Odysseus knew it himself that he and his men may not be able to get through this big of an obstacle, but he just pushed them forward. This shows an act of foolishness as leader because he did not notify his men of the dangerous obstacle coming towards him, but just keeps put to leave his men to fend for themselves. An example of Odysseus’ arrogance is when Odysseus brags to Cyclops and yells out, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny am I, in a Caveman’s hands?
Because of Odysseus’s sharp intellect, cunningness, and with the help from the gods, he finishes the heroes’ journey. Odysseus’s main flaw in The Odyssey is his pride and not being able to control his crew. Test, allies, and enemies happen when Odysseus blinds Polyphemus who is the son of Poseidon. When Odysseus and his crew first found Polyphemus’s cave they could’ve just stolen food or left but instead Odysseus wanted to stay and receive a gift.
Iago vs. Grendel In well written short stories, movies, and books, readers are always drawn to the villians or characters with the dark backstories, and sometimes may even root for them. This is no difference when it comes to Grendel in the epic story of Beowulf, and Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello. But between these two fictional characters, most readers can feel for one more than the other.
Many girls dream of their knight in shining armor, a perfect wedding, and a happily ever after ending. Disney princesses give them hope to find love and happiness along with emphasizing their want for the beauty and grace princesses illustrate. Authors of “Cinderella and Princess Culture” and “The Princess Paradox,” Peggy Orenstein and James Poniewozik respectively, agree that most girls like princesses. However, these articles convey differing parental opinions on lessons girls learn from princesses and the unfavorable effects this has at their young age. Orenstein describes her negative views on princesses through her experiences with her daughter and the knowledge of Andy Mooney’s business decisions on princesses.
(678-680). At first, Connell fools the reader into thinking that Rainsford is so hopeless that he believes he can pull off a miracle by tricking Zaroff and the pack of hounds into thinking that he committed
The Ancient Greek practice of “xenia” is highly valued, and in Homer’s The Odyssey the practice of “xenia” is vital to receive good one’s fate. For example, the cyclops, Polyphemus, does not value “xenia”, so instead of welcoming Odysseus and his crew, the monster decides to eat the men. As a consequence, he lost his sight, which was primarily from Polyphemus 's blatant disregard for the Ancient Greek practice. His fate could have easily been avoided if he had not eaten his visitors.
In the Lord of the Flies, Jack is immoral for his poor choices making him a dangerous threat to the other survivors. Before the hunters are about to leave for the hunt, they decide to make masks. Jack creates his mask and puts it on. According to Golding, “[Jack] looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger. He spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly” (63).
Because Huck thinks of Jim as an imbecile in the beginning, he does not care if his feelings are hurt. The prank he pulls on him where he places the dead rattlesnake near Jim’s bed so its mate can bite him really shows how Huck really has no respect for Jim. Even though it is just a prank, Jim is physically and emotionally hurt. In a way, Huck ignores this because his mentality is that slaves have no humanity and are not capable of having emotions. Another instance is when Huck tricks Jim and says that the drifting apart in the river was all in his imagination when it is
Anne’s family were expecting her to be to be ‘perfect’ so she could be married into a good family. Trying to please your parents are one of the hardest struggles a teenager could face. Anne’s self-esteem dropped. She says that “One’s job is to look so totally ravishing that the marriage settlements are signed and sealed by the end of one’s first season”.
She couldn’t believe what she had found. There are satisfying reasons to believe in my theory and they are the muck fire, sinkhole, and Erik and Arthur. These are all examples from the book. Therefore, in the book, Tangerine, the theme is even though it looks perfect on the outside, the inside is ugly. Now my theory proves that people could be elegant and pleasant on the outside, but malicious and ugly on the inside.
The killing of her father works, but they should exchange some witty banter. The flashback with Angelique regarding the women slaves is not needed, it hinders the pace, and her backstory is enough. Angelique can 't hurt Leigha and this shows her vulnerability and makes her complex.
The Identities Lost In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies, Roger, Ralph, and Jack begin to lose their identities on the island and chaos becomes inevitable. In the beginning of the novel, Roger “threw it [a stone] to miss” (Golding 62) at Henry knowing not to hit him, however that changes by the end of the novel when he kills Piggy with a large rock. This shows that as the story goes on, Roger slowly loses his idea of civilization and knowing society’s rules. This idea is important because it is extremely ironic in the sense that he knows if he hit Henry with pebbles he would be punished back home, however he ended up killing Piggy with a large rock after becoming a savage.
While Andrei Konchalosvsky attempts to stay true to Homer’s The Odyssey, he extracts certain scenes which minimizes Odysseus’ incisive and prideful comportment. After Odysseus and his men impale the cyclops’s eye, the film simply shows them quickly sneaking out once the boulder is out of the way. However, in the epic poem, the audience is proffered evidence on Odysseus’ cunningness by describing how he devised a plan to use the sheep to escape the cave.
Calpurnia is displayed as a better mother figure than Aunt Alexandra in the story. Calpurnia’s presence in the Finch home is clearly enjoyed by the kids. When Aunt Alexandra wanted Calpurnia out of the house, Atticus calmly explained that the children love her and she is unexpendable in the Finch house. Calpurnia also takes care of them and explains various things that the children do not understand like a good mother would do. Often times in the book, Aunt Alexandra is inferred to be an inferior mother figure to Calpurnia.