One of the worst moments where his pride got the better of him when he blinded Polyphemus and escaped. He was pride of the trick he pulled and began to mock him. He revealed his identity when he said “... Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes, whose home is on Ithaca”. (3.459-60). Revealing all of this vital information would allow Polyphemus to pray to his father, Poseidon to curse Odysseus and make him lose all his men and have hardships when he returns home.
In addition to Banquo’s courageous spirit, his sons lie in wait for the thrown, resulting in rage and panic overcoming Macbeth. His rage is conveyed as he expresses that he has murdered Duncan and has had “rancours in the vessel of his [my] peace” (68) put inside of him. The bitter-ill feelings that he is building up result in the contemplation of the idea of murdering
Elie witnessed this type of animalistic behavior when he is crouched in the cattle car traveling from Gleiwitz to Buchenwald and another Jew dragged himself on all fours to hide a piece of bread under his shirt . “Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me...you’re killing your father...I have bread...for you too… for you too” (Wiesel 101). The son killed his father over bread; this displays the desperate need for food and the length he is willing to go to get it. He killed his father to get the crust of bread not realizing or perhaps caring that it's his father as long as he gets the bread.
The city was invaded, people were being murdered and sent into exile. The book of Lamentations speaks of the hardships that the people are dealing with through the destruction of the city. The author of Lamentations pleads on behalf of the people who are suffering. “Behold my suffering; my young women and young men have gone into captivity. I called to my lovers but they deceived me; my priests and elders perished in the city while seeking food to revive their strength.
Odysseus the king of Ithaca had to punish suitors that were trying to court his wife Penelope. They brought presents and promises of marriage. The suitors dishonored Odysseus. The suitors also planned to kill Odysseus's son Telemachus. Some might say what Odysseus did was unjustified.
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on” (3.3.187-189). This statement is directed towards Othello, and is significant for many reasons. This statement directly relates to how Iago is targeting Othello’s major weakness, which is jealousy. However, this quote also adds dramatic irony to the play because Iago’s major motive throughout the tragedy is his own jealousy of Cassio. This statement also foreshadows how jealousy will ultimately be the cause of the demise of many characters throughout the
Odysseus shows considerable hubris when he brags to King Alconis about slaughtering the small village of Ismarus. Odysseus claims that he and his men “stormed that place,” enslaved the women, and slaughtered those who fought. (Homer 43). Due to Odysseus’ arrogant decision to assault Ismarus, a few of his men died. This demonstrates how arrogance and the hunger for victory will lead to certain death.
And so he goes to heaven, And so am I revenged. That would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven” (3.3.78-83). In this quote, Hamlet mistakenly thinks that Claudius is praying since he on his knees and this shows the true anger that Hamlet has. Just killing Claudius isn 't enough, Hamlet must make sure that Claudius is being sent directly to Hell where he will suffer for eternity. One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius.
70, line 570- 579). Marsile handed over to Ganelon tributes, wine and women to take back to Charlemagne knowing that the wine was induced. Ganelon accepting bribes is a part of him committing treachery, he was going against his stepson, and he was a betrayer of benefactors. Ganelon made plans to ruin his stepson out of revenge and anger causing him to betray
Another act of savagery is that he raid Ralph’s shelter in the company of a couple of his savages and snatches away Piggy’s spectacles. Subsequently when Piggy insists on getting his spectacles back, Roger kills Piggy with a rock. The deaths of both Simon and Piggy are thus attributable to Jack’s brutality which is due to the great change that has come over Jack during the period of his stay on the island. When Ralph has fled to save his life, Jack orders a thorough search for Ralph. He gets a stick sharpened at both ends, evidently to torture Ralph to death after Ralph has been seized.