Helen is lured by a goddess, a temptation that was impossible to resist. Bella who craves love after being dumped, finds comfort in Jacob. However, she runs to Edward once she knows where she can find him. The “tall goddess among women” (XV. 137) commits adultery and starts the Trojan war.
Some of them are baby polar bears and lynxes. Even when the animals are basically taking over the villa she makes sure they are having the best life they can. Another example of how much Antonina loved animals is on page 26. It says, “Jan, a devoted scientist, credited Antonina with a great deal of sympathy when it came to animals: she is so sensitive, she’s almost able to read their minds. She becomes them, a way of observing and understanding animals that is rare, a sixth sense.”I feel that this show how much she cares for animals because she understands them in a way that nobody else can.
Helen expresses what everyone thinks of him, “‘You’ve come back from the fight. How I wish you’d died there, killed by that strong warrior who was my husband once’” (Homer, Iliad 3. 480-482), this stirred up conflicts on the ground between the mortals and made Helen and other Trojans dislike Paris even more. Goddesses like Athena were out for revenge in the Iliad because Paris did not see her fit for the golden apple that was to be given to the fairest Goddess, in the Judgement of Paris. So Athena and Hera, who mainly used her marriage to Zeus to do her dirty work, plotted against the Trojans.
In Caesar’s last breaths the readers and/or audience were able to understand and feel the complete and utter shock and betrayal Caesar was feeling as he muttered “et tu, Bruté?” in his final moments (3.1.85). Skylar’s last word was “why?” which was very similar to Caesar’s , however, the circumstances though alike were not the same as Caesar’s death took place a couple thousands years before (Sandt). Both of them were shocked and hurt in that moment as they realized their best friends had turned on them. This makes betrayal still very relevant today because, similar to Skylar Neese and Julius Caesar, people are constantly being betrayed by the people kept close in life. Skylar Neese, unsuspecting like Caesar, had gone to enjoy a night with her friends that ended in her death.
Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act. This action seals her fate and causes Antigone to be sentenced to death. Ultimately, what makes Antigone a tragic hero in this play are the traits she possesses which lead to her downfall. It is not necessarily her actions, but her convictions and values which cause her to be such a tragic figure. Antigone’s tragedy comes because of her unswerving loyalty to her brother, Polynices, and her determination to give him burial honors despite the personal danger.
Finally, another flower myth that represents love is the story of Adonis. Adonis was kidded for his own errors and every year Greek girls mourned for him. Aphrodite loved Adonis, but Persephone loved him too and refused to give him up. Aphrodite tried everything she could but there was nothing she could do to get him back. As Adonis died, each drop of blood created a flower called the crimson.
Lancelot and Guinevere The love story of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere was very slow. At first Queen Guinevere ignored Lancelot. But then she grew to love him. There were many complications in this love story. They had to sneak behind everyone's back, including her husband King Arthur, everyone then found out, and then they were sentenced to death.
In Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin, Jealousy is a characteristic that all the gods have. They usually can't contain their jealousy and that leads them to do bad things, like killing or punishing people. One god is actually known for being full of envy, her name is Hera. Zeus is always having affairs and not being faithful to his wife, Hera. Because of Zeus’s infedelities, Hera always watches out for him and she can never stop being jealous.
The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her. Abigail Williams accused lots of people in Salem, even people with a good reputation and good souls; she wanted to save herself so she did wrong things. In act III, she pretend that she was possessed by Mary Warren, repeating everything Mary said. How we can see, she was not a sane woman; after being the good niece from Reverend Parris to being a horrible and pitiless woman. She started the rumors of witchcraft in the whole Salem just to stay with John, doing impossible things to keep herself saved and to keep John.
I think you are right Creon’s desire for power was driving him crazy. I also agree with the point that too many people die in this play. Also, Antigone made a mistake killing herself because she did nothing wrong and deserve to live. I agree with you that Antigone’s flaw was her quality of being loyal. She stood by what she thought was right.