As a result, Achilles fills with such a grief and rage that he rejoin battle. After slaying many Trojans and fighting God of river Xanthus, Achilles slays Hector. Then he lashes his body to back of his chariot and drags it across the battlefield to Achaean camp. That was the second revenge action, which happens in the Iliad. Additionally, in the last day of the battle, Paris, the prince of Troy shot an arrow in Achilles’ heel and killed him.
The reason for his terror is his loneliness, jealousy, and being an outcast. For Beowulf, the news of Grendel is hard to ignore, so he comes to Heorot to kill Grendel. Foster, an expert on all things literature says, “... Someone tells our protagonist, our hero, who need not look very heroic, to go somewhere and do something” (Foster 3). As soon as Beowulf hears about the thirty men that Grendel killed and the abandoned mead hall, he makes it his mission to kill the evil monster.
The scene of Mercutio and Tybalt’s death is the main turning point in the play. This scene in Act 3 of the play starts off the spiral of people dying (Shakespeare III-V). The death of Mercutio is the first death in play and right after Mercutio dies Tybalt follows, along with the death of Paris, Romeo, Juliet, and Lady Montague. As Romeo is fighting Tybalt he yells, “That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul /Is
Throughout the story he is constantly fighting the urge to get revenge on humanity, eventually he is corrupted. Victor breaks his promise to the creature of giving him a mate, this strikes the spiral of horrific events that follow. The first act of revenge the monster commits is killing Victor’s best friend Henry Clerval. In Victor perspective when he first discovers Henry has been killed, “when the mark of the fingers was mentioned I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated”(Shelley 181). The creature aims to let Victor know he is serious about his threat to seek revenge on his wedding day by killing Henry.
Romeo allows his thirst for revenge to cloud his logical reasoning when he kills Tybalt who has just murdered Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend. Mercutio defends Romeo against Tybalt’s insults with comebacks and later his sword. As Romeo attempts to intervene, Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt and Romeo is enraged. Once he finds out from Benvolio that the wound had killed him, Romeo,”Who had but newly entertained revenge,” (III.i.173), kills Tybalt and flees the scene. Romeo declined to
screamed the prince, “What are you, cruel beast!? Who sent you? Never mind that, I will avenge my father and hang your lifeless body in my halls for all to see!” Armed with a sword, the brazen prince charged the mighty cyclops. Alas, even the greatest fighters may not match the skill and agility of a god!
With all of his might, Zeus struck Asclepius dead with only one of his thunderbolts. He was trying to prove there was a profound difference between mortals and gods. However, Zeus was very observant of the great things Asclepius did and turned him into the constellation known as Ophiuchus. The rod of Asclepius is an old symbol that is represented by a serpent looped around a staff.
Beowulf strikes the Dragon in the head with his sword, but the sword breaks. The dragon gets a chance to bite Beowulf on the neck with his poisonous venom. Wiglaf runs to his rescue where he stabs the dragon in the stomach and the dragon returns the act with fire, scorching Wiglaf’s hand. Even though Beowulf was struggling, he pulls a knife and with every ounce of strength that he has left, stabs it into the dragon’s flank, killing the dragon. In the end Beowulf destroys evil once and for all.
Paris kills Achilles by shooting him with an arrow in the ankle. Two coins are placed on the eyes of the deceased for so that they can give these coins to Charon to cross the river Styx into the underworld. Agamemnon and Achilles are at war with each other in the movie and the
Rust inside my body and let me die. (she stabs herself with ROMEO’s dagger and dies) Here in the play Romeo Montague has just taken a vile of poison and has died. Juliet then wakes up and realizes that her beloved Romeo, the man that she loves, the man that she married, the man that she was going to run away with is now dead. Friar Laurence, the man that married Romeo and Juliet, walks in and see the horrific action that has taken place.
After Troy fell Aeneas fled and was planing on making a new troy. However he encounters many trials like Odysseys did. Most of these however were caused by Juno to to deter him from his fate. Eventually Juno relented and Aeneas landed in Carthage, were he had a love affair with Dido. But fate called him again and he left Dido and finally made it to Italy were he founded Rome.
When Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, explicitly states,”A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself,” he represents the significance of the unreplicable impact of Superheroes in our lives and the irresistible power of bravery a hero has. Even though we are highly influenced from the qualities of our superheroes, we neglect the acknowledgment of the advancement of developing these qualities. Heroes like Theseus, obtain their considerable success by the use of his or her determination, and they alter our determination to be our better selves. Because of their exhilarating but successful feats, Superheroes inspire us to improve on ourselves by supplying us hope during helpless times, and educating us about the right and wrong. First and foremost, the hope of our people when drastic times come with drastic measures is obtained because of the presence of superheros in our literature.
Book Twenty-Four of The Odyssey opens with an interesting scene between the ghosts of Achilles and Agamemnon, in which Agamemnon describes the death and the funeral of Achilles. In this encounter, in which Agamemnon relates the death as well as the funeral of Achilles, Agamemnon demonstrates the Achaeans’ value of honor and glory in death. Homer reveals this value through Agamemnon’s praise of Achilles death in battle as well as through the character’s disdain with his own murder at the hands of Aegisthus, which did not bring any glory to Agamemnon. Furthermore, this scene also demonstrates the importance of a proper funeral, as Agamemnon dwells on the games that Thetis held in honor of her son, Achilles, a privilege that Agamemnon did
Odysseus is the heroic character from The Odyssey by Homer, and Aeneas is the heroic character from The Aeneid by Virgil. Both men had fought on opposite sides of the Trojan War, a war fought at Troy. Odysseus fought for Greece, while Aeneas fought for Rome. Along with these basic things, the two heroes do have similarities, as well as differences. Both Odysseus and Aeneas are on a journey to get to home.