Aeneas, captain of the Trojans tells one of his soldiers in battler “[n]o talk of turning for home! No talk of turning the tide” until their enemies are defeated.During his reprimand of Thersites, Odysseus admits that he does no know how long the war will last nor how it will end. To many readers, this war appearers trivial and insesent, but none of that matters to a Homeric hero. What matters to these men is honor and glory, both of which can be attained by following the martial
“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin back (1.5.109-110).” He is saying that he wants Juliet to love him without knowing who she is.How else will they disobey his advice at all? 3rd point: They need to learn the lesson because Romeo gets into a fight with Tybalt after he killed Mercutio.Romeo loses his best friend but doesn’t think about his wife. Romeo is emotionally confused so he says, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him (3.1.91).” Romeo just kills his wife's cousin without thinking how she would feel or what would happen.
Odysseus did not want to go war because his son, Telemachus, was just born but he went anyways. Odysseus’s abyss occurred when he sees the prophecy and saw that his mom died and everyone was still grieving. In The Odyssey there were many initiations but the most significant one was, when Odysseus and his men find the cyclops and they are not able to escape. To enable the men to escape Odysseus gets the cyclops drunk, then stabs him in the eye, and then escapes riding on the bottom of the sheep. Finally his return was when Odysseus returns to Ithica he finds that other men are trying to take over his throne.
The revealing of truth can be seen when Billy is separated from the rest of his squadron. At first, one might think of Billy as a war hero and that he fits the stereotypical war figure: large, strong, and courageous. But the actual truth is revealed when Billy pleads with the remainder of his squadron for him to be left behind. “He wished everyone would leave him alone. “You guys go on without me,” he said again and again.” (43).
He comes up with a plan to try to save Lincoln. Two more doctors come to assist Dr. Leale. As their actions to save Lincoln seem to progress, Dr. Leale states that “His wound is mortal, it is impossible for him to recover” (page 220). This part of the book tears a hole in reader’s heart, because it is so upsetting to read about something so painful. This is a chapter that explains how Lincoln was after he was shot.
Proteus was described as a seer who served Poseidon, so his prophetic power was useful in helping one find their way home. After finding Proteus, Menelaus was not allowed to sail home due to not respecting the gods. Proteus says, “How wrong you were! ...You should have offered Zeus and the other gods a handsome sacrifice, then embarked, if you had hoped for a rapid journey home across the wine-dark sea" (Homer, Odyssey, IV.529-532). By not paying his respects to the gods before going off to war, Menelaus had his voyage prolonged as a result.
Juliet also quickly decides to inform Romeo that they should plan for the wedding if it is meant to be, “If your intentions as a lover are truly honorable and you want to marry me, send me word tomorrow. I’ll send a messenger to you, and you can pass on a message telling me where and when we’ll be married.” (2.2 144-146) Romeo and Juliet have already decided to plan when and where they will be married without sitting down to think if marriage is truly the right decision. The inconsideration of risks can lead to many different issues throughout their marriage in the future. Romeo is asking for the
Although Ninsun prays to Shamash to help Gilgamesh defeat Humbaba by preventing Humbaba’s movements with winds, these prayers for Gilgamesh to win are selfish. Ninsun suggests during her prayer that she is more truly concerned about her status as a God and her ability as a mother to raise a heroic son, than about her son’s well-being. Ninsun worries about her status as a God being tainted if Gilgamesh dies in the battle against Humbaba and this is evident when Ninsun questions “will he not rule the human race with Irnina? / Will he not dwell with Ningishzida in the Land of No Return?” (Gil. 82-83).
In the famous play Romeo and Juliet, many are to blame for the death of the star-crossed lovers. But not as much as Friar John, the one responsible for delivering a message to Romeo. If not for him stopping to help an ill civilian, then Romeo would have gotten the message and wouldn’t buy the poison to end his life. Friar John is sent by Friar Lawrence to give Romeo the message saying that Juliet is alive and well and that they plan to get them together. That plan is stopped when Friar John goes to look for another Friar to accompany him to his voyage to Mantua.
On his deathbed as his final minutes left him he addressed the victim’s mother Mitizi Nalley. Nobles said,” I’m sorry, I’m sorry I wish I could bring her back to you.” Then he addressed the victims boyfriend Ron, crying out’” I took so much from you. I’m sorry. I know you probably don’t want my love but you have it.” These were amongst Nobles last words and he deeply meant them. He was going to die ether way yet he still took the time to apologies, when he had so very little time
Tristram was adventurous which led him to battle with Moraunt, a knight of Ireland, ending his life but also held major wounds. Trying to find a surgeon he sailed towards England but ended in Ireland, the homeland of the knight he killed. Unknowingly the queen tended his wounds and later when she found out he was the culprit was banished from their lands, but Tristram did not leave with Isoude, who he caught feeling for. Tristram came home to King Mark, his uncle, and told him about his journey, including Isoude. The king was interested and made Tristram promise to bring her as his bride.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
In the play, William Shakespeare develops a story where Friar Laurence is to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. This play is about two star crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. After days of them meeting they were decided to get married. Romeo persuades Friar Laurence, who is the priest of their church to marry them as soon as possible. The Friar agreed; thinking their families would learn to love and accept each other.