Homer’s Iliad is one of the earliest depictions of war ever written. At face value, the epic is the story of Achilles’ rage, beginning with his honor being insulted by Agamemnon and it continues with the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Yet, the Iliad showcases so much more. It illustrates two very different perceptions of war: one one hand glorious honor and victory, and on the other, the the jarring horror of death and destruction. Homer, in his poem, incorporates scenes in which the characters contemplate how meaningful war and violence really is; a thought which, tragically, many individuals in today’s world contemplate every day.
As more and more people become aware of the effects of war, they work to remove themselves from its cycles, and eventually they become peacemakers. These are the souls who struggle daily with the conflicts among those around them, and try to teach themselves and these others the habits of peace. Little by little the peacemakers chip away at the processes that perpetuate war, and build up the inner strength of the people weakened by it. Through the waging of peace, patriots come to realize that loyalty is to each other, one-on-one, among all of us, and not to some master or leader. Through the waging of peace, the threatened come to realize that the true threat is war itself, not the 'enemy'.
He also writes that the houses have an ancient grudge, meaning that they have been fighting for a long time. Tybalt is a prime example of the conflict between the houses. Tybalt is a violent zealot for the Capulet house with a lot of pride in his name. When Benvolio, Romeo’s Cousin is trying to stop a fight between servants of the two houses, He asks Tybalt for assistance. Instead, Tybalt says to him, “As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee,” and attacks him (1.1.66).
During her young and difficult life, she started writing letters to God and express how she feels. She had tremendous abused from her father Alphonso who raped, beaten, and impregnated her twice. She presumed that Alphonso also killed her children after she delivered them. Alphonso had a new wife after her mother died. After quite some time, Alphonso wanted her instead of her pretty sister Nettie to marry a man they known only as Mister but with a real name of Albert.
What is War? What is war? Throughout history countless wars have been fought across the far reaches of the globe. There has always been cause for men to band together in groups, and go forth to commit acts of violence against one another. In Homer’s epic poem the Iliad, he tells a story about the best and worst of humanity in the theatre of the Trojan War.
In the play it is very clear that Antigone is very loyalty to her family no matter the consequence which cannot be said for Creon's family. Creon’s action about killing Antigone drove his own son and wife to kill themselves. Haemon begged his father to not kill Antigone but Creon’s need to be right was far much important than his loyalty to his son. Haemon's death contributed to Creon's wife death because she couldn't bare the thought of her son gone. After Creon heard the horrible news something changed about him as he stated “ I killed you, my son, without intending to, and you, as well, my wife.
At first, Macbeth disagreed with her choices, however after constant temptation, he fell into her ways. In the same way Jezebel encouraged her husband to have Naboth killed after his refusal to sell Ahab his land. In 2 Kings 21: 8-10 Jezebel says, "I'll get you Naboth's vineyard! So she wrote a letter in Ahab's name, saying...accuse him of cursing God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death".
A goddess, named Ishtar went to Gilgamesh to make him a lover after hearing of his fame. Gilgamesh rejected her with insults and a list of all her ex-lovers demise. Ishtar became angry at being slandered went to Anu and asked for the Bull of Heaven to hurt Gilgamesh. Anu gives her the bull and Ishtar lets it loose on the city of Uruk. The bull is destroying the city and killing hundreds of people.
Creon has to live with the regret for killing Antigone, which led to the death of Haemon. When his mother discovered her son 's death, she hung herself and imputed it to the unwise father. “And for Haemon dead, her sons; and her last breath was a curse for their father, the murderer of her sons.”(Exodos, line 115). Eurydice, Haemon 's mother, had killed herself after figuring out that Creon’s stubbornness had killed her son. “Than she must die.
But Helen’s husband Menelaus which happened to be the brother of Sir Agamemnon, the greatest King of all Greek, was upset yet angry and together with his brother, they went to Troy to retrieve her but Paris loved Helen so much so that he was willing to hand in hand battle with her husband, Menelaus. Soon, the terms were agreed by both sides and fought. When Agamemnon wanted to fulfill the battle terms, the Trojans broke the terms and war was declared.At the end, the city of Troy was burnt and totally destroyed. Thus, the consequences of was is destruction. The importance of harmony is that there will be no war but peace among nations.