An End to War An End to Peace is based upon a personal insight that the author had after he returned from the Trojan War: Homer’s “The Odyssey” may be a poetic description of what life was like after Odysseus returned home from the Trojan War. This insight was given further credence by the author when he learned that Homer was also a combat veteran. Further, Homer wrote “The Iliad,” which portrays the Trojan War, before he wrote “The Odyssey,” and both were derived from oral tradition. “The Iliad” may have been written to give people an understanding of what war is really like, and “The Odyssey” may have been written to communicate the aftermath of war. An End To War An End to Peace has a modern setting, and it isn’t necessary to know anything about “The Odyssey,” or Homer, to fully enjoy reading the play, see it performed, portray one of its characters or direct its performance. The play is suitable for a High School audience or older.