Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ENG 9H: The Iliad

According to your graphic novel version of The Iliad, in what way is Helen responsible for "instigating" the Greek-Trojan War? Be sure to mention: Menelaus, Agammemnon, Hector, Paris and Achilles in your response (100 words approx.).

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  1. Helen is the person who instigated the Greek-Trojan War because she caused the conflict between Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and Paris, the king of Troy’s son. Helen married Menelaus but was taken away from him by Paris, who was deeply in love with her. Menelaus’s brother, Agamemnon, wants to get Helen back for his brother. This starts the war between the Greeks and the Trojans and also a great quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles, the Greek’s strongest and bravest warrior. When Agamemnon takes the city of Chryse, he receives a girl named Chryseis, the daughter of the priest of Apollo. Upon anger for the grieving priest, Apollo made the city suffer. Achilles asks Agamemnon to give Chryseis back so Apollo isn’t mad anymore. Agamemnon refuses and Achilles prays to his mother to make the Greeks be defeated by the Trojans so they will see that they need him to help them win. The attack on the Greeks is led by Hector, the Trojans greatest warrior. After the death of his best friend at the hands of Hector, Achilles rejoins the battle and kills Hector.

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  2. Helen of Troy was the daughter of a Spartan king. She was allowed to handpick her husband, and she chose Menelaus, who was the brother to Agamemnon. Agamemnon was a commander who led the Greek forces into the upcoming battle. Helen proved to be too desirable when she was kidnapped by Paris, a Trojan prince. To avenge his daughter's abduction, Agamemnon declared war on the Trojans. This brutal war lasted around a decade, with the Gods hovering close by and manipulating the characters' fates. Hector came to be generally acknowledged as the bravest Trojan, while Achilles was praised as the strongest Greek warrior, though he'd initially refused to fight. Achilles ends up killing Hector but is then killed himself by Paris and Apollo. This transitions into The Odyssey.

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  3. Helen was the beautiful wife of Menelaos and the daughter of Zeus. She is responsible for "instigating" the Greek-Trojan war. Helen is responsible for the Greek-Trojan war because of her beauty. She was so beauty that every Greek prince wanted to marry her and would woe her. When she was kidnapped by the Trojans, King Menelaos sent out the Greek princes to recover Helen and punish the Trojans for her abduction. Once she was recovered, the Greek army just continued to attack the Trojans.

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  4. In the Iliad, Helen is responsible for instigating the Greek- Trojan war because she was initially married to Menelaus; therefore she belongs to him and him only. Paris, when visiting, saw Helen and madly fell in love with her. He could no longer contain his feelings so he kidnapped Helen and stole her from Menelaus. Menelaus was enraged and asked for help from his brother, Agamemnon, to take back Helen. Agamemnon then led an army of Greeks including Achilles, the most skilled soldier, against Hector’s army of Trojans. Agamemnon wished to capture the city of Troy. After ten years, Agamemnon’s wish is fulfilled.

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  5. By: Elizabeth Weger
    Helena did provoke the Greek/Trojan war because Menelaus, King of Sparta, was originally married to Helena. Then Paris from Troy stole Helena from Menelaus. Menelaus' brother Agamemnon ordered the Greeks to get back Helena from the Trojans. Agamemnon took Brisels from Achilles and this greatly angered Achilles. Achilles refuses to fight for Agamemnon anymore. Hector is the strongest of the Trojans and helps to lead the Trojans and to force the Greeks to retreat. The Trojans are sucessful with not having to fight Achilles. After the killing of his best friend by Hector, Achilles battles Hector, finishing him off once and for all.

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  6. Helen is responsible for the war in a few ways. One way is that she chose her husband out of the many Greek princes. With the arrival of Paris, it seems things were not so great between her and Menelaus. Paris, taking Helen to Troy is a big reason why she is responsible: the war was partly about getting her back. Menelaus and his brother Agamemnon led the war and the other princes helped beacause of their oath to protect and be good friends with whomever Helen chose as her husband. Achilles, the best warrior in Greece, and Hector came as well. Nobody knows whether she was kidnapped or whether she went along willingly to Troy. This is why Helen is responsible for the Trojan war.

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  7. Christian Kneubel
    Helen had a lot of beauty which attracted many men. One of which was Menelaus, brother or King Agamemnon. Then Paris abducted Helen. Paris chose the most beautiful out of 3 goddesses. After one was chosen , the other two were offended. This then insulted Menelaus and the gods. This started the trojan war. During the trojan war Hector was sentenced to battle Achilles. Achilles won and poked holes in Hector's ankles. Later to drag his body from his chariot. Overall, Helen instigated the Trojan War.
    (I studied online versions of "The Iliad" because I could not read the text in the comic)

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  8. Helen was responsible for instigating the greek trojan war because she had to chose one of the princes of greece to be her husband.Her father told them that they must all befriends with the man that Helen choses.Helen choses Menelaus , brother of Agamemnon .Menelaus became king of Sparta after Helen father died. Paris,son of Priam and king of Troy, came to Sparta. Paris stole Helen because of his love for her.Paris told his brother who told the princes of greece to help Paris get back his wife,Helen. The princes went to troy and started fighting a war to get Helen back to Menelaus that would last for the next nine years.

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  9. In the graphic version of Iliad, Helen is responsible for starting the Greek-Trojan War because Paris stole her from Menelaus, her husband. Agamemnon, Menelaus's brother, called a meeting in which they would get back Helen. There was much fighting but no side was proving to be victorious. SO, Apollo said that they should call Hector to battle the fiercest Greek, man on man, Ajax was chosen to fight Hector, there was no winner. So the Greeks then called Achilles, the strongest and bravest Greek, to help defeat the Trojans. Hector killed Achilles friend Patroclus, which angered Achilles, then Achilles and Hector fought one another and Achilles ends up killing him. The gods were angry how Achilles treated Hectors body so they guided Paris arrow to kill Achilles.

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  10. Helen started the Greek-Trojan War. When Helen was choosing her husband her father made all the men promise to be friends with the man she chooses. They all agreed. Helen chose Menelaus to be her husband. Later the prince of Troy named Paris came and took Helen from Menelaus. Then Agamemnon reminded the men of their promise and they agreed to fight to help bring back Helen. Achilles and Hector fought against each other to determine the winner. Achilles won but disrespected Hector’s dead body causing the Gods to be mad. With a spear, the Gods killed Achilles and Paris. Because of Paris kidnapping Helen, Helen instigated the war.

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  11. Helen was responsible for instigating the Trojan War because she was married to Menelaus of Greece, but loved Paris of Troy. This is why the war happened between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris kidnapped Helen which made Menelaus angry, so he tried to get her back. After this didn't work, war broke out. Agammemnon, the Greek ruler, led an expedition to Troy. Achilles and Hector were both amazing soliders who fought on opposing sides. In the end, the Greeks hid in a wooden horse given to the Trojans and finally took over the city.

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  12. The way in which Helen is responsible for instigating the Greek - Trojan War is that she was the reason why the king of Sparta, Menelaus,and his brother, Agammemnon, called the meeting of all the Greek princes. Paris, the prince of Troy, came to Sparta and fell in love with Helen. When he left he kidnapped her for himself. It was this factor alone that started the war. It was her fault also because she did nothing to fight back against Paris when he was taking her. Soon after the Greeks and the Trojans went to war. The Greeks could not break into Troy and they grew hungry forcing them to invade the surrounding cities. It was because of this invading that the great quarrel started between Achilles and Agammemnon. The war ended as death came over Hector, a great Trojan warrior, and caused a resolution to the quarrel between Achilles and Agammemnon.

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  13. Helen is responsible for the trojan war because the main people in the war were fighting for her. Paris took her from Menelaus, her husband, because Aphrodite promised her to him. Paris's brother, Hector, is the main fighter for the Trojans. Achilles is the main fighter for the Greeks, even though Agamemnon is the leader of the army. Helen may have started the war, but it was definitely drawn out by Achilles' and Agamemnon's pride. Agamemnon takes Achilles' war prize wife, Briseis, and Achilles refuses to fight until Agamemnon gives her back. Since Achilles is a very strong fighter, the war would've ended sooner if he would have fought instead of waiting for Agamemnon to get over his pride.

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  14. *takes deep breath*
    The Trojan War was directly caused by the taking of the spartan queen, Helen, to Troy by a certain Paris of Troy. Helen willingly went with Paris, so she is partially responsible for the ensuing war.
    In response to his wife's abandoning him, King Menelaus sought out the aid of his brother, Agamemnon: king of Mycenae, together they led a Achaean coalition against the city of Troy.
    For 9 years they danced about the city's walls, but never did they come even close to taking it.
    Although the city seemed impenetrable they kept at it and there were losses on both sides; Troy lost Hector, their eldest prince, and the Greeks lost their greatest hero, Achilles.
    Then one day a man named Odysseus had the idea of building a giant wooden statue--equine in resemblance-- and climbing into its bowels.
    His idea won them the war.

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  15. Helen is responsible for instigating the Greek-Trojan war because she is what the battle is ultimately fought over. Paris took Helen from her husband Menelaus, who at the time was the king of sparta. Agamemnon, Menelaus' brother and leader of the Acheans, called a meeting to get Helen back. After this, the Greeks invade Troy. In the battle, the greatest Greek Trojan, Hector kills one of Achilles friends. This enrages Achilles to be part of the fighting. Achilles becomes a crucial part and a strong force for the greeks. This all relates back to Helen. If it wasn't for her, the war would not have started.

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  16. I ate cookies again last night!!

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  17. "Eva and Trent" -Viola
    "Viola and Forrest" -Eva

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