Pride And Honor In The Iliad

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Out of the themes provided, all have a major part in this epic. I have read my fellow classmate’s thoughts and “rage” seems to be the winner. However, as stated, there are many more themes with the Iliad. One that I can distinguish to be predominant is pride and honor. These two significant principles are ways of life for all human beings. It was for pride and honor that started the Trojan War. Menelaus felt dishonored when Helen left with Paris and to restore his honor and pride he convinced his brother Agamemnon to set sail to Troy. It was Agamemnon’s pride refusing to return Chryseis to her father as well as, being dishonored by having to give her back and accept no ransom and provide sacred bulls to be sacrificed. Feeling dishonored,

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