Help with Questions to The Iliad: Books 18-19
- Think carefully about how the death of Patroclus affects Achilles. How does the death of Patroclus affect the relationship between Achilles and Agamemnon?
- What images does Hephaestus forge on the shield of Achilles? What is the significance of these images?
- What is the significance of Achilles’ refusal to eat?
- How does Achilles react to the armor? How do the Myrmidons react to it?
- What is your impression of Briseis as she is returned to Achilles? How does Achilles respond to her return?