Homer’s Odyssey sends a powerful message detailing the power a married man or women can have. Homer writes, "There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends." (Murray, Homer, Odyssey 6.175-185). In Amours, Ovid describes love as a forum for his poems, displaying the importance of affection. In Book I of the Elegy, Ovid is writing about touches on warmth, “Love come late will not fill your song” (Kline, Ovid, Amores 1.7:1-26).
Telemachus gives a speech to the suitors scolding them for wrecking Odysseus’ wealth. This causes Telemachus to lose faith in his aptitude to accomplish Athena’s plan. “Look how my countrymen-the suitors most of all, pernicious bullies-foil each move I make…” (Fagles 102). Athena is able to persuade Telemachus through her encouraging and sympathetic words. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on.” (Fagles 102).
Virgil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, while different in styles of storytelling, are very similar in their portrayal of gods as having human qualities, though Virgil’s earlier text seems to have more human characters with divine qualities. In Virgil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the line between gods and humans is blurred, with gods acting like humans and humans having divine qualities. Juno, the goddess of marriage, is one of the most striking examples of a god who possesses human qualities. In Aeneid, Juno is a meddling antagonist. She is the patron goddess of Carthage and, having been warned that the descendent of a
They are expected to serve the suitors and put up with their rude demeanor. Furthermore, social traditions like xenia for example are strong, important and sacred. That is the most important reason why Penelope and Telemachus can’t take the suitors out of the palace, despite their disgraceful behavior. This typical realistic scene of Ancient Greece blends with the supernatural throughout the epic. In fact, there are many examples in the Odyssey when fantasy is present in the epic’s reality:
The differences between the play and the film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, serve at different time to strengthen and weaken the allusion of Helena and Hermia to the mythological Greek characters their names were inspired by. As sometimes described in the play and depicted in the film, the physical appearance of the women connects and separates them from their namesakes, Hermes and Helen of Troy. Through nearly half of the play, Helena is discarded as being unwanted and even refers to herself as being “as ugly as a bear” while her namesake refers differently (MSND II, ii, 100). Being named after Helen of Troy, Helena is expected to be the most beautiful woman to have walked the earth and in the movie is depicted as so, with classically beautiful features and voluminous blonde hair, yet the play serves as a contradiction (Hoffman). Being classically beautiful in one but described as
/ The day is broke; be wary; look about.” (Shakespeare 3.5.39-40) This quote shows the Nurse warning Juliet that her mother was coming when the newlyweds were consummating. She may seem guilty earlier in the play but once Romeo is banished the Nurse gives Juliet new advice. I think you are happy in this second match, For it excels your first, or, if it did not, Your first is dead, or ‘twere as good he were As living here and you no use of him. (Shakespeare 3.5.235-23) This proves that she wanted the best for
Much Ado About Nothing is a play written by William Shakespeare which set in Renaissance, Italy, in the city of Messina. It is generally considered as one of his best comedies, in a combination various themes including those of honor, deception, love and politics. Previously in the play, Don John along with Burachio had succeeded in deceiving Claudio and Don Pedro about Hero’s disloyalty. After this, the scene is shown in Hero’s bedroom where she is getting ready for her wedding day with help of her attendants, Margaret and Ursula. Act III, Scene V, in which Dogberry’s complicated and Verges arrives to meet Leonato, right before wedding, claiming that they have caught two suspicious men, Borachio and Cornade.
For building up one of the main ideas which is disbelief or deception, Pirandello uses the same techniques as shakespeare uses in when he decribes about ‘fair and foul’ in Macbeth . The audience is force to believe that the characters are real even though in reality they are just the creation of the authorhere Piradello put many sentences that contradict the other sentences for example the father says that ”Nowhere. I want to try to show that one can be thus into life… as a character in a play” . Here we now that the characters have no life but pirandello still uses the father to say that they have life. This support theme of
After Romeo meets his supposed destined lover, Juliet, he returns to talk to his friends Mercutio and Benvolio after planning his marriage. Mercutio notices and points out Romeo’s new, content behavior in contrast to his old, joyless attitude: “Why is not this better than groaning for love? Now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo, now art thou what thou art - by art as well as by nature” (2.4.90-93). Although Mercutio believes Romeo’s change in etiquette is caused by the absence of love, it is in fact the presence of it. Mercutio observes that something has made Romeo much happier, and it is indeed Romeo’s previous encounters with Juliet that have created this effect of increased contentment.
He gives an extreme version of life, specifically entertainment, without imagination. The rude mechanicals in this play are used for a satirical purpose. They are supposed to mock and make obvious the sense of fear within the theatre community on whether or not their play could get them executed. If their play offended any nobility or Queen Elizabeth, it could mean their deaths and this sucked the creativity out of the arts. Shakespeare takes the opportunity to make subtle comment on this.