Unharness the strangers ' horses then, and bring the men here to be feasted” (Book 4, 33-36). This shows the importance Greeks put on hospitality, showing that even kings enjoyed the xenia of others. Criticism occured about The Odyssey in regards to how women were portrayed throughout the epic as seductresses and insignificant characters, and the double standards regarding adultery. There is still no common ground
The main argument supporting the idea that Caliban is a monstrous being is when Caliban states that, “Thou didst prevent [him]. [He] had peopled else this isle with Calibans” (Shakespeare I, ii, 350-351), bluntly admitting that he would be willing to rape Miranda. Although this is an act that deems unforgivable, Caliban treats Miranda like this and harbors these inconsiderate traits because he does not know any better. He had no mentor, nor a guide to teach him to act civil and polite. Just as Prospero wishes revenge onto those who betrayed he and his daughter, Caliban wishes revenge upon his master by violating his daughter.
In the book the Odyssey, we learn many things about Odysseus and his personality. We first find him held captive by Calypso. All of Odysseus’ crew has died but we are told it is not his fault. His failure to avoid temptation ensures his crew’s eventual death throughout the journey. Odysseus is a man of many great characteristics, but also has some faults that he learns from throughout the book.
Odysseus said, “Ignoring their desperate pleas, I called back to the cyclops again. “Cyclops, if anyone asks who put out your eye, tell them it was Odysseus of Ithaca!” (p.109)”. This shows Odysseus is very selfish and has an exaggerated sense of himself’s importance because he wants to take the credit of blinding Polyphemus. Polyphemus is the sea god Poseidon's son. As expected, Poseidon was angry and placed the “Poseidon Curse” on Odysseus.
As he is the king, he is expected to excel in tasks like stabilising the society, settling disputes, calling council meetings and assemblies. He is also the commander of the Greeks in the war. Book 1 begins with Agamemnon brutally rejecting Chryses’ ransom to recover his captured daughter, Chryseis, which results in Apollo sending a plague on the Greeks. He also threatens to kill the priest if he ever came near the ships. Even after Achilles indicating the fact that Agamemnon is responsible for the plague ( Homer, 2003,Book 1,86-91,6 ), he feels entitled to take whatever prizes and honour he wants without apology (Homer,2003, Book 1, 117-121,7 ).When he tries this with Achilles, he incurs the great hero 's rage, with consequences for the whole army.
BOOK IX.V5: Odysseus Meets Carbouranium and Gets Enchanted “The vexing encounters we had with the Lotus Eaters and Polyphemus caused many of my men to grieve deeply for our dear comrades which we have lost. Though it made my men glad to have escaped death and live to tell of the tale one day. “We carried on throughout the sea, many of the men 's spirit were absent from all the rowing since there was no wind to aid us. Nine whole days we had tackled such madness from Poseidon Earthshaker sea, yet now we see that our trauma had payed off. “The temperature of the air dropped steadily surrounding the lower part of the ship.
This portrays a clear sign that both of these are connected as Homer only repeats phrases that are connected with each other and with them following the same structure the events in Cicones foreshadow the cyclops’s cave. The only difference is who is saying to go back to ship. Odysseus had wanted to go back in Cicones while his men wanted to go back in the cave. His men had almost stopped him from fighting Cyclops and in turn having an immortal god of the sea hate him. The same men he had called, “mutinous fools” for not listening to each other.
Correspondingly, all of these principles relied on the integrity of the concept that the Athenians revered the most: direct democracy. However, in practice, these ideologies commonly clashed and encroached upon each other. Phrynichus, a famous Athenian tragedian, felt this clash firsthand with this play The Capture of Miletus. Portraying the devastating conquest of the city of Miletus by the Persians1 , this play was received with much criticism and led to many calling for Phrynichus to be punished for the pain he inflicted upon those who witnessed the performances. Despite describing it as a tribute to the fallen,
The Myth of Sisyphus projects a tyrannical and benevolent archetypal of the condition of the Greek legend Sisyphus symbolizing the dichotomy of the power and powerlessness, fortune and misfortunes, furthermore, quite unsymmetrical practices onto the projection of this universe. The Myth of Sisyphus is a fine specimen of aridness of misfortune of a hero who was coercion in nature by default, unable to ample to have a delectable deeds of life. The life of humans, in The Myth of Sisyphus, is deluged and somehow, seems to be roused by an unprincipled demagogue. To be being is to be non- existent seeming rigorously self-denying. The story innocuously presents the very wretchedness of human conditions and seeks to
A hero must endure test against their flaws, discover the heart of their journey, and finally, after all their suffering, they must redeem what they left behind. Odysseus is not the same man when he returns to Ithaca, compared to the one that left for war. This is due to his change characters because of tests against his flaws. When Odysseus and his men land on the island of cyclops, he is very arrogant and insists on seeing one the beast in person. He takes a crew of men into a cave on the island and promptly eats the cyclops food and supplies.