“I called back with another burst of anger, ‘Cyclops – if any man on the face of the earth should ask you who blinded you, shamed you so – say Odysseus, raider of cities, he gouged out your eye!” (IX 558-561) Right before they depart from the island, Odysseus shouts out the above statements. This is most certainly foolish and a clear mistake on his part. This is because as a result of his hubris, he further intensifies his punishment from the Gods. It is clear that Odysseus wants to be known for taking down the mighty Cyclops and feels an overbearing amount of pride from accomplishing such a task. Furthermore, Odysseus attaches a title to his own name as the “raider of cities.” Clearly, this is only one event that occurred yet he is so eager to boast about his achievements that others could not do previously.
How a Best Friend’s Last Words Affects Gilgamesh The impact of a best friend’s dying words are strong and is capable of changing the person that is left behind just like Enkidu and Gilgamesh. The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of two unique men who find each other and become a one of a kind pair of friends. Gilgamesh, two thirds god and one third human, is the king of Uruk. His arrogance and superhuman strength makes him different from the rest but when Enkidu someone just as strong, or so thought by the civilians, appears Gilgamesh feels threatened and fights Enkidu. After Gilgamesh wins the two exhausted men suddenly see themselves within each other.
In The Odyssey, the narrative is related to the colossal warrior Odysseus attempting to return home to his significant other in the wake of battling an awesome war. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, it is recounted how demigod, Gilgamesh, confronted reprisal for poor administration and figures out how to make up for himself. Nonetheless, with every one of the similarities and traditions of epic verse, there are likewise numerous differences, for example, character characteristics and the way of snags confronted by the heroes also. Despite the fact that Odysseus and Gilgamesh have awesome significance towards substances in that they exist, Gilgamesh's effect on his existence is a great deal more negative than Odysseus's. A standout amongst the most
Sometimes we take our knowledge and make it seem that we are bigger than we really are. In the beginning Oedipus know very little, he came from corinth to thebes like a stranger he doesn't know the mess he is in and the mess about to occur. Other people know, and hide the truth from oedipus. Oedipus has killed his father, saved thebes from the sphinx and its riddle, and become king. The citizens believe that solving the Sphinx’s riddle makes Oedipus wise.
Then on p. 373, King Arthur kills sir Mordred for all the pain and trouble he has caused for this by stabbing him with a spear, but before Mordred died, he stabbed King Arthur on his head so hard that it went through his helmet. This proves that Sir Mordred was a traitor to his own kingdom and more importantly, a traitor to his king. But on the other hand, King Arthur did the right this to end Sir Mordred 's life since he was full of hatred and only wanted to marry Queen Guinevere and bring pain to the
In the song” Fixer-Upper” from Disney’s 2013 Frozen, one line stands out: “People make bad choices if they’re mad or scared or stressed” (Becke and Lopez). Brutus truly worried for the future of Rome, and he acted on that. Some may call him a traitor, because he did directly murder Caesar, without consulting other options, and his stab was “the most unkindest of them all.” However, in that Brutus “killed not thee with half so good a will” (Crowther) as he killed himself, Brutus can only be called a patriot. Killing a close friend is a acutely steep offense, and Brutus did just that, seemingly without consulting other options. Instead of assassinating his friend, a wiser step would have been to discuss Caesar’s motives with Caesar.
He’s dead and under sods...And did i kill him so?...Well, he’s dead! And may he rest in peace with all those prophecies (worth nothing now) in Hades Halls.”Oedipus shows just how heartless he can be to prove his point since he isn’t fazed by the death of the man who raised him; instead, he is jubilant of the death. Ben Finsler defines Oedipus’s fatal flaw by stating, “In this respect, Oedipus errs by believing he is greater than the gods, that he cannot transcend the destiny decreed by Apollo’s own oracle.” Oedipus’s misguided beliefs and stubborn nature render him helpless to the future he brought upon himself. Bill Cosby’s fatal flaw was the futile belief that he could get away with anything behavior he portrayed when drugging the women with whom he intended to have sex with. During his trial, Cosby’s persecutor
Even after escaping the cave by blinding the monster, Odysseus invites trouble by boasting, “Kyklops, if ever mortal men inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities took your eye: Laërtês’ son whose home’s on Ithaka!” (Book Ⅸ, Lines 548-552). Rather than regretting, Odysseus continues to be arrogant and selfish, despite the consequences that may come from his actions. He craves the glory that is awarded to those who defeat a monster, so Odysseus quickly takes credit for his deed, without thinking of the repercussions that could come if he reveals his name. In spite of these early faults, as Odysseus continues his journey, he learns self-control and humbleness. When Odysseus returns home to Ithaka, he is disguised a beggar.
Loki had grown jealous of Balder, “the god of light and peace” (“Loki”), so he decided to formulate a plot to murder him. Loki was then punished for his actions because he had murdered a god loved by all. Loki’s blind ambition for acknowledgement and insatiable thirst for power had finally brought him to the point where his tricks would no longer be tolerated by the
His ambition is not fulfilled after being crowned as the king, instead, it increases on the thought of having more power. His ambition had gone unchecked for a long time and he is willing to get his close friend Banquo killed by in order to maintain the position of king within his own bloodline. Macbeth is so obsessed with his own ambition that he does not take anything else into consideration. Before committing Duncan’s murder, he says “I go, and it is done, the bell invites me. / Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell / That summons thee to heaven, or to hell” (II, i, 69-71).
Chapter 1. “Ender walked around him and kicked him again… Stilson could not make a sound; he only doubled up and tears streamed out of his eyes… ‘You could probably beat me up pretty bad. But just remember what I do to people who try to hurt me.’ ” (7) Ender’s main objective is to extend his existence, because of this, he forgets his humanity and continues to inflict pain on Stilson. Ender knows what has to be done in order to prevent further, possibly fatal, attacks and demonstrates that he is willing to attack on the helpless to do so. (add more?)
When Beowulf prepared to fight the dragon he said, “Now I am old, but as king of the people I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning” (lines 2512-2514). Beowulf is telling us that he doesn’t value the lives of his citizen, but instead values glory and is willing to fight for it. In the end, Beowulf slays the dragon but paid his life as the price. In conclusion, Beowulf would be considered a great warrior, but not a hero. Although Beowulf accomplished many heroic deeds he never did any of them for the right reasons.