Horrors of War: The Iliad and the Iraq War There are have been many different wars within human history. All have included bloodshed, opposing sides and many years of fighting. War has become a common theme in many pieces of literature because of its global meaning. The Iliad is an epic written by Homer over 3,000 years ago about the final year of the Trojan war. The Iliad has an anti-war theme throughout the epic by displaying some the horrors of war. This can be related to the Iraq War veterans are speaking out against war and share their traumas suffered from the war. The Illiad and the Iraq War veterans both show the horrors of war by showing the affects of war on the families of soldiers, the soldiers and the places the war take place. In both The Iliad and the Iraq War, families of the soldiers are affected by the war. The families express their fears about the war and after affects the families suffer once the soldier is home. In Book six we see a conversation between Hektor and his wife, Andromache. She talks about how the war has affected her family. He father and seven brothers all were killed by Akhilleus during the war. She also express her fear of losing Hektor as well saying that he is the only thing she has left (Homer, lines 484-496). In the Iraq War we see another war affects the families of the soldiers, after they come home from the war. The trauma veterans suffered during their service affect them when they arrive home. Many suffer from PSTD, stress and grief this goes on to affect their family members. Navy SEAL Commander Mark Waddell explains how he had felt once he returned home from a service in Iraq saying, "It seems like everyone lives in Disneyland compared to what they've experienced. That stirs up frustration and anger, and home life becomes very flammable." This anger and the trouble sleeping and withdrawal cause the other around the service member also to fell anger and guilt (Wirthman” Families go to War”). Veterans going to war not only affects their family but it also affects the children of the soldiers specifically. The families of the soldiers worry how the children will be affected by the absence of a parent. In the Iliad, Andromache has a common fear that most mothers have, her son growing up without his father. In Book XI, Andromache begs Hektor not to fight and to stay in the tower. She says, “Be merciful! Stay here upon this tower. Do not bereave your child and widow me!”. Andromache him not to leave the tower leaving his child fatherless and her a widow (Homer, lines 552-553). Parents being away have affected many children during the time their parents are sent away. In a…
of the audience who would know nothing about the gods in such a short amount of time. Bringing up the gods might also have caused a lot of confusion amongst the audiences of the movie;
Another difference between the two is in the Iliad the Trojan War lasted ten years where as in the movie it lasted around seventeen days. This difference was also most likely changed because of the time as well, so so much information wouldn't have to be crammed in so little time…
essay called “Why We Crave Horror Movies” Kind displays his opinion and thoughts on why it is believed for people to love and crave the thrill of watching a horror movie. The writing says horror movies may take away ones secret, twisted, psychedelic thoughts and help sooth their rage. Maybe some just enjoy the adrenaline rush of the fear on screen. Lastly some might enjoy horror movies to regain ones confidence in the normality of the world today.
“It may be that horror movies provide psychic relief”…
The horror genre has a huge impact on its audience with characteristics that are recognisable through generic techniques and features used in the various horror texts. In Van Helsing; a film directed by Stephen Sommers, Cirque Du Freak, a novel written by Darren Shan, and Thriller, a song by Michael Jackson, many horror gothic features and techniques are applied and are easily recognised to help anyone understand the horror genre more clearly. It is usual in horror texts for there…
Horror Film Genre and Nightmare on Elm Street
Genre is easily defined as, “A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter” according to dictionary.com. To look more specifically at horror film you need to analyze a film to find a few key elements such as, isolation, desolation, lost cause, and redemption. There are many more aspects that make a film a horror film but I feel as if these are some…
continue to remake Horror films with reference to Nightmare on Elm Street 2010?
This essay links to my coursework because I have produced two print articles for Media Magazine and Heat magazine. This relates to the key issues around Horror in my essay because I have produced a review for a newly released Horror film written by a break through female writer Lena Dunham and an interview with writer.
In this essay I will be exploring the key issues around Horror as a genre and how horror has engaged…
REMNANTS OF HORROR
By Terrie Hayes
The post-Holocaust film, Night and Fog (1955), by director Alain Resnais is disturbing. Contemporary color footage of the long-abandoned Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp eerily contrasts the black and white stock footage of emaciated prisoners, living and dead, yet both present evidence of an atrocity so incomprehensible, it’s difficult to imagine how anyone survived. Borrowed from Hitler’s Night and Fog Decree (1941), which authorizes elimination…
Horror Unit Assignment
Out of all of these movies that we watched, there were many villains that caught my attention.
But, Kevin Spacey as John Doe in Seven was definitely the greatest villain. The way in which
he went about his actions and how creepy he was really caught my attention. He was smart
and relentless; two things that make a great villain. He made the detectives go through hours
and hours of evidence just to find out his previous locations…
7 March 2013
I’m Safe…. Oh no! There it is Again!
Repetition becomes an engine of horror when the viewer allows the constant replay of old fears to creep into their minds. Commonly found in the Horror Film Genre repetition has been used to create a trap for its victims as well as the audience. Creating the allusion of escape, repetition builds up a cyclic feeling of safety and then cuts out the sliver of hope with the return of the monster or whatever…
On the way to work every day I would often drive past a small two story house on the corner of the long, windy country road. Every time I drove past it, I would look up at the window on the second story at all the dolls that were in there. It just seemed like some kind of addiction.
One day, when I was on my way home I was just about to past this small peculiar house when my engine had broken down right outside the small-secluded house, and I had forgotten my phone so I could…