Compare and Contrast Essay

Prompt:

Compare and Contrast what Greeks and Trojans are fighting for in the Iliad. Ostensibly, one side is defending their homeland while the other is defending their honor, but what other motivations – or combination of motivations- seem to bee in play? Plunder, glory, hatred, pride, bloodlust,self-loathing, rapine, envy… Consider also what motivates the gods to take sides.

600 words minimum

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Greeks and Trojans in the Iliad
Homer (n.d)presents a case of conflict in his epic, Iliad, including decisions that significantly affect the war in the story. Different stakeholders engage in activities of the conflict, with the primary sides pitting the Greeks againstthe Trojans. One of the most interesting aspects of the story lies in the involvement of the gods in affairs of mortals,

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