The Illiad has by far endured the test of time due to the relation of ancient Greek themes to that of modern day. An abundance of themes from Homer?s era can clearly be observed in today?s society such as emotion, war, and honor. These themes are portrayed throughout the book in various passages, speeches, and dialogue.
Emotions play a very substantial role in every society, no matter how aged. Emotions are a part of everyone?s lives. They determine how you act and think. The Illiad shows emotions in every aspect. One of the main feelings perceived throughout the book is anger. Achilles is one of the main sources of this mentality. We first get a hint of Achilles? ire in the very opening of book I. ?An angry man – there is my story: the bitter rancour of Achilles…It began first of all with a quarrel between my lord King Agamemnon of Atreus? line and the Prince Achilles.? In today?s world when two persons are fighting there