This goes without saying. We are the guests. We should always respect our hosts’ culture and house rules. Take our shoes off if they ask us to, do not smoke inside unless they do so, and do not bring meat products in a vegetarian home. • The couch surfer host prefer the guests who have a positive attitudes toward them all the time.
Achilles possesses godlike invincibility, however it is his weaknesses that have made him remembered in history. In mythology, it is his human traits which resonated with the values of the ancient Greeks. His grief following the death of Patroclus and his rage towards Hector allow the audience to identify with Achilles. He redeemed himself by showing respect towards his enemy and towards the gods. It is through these events, and not his victories on the battlefield, Achilles became a hero.
Can the murderess, Medea, be justified for the killing of her own offspring? Medea is a play written by Euripides in the year 431 B.C. and basically is a tragic Greek mythological play that deals with themes such as love, marriage, betrayal and revenge. Summing it up, this play specifically is about how Medea is sent into exile due to Creon (the king) feeling threatened by her. He is feeling threatened by her because Jason (Medea’s husband) took another bride to bed which happened to be the king’s daughter.
Hospitality proved to be an essential value in The Odyssey. It shows the respect for people as well as the gods. For example, Odysseus approaches Eumaios’, one of Odysseus’ loyal servants, home as an old beggar. Eumaios still takes Odysseus in and offers him food and wine. Eumaios also states that “rudeness to a stranger is not decency...All wanderers and beggar come from Zeus” (15.67-70).
I believe that due to Zeus’s function as a god, his supremacy, and his power, Greeks along with other gods were frightened to discuss the problems with these affairs and therefore had to accept that Zeus could do as he pleased. Zeus’s main function is to carry out law and order, and initiate discipline when the rules are violated. He protects,
Throughout The Odyssey there are many examples that prove the significance of the Homeric value of “hospitality.” Due to the unadvanced ways of transportation and communication, many days could be spent in an unknown location and the hosts of the location were supposed to treat the guests very well. For instance, as Odysseus arrives on the island of the Phaeacians, he is greeted with welcoming hospitality. Nausikaa, “But now that you have taken refuge here, you shall not lack for clothing, or any other comfort due to a poor man in distress (VI.205-207.104.) Clearly Nausikaa and Phaeacians are aware of the challenges Odysseus has endured and offered him clothes, food and any comfort he wants, all hospitable acts. On a different note, as Odysseus
Odysseus could show up at a stranger's door and expect to be welcomed inside, no questions asked, which is very different from today's policies, and for good reason. Odysseus was able to count on food and shelter when he was traveling and once told Polyphemus, “Since we've chanced on you, were at your knees in hopes of a warm welcome, even a guest-gift, the
Some things are best left to the Gods rather than in the minds of men, it would have been to Oedipus’ ignorant bliss. However, the truth is an inescapable and propelling force that drives much of Greek drama and real
Again mentioning the aspect of space, Thoreau states that "In my house we were so near that we could not begin to to hear" showing how he feels that his visitors must have meaningful things to say, in which case they must have enough room to say these meaningful things, since he does not like small talk. He also states that people must be silent in order to enjoy an intimate society, "speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout." This shows Thoreau's attitude towards visitors being accepting of only those who know how to listen properly, and speak only their deepest and most meaningful
Antigone was the nemesis to Creon because she had broken his laws and acted imprudently towards him afterwards. Creon can also be seen as the nemesis if you consider that Antigone in the protagonist or tragic hero. The Chorus in Antigone is made up of the elders of Thebes, they provide background information about Greek history as well as the past of Thebes. Most Ancient Greek tragedies have a Chorus. Creon’s motivation to do what he had done, such as leaving Polyneices unburied or entombing Antigone had arisen from his desire to be a good leader.