Were there diffrences between Achilles in Homer's Iliad and the film Troy?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a good question and we can say that there were many differences. Let me list a few of them for you.

  • Achilles was dead by time of the Greek made the Trojan horse to take over the city.
  • Thetis, Achilles mother was a sea-goddess. The movie does not really make this point.
  • The armor that Achilles wore and the other soldier was anachronistic.
  • Patrocolus was not Achilles' nephew as the movies states. The relationship between the two men is not completely clear in the book.
  • Achilles is much more godlike in Homer's book than in the movie.

With these points made, it should also be pointed that the movie does a pretty good job in showing the rage and insolence of Achilles and his hatred for Agamemnon.