What are the differences between the movie troy and the iliad? consider these things: agamemnon's death meneleus death paris escape helens situation trojans princesses

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While the film retains the enmity between Achilles and Agamemnon, and the causes of the Trojan war, it departs significantly in the way that it aligns Achilles and Hector with a more modern, melodramatic "Hollywood" attitude toward honor and honorable conduct. At times the film characters directly contradict the behaviors of their written counterparts, specifically in ways that are meant to make them more sympathetic to the audience, even though it comes at the expense of the principles of the original story and our ability to believe the film.

One example of this is the absence of the character Chryseis, and Achilles's attitude toward Briseis. In the Iliad , Chryseis is a Trojan woman given to Agamemnon as a spoil of war, but her father is a priest of Apollo, who calls upon the god to avenge the capture of his daughter, and Agamemnon is forced to return Chryseis. This hurts his pride, and he takes Briseis, another Trojan girl, who had been given to Achilles and was apparently perfectly...

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