The Dissonances Of God And God In The Iliad

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Some of the things that define an individual and its behavior are the culture and ideals in its residence. These ideals and culture prove that each and everyone one of us is unique. For example, an ideal Greek citizen is versatile, clever, a leader, an orator, adaptable and tricky while an ideal Hebrew citizen is wise, obedient, studious, righteous, inadequate, and is able to converse with God. In Hebrew literature, God is just and merciful and the humans are inadequate. On the other hand, in Greek literature, gods are powerful and self-centered, and the humans are the ones responsible for the community. The difference between the two is apparent, and considering these evident differences, we can also reason out that the way how the characters…show more content…
"You thick-skinned, shameless, greedy fool! Can any Akhaian care for you, or obey you, after this on marches or in battle?" (Lines 175-177, Book 1), "Well, this time I make sail for home. Better to take now to my ships. Why linger, cheated of winnings, to make wealth for you?" (Lines 197-199, Book 1), Akhilleus exclaimed. "Desert, if that's the way the wind blows. Will I beg you to stay on my account? I will not" (Lines 201-202, Book 1), "No officer is hateful to my sight as you are" (Line 205, Book 1), replied Agamemnon. The feud was resolved when Athena came down from the sky and stopped the fight by talking to Akhilleus. "Enough, break off this combat, stay your hands upon the sword hilt. Let him have a lashing with words, instead. ...Obey" (Lines 246-252, Book 1), Athena ordered and Akhilleus responded, "Nothing for it, goddess, but when you two immortals speak, a man complies, though his heart burst." (Lines 254-255, Book…show more content…
She was looking for someone to redeem Ruth, since Ruth was a widow, just like her, and she wanted Ruth to have a companion. When Naomi learned that the person Ruth had worked for was Boaz, a kinsman, she thought that Boaz could be Ruth's redeemer that was why she sent her daughter-in-law to Boaz. "Daughter, is it not my duty to see you happily settled? And Boaz, the man with whose work-women you were, is he not our kinsman? Tonight he will be winnowing the barley on the threshing-floor. So wash and perfume yourself, put on your cloak and go down to the threshing-floor...take note where he lies, then go and turn back the covering at his feet and lie down yourself. He will tell you what to do.” (Verses 1-4, Chapter 3) When Boaz saw Ruth, he asked her who she was and Ruth answered, “I am your servant Ruth. Spread the skirt of your cloak over your servant for you have the right of redemption over me.” However, even if Boaz already has the right of redemption over Ruth because of what Ruth did, he still cannot acquire her because Ruth has a kinsman closer than Boaz himself. On that very day, Boaz decided to settle everything regarding the redemption over the piece of land and Ruth with the man who really has the right of redemption over them. “Today you are witnesses that from Naomi I acquire everything that used to belong to Elimelech, and everything

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