What can this tragic epic teach us about glory, mortality, power, and seeking Godís will?

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Troy depicts a battle fought between Greeks and Trojans over 3,000 years ago. The greedy Agamemnon wants to conquer as much land as possible, while the warrior Achilles wants to achieve everlasting fame on the battlefield. Meanwhile, characters on both sides of the war debate whether, and how, the gods might be leading them.

This study guide will help you discuss the deeper themes of the movie. What does this film say about the quest for glory, facing our mortality, the nature of power, and the means by which people seek Godís will?

Discussion Guide

    • Movie Summary

    • Discussing the Scenes

—The Quest for Glory
(Esther 5:9-13; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Daniel 4:28-37; Romans 2:6-11)
—The Quest for Immortality
(Job 17:10-16; Ecclesiastes 9:5-10; Romans 6:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:50-57)
—The Quest for Power
(Matthew 20:20-28; Mark 8:31-38; John 13:1-17; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
—The Quest for Godís Will
(Deuteronomy 18:9-13; Judges 6:36-40; Jonah 1:1-7; Acts 1:23-26; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6)
    • As the Credits Roll

Based On

Troy (Warner Brothers, 2004), directed by Wolfgang Petersen, based on Homerís Iliad, screenplay by David Benioff, rated R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity.

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