Do Not Ignore the Laws of the Gods Loyalty to the state should not undermine a person’s loyalty to their gods. When the king challenges or ignores the authority of the gods, he is headed for failure. Sophocles trumpets this message throughout his tragic play, Antigone. After Polyneices rebelled against Thebes and killed his brother Eteocles in battle, King Creon decreed that a traitor to the state cannot be buried. Worse, the body of a traitor is left to rot above ground as food for scavengers.
Macbeth is now king and the prophecy has come true. Macbeth feels invincible and goes into battle with no armor and is willing to kill anybody that stands in front of him. Macbeth believes he can’t be killed because of the prophecy. ” thou wast born of women. But swords i smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, brandished by man that's of a woman born”.
Once Achilles decided to return to battle, anger and pride still possessed him, and the actions of Achilles after killing Hector that he did not care about his reputation. Homer writes, “Achilles still would not dismiss his Myrmidons...“Charioteers in fast formation - friends to the death!” (559). Gloating in victory, Achilles did not refrain himself from killing even more Trojans and fought to death just so that he could bask in more glory. Also, although not describe in The Iliad, Achilles went to such extremes after killing Hector, that he even lost his own life in battle (Krause). Not suffering a valiant death as a result of the war, Achilles died once his pride consumed him and encouraged him to kill for entertainment.
Now Percy will never have Ares or his children’s help in the face of battle. Kronos is another character that perceives Percy as an enemy because Percy is always foiling Kronos’s plans. This stems from the first time that Percy destroys Kronos’s plan to create a civil war between the gods. In the following quote, Kronos and Percy are fighting on Kronos’s ship while they sail toward Olympus. When Kronos is taunting Percy he says, “A poor performance, Percy Jackson.
“Now he stood naked there. The explorer knew very well what was going to happen, but he had no right to obstruct the officer in anything. If the judicial procedure which the officer cherished were really so near its end … then the officer was doing the right thing.” (Page 163). The officer decided to kill himself using the apparatus because, he rather die than continuing living and enforcing a different law. As the officer attempts to use the machine on himself, the apparatus starts to break down and ends up killing him within seconds, rather than the 12 hours it’s supposed to take.
Eurylochus got what he deserved because Odysseus told them to swear they wouldn 't eat the cattle and they all told Odysseus they wouldn 't. Eurylochus made the whole crew turn against Odysseus and disobey his orders. Eurylochus convinced the crew to go behind Odysseus’ back and do what they were told not while Odysseus was sleeping by saying “Comrades, he said, you 've gone through everything; listen to what I say. All deaths are hateful to us, mortal wretches, but famine is the most pitiful, the worst end that a man can come to. Will you fight it?...better open your lungs to a big sea once for all then waste to skin and bones on a lonely island”(pg 841 L221-257).
Creon’s tragic flaw is that he is too stubborn and lets his pride obscure his decision making. When Eteocles and Polynices kill each other in battle, Creon orders his men to give Eteocles a complete military burial and decree Polynices’ body to remain unburied. Stubbornness is another defining tragic flaw of Creon. Creon demonstrate his stubbornness by not wanting to be proved wrong because of pride. When the Choragos tried to tell Creon that he made a mistake by telling that nobody can bury the body of Polyneices.
“Old man-all of you! So, you shoot your arrows at my head like archers at the target-”(1146-1147). Creon disregards the wishes of all characters in the play, and even decides to ignore the advice from Tiresias until the end of the play. This shows how Creon is more corrupt than Macbeth because he never listened, and continued his ignorant decision making. “Come, let it come!-that best fates for me that brings the final day”(1449-1450)Creon disobeys the gods, which twists his and his family’s fate.
The prince of Verona, Escalus, forbids all duels inside the city walls to overcome the upsurge of hatred, therefore introducing the rule of law. When he banishes Romeo after Mercutio and Tybalt get killed, he takes a hard decision because he knows Romeo did all that he could to avoid the duel and killed Tybalt only to avenge Mercutio’s death. The cost of peace is very high. The Prince himself, ruler of this bickering city, loses two of his kinsmen before reaching peace. Under this point of view, Romeo and Juliet is a very modern drama of split loyalties.
Billy, in his typical disoriented mode of detachment, doesn’t answer the doctor, but instead pulls from the seam of the tiny overcoat a large diamond and a partial denture he had found lodged there to show the German. Furthermore Billy is not portrayed as a courageous and brave hero of the war but on the contrary he becomes a synonym of weakness, laughter and an incapable soldier not even in control of his own fate however beside all this negative attributes Billy manages to survive where a lot of his war companions don’t, he manages to make it through one of the worst atrocities of the war, the Dresden firebombing, Billy even manages to survive a plane crash on top of Sugarbush Mountain, in Vermont after the war where lot of people died
Lucious is not accepting of his son Jamal sexuality. Hakeem got Lucious Fiance pregnant. Lucious feels like his family is not a family since his ex-wife got out of jail and came to the empire, but Cookie is the one that is trying to keep the family together. Lucious son Andre lost his first unborn child, his wife was pushed down the stairs and rushed
“ Stop denying your heart, and what a terrible decision in the first place to go against me even if you 're one hundred times more powerful than me for a stupid fight you lost!” Nintendrone then threw Sonio back down to Earth with no power at all. The saga didn’t even end there for him, the Gods that lended him some of their power to Sonio were so mad he gave nothing back to them, that Zeus, Theseus, and Aphrodite executed him. Nintendrone then apologized to his angels for ignoring them before Sonio had a fight for him. After this fight, Nintendrone then became the most powerful God in the universe. Whose life shall have no end from today til the end of
The grandson in “Black Mountain, 1977”, mother was an alcoholic and his parents fought all the time, his grandfather had retired the year his grandson graduated from high school. His grandfather asked him if he wanted to help his fix up a house and with everything going on with his family, he went there with his grandparents. During that summer he grew and knew with everything happening with his family he would be ok. The young girl in the beginning of “Three Generations of Native American Women’s Birth Experience” had a different experience in growing up. She had a bad experience with the hospital that she birthed her son and did not want that to happen again and she says, “I wanted something different for my life, for my son, and for my daughter, who later was born in a university hospital in Albuquerque (Harjo, 1991).” She got a good job that offered her insurance and when her daughter became pregnant she was going to give her what she never had but then her daughter had went into labor a month early having problems.
Throughout the Freedom Rides, the authorities never really helped the riders. They would begin to protect them and wind up abandoning the group when the whites would come to attack. These attacks wouldn’t be stopped until Attorney General Kennedy sent large amounts of marshals to stop the violence. Kennedy seemed to be one of the only ones who wanted to help protect the riders, so when they were under attack they would call him and ask for his help. He would send federal marshals, who actually at one riot, filled the white mob with tear gas.
Bumpy road….not smooth, born small, smelling smoke, didn’t have any idea, bad things, don’t know what to do, sobbing, drugs everywhere, drug addiction...this is what Nevelle Denhams brother had to go through! This was in 2010, when her brother was changed over to her family. He was born as a child with stuff on his body because his mother was a drug addictive! So when Nev’s brother was 3 hours old his real matron had taken him from foster care to help him. He needed help instantly because he was just born!