Presentation on theme: "Societal Values in the Iliad Webb Radcliff Andrew Peeler Caroline Scott Kaylee Mayhew."— Presentation transcript:
Societal Values in the Iliad Webb Radcliff Andrew Peeler Caroline Scott Kaylee Mayhew
The gods will care for you. This carries over to today because we as Christians believe that God will care for us. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) God tells us in the bible that he will care for us through our struggles and help us through hard times.
You can’t mourn forever. Today, it is believed not to mourn forever also. William Wordsworth said, “Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” People today believe that mourning for a lost love one will not bring them back, therefore it is pointless to mourn over them forever. People also believe that it is important to live your life for the moment, not dwelling on the past forever.
The gods send omens. This carries over to today because some people believe in signs. Examples ▫God sends rainbows to remind us of his covenant with us that there will never be another great flood. ▫“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” (Genesis 9:13 NIV)
You need to have an honorable burial. Today, it is believed that if you can afford it, you need to have an honorable burial. Some people spend thousands of dollars on funerals and memorial services. This honors the life that the person had, and shows your love for them. Some people are also cremated as they were in these ancient epics, believing that this is honorable.