Odysseus and his men all gathered up and stabbed the Cyclop in his eye, and Odysseus had the urge to say his name out loud (“The Odyssey). Another example is when Phaethon had so much pride, he got his father to let him drive the chariot to the sun. His father granted the boy’s wishes and gave him the reigns, but with him not knowing how to control the chariot it went out of control and he later on died (Atsma). This provides the key aspects of Greek mythology and culture because of the important roles Cronos, Scylla, Fatal Flaw/Hubris play.
once Hercules put on the tunic his skinned burned all around and he was in so much pain he wanted to die. A ordinary human would have died already but not Hercules. When He died He went to the gods and the god Hera gave him immortality and let him marry her daughter and from then on he lived with the
Gilgamesh is a powerful yet emotional king. Gilgamesh shows his weak side by saying “I have wept for him day and night…” After this he remains an epic hero in my opinion. The text states he went on a great dangerous journey and survived and killed the guard of The Cedar
He rode into battle against the monster with the help of his trusty pegasus and killed it by “driving a lead-tipped spear into its fiery gullet”(citation?). After his deed was done, he was named one of the most recognizable heroes in greek mythology as he had killed a monster that was thought to be
Sledge describes his first reaction of his team getting slaughtered as “A wild desperate feeling of anger, frustration and pity gripped me. It was an emotion that always would torture my mind when I saw men trapped and was unable to do anything but watch as they were hit. My own plight forgotten momentarily, I felt sickened to the depths of my soul. I asked God, ‘why, why, why?’ I turned my face away and wished that I were imagining it all.
For instance, after the Mariners crew was taken from him because of his decision to kill the albatross he was forced to “look upon the rotting deck,” where all of his “dead men lay” (Coleridge 7). The Mariner is tortured by his isolation whenever he looks back at his mistakes. His choice to kill the albatross forced him into isolation which slowly eroded his will to live. Similar to the way the Mariner was tortured by his mistake, Victor is led to his demise after he “swears...to pursue the demon who caused this misery” (Frankenstein 193). Victors isolation corrupted his mind into thinking that the only path left to take was to hunt down his creation until it ended in his own or the creature’s death.
The Monster’s pursuit of knowledge caused him to lose sight of his only purpose in life, when that purpose disappeared so did he. The Monster’s sole purpose was to have any kind of relationship and/or friendship, he spent all his time searching and fighting his creator, which is the only relationship The Monster ever truly had. In the end of the novel The Monster states, ‘But soon I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.”
it was Wilson who stood before me in an agony of death.” It is revealed at the end that there was only one William Wilson. The second William Wilson was a reflection of the first one conscience. The real William Wilson gets so fed up with his concise that the only to get rid of it was by stabbing himself in the chest. On the contrary, the narrator confesses to his unscrupulous deed.
" Victor’s anger is shown through the use of declarative language, also the use of gradual close up shot, conveying lost emotions and having only hate remaining for the monster. His awful experiences of losing all his family members and having nothing left leaves him sick and depressed. Experiences like these change Victors identity, which was then consumed by revenge. In Edward scissor hands, Edward falls in love with Kim and experiences a change.
There was no trace of the devoted, faithful, and religious kid. Wiesel not only went through an emotional and spiritual death, but he also lost his identity and sense of self. One real-world scenario in which an individual dies spiritually and emotionally and loses the notion of who they are is when a
In the end of the first part of Great Expectations, Dickens makes several references to Milton's Paradise Lost. In both, there is a minor movement away from home. In great expectations, everything around him in the "peaceful town" moves slowly such as the mists that were "solemnly rising"(160), which recalling the "evening mist/risen from a river o'er marish glides" of Paradise Lost. These both contact as they both confess about the misty condition there going through. "Natural tears" from paradise lost conveys a feeling of sadness, which echoes dickens "tears".