(Death ln 89-90). Because of his choice to not trust in God, Beowulf ends up dying, but he is still not aware of his mistake, (Death ln 160-161). God could not let him continue life with His blessing upon him if Beowulf could not keep his faith in God. This ends up being his fatal mistake that results in his death. Through the epic Beowulf, the reader realizes the author’s use of paganism and christianity is to reflect the idea that putting faith in worldly things and not putting faith in God leads to a person’s ultimate demise.
“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them. Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family.
The Epic of Gilgamesh was written as a reminder to the people that the mortality of man should never change, because it is what defines humanity. However, in the world of The Epic of Gilgamesh, this does not seem to deter any who wish to break the cycle of life. Gilgamesh, distraught by the death of his companion, Enkidu, is overcome with the obsession of obtaining immortality, and goes along a journey to attain it. While on the journey of obtaining immortality, he faces many difficulties and warnings that should deter him away from doing so. Yet, Gilgamesh does not heed to the warnings.
Culture Affecting the Idea of Fate and Freewill Most people today no longer have beliefs in prophecies but Macbeth and Oedipus do just that. The Tragedy of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare and Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles both introduce the idea of fate and freewill. Although Oedipus is influenced by fate and Macbeth is influenced by freewill, both cultures, Ancient Greece and the Elizabethan Era, influenced their belief in prophecies. Oedipus did not purposely choose to murder his father or bed his mother, he was purely oblivious to these facts. His fate was already established by his true parents.
In Gilgamesh, the loss of an object is the loss of the plant, which was going to be used to become immortal. The loss of Enkidu made Gilgamesh suffer, but it also made him go on a good journey in search for something that he wanted, so that what happened to Enkidu, would not happened to him. When Enkidu died because of the incident between him and Ishtar, Gilgamesh suffers. His suffering affects many people in many ways. Because Enkidu died, Gilgamesh became scared of death, and that made him go on his journey to achieve immortality.
At this point, Loki was very willing to help. When Balder died Loki didn’t seem like he had the same mind set as most the gods. He wanted to kill a fellow god so he did not weep when he was supposed to weep. Next Loki joined the demons and giants. It is clear that Loki’s heart was indecisive about which side he was on, which was bound to lead to trouble.
An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing. Due to their ignorance, and refusal to listen to Odysseus they accidentally angered the god Helios and to appease Helios Zeus sent down a thunderbolt on their ship killing all of Odysseus’s crew except himself. This is proof of how this was not entirely his fault, and how his name and reputation of being a hero shouldn’t be
Fenrir killed Odin, the father of all Gods and Jormungand killed the mighty God, Thor(Thury & Devinny, 2013). In the film, Loki's purpose was to instill chaos upon their world. He wanted to prove his worthiness to his adoptive father Odin, so he plotted against Thor and the whole Asgard. He even killed his true father just to prove his worthiness. I don't believe that he was meant to be evil, unfortunately, his jealousy against his brother Thor got the best of him.
Surely, he doesn’t. Due to his incompetency, Louis Sears lacks the ability to understand their language, culture, and history. Including with that, he sent his report to Washington, and he falsely claimed that “Sarkhan is more firmly than ever on the side of America”; yet he hardly interacted with any of the natives (page 78). This imbecile’s ignorance is as repulsive as Homer Atkins’s liverish-freckled and veiny hands. Though, he had no desire to exterminate communism, he purposely intended to waste two years in Sarkhan, until federal judgeship opened up.
Before the attack on his home is confirmed, Macbeth tells his servant, “As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have, but in their stead / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath” (5.3.25-27). After killing too many people, Macbeth finds no purpose in honor or having love like a king normally has because he has survived so long without them, so by now he has adapted to these emptinesses. He has come to the conclusion that friends are no longer necessary because they just create more issues and more curses. They give him a false hope of honor, but the honor will not help him now. Macbeth yearns for the honor which he abandons once he decides to follow Lady Macbeth’s advice.