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Paris, den trojanska prinsen: Jämförelse av Paris utifrån verket Iliaden och filmen Troy
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Paris, prince of Troy : A comparison between the Iliad and the movie Troy (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to analyze how the Trojan prince Paris is described in the Iliad and in the movie Troy in regard to love and bravery. Thereafter an analysis of the similarities and differences between the Iliad and the movie Troy will be made. There will also be a discussion why there are differences between an epic story which was made for over two thousand years ago and a modern movie made in the twenty-first century. The differences will be based on the perspective ancient Greek culture versus filmmaking of the twenty-first century. The method that has been used is narrative analysis where the primary data, the Iliad and the movie Troy, have been interpreted.  

                      The Trojan prince Paris is described as a young, handsome man driven by his passion for Helen. Because of his passion for Helen he started a war and sacrificed thousands of men of Troy for her sake. The study showed that Paris was described in both the Iliad and the movie Troy as a coward, although some of his actions were brave. One reason why there are differences between the Iliad and the movie Troy is Wolfgang Petersen’s decision to remove the interference of the gods but other reasons are also discussed in the essay.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
Paris, trojanska kriget, Iliaden, Homeros, Troy, Wolfgang Petersen, kärlek, tapperhet, antika Grekland, antik grekisk kultur, antik grekisk religion och mytologi.
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Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40154OAI: diva2:788462
Subject / course
Religious Studies
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2015-02-17 Created: 2015-02-15 Last updated: 2015-02-17Bibliographically approved

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