Odysseus is also a humble man. Although sometimes his ego occasionally gets in the way, he still does deeds for the sake of doing them, not for fame. Finally, Odysseus gets lots of help from gods such as Athena, who helps Telemachus which overall helps Odysseus, and Hermes who gives Odysseus Moly to protect him from Circes spells. He also has faced many supernatural forces such as the Sirens, Charybdis, and
The Greeks had twelve gods each god did something for their society. The Greeks believed each god had a throne on top of mount olympus most of them did hades did not. The gods were worshiped by offering sacrifices and building great temples which were they worshiped the mighty kings all except Hades. The oldest of his brothers was known for being the most despicable troublesome god and his presence was not welcomed by gods nor man hades grew bitter and cold always tricking mortals and making the most dirty deals. This god of wealth was called this because all the fortunes and metals that lie beneath the earth he owned.
He is the one who makes the decree about Polyneices not being buried, “No man shall bury, none should wail for him.” In doing so, he angered the gods. Antigone knows she can’t leave Polyneices unburied for fear of not being able to see him in the underworld. So she buries him. Creon’s arrogance with the decree and his judgment on Antigone that she had to die greatly angered the gods. Then when Teiresias comes to expose the error in Creon’s ways, Creon continues in his arrogant ways and dismisses Teiresias as a prophet who was bribed to deliver false
On the other hand, Theseus was such a great thinker. He was the first human to kill the Minotaur and make it out of the labyrinth alive. Hercules was from Greece; however, Theseus was from Athens. Theseus always wanted to be the hero like Hercules. His mental state was in the correct place, but his physical state was not as strong as Hercules.
In the book it was stated that Antigone felt very strongly about burying her brother no matter what Creon said. In the text after the play it is written by senior editor Paul Moliken that “When Creon Forbids the burial of Polyneices, he is denying Antigone the opportunity to perform one of the most significant duties that Greek society allowed for women. Thus, he is attacking her identity, and that is a part of the reason she opposes his orders” (Sophocles 67). This is significant because it shows why Creon was
They were forcing her to marry someone else when she was in love with Romeo. This in her mind gave her no choice but suicide. When her father tells her, “I tell thee what-get thee to church o’ Thursday, or never look me in the face” (3.4.162-163) he is saying that she will marry Paris or he will disown her. This is the first act that causes Juliet to contemplate killing herself for fear that she has no choice but to marry Paris. Lord Capulet going back on his word about letting Juliet have free will over who she can marry, which Juliet feels is unfair.
He should not have agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet so quickly. Romeo wanted to marry Juliet after knowing her for less than twenty-four hours, which reveals his reckless personality. However, he marries them in hope that it will end the continuous feuding between the two families. When Romeo asks Friar Laurence to marry him with Juliet the Friar doesn't think that his love is true. "O, she knew well/Thy love did read by rote and could not spell."
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
Marguerites future is to get married to someone her father chooses, but she only wants to marry for love. She prays to god for a happy future, but her father is selfish and chooses men who only own and rule over a large area of land, and he doesn’t acknowledge what his daughter wants. The future husbands want a beautiful woman to marry, but she has not inherited her mother’s beauty, and she knows that she will only marry a man who wants her for her inheritance. That she’ll be living proof that money won’t buy happiness. Because who would ever love a “failed boy” with her “fathers fox head”?