Paris: The Iliad

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February 7, 2017

 

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He appears to be a hero, but is one of the causes of the war because he kidnapped Helen for his own selfish interests. Homer uses the contradictions in Paris' behavior to suggest the ironic contrasts in his character. For example, in line 40, after seeing his formidable opponent Atrides, he "dissolve[s] again in the proud Trojan lines, dreading Atrides?magnificent, brave Paris...
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For example, in line 40, after seeing his formidable opponent Atrides, he "dissolve[s] again in the proud Trojan lines, dreading Atrides?magnificent, brave Paris." At first glance, he appears very afraid, hardly the hero he is supposed to be. He "dissolves," as Homer describes it, a verb choice which implies fragmentation of attitude or feeling...
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