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?
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