However the characters themselves are shown with different actions between the two texts which revels different motives and thoughts. Heinrich Schliemann was the first investigator to uncover the site of Troy, located on the Western coast of Turkey at the entrance of the Dardanelles strait. In the movie Troy, the characters such as Achilles, Agamemnon are presented in the same way as they are presented in the epic. They say you can't be killed. This movie, Troy, has proven to be a very loose adaptation of Homer's original, as are almost all stories that are made into movies, unfortunately.
Paris, Helen, and a small troop of Trojans escape the city alive. In the movie the gods had no visible role they were more… 883 Words 4 Pages Wolfgang Peterson tackles the job of bringing the epic of Homer's The Iliad to the big screen in his film Troy. The two heroes could hardly be more different. It ends when the Achaeans people mainly from what we now call Greece sack Troy located in modern day Turkey. He developed a practise known as stratigraphy, a form of pottery dating, enabling him to date the mixed up strata. It is a way of bringing the greats back down to earth amongst the common people a modern day example of this has is Winston Churchill whom is considered one of the greatest leaders of the united kingdom, yet it is widely known that he had a drinking problem, this bringing the great man's image down due to the flaw within his nature.
Of course, the methods used to form such characters are usually quite complex, but not always so. The Odyssey on the other hand takes place after the Trojan War. In conclusion, although Troy stands on the epic The Iliad, it is slightly similar to the epic. The movie Troy is a good example of this question. Although Zeus, King of Gods, tried to be neutral, he was pro-Trojan. The Iliad only covers about 2 weeks in the last year of the war, while the movie shows it all. Schliemann found that over 3500 years, layers had built up and the mound had grown to nearly 65 feet.
However, the film critics were harsh on this movie, as they had every right to be, and it ended up being a total flop. First and most disappointing, was the absence of the Gods in the movie Troy. The are many similarities and many difference, in the Iliad by Homer and The Movie Troy, for Achilles character. Hard decisions and moral conscience are considered to be guidance by the gods. The movie focuses on the desire for love and for war that seem to come hand in hand, and the blindness that comes. It seemed clear in the Iliad that Achilles was the protagonist, but in the movie, it seemed Hector took much of the hero factor.
The film Troy which is directed by Wolfgang Peterson has been deeply influenced by the epic poem, the Iliad. He refused to fight even if he were apol … ogized to later. Once she was taken, Menelaus declared war and that where the nickname for Helen came from. A question arises that has plagued the mind for decades; what does it mean to be human? How his friend Patroclus, trying to take his place, was kil … led in battle by the Trojan hero Hector. Throughout the lesson, we'll talk about the similarities and differences between the epic poem and the film adaptation. It seemed that Tereus was safe.
In the movie Patroclus is Achilles's cousin but in the book he is his lover. Some of the major differences between the film and the poem are: 1. One troy ounce is defined as exactly 0. In the movie, Briseis was not introduced until the Greeks first reached Troy and found her hiding in the temple of Apollo. By taking a better look at theses main features it can be seen that they are similar to those of Christianity today.
The themes of honor, fate and the role of the Gods play a very important role in the Iliad. The Gods affected every aspect of this poem. Even those, whom are considered great men and women, will contain their own personal flaw which stops them from remaining as a perfect specimen of the human species. He also asked the Myrmidons to save themselves and sail home while he chose to stay behind. Although the most powerful warrior of the Trojan war, Achilles was his own worst enemy.
Every warrior was just another piece of the phalanx, which is why the army was so withstanding of attack…. In the story of Iliad, Zeus and Hera argue over to the fate of Troy. In the book, Paris has always been on the battlefield but with a brew of cowardice, it also showed how the early period looks on cowardice. In the movie Agamemnon brought the kings together for this war, which is not true in the Iliad. In both versions, Paris is portrayed as a wife stealing, thief in the night.
We will never be here again Troy 2004. These differences include some very major characters dying in the Iliad and surviving in the film troy, the time of the death of characters, and the relationships between the characters. The Iliad verses Troy I n the movie it's stated that Agamemnon brought the kings together for this war, which really isn't true. Achilles agrees and guides Priam to Hektors body, a moment of humanity strikes Achilles and he starts weeping over Hektors body grieving for all he has killed and the death of his cousin Patroclus. Afraid to get their facts wrong? Hector is then forced to defend his little brother and kills Menelaus. Of Gods and Men The most apparent difference Troy has from The Iliad is its absence of Olympian gods, the Greek pantheon of deities who reside on Mount Olympus. There is no other reason for these differences except from money and as all the major and small differences are observed, it becomes very obvious that the film was molded to a modern day audience with modern day expectations of the film.
Another is the roles of the gods. In the movie Troy, Briseis is a member of Priam's family which she actually wasn't. These two works are widely held to be the beginning of Western Literature. When Achilles refused to take part in the war he dressed like woman and hid among the daughters of a family. To be a hero in ancient Greece. In the movie, Helen is consistently loving and accepting, and when Paris cowers from his duel with Menelaus, she remains supportive of him, claiming that he cowers for the sake of love.