Out of all the warnings he has received, the ones he truly felt were true were Calpurnia’s dream and the discovery of the beast without a heart. Another reason why caesar didn’t take the warnings seriously, although everyone loyal to him did is his arrogance. Caesar was very arrogant and this is shown through the way he speaks, which is always in the third person. Caesar’s ignorance and Caesar’s arrogance were the leading causes of his demise. Had he come to his senses earlier, and not let his arrogance get in the way of his safety, Caesar may have lived longer than he
He does not seem to have any feelings except for anger. He has punished so many of the ones he loves. Wives, lovers, children, you name it, Zeus has punished it. If Zeus can love, then why does he punish? Frankly, love is very different for everyone, but the meaning of love is the same.
The gods and goddesses didn't like humans in fact they stayed far from them. If the humans wanted to see the gods and goddesses, they needed to travel far such as to the peak of the mountain top and ask their presence. They could only be seen by who they have chosen. I wonder if he has asked for forgiveness maybe he would be granted his life before it all. I love how you pointed out the Greeks worshipped the gods and goddesses despite their disdain for humans.
In the Odyssey by Homer, numerous gods affect the plots of the stories. They play a key role in causing the adventure to happen, but they also help Odysseus find his way; however, many gods and creatures want to make him suffer. The stories are an account of all the scenarios that occur because of the gods. Some of the gods favor specific people throughout the multiple books; for example, Athena convinces Telemachus to try to find his father. Also, she helps him stand up against the suitors and become a man.
He fights to the best of his abilities against many monsters such as Polyphemus, Circe, and the sea monster Scylla. There has been many claims that Odysseus isn’t hero because he lets his crew die. Just because his crew didn’t survive, it certainly does not mean he isn’t a hero. He tries his very best and even test his limits in order to get him and his crew back home. An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing.
In the epic poem The Odyssey, Homer portrays Greek gods and goddesses as possessing human qualities and faults. Through their actions and emotions, Homer emphasizes the detrimental effects of lust, envy, wrath, and greed in ancient Grecian society. He also never fails to remind readers of the importance of respect for holy figures because of their powerful abilities to create chaos and wonder". Homer wants to prove that gods and humans share a variety of traits, and the only difference is that god don’t allow these flaws negatively to impact their society. To help further his argument, we can compare Greek gods and goddesses to that of Christianity.
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
This quote really emphasises the fact that Zeus could have made any decision he wanted. Yet, he chose the option that looks out best for mankind and their happiness. He proves to be very selfless and is the reason that the earth was saved from the suffering brought by Demeter. Zeus, while sometimes making negative decisions, proved that he can use his powers for
Even though he was often unfaithful, most of the Greek gods and goddesses still wanted to help Odysseus return to Ithaca . “Athena began, recalling Odysseus to their thoughts,...Think: not one of the people whom he ruled remembers Odysseus now, that godlike man,” (The Odyssey, Book 5, pg 314,lines 5 and 12-13.) Athena was the goddess who advocated for Odysseus and the other divine beings agreed with her. It is important to note that Athena describes him as “godlike,” but she never mentions his lack of sexual fidelity. This could be due to that fact that gods and goddesses are also shown to have two sets of standards for sexual fidelity.
In The Odyssey, Homer portrays the Greek gods in many different ways. While some desire to be feared by humans (Poseidon), others prefer to help guide mortals that they find worthy on their own journeys(Athena and Calypso). They each have their own set of characteristics like other people in the story, but usually show some sort of majesty over the vast majority. Poseidon especially seems to show that conceited and overpowering nature that we tend to associate with “higher beings”. He acts more like a power hungry god than Athena who basically acts as Odysseus’
The Hebrew insistence on a monotheistic God is an important turning point in history because while neighboring religions in areas such as West Asian and Egypt gods at times could be indecisive, unforgiving, and only reachable by the elite, the Hebrew God was forgiving, faithful, just, and loving to a group of people that sometimes rejected, and did evil before him. The Hebrews believed that God chose them they did not choose him, unlike neighboring countries. They were not conquered and force to adapt to their God unlike many territories. Many deities throughout the Mediterranean were seen through humans such as a pharaohs or kings who could be a cruel, and a tyrant. The Hebrews on the other hand saw their monotheistic God as a spirit that
Gilgamesh and Enkidu were enemies and were put to challenge each other by the Gods. Gilgamesh was abusive to the people and Enkidu, who was also made by the Gods, was the one to put him in his place. Though, when they were in battle against each other they were surprised by each other’s strength. Instead of being enemies, they became friends. They were very good friends and had a very strong bond.