Παρασκευή, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

Troy

Troy-Τροία

Differences

First of all, I’ll start with the deaths both of the Greek and of the Trojans. Menelaus didn’t die at the beginning of the war, but lived peacefully for many years and died of natural causes. Agamemnon wasn’t killed by Bryseis, as was shown in the film, but by Egistos, who killed him when he returned to Mycenae. Achilles, probably the most popular Greek warrior, was killed in the 7th year of the war by Paris while he was making fun of the prince. Ajax wasn’t killed by Hector, but by Apollo.

Also there are more general differences between the film and Homer’s story. The gods were also fighting like the mortals. Almost everyone took sides. Apollo, Artemis, Venus, Mars were on the Trojan side and Juno, Athena, Poseidon and Demeter were with the Greeks. However, Zeus and Mercury weren’t on anyone’s side.




Similarities

The film had many similarities with the real story. First of all, it shows how big and strong the Trojan walls were. Then it tells us that Agamemnon’s army was huge. Another right point of the film is that Achilles and Agamemnon fought over a woman. It is also true that Achilles killed Hector and treated his dead body badly, because Hector murdered his cousin, Patroclus. Like in the story, the movie shows us that Priam came in the night to Achilles’s tent to take the dead body back to Troy.

The most important thing the director did well was the Trojan Horse which is still famous as the conqueror of Troy. At the end the city was burned down like in the film.

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