Agamemnon’s taking of Briseis enrages Achilles and spurs him to remove himself from the war, leading to a massive death toll in the Achaean forces. In stealing Briseis from Achilles, he is not only robbing of him of a material prize, but also a symbol of honor, his geras, in Greek culture. In retaliation, Achilles removes himself from the war and prays to his mother, Thetis, that she will ask Zeus to damage the Achaean forces. Achilles’ only goal is that “even mighty Atrides can see how mad he was to disgrace Achilles” (1.488-490). Despite having no true grievance against the Achaean army as a whole, Achilles’ rage blinds him from the potential harm that may befall his troops.
Finally Macbeth ambition and his evil action has repay mentally and physically. When all the thane is grouping up together to fight against Macbeth, in the castle of Macbeth has something painfully happen to Macbeth is Lady Macbeth has passed away. Macbeth said “she should die here after. There would be a time for such a word.”(5.5.19). This proves how miserable Macbeth is that he has to hidden his feeling toward her the war was about to happen soon.
In The Inferno, Dante is the hero of the story. Dante is the man exiled from his home as a result of his political struggles and beliefs with the choice between evil and good. Dante’s heroism is in the form of humanity as he faces the challenge which all human beings struggle with. Dante’s courage is tested as he journeys through the rings of hell. According to Dante, “therefore look carefully; you’ll see such things/as would deprive my speech of all belief” (Alighieri, Dante. 1854).
In the excerpts from Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, Dante’s Inferno, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, The Two Towers, each author conveys a message for the audience. The characters in Inferno are traveling to the center of all sin, whereas the characters in The Two Towers are traveling to the city of Mordor to destroy the ring of power. Each journey is lead by a knowledgeable guide who helps the main character find their way. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, in the novel are traveling to the city of MOrdor to destroy the ring of evil power, and Dante, led by Virgil, is going to the ends of Hell. The descriptions of the landscape and the dead suggest that each author has a warning for humankind:
He finally discovers that his refusal to see past his own opinion is his downfall. He punished Antigone and mocked those who questioned his law, including his trusted prophet, Teiresias. The prophet clearly warned him, “You shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of your own flesh.” (scene 5 line 77-80). He would pay for his crime against the laws of the gods.
Through Patroclus, Homer presents to the readers how each individual in the Homeric world would perceive oneself being denied proper funeral rituals. He also presents the perceived importance of proper funeral rituals in the eyes of the Homeric society at large, as at the conclusion of the duel between the great Aiax and the Hector in Book VII, Nestor, whose “plans and tactics always seemed the best” (Iliad 7.373), makes the following suggestion to stop all battle on the next day to pay proper respect to their
Their duplicity and subterfuge served to ignite the fire of revenge. I believe, Odysseus had no other recourse but to act in such a manner. Anything short of his actions would not have secured him the life he came to reclaim. After twenty years of being away from his home, and his beloved Penelope, Odysseus finally returned. He proceeded to purge the mansion and execute the evil doers.
The short story never explains the wrong doing that Fortunado inflicted on Montresor, it only reveals Montresor’s need to kill Fortunado in order to perform the perfect act of vengeance. After he seals the tomb, however, he calls out “Fortunado!” twice almost as if he is waiting for a response. Hearing no answer, he speaks of his heart growing sick (Poe). It lets the reader know that he feels some sort of remorse, he is guilt ridden.
The reader sees the true identity and belief of curiosity that has been hiding in Montag and the treacherous side of the once trusted Captain Beatty. When Montag’s wife reports him to the authorities Beatty has his own words to share with Montag, “A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it. Now Montag, you’re a burden. And fire will lift you off my shoulders, clean, quick, sure.” His words pierce Montag as Beatty then commands him to burn down his own home to clean up his own mess.
Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (“Frankenstein”). After the creature is abandoned by Victor, and then mistreated by the De Lacey family, he turns to malevolence. However, in taking revenge, the creature ensures that he will never be accepted by society.
Azrika cast sulfur, the stone that burns, into the fire. She stepped back from the small explosion and then studied the colorful sparks and smoke. “The betrayal was not complete,” she proclaimed. “And Caesar will wander blind and impotent as the forest lay at his feet.
Oaths that are made by Knights are taken quite seriously and Knight’s will often die trying to fulfill them. “He would take his vengeance on this tyrant king” (Pg. 29). Theseus vows that he would avenge the women he witnessed crying over their husbands post mortem treatment. True to his word he raises an army and burns Thebes to the ground. “We must endure it, that’s the long and short” (Pg. 32).
Since your monster opened herself up to the idea of love and it was so furiously ripped from her, she will purge herself into a secluded dark state from which she can never return. Your creation will go to extreme lengths to please the one thing that has constantly been there for them their entire life: you. She will not want to have outside relationships for fear of being stricken vulnerable due to her anguish like she was over her first love. Therefore, you are able to manipulate her thoughts to see you as good and others as bad.
Ancient Rome was a prideful society that felt they were superior to any other race that opposed them. Boudicca and Zenobia were two queens that opposed Rome’s power. Because these queens did not want Rome to take over their land, they battled the great army. In general, one’s race and/or ethnicity is always considered when they are an enemy in a war, but based on the accounts of Boudicca and Zenobia, the Romans seem to pay more attention to their gender compared to their actual race because the Romans felt they were far superior compared to any woman.