An analysis of the iliad or the poem of force by simone weil

In her famous essay, the iliad, or the poem of force, the french philosopher simone weil treated homer's poem as an exploration of how human beings can be subjugated to brute force she also saw the recognition of this fact as a necessary step toward compassion—something that, as a christian theologian, was deeply important to her.

an analysis of the iliad or the poem of force by simone weil F force’s double-edged power to convert man to thing 1 battles by men deprived of their faculties a last secret of war 2 panic 3 art of war is the art of producing such transformations a petrifactive quality of force 4 wantonness of the conqueror a despair wholesale slaughter b uniform horror 5 luminous moments a finding one’s soul b.

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Simone weil, a brilliant young teacher, philosopher, and social activist, wrote the essay, the ‘iliad’ or the poem of force at france at the beginning of world war ii her profound meditation on the nature of violence provides a remarkably vivid and accessible testament of the greek epic’s continuing relevance to our lives. To differentiate weil’s writing from passages of from the iliad, the text is set in monotype van dijck and univers 56 in black and burgundy ink, respectively sharing her love for the the iliad and her views of the corrupting nature and futility of force, i’m sure i will be back to reread this essay many times that makes owning the book in such an elegant and nicely designed edition even sweeter.

An analysis of the iliad or the poem of force by simone weil

“the true hero, the true subject, the center of the iliad is force” the first sentence of the iliad thus proclaims weil’s principal thesis with a directness typical of her writing nearly everything that follows is evidence adduced to support the thesis.

  • Weil, simone, the iliad, or the poem of force , chicago review, 18:2 (1965) p5.

an analysis of the iliad or the poem of force by simone weil F force’s double-edged power to convert man to thing 1 battles by men deprived of their faculties a last secret of war 2 panic 3 art of war is the art of producing such transformations a petrifactive quality of force 4 wantonness of the conqueror a despair wholesale slaughter b uniform horror 5 luminous moments a finding one’s soul b.
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