When the Cyclops is asleep, Odysseus drew out the very caustic and scorching hot wood stake he carved earlier. Odysseus said, “God breathed great courage into us then” (Homer, 107). Odysseus wields the stake and pierces the single eye of Polyphemos, blinding him and giving leeway to Odysseus’ escape. Secondly, the Sirens coon a beautiful song that no man can resist and lure men to their deaths, and Odysseus desired to cheat the Sirens and observe the song without being drawn in. Odysseus decided to take wax and plug up his ears as he sailed past the island of the Sirens.
In the book Grendel, John Gardner conveys Grendel's loneliness by Grendel's attacks on the people showing the lack of companionship drives him to destroying other people through his actions, thoughts and relationships. Body paragraphs: Grendel's loneliness is expressed greatly through his thoughts. The authors describes Grendel's need to jeopardize others people life just because Grendel is unhappy. The quote, "Pointless, ridiculous monster crouched in the shadows, stinking of old men, murdered children, martyred cows" (Gardner 6). This proves Grendel's view of the world is horrid and he has nothing in his life meaningful to him.
One of the most prevalent moments occurred in book 9, “The Cyclops”, where Odysseus developed an intricate plan for escape. He tricked the cyclops into drinking wine until he passed out, and told him that his name was Nohbdy. Then he and his men pushed a large pole into his eye, when they cyclops began wailing in pain, other cyclops asked what was wrong and he said Nohbdy did it to me. The next day when the cyclops was letting his rams out, Odysseus tied his men and himself under the animals as to avoid the cyclops (Homer 340-440). This portion of the book was specifically great because Odysseus was intelligent enough to save his men and himself from the cyclops.
When the train stopped, everyone jumped out avoiding the strike of a stick, they thenk smelled the stench of burning flesh from the fire. Wiesel used foreshadowing in the story of Mrs. Schachter by having her yelling about a fire. Of course, no one knew of what she was talking about, so they quieted her. She continues to yell later as well and so the young men gagged her. When they arrived at Auschwitz Mrs. Schachter
Initially attempting to murder Milkman (279), he later accuses him of being “just greedy, like [his] old man.” (295 - 296). His newfound incapability to trust Milkman shows that an irreparable rift has developed between them due to this perceived betrayal of
In the Canterbury tales a positive Marxist lens in used through Reeve's tale, Shipman's tale, and Prioress tale. Within the Reeve's tale, the college students, John and Alan get revenge on Simpkin Miller for stealing. The students get revenge by, “When what was in the crock had been drunk up, To bed went daughter too, and thereupon To bed went Alan and to bed went John”(Chaucer, p. 114). Both Alan and John slept with the Miller's daughter. Alan told the Miller this and the Miller got mad.
Characters throughout The Great Gatsby present themselves with mysterious and questionable morals. Affairs, dishonest morals, criminal professions, weak boundaries and hypocritical views are all examples of immorality portrayed in The Great Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, lies and mischief fill the lives of many and significantly damage numerous relationships. First, Jay Gatsby's whole life is consumed into a massive lie. His personality traits set him apart from others and the attention he accumulates motivates him to falsely portray his life.
Prospero constantly claims that Caliban is incapable of doing anything right and is only capable of committing malicious acts. In the text, Shakespeare states, “Which any print of goodness wilt not take, being capable of all ill.” This statement further emphasizes Prospero’s revulsion towards Caliban. They have both endured neglection and verbal abuse throughout their lifetimes, which has led them to commit wrongful acts of violence upon
Complete isolation is not the only contributing factor to Grendel’s savage raids and aggressive behavior. The label and detestation that he receives from the humans themselves prove this. Ironically, the society who dubbed Grendel “evil” is the same society that tormented him to the point of consuming humans. The reason that Grendel is even debated to be evil is because of the humans that showed him hatred and brutality. At their first meeting, Grendel narrates, “Darts like hot coals went through my legs and arms and I howled more loudly still,” (Gardner 27).
In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is a character full with complex emotions and revenge that confronts the readers or audience with his scenes of violence. Hamlet acts of violence is the plays way to push the play to its climax and to contribute the hidden meaning of the play. In act four, Hamlet lets his true internal emotions that has built up about his mother affair with his uncle, with so much rage Hamlet kills polonius in cold blood without even thinking, this scene contributes to the play because it show how Hamlet rage for revenge for his father has turned into real madness that will never end well for the characters who intertwine with him. In act 3, Hamlet goes off on Ophelia for crushing his heart and calls her
This creates a whirlwind of problems for Holden, convincing the reader that “Holden is clearly flawed . . . (Bickmore and Youngblood 254)” His failure to reflect upon his poor choices, such as his failure to study and lack of motivation, can be seen as the birthplace from which many of his problems spring, leading to his pessimistic