They realized that Odysseus needn’t “bait the beast again.” They ask “Captain!, Why” for they see Odysseus is merely being cocky. Yet, Odysseus ignores them and respond to the monster by shouting “Kyklops,/if ever mortal man inquire/how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him/Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/Laertes’ son, whose home is Ithaca!” (Book 9, Lines 548 - 552) Odysseus makes a very large tactical mistake; he tells Polyphemos’ that his is “Odysseus … Laertes’ son.”
Macbeth's motifs only concern his personal gain without caring for other people’s wellbeing, whereas Snape are in regards to the woman he loves and overall everyone else but him. Macbeth's eagerness to be king makes him commit brutal acts time after time because he states that he has only “scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it” (3.213).whereas Snape tricks Voldemort into thinking he is the master of the elder wand to save Harrys life, ultimately giving up his own life (1:08:00) Snape's motifs are not only better but make other
(Homer 1419-1431). Telemachus and his father took away all their weapons and shields in order to make assassinating them easier. Critically, they saved Penelope because of the bold tactics thought up by Odysseus but there was one more piece of his journey to conclude. “ An old trunk of olive grew like a pillar on the building plot, and I laid out our bedroom round that tree, lind up the stone walls, built the walls and roof, gave it a doorway and smooth-fitting doors. Then I lopped off the silvery leaves and branches, hewed and shaped that stump from the roots up into a bedpost, frilled it, let it serve as model for the rest.
The Ancient Greek practice of “xenia” is highly valued, and in Homer’s The Odyssey the practice of “xenia” is vital to receive good one’s fate. For example, the cyclops, Polyphemus, does not value “xenia”, so instead of welcoming Odysseus and his crew, the monster decides to eat the men. As a consequence, he lost his sight, which was primarily from Polyphemus 's blatant disregard for the Ancient Greek practice. His fate could have easily been avoided if he had not eaten his visitors.
In the Canterbury Tales Chaucer describes The Franklin's beard as white as a daisy-petal, he is a very cheerful man, always high colored and very affectionate. Although The Franklin lived for pleasure, he managed to make his household free to all the country and people saw him as a good model among landed upper class. " A
Nick is the ‘carr’ taker of Gatsby; helping him during and after his life. Nick feels privileged to be friends with Gatsby since he does not have as much wealth as him. Nick came from the Midwest and lives in a nice house with a good job; there is really nothing special or exciting about him. Nick is sensitive and simple. He is an ordinary guy living an ordinary life until he becomes involved with Gatsby.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner, Amir’s jealousy of Hassan pushes him to commit vengeful and manipulative deeds to someone who has undying admiration and loyalty towards him. Amir’s need to impress his father, in this case, the kite tournament, singles the start of his redemption journey. Hassan, in Amir’s eyes, is someone who he has no emotional connection, strictly a employer-servant relationship. However, the substantial event that sparks a considerable amount of guilt and shame in Amir is the event he witnessed involving Hassan and his lack of initiative afterwards.
At first glance of the story, it can be easy to mistake Harrison himself as the breakaway hero. After all, he is first described as "a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous" (Vonnegut 197). Not to mention his parents are two of the main characters, and this idea brings the "child saving the parents (along with everyone else) in need" trope to life (think Harry Potter avenging the deaths of his parents). Harrison 's looks and sheer strength were said to have awed those of even Thor, the god of thunder (198). What makes him unable to be the hero, however, is his selfishness and delusional attitude.
Eventually, Jesse does lose and once he does, “he hit the water to a tremendous roar from the mob” (252). The crowd enjoys seeing Jesse compete. He is entertainment. However, to them, Jesse is an outsider. He is more of a threat to them as a whole than the other competitors.
He would rather be engaged in a fight with Ed because that would show that Ed Handby thinks of George as an equal. But instead, “Three times the young reporter[George] sprang at Ed Handby and each time the bartender, catching him on the shoulder, hurled him back into the bushes”(189). The dismissal of his grotesque came only when Ed Handby left with Belle Carpenter and he began to realize and feel ashamed of what he had done. The most important realization he made was that he was not yet a man, and paradoxically, that realization made him more of a man than he was
Odysseus was, in my eyes, not justified in punishing everyone he did. Some people such as the maids where punished just for sleeping with the wooers. They didn’t deserve to be punished as harshly as they did. However, the wooers themselves got what they deserved. Odysseus won the competition set up by Penelope.
Nick likes Gatsby because he is mysterious. Gatsby is a respectable man and is one of the nicest men Nick knows. When Nick moved in next to Mr. Gatsby 's mansion, they never talked. Nick gets an invitation to Gatsby 's party. This is when Nick learns who Gatsby actually is.
Slapstick comedy also brings out Sebastian and Olivia’s identities. “Cesario” placates Feste’s wordplay and desperately avoids fighting with Sir Toby whereas Sebastian jumps in ready to fight two men in the same breath. Similarly, Olivia thinks she needs to help the previously weak “Cesario” and relishes in an attempt to control such a malleable young man. Ironically, she immediately blames the violence on Sir Toby which would align with “Cesario’s” disposition but it is actually Sebastian causing trouble. Speaking of irony, a few lines before meeting Olivia, Sebastian asks “Are all the people mad” (25) before quickly devolving into the very madness he spoke against when he says “If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep!”
In The Odyssey, Odysseus and Telemachus are two heroes that go through tests to try and complete their quests. At the beginning of the book, Odysseus is a Trojan war hero who has been away from home for a war that lasted ten years. It takes him another ten to get back home. Telemachus is Odysseus’s son. Telemachus believes that his father will never come back until Athena tells him to go and try to find any information about Odysseus’s whereabouts.
The Odyssey of Homer is about the hero Odysseus who starts an adventure to return to his home and kill the suitors who woo his wife and squander his wealth. Meanwhile, his son Telemachus searches for news of his father from his father's friends, and teams up with his father to kill the suitors. All the suitors are killed and Athena protects Odysseus and Telemachus from the suitors' parents. Honor and pride are the most important aspects of life and hubris leads to destruction. Honor and pride are considered important and must be defended.