Works of literature are generally understood as being timeless with a superior artistic merit. It explores the traditions and culture of the time and place but most prominently it gives insight to the human condition. Greek mythology is used in the ancient times to interpret things that would otherwise be unexplainable. It is an indication of human creativity and the need to introduce faith in something greater than simply existing. It was religion to the Greeks and thus provided a sense of security and knowledge.
Odysseus who is disguised as a begger speaks with Penelope and says, “Your name has gone out under heaven like the sweet honor of some god-fearing king” (IV.95-97). Penelope is being compared to an honorable “God-fearing king”. This paints the picture that Penelope is a very well respected and admirable person. The audience should learn that loyalty is a very important aspect of life. This evidence shows that since Penelope stayed loyal to Odysseus even through doubt, she was rewarded with her life having purpose.
Apollo, knowing that he is a god, is confident that he will win and Friend, knowing that had the ability to manipulate, is confident as well. At the end, even though both Satyr and Connie put up a fight, they both eventually lose the battle and their life. Oates story, “Where are you going, Where have you been?” is a story filled with various different forms of symbols and ideas that an ordinary reader would not realize they represent more than just what they appear to be. Oates incorporates several literary elements that can be used to take different critical approaches. With that stated, the Archetypes approach was the most appealing to me because it exposes the reader to a different perspective to the short story that she
Fathers represent respect and reputation itself. Odysseus is called godlike because of his good attributes and exhibits model behavior. Gods are strong and powerful and are known for choosing other’s fates. Odysseus has helped make a difference in other’s lives, such as saving Helen from Troy. Odysseus is valued because of his great reputation as godlike and ultimately a father to his people.
The Id, ego and superego, its theory keeps great importance on the role of unconscious psychological conflicts in shaping behavior and personality. 2. Review of literature 2.1. The Epic Characteristics in the Prelude Callahan Claire Cathryn in his thesis “The epic characteristic in the Prelude” has discussed the epic qualities Prelude book he is of the view that Prelude is regarded as a autobiographical poem but many of the critics have over looked the epic qualities of the prelude. Though it is lacking the traditional epic setting, plot and themes like Homer, Virgil, Lucan, Comoen and Milton but when deeply delve into poem would be able to categorize in it epic form. Historically, epic had its birth in heroic society, which promoted the tradition of court ministerial, as society flourished literary epic emerged by hectic efforts of the poets.
In ancient times, people of all different societies believed strongly in the divine. They were religious people who not only believed in their Gods, but also felt as if the divine played a major role within their everyday lives. Because of this belief, some felt as if they developed a personal relationship with their Gods, whether it be in a physical sense or spiritual sense. Due to their strong belief in the divine, great books such as The Odyssey, Inferno, and City of God were created. Through these books, readers are able to better understand how these people often viewed their personal relationship with the divine, as well as how they changed over the course of each book.
Zeus’s Influence in Mythology Zeus is an incredibly important character in Greek Mythology, and plays a role in almost every myth. Some believe his actions are for good, while others oppose by saying he is mostly a negative god. Evidence that proves Zeus’s personality is in the Myths: Kronos and Zeus, proving he is a good god, Prometheus, proving he is a negative god, and Demeter, which is most enjoyable to me. In the end, Zeus has proven to make some unfavorable decisions, but also many admirable ones. The myth Kronos and Zeus, illustrates some acts of Zeus that are in a positive light.
Ancient Greece was filled with myths and gods, however when it came to their art they took a mortal approach. Instead of putting divine matters up on a podium, they learned the importance of appreciating the human itself. The reason Greek art is so admired is because their definition of beauty was the regular man and women you saw walking down the streets of Ancient Greece. During the Archaic and Classical ages “perfection” was still very much their ideal; a perfect balance.The depiction of beauty evolved throughout the ages, beginning with the Egyptians who
He is very well-known for his numerous theories on ethical questions and such as his Theory of Forms. This theory states that the perfect forms of justice, love, etc. is what everyone wants, but in reality, people have worse and less perfect versions of that ideal form. Plato’s Platonic Love philosophy, another example of his finest works, is where the lover should have qualities that the other lacks in order for both to be greater individuals. These, along with many other theories, treasured dialogues, and teachings are what makes his name so grand and looked up to present day.
Conclusion: -It is morally permissible to lie to a friend in order to preserve his/her happiness or well-being. Friendship is an integral part of our live, that fact is predetermined and undebatable. Where honesty stands only as a moral virtue, consideration of which is just a matter of your personal preference and level of your intelligence. Therefore friendship is a more important value than honesty. Intelligent relationships with other individuals is an essential criteria of any civilized society, so it’s important to understand what the accepted definition of friendship is, and what are its supporting virtues.