The Role Of Violence In The Troy Tale

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When people think of war, they normally imagine horrors, such as someone getting blown to pieces. War is not always physical, despite what people may think. Edith Hamilton’s Mythology is the perfect example. Sure there is a lot of spear throwing, and sword fighting, but that is not all. Three types of violence in the Troy Tale are physical, theological, and mental/emotional. To begin, physical violence plays a gigantuan role in the Troy Tale. Like most major battles, this battle contains physical violence. On the contrary to most battles, this battle brought down the greatest city in the world. A myriad of people died in bloody, gruesome deaths. For example, a little boy, who survived the fall of Troy, was carried to the top of a tower and was thrown off, because he survived, and the Greeks didn’t want him.(See page 209) There are so many other accounts of people’s deaths in the Trojan War. Another example of physical violence, in not necessarily the war, but before the Greeks landed at Troy is, when Artemis was angry at the Greeks and they couldn’t sail to Troy until Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter. He tricked her into believing she was marrying Achilles, and “when she came to her wedding she was carried to the altar to be killed.”(pg 190)…show more content…
The gods involvement all started when Paris chose Aphrodite as the most beautiful out of Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. Hera and Athena then supported the Greeks and determined that Troy would fall. Aphrodite, Apollo, and Artemis all supported the Trojans. A perfect example of the gods taking sides is, “The bloodstained murderous god of war was fighting with Hector.”(pg 193) Even when the Greek heroes were on their way home from victory, the jealous gods, would try to kill

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