For many, family is not only a blessing, but our greatest accomplishment. We are proud of the love we give and receive, for our children and the habits, emotional responses, obligations and values that we teach them. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is no different and the importance of his family is demonstrated as he weeps tears of sadness in their absence and rejects Calypso’s offer of immortality in exchange for his companionship. “‘My lady goddess, here is no cause for anger. My quiet Penelope—how well I know—would seem a shade before your majesty, death
I chose this theme because, in the book, passing traditions on is a major part of the characters’ culture. Passing traditions on is a practice that is important to many cultures and it effectively connects generations of people through experiences and stories. A quote from the book that demonstrates the theme, shows a character 's viewpoint of passing traditions on. “‘These are the beliefs of our Ojibway people. We sustain the beliefs, and the beliefs sustain us.
Togan was the cook for Lord Akiyama’s servants. He cared for Murakami as a child. When Murakami is complaining about his lowly position, Togan tells him, “The little cloud up there knows that it is not big enough to hold thunder or rain within it, but it is not unhappy because of that.” (20) What Togan is trying to teach him is contentment, to be happy with what you have instead of unhappy with what you don’t. Murakami is
After the chaotic grapple, they look at each other completely worn out, the book says that Gilgamesh “saw himself in the other, just as Enkidu saw / Himself in Gilgamesh” (Page 24). While looking into each other’s eyes they see themselves and realize that the person they are staring at is what they were missing. For Enkidu, Gilgamesh is what he needs after being abandoned by the animals, this friendship cures Enkidu’s loneliness. This beautiful meeting sparks an even more dazzling friendship, a friendship to be envied. The companionship that they create represents a theme of friendship that continues for the remainder of the book.
Odysseus was very kind to Tiresias, understanding that he may not like him after what he did to Zeus. Odysseus demonstrates his kindness by saying “How, / lord can I make her know me for the man I am?” (11. 164-165). Odysseus is talking about him talking to his dear mother in the underworld because he wants to show her how far he has made it. By doing this Odysseus shows that he can keep himself together and be nice to people even when he might have to work harder for
The antithesis implies that by not having a law to live by, the Cyclopes are ignorant and unsanctified. Based on this text, Homer uses antithesis to express Odyssey’s distaste towards the Cyclopes lifestyle. Homer compares the lifestyle of the cyclopes to the lifestyle of the Cyclopes by using antithesis. For example, on page 148 the text states, “but each
The Princess’s courtesy provides an example of the hospitality that exists throughout Odysseus’s interactions with the Phaeacians. When Odysseus asserts his plea for help, King Alcinous and Queen Arete offer “...to take him safely, comfortably, well and happily, with speed, to his own country, distant though it may lie.” (7.208-210). By granting Odysseus’s request, King Alcinous and Queen Arete demonstrate selflessness, a chief pillar of Greek culture. Later that night, as the Phaeacians hold a feast in honor of Poseidon, King Alcinous and the twelve princes offer Odysseus gifts to take on his return home (8.421-426). This kind deed truly represents the Phaeacians’ acts of
The Neutrals in Dante 's inferno, serve as a symbol for selfishness. As these people committed themselves no cause but their own, they are left to their own vices, separated from both heaven and hell. Abandoned at the gate, just as they had abandoned everyone throughout their life. This punishment it a form of uniquely adapted justice, as they are getting in the afterlife what they fought in life. Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae.
His compassionate side is evident in his childhood as he saved Katniss’s family from starving by giving her a bread even though he was not allowed. Moreover, he is also a selfless and good-hearted boy as he is willing to do everything to protect Katniss in the arena. He also shows his love towards her by doing so. We also get to know that he has been in love with Katniss since they were five years old. On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself.
The combination of these two themes allow Achilles to make the point that he will be hospitable to his friends and fellow soldiers but due to the slight on his honor he will not be able to forgive Agamemnon. This shows how hospitality becomes important in situations that involve honor as Achilles is able to be hospitable to anybody but Agamemnon, showing that, hospitality becomes more complex when linked with the theme of honor, but just as important. Overall, the importance of hospitality is characterized by its effects on situations, character development, and its link with
Xenia is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity, and courtesy shown to those who are far from home and/or associates of the person bestowing guest-friendship [XENIA]. Xenia is also a way of life, in Ancient Greece, people are being hospitable all the time. Some people are being hospitable because this is the right thing to do and they also enjoy doing this, also being generous made them look good. The second reason for doing this is because people believe that Zeus was the protector of guests. “It 's wrong, my friend, to send any stranger packing— even one who arrives in worse shape than you.
Many individuals find their identity of what made them who they are as a person from their culture or socialization. Although I didn 't realize it, my family set a positive foundation for developing my identity during my childhood. Despite that, there were several other factors that have immensely contributed to the characteristics I possess as an individual; and there were many aspects that could have altered my mindset, thinking, and actions. All the directions and paths I took throughout my lifetime have made me the person I am. But in contribution to that, it was influential people, mostly being my father, that made impacts on myself; in which, created my identity.
Equality 7-2521 tries to persuade them to listen to him, telling them that he gives them "the power of the sky" and the "key to the earth." The scholars respond, saying, "What is not done collectively cannot be good” (Rand 73). Ayn Rands anthem shows opposition to collectivism through the topics, selflessness, family, and invention One way Ayn Rand shows opposition to collectivism is with selflessness, for example “Men never see their own faces and never ask their brothers about it, for it is evil to have concern for their own faces or bodies” (rand 61). Individuals in the dark ages are not allowed to see their face or bodies because that would reinforce sense of individual self. Only others can see what they look like, they exist only for others.
Instead of letting these comments bother him he shook it off and went on with his life. This illustrates to the reader Do’s resilience and his courage to turn the other check and be the bigger man. Page 4 3.0 Summary Throughout ‘The HAppiest Refugee,’ Anh Do, uses both optimistic and pessimistic language throughout the happy and sad times. Do does this to keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat. However, when Do’s dad begins to spiral, he does the courteous thing and steps up to the plate, hence becoming the man of the family, this warms the reader 's heart as Do never once gives up on his family throughout her autobiography.
He exhibits hesitation towards God, believing that he is a nobody and that he does not deserve to lead. Not only this statement highlights his lack of self-confidence, it also emphasizes his normality as an individual. Furthermore, Moses harbors the thought that his brother Aaron is more of a leader than he is. This portrays that his lack of confidence stems from his belief that Aaron deserves to be the leader of the Israelites instead of him. Moses claims, “O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” (Exodus 4:10) this portrays Moses’s desire to pass the responsibility of being the leader to his brother Aaron as he considers himself lesser in capabilities than Aaron.