The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon epic about a great warrior who values the Anglo-Saxon ideas of loyalty, personal indebtedness, fame, fate, and heroism. The epic is named after, and centered on, Beowulf and his quests; however, several other characters also reflect Anglo-Saxon values throughout the story. For example, King Hrothgar built “the best/ Of all mead-halls” (ll.145-146) so that his “men lived happy” (l. 15). Hrothgar built the mead-hall because he was indebted to his men who served and protected him. Meanwhile, Beowulf was indebted to Hrothgar because Hrothgar once defended Beowulf’s family.
Alexander Hamilton once said, “There is a certain Enthusiasm in liberty that makes Human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” Beowulf is an epic poem in which the main character Beowulf did acts of service, but he fought for those who couldn’t fight. The overall theme of good versus evil in Beowulf had Beowulf dealing with challenges that no ordinary man would be able to handle unless they were a true epic hero. Throughout the poem Beowulf proves to be an epic hero by his strength, bravery, and sacrifice. Beowulf is an epic hero because of his strength. His strength isn’t the same as an ordinary man, “He twisted in pain and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped muscle and on split and broke” (lines 337-340).
The Inferno vs. Perceval and the Holy Grail The epics The Inferno and Perceval and the Holy Grail are similar in many ways, but they also have some differences too. For example, Dante’s Inferno is an epic about a man traveling through Hell in order to be forgiven for his sins. Perceval and the Holy Grail is another epic about a knight that is traveling home to be with his mother because he feels guilty for leaving her all alone after his father and brother died.The Inferno was a better epic than Perceval and the Holy Grail. Perceval and Dante are both heroes, but Dante’s journey was more interesting, and the overall themes include the flaws of the two men. Despite the fact that both Dante and Perceval are epic heroes that leave home and have special weapons, they also have differences within these characteristics that make them epic heroes.
He sometimes almost gave up but he kept on trying until he went back home. Odysseus was trying to go back home to go to his family and friends and become the king again in his throne as he deserves. Odysseus was treated like a hero when he, came back from his journey because he fought his way back home just like a hero and a good warrior. Odysseus, also was the king in Ithaca he was ruling there until he left and left his son in charged. Another reason that he is a hero that he left his throne, so he can go and defend his people.
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision because his reason to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
The purpose of this passage is to prepare Dante and the audience to for what is coming in the upcoming circles. As the circles progress, the tortures become more gruesome. Dante uses metaphor such as “pus and tears that dribbled to their feet” to make the audience feel the tortures and how painful they were. The structure of Dante’s Inferno is unique as the first and third lines of each stanza rhymes and the middle line has a different end sound. His use of this pattern indicates connections among the story because it creates a feeling of forward motion.
However, he never expresses it as shown in book 8- "Aeneas, heartsick at the woe of war." Because as a hero/leader, his ideal duty is to encourage and comfort his fellowmen and soldiers. He has to feign hope and suppress his inner anguish. In order to build a new civilization in Italy, he can be regarded as a " man of Roman ideal" which is already prophesied. As his journey progresses, he is portrayed as a man who must learn to dominate his passions and will to supplicate himself to a larger duty given to him.
Not knowing the challenges it will cause in the future. In Beowulf, the piece of literature depicts a theme of good versus evil. To begin with, the qualities of the characters present them in a way that represents the difference of good warriors and evil demons. To illustrate, when Beowulf states to the danish queen, “My purpose was this: to win the good will of your people or die in the battle” (line 467). Clearly, this shows Beowulf as a epic hero who is willing to sacrifice his life to help others while Grendel is a monster whose typical life is to ruin the lives of the good.
A seeker flees from their dragon like how Hercules did, up until he changed his was because he knew Meg was in trouble. Hercules’ task was to make himself appear as a god to everyone. A seeker’s task is to be true with the deeper self like Hercules did when winning everyone's trust and love back by being himself. His virtue is hard work to achieve what he wants just like how a seeker's virtue is ambition. Hercules does this in many ways like when he tries to do what he can to defeat each monster that comes in his path.