The Iliad, English research help: In her famous essay, The Iliad

In her famous essay, The Iliad, or the Poem of Force, the French philosopher Simone Weil treated Homer’s poem as an exploration of how human beings can be subjugated to brute force. She also saw the recognition of this fact as a necessary step toward compassion—something that, as a Christian theologian, was deeply important to her. And yet, the fact remains that the Iliad takes place in a pre-Christian world. How does the value system of the Iliad parallel or differ from that of Christianity, or another belief system with which you are familiar?

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