In Homer’s opinion, the reason that Odysseus hesitates to home probably is a home-sick and a representation of the value of morality that husband should not betray their wives, which it narrows the significance of Odysseus’s behavior. With the Platonic love as the supplement, we may now discover that Odysseus is not just a deputy of a heroic figure, more likely he is someone who truly describes the fantasy of love and the beauty that are hidden behind Homer’s illustration on man’s manner. As the result of Odysseus, he succeeds in going back to his house and finishes the rest of his life with his family. Probably it may be an award to his faithful love besides the beauty he gained through the relationship with
After, Socrates questions Agathon in regards his speech and exausht him. When Socrates is done questioning him, he finishes saying “Ah well, it was still a beautiful speech, Agathon” (Socrates, 45) stating that he still gives him some kind of love even thought he insulted him to some extent by giving his opinion of love. In my perspective, this conversation proves that love can be hate and love will be what we want it to be, therefore I believe there is no type of love among the philosophers, but rather they all share something in between like
Before Socrates explains to his peers what Diotima instructed him about the true nature of love, it is first important to highlight the first explanation of love discussed in dialogue. Like Aristophanes, Socrates also at one point believed that love was synonymous with the gods. Through treating the “gods with due reverence”, Aristophanes argued that: “he [Love] will restore to us our original nature, and by healing us, he will make us blessed and happy” (Reeve and Miller, 141). Although some ideas carry over to Diotima’s explanation of love to Socrates, such as love promising “the greatest hope of all”;the fundamental principles of what explains passionate love are drastically altered within Diotima’s account of love (Reeve and Miller, 141). Diotima immediately provides clarity as to passionate love’s true identity, in that love is not a god, instead, love exists as “a great spirit”, serving as “messengers who shuttle back and forth between the two [men and gods]” (Reeve and Miller, 142).
The stories of Lycaon, Actaeon, Arachne, and so many others prove this to be true. They just cannot handle themselves not being perfect in their responsibilities. The Gods did have a heart every once in awhile like with the couple of Baucis and Philemon, but it would never last. The myths that stand out and everyone knows are the ones were the Gods are doing something considered wrong. The relationship between the Gods and mortals still continues on in many different forms today.
He feels it is his duty to tell the truth because he belongs to Apollo, who allows him to see it. The fact his truth is more valid than Oedipus’s truth is made clear because of how often the Chorus and other characters link him with the truth. The audience has been told that Tiresias knows the truth because the God tells him, which will make his truth immediately more believable than Oedipus’s. Tiresias feels that, since he knows the truth, and because his life is watched over by Apollo, he is on an equal footing with Oedipus. He says to the King: “You may be king, but
They look up to them for the amazing things they have done for the world. Admeration is when someone stops world hungers and a person thinks, “wow! What a cool guy I want to be like him.” This word is the farthest off from love. When a person loves someone they should look up to them and think they are an amazing person but that is with a similarity ends.
Augustine attempts to inform others about the various enjoyments life has to offer. His big argument is that people can attain true happiness by accepting God into their lives, and refrain from participating in worldly pleasures. He believes that rejecting the temptations of all worldly pleasures is essential in developing a true and fulfilling life devoted to God. The argument to be had here is that some could debate that Augustine’s strict views of steering clear of the pleasures our world has to offer is excessive and can prevent him from attaining a balanced lifestyle. Society views overeating as outrageous and unhealthy, and the same could be said for Augustine’s belief of self restraint.
My touch, your trembling, our caresses… If anything, I’d say he blesses The innocent bodies that express So forthrightly such happiness. (98) In spite of Phil’s persuasion, Ed is hesitant about homosexual love.
In contrast, the Beowulf from the movie lacks the humility shown in the epic. Instead, he attributes all his victories to himself. Nowadays, people attribute any accomplishments to themselves and they have also become more individualistic. Although people still believe in God, they are not as appreciative and they do not acknowledge that through his grace and power, they overcome obstacles in their lives. On the contrary, people take credit for their own victories but question God during times of great struggle and tribulation.
Whereas knowledge is a one-way love in which you decide to care for it even though you’re not getting literal physical attention or affection. Love is of free will and the individual may give it unconsciously because they’re acting upon their instinct and feelings rather than logic and reasoning. That loving feeling loses its way and in some cases, it stays forever. It’s all depending on the perspective of that relationship you had with that precious thing or person. There isn’t perfect love that exists because at any moment love can be destroyed like paper or
The belief of love was always there to keep me hopeful for happiness, but in my many experiences love is just what people do to make them feel better. It’s the thought of what we’ve listened to and watched. Wanting a happily ever after, and two people caring