Since, Aphrodite “veiled Paris in sheltering mist,” Menelaus was declared the victor of the duel (Schwab 366). It is safe to say Menelaus deserved this because he genuinely wanted Helen back, so he gave his all for his beautiful wife. His victory won “shouts of approval” which indicate that the citizens were supportive of him and felt pleased with the outcome; therefore, the citizens respect him and his actions (367). Another example of Menelaus’ heroic traits is during the attacks between Poseidon and the Achaeans. There were several
In this sense, Zeus was held in great honor and gained faith from Hecatoncheires and other gods thanks to his generosity. Before the big battle with Titans, he even provided his allies with full sustenance and nectar and he even moved their minds and gave them motivation with his eloquent speech (Hesiod, 700 BCE, P. 22). After gods completed their works and conflicts with Titans, they crowned Zeus as king. In return for their works and efforts, Zeus treated his children and gods with great honours and “allotted them privileges satisfactorily” (Hesiod, 700 BCE, P. 29). Above all, after Zeus defeated Typhoeus born from the Earth, the Earth advised other gods to set Zeus on the throne.
Athena - she is considered as the daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists Odysseus and Telemachus with divine powers throughout the epic, and she speaks up for them in the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus. Without Athena, odysseus would probably not be in the story anymore. Without Athena’s help, Odysseus could have been hurt by the unfriendly (toward foreigners) Phaeacians. But thanks to Athena, he was fine.
The Epic Battle Between Link and Athena! What defines a hero? Is it the way they are born, the way they act or, the way they look?Athena appears to be the goddess of war and link is a very important character from a game called legend of zelda. Athene from the Odyssey is a great goddess but link from the Legend of Zelda makes a better hero than Athena will ever be. In the odyssey many my think that Athena is caring, wise, strong but she really like that to a few people.To start off,Athene is caring in the odyssey.
Pride is an admirable quality to have, when expressed moderately. However, an excessive amount can lead to a terrible downfall in works such as “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, and “The Odyssey” by Homer. In all of these works, pride leads to the downfall of the characters. It is important to have pride and dignity, however too much pride is not the way to go. In “The Necklace”, Mathilde Loise was a beautiful woman who envied those of the lavish lifestyle.
The accompanying passage happens in stanza 7 and is found towards the end of the poem: Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are; Men have precedency and still excel, It is but vain unjustly to wage war; Men can do best, and women know it well Preeminence in all and each is yours; Yet grant some small acknowledgment of ours. (Bradstreet 209) The passage above declares the male 's roles in the Puritan culture and that women like Bradstreet comprehend that. On the other hand, Anne Bradstreet needs praise, a little thankfulness, and acknowledgment for the work and role women play in the public eye. Subsequent to deriding men in the poem, she recognizes and gives them commending praise yet requests the same in return. This stanza demonstrates to the readers the contention of tension the public arena with men and women.
Some people suppose that beauty of Cleopatra was exaggerated and that her charm was attributed only to strength of character and mental charisma. However, it doesn’t really matter. No doubt that Cleopatra was an influential figure in the history of the world and it doesn’t matter how she did it. Maybe with the help of her beauty or with the help of her mind they both plays a role of influence to how people view her in society. Cleopatra will always have an outstanding personality despite the fact that she is being criticized by a lot men and women.
Despite Violette Szabo being known for having a contrarian nature and going against the rules, she is the greatest female agent of world war II in European history because of her selflessness, dedication as an agent, and her rebellion against people 's expectations of her. One of the things that makes Violette Szabo special is that she is the one of the least known great young female operative agents. The unrecognized work she did was so important for ending the war, as well as paving a path for the recognition of unknown heroes in European history. Without the amazing work the nameless heroes such as Violette did, the success in the war wouldn 't have been
Though women play a central role in the Odyssey the portrayal and characterization of said women is often times sexist and places most of the women in positions of power until Odysseus or one of the male gods comes along and puts a stop to it. All of the women are characterized with few traits, most of which only describe their looks, while the reader is constantly reminded of all of Odysseus good traits. Even Penelope, who is portrayed as the ideal woman, is only ever described as ‘beautiful’ and ‘faithful’. Though this does make sense considering the time period and how during the time women were considered property of men. With all of the different character and how they are written one would expect some variety in the description of women.
Have you ever felt constricted by society 's views on gender? Lady Macbeth used her avaricious and imperious personality to come off as a manly figure. Although she wanted to pursue power, she faced various limitations because of her gender. Her resolution was to use other people to make her way up to the top. Lady Macbeth has a strong desire for eminence and uses her husband Macbeth who trusts her so much to help her achieve that.
She also thought she wasn’t beautiful. This was the reason she change her name from Joy, her birth name, to Hulga, a name she thought suited her bested. It can be said her understanding of love stem from Mrs. Freeman stories about her girls, Glynese’s and Caramae’s love life. So it was so easy for her to fall for the first guy who showed her attention ever. Manley told her things she never heard before like she was beautiful and he love her.
She feels, because of her gender, as if she can’t write about, “wars, of captains, and of kings, / Of cities founded, commonwealths begun, / For my mean pen are too superior things…” (Bradstreet 1-3). It is interesting Bradstreet did not try to disguise the fact that she was a woman poet as so many other literary women did before her. She mentions that the 9 Greek muses were women, “But sure the antique Greeks were far more mild/ Else of our sex, why feigned those nine/ And poesy made Calliope’s own child;” (Bradstreet 31-33). Throughout the whole poem she is putting down her own work in comparison to a man’s epic poetry, but in a way that suggests that she is not ashamed of her gender or her work. She knows that in her society she will not be taken seriously.