some scholars such as Martin West and Richard Seaford prefer to date it in the 6th-7th century BC. The Iliad” tells about events taking place during the last… View Article

The Character of Achilles

Achilles is the main character in Homer’s The Iliad translated by Robert Fagles. The Iliad is the story of the battle of Troy, in which Greek heroes fight and die, with much interference from the various gods and goddesses. The story ends when Achilles gives Hector’s body back to King Priam and Hector is buried…. View Article

Troy Film Review

Throughout time, men have waged war, some for power, some for glory, some for honor and some for love. In ancient Greece, the passion of two of history’s most legendary lovers Paris, Prince of Troy and Helen, Queen of Sparta, ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. When Paris steals Helen away from her… View Article

Iliad Theme

Some people believe that the Iliad is a poem about death. However, some argue that the most important theme is war. Other themes of human experience such as jealousy, honor, or pride are seen in the poem, but I think the main idea of the poem is anger or rage and the results that occur… View Article

Is Odysseus a Hero?

The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, is an epic poem focused on Odysseus, an Ithacan soldier, and his journey that helps him grow as a hero. Odysseus makes idiotic mistakes that end up costing his crewmembers’ lives. His immature ways are sometimes interrupted by occasional courageous acts, but do not outweigh… View Article