Achilles Redivivus: "Pink Floyd: The Wall" as a Modern-Day "Iliad"
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Pink Floyd: The Wall

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Sacido-Romero, J., & Varela-Cabo, L. M. (2021). Achilles Redivivus: "Pink Floyd: The Wall" as a Modern-Day "Iliad". Oceánide, 14, 41-50.


El presente artículo desarrolla la similitudes estructurales, temáticas y caracterológicas que existen entre Pink Floyd: The Wall de Alan Parker y La Ilíada de Homero, interpretando ambas obras como épicas centradas la ira del héroe, sus consecuencias y su resolución. El argumento está organizado en torno a tres temas centrales: la pérdida como causa de la inacción y el sufrimiento del héroe infligido por un poder inhumano en el contexto de la guerra; la ley en tanto fundamento del orden social capaz de restablecer el equilibrio; el amor como fuerza unificadora para la armonía individual y colectiva. Tras introducir tesis y objetivos principales, el artículo reequilibra el estatus de Aquiles como ejemplo de poder masculino llamando la atención sobre su lado más humano, el tema realmente dominante en la Ilíada, que lo aproxima a la sensibilidad moderna. Tanto la Ilíada como Pink Floyd: The Wall giran en torno a héroes que se embarcan en un proceso de autodescubrimiento que no sólo implica la transformación de su posición subjetiva dentro de la sociedad sino que también articula un conjunto de valores alternativos a los dominantes en sus respectivas formaciones sociales. El desarrollo de este argumento en el resto de las secciones no pierde de vista las especificidades de los diferentes periodos históricos en que ambas obras se enmarcan y a los que responden. El presente estudio toma el texto de Homero más como punto de referencia comparativa para la película que como objeto de recepción creativa.
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