This exhibits his reasons of being selfless and shows that these two myths both have a main character who undergoes a stage in which they have to leave their home to benefit others. This proves that characters in many cultures have the urge to go out to explore the world and the urge to help others. In addition, in The Odyssey the reward that Odysseus gets is to be reunited with his family again: “So she too rejoiced, her gaze upon her husband, her white arms round him pressed as though forever,” (Holt McDougal 1265). The books then ends with Penelope and Odysseus being joyous after all the adversities that Odysseus went through to get back home, making the treacherous journey worthwhile. In The Three Advices, John’s reward is, “A nice new-slated house, which the squire had furnished and made ready for him” (Crocker 1).
Odysseus, father of Telemachus, obtains most of the qualities that are similar to his son, and has his own set of qualities that define him. Odysseus is strong, devoted, and a warrior. In Odysseus’ journey back home, he undergoes the punishment set for him by the gods. He and his crew encounter the sirens, the lotus eaters, the cyclops, and are stranded on an island with a beautiful goddess, Circe, but only thinks about getting home. Odysseus proves himself of being loyal and devoted to his wife as when he is trapped on the island with the astonishing goddess that he only thinks about getting home.
Creusa describes life after death to be filled with nothing but joy, splendor, happiness, while Achilles’ feels life after death to be gloomy and dreadful. They both however, make reference to the gods in their visits to their loved ones. Creusa explains to her husband that, “fates permit me not from hence to fly; Nor he, the great controller of the sky.” She also ensures Aeneas that he, “ bear no more than what the gods ordain.” Achilles also notes the idea of worshipping gods both while living and dead, and the influence it may have. The imagery in these encounters create a mysterious, dark, ominous type of mood. It seems that both Creusa and Achilles appear in the darkness of the night as pale, seemingly glowing figures.
Towards the middle of Book II, Telemachus feels discouraged about the probability of him being able to successfully complete the quest to retrieve his father. Seeing his distress, Athena attempts to rally him by stating that Telemachus’ quest couldn’t fail because he possessed the distinctive traits of his father that Athena seems to find so admirable. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on, not if your father’s spirit courses through your veins- now there was a man, I’d say, in words and actions both! So how can your journey end in shipwreck or defeat? Only if you we're not his stock, Penelope’s too, then I’d fear you're hopes might come to grief.
A problem without a solution. And so, because he can’t figure out how to solve the problem he decides to destroy it” (Guest, 224) Conrad Jarrett blames himself for not saving his brother from drowning in the water next to the sailboat. Conrad meets with Dr. Berger in this quote to talk about trying to be himself and not his brother. Because of Conrad’s loss of his brother, Conrad shows his insecurity because he feels the need to fulfill his brother’s shoes. Conrad takes the blame for not saving his brother Buck, which causes him to feel insecure about who he has become and the mistakes he made.
He uses “his brother” to show the family influences to both him and his brother.As states in the the story “ Mieyo, on the other hand, was casting himself into deeper and deeper isolation, into a place where I could not help him as I once did as a kid brother”(201). Baca mentions “as I once did” which hints that he knows what his brother faces because they have the same issue that they hardly communicate to others. And this shows Baca no longer puts himself into deeper and deeper isolation. He overcomes what his brother is struggling right now.He comes further and further away from his brother. On the other hand, his relationship with his brother also comes further away because his brother has draw an uncrossable line and separates himself from people around him.To support that, Baca writes “ I could not help him.”Baca smartly writes about his brother who not only compares their similarities on the same experiences but also distinguish their differences in order to show that his changes, and the reinforcement of the power of reading.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, the importance of family and father-son relationships are evident through the exchanges between Odysseus and Telemachus. First of all, although Telemachus has never actually seen his father, her goes on a journey across the sea in order to find news of Odysseus. Telemachus’s bravery and courage to know of his father’s whereabouts shows the connection between father and son. Telemachus’s actions show how the Greeks value not only bravery but also being loyal to the family. Second of all, while taking revenge upon the suitors, Odysseus is about to kill the minstrel singer when Telemachus asks him to have mercy and, believing his son, allows the man to live.
How the sea is more than a mysterious beautiful thing but holds a significant danger- eventually taking his fathers life. As the speaker grows older, he notices how his sisters want more out of life than “darning socks and baking bread” (322) and begins to develop an understanding that a fisherman’s lifestyle was not the desired outcome of his father. Instead, the father admits to how he “always wanted to go to university” (324). As well, the speaker notices how bitter and angry his mother truly is towards her husband and later, daughters and son. The mother is both bitter and resentful in her life and towards her family.
Throughout Book II and III, Vergil uses many literary devices to describe Aeneas’ past to Dido. Love in this sense is obtained through familial love, because love discusses the sense of loyalty and family, and of respect. Love for Aeneas is supposed to be visual, “But now, when I had reached my father’s threshold, Anchises’ ancient house, our home-and I longed so to carry him to the high mountains and sought him first-he will not let his life be drawn after Troy has fallen,” (Virgil, Aeneid 2.857-860). Aeneas’ care for his father demonstrates similarities between romantic and familial love. Romantic love is obtained by being truthful and passionate.
She came to find Simba to convince him to return to the Pride Lands. Simba is content with his new life and refuses to go back with Nala. Simba knows he must take his place as the new king but the temptations of his perfect life hold him back. He asks for his father’s advice but is instead confronted by the mischievous baboon, Rafiki who acts as his supernatural aid. Rafiki tries to convince Simba to return home back to his pride.