Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
Homer uses Achilles’ rage towards Agamemnon to show how counterproductive rage can be to both the overall goals of the Greeks and to Achilles himself. The book opens in medias rest, meaning the reader is introduced to the battle of Troy at the height of the cities siege. The idea of Rage is introduced at its most extreme due to the first instance of rage being depicted in this epic is an example of the wrath of a God. Agamemnon had taken Apollos’ priests named Chryses’ daughter. Agamemnon was dismissive and rude to the priest which dishonored him so in turn dishonored Apollo.
I don't intend to stay here to pile up wealth and riches for you without honour”(The Iliad, 1, 169-171). Achilles, angered that Agamemnon is claiming his war prize, Briseis, can barely restrain his rage. He threatens to leave the war knowing that he is very well responsible for their success in it. At this point in the book, the Gods haven't entirely grown angry with Achilles and Athena even goes out of her way to guide Achilles to not attack Agamemnon. The scene is essentially a power struggle where Achilles is unable to look past his own pride.
If there was no consequences he would assassinate Duncan with no worries but committing treason worries him. In Holinshed's works, the guilty conscience is also a message through King Kenneth after he butchered his nephew. King Kenneth conscience tormented him about how the eternal God will forever know and will punish him and he believes he deserves
Topic Sentence: We believe that the way Zeus punished Prometheus and Pandora was very unfair. Zeus is unfair to many people but this instance he was especially unfair. Argument #1: Zeus had a cruel side to him, like many ancient gods, such as when he punished Prometheus for stealing the flames of Olympus and giving them to the mortals, thus giving the mortals ability to evolve and learn. He condemned Prometheus to having him strapped to a rock while a giant eagle ate his liver daily, only for the liver to regrow so as to repeat the torture for all of eternity. We feel it was a very cruel and unusual punishment.
He is not a hero because of what he did to the suitors. The suitors were the people that wanted to replace him as the new king of Ithaca and take his wife. Odysseus knew that they were after his kingdom so he wanted to stop them. Once he found out that they were trying to kill his son and basically destroy his kingdom he spent his whole life making. He decided to trap them all without any weapons and kill them all.
Though Oedipus’s fate was a significant factor in moving the story it was his pride that sealed his fate. In many Greek tragedies characters are often seen trying to run away from their fate. In the process, they only end up solidifying it. In the case of Oedipus, his fate was that he would kill his father and marry his mother. In an attempt to save himself Laius, Oedipus's father attempted to kill Oedipus.
As the creation makes his way out into the world, he receives hatred for his repulsive countenance. As a result, the creation decides to get revenge on Victor by killing all of his loved ones, consequently causing Victor and the creation to devote their lives to obtaining vengeance upon one another. By giving her characters the trait of ambition, Mary Shelley uses her novel, Frankenstein, to express that going beyond the limits of ambition can cause people to negatively change who they are in society. Early in the book, as Victor starts to construct the creation, he becomes passionate in his work,
He finds no better way to do this than incorporating the loss of a family member, a tragedy that no matter who the victim, will strike a match of burning hatred within one’s heart. In Minority Report, the truth is all powerful, John will do anything to reach the truth. However, John has absolutely no control over the truth, always remaining one step behind it, chasing it, similar to Oedipus. Finally, when John does discover the truth, he realizes that Pre Crime was right all along, and that his attempts to cover up for himself were to no avail. This is an example of the insurmountable power of the truth, as there is no way to overcome the facts.
From possessing flawed characteristic traits such as ignorance, stubbornness, temper and even excessive pride (hubris), which is evident when Oedipus gets the prophecy from the oracle when he is young that he will one day kill his father and marry his mother, he runs away thinking that he has tricked and outwitted the gods but unknowingly follows the correct path to fulfil the prophecy that was set. Oedipus, in this case, believed that he could get away from running away from a proclaimed prophecy which was a sin at the time, which he already he knew, but let his excessive pride in the way of his thinking. These flawed characteristics and aspects of Oedipus are the very things that led to his demise and overall destruction. If it weren’t for them then he very well could of lead a normal life for much longer perhaps. Though free will by itself didn’t cause all of this destruction, in hand with fate, Oedipus’s own choices helped him uncover his horrific deeds and put into play the devastating prophecies that were
However, there is a major part of the play where he hallucinates that he is a slave that is being sold. When Jones realizes what is happening, he is immediately offended and takes matters into his own hands. His reaction to the situation that he is put in is to shoot the auctioneer; therefore, wasting yet another precious bullet. In the end, Jones wastes every bullet, even his lucky silver bullet. Because he was a liar, cheater, and scammer, the people that he deceived to gain the title of Emperor created a coup.
In the Iliad on page 81, lines 205-208 it states, “Think a bit, though: this may be a thing the gods in anger hold against you on that day when Paris and Apollo destroy you at the gates, great as you are.” In those lines it tells that Achilles knew that going to fight, he would most likely die. Being an epic hero means sacrifices. Achilles made a huge scarifies by going into a battle knowing he may not come out alive but still going. While Beowulf and Achilles were alike, they also had differences. Beowulf and Achilles both have very different cultures that make them who they are.
In the myth of Cronus there is a prophecy that one of Cronus’ children will defeat him. He eats his children but the prophecy comes true when his wife, Rhea, tricks him. Zeus eventually overthrows him. In both myths characters who start out good end up doing bad things to friends and family for power. In the myth of Cronus he ate his kids to keep power.
Socrates execution was a politically motivated killing that was a result of corrupting the youth and neglecting the gods. During the golden age of Socrates, Athens had recently lost a war to their neighboring city-state, Sparta. Everybody in Athens was suspicious of anyone who displeased the gods (it was a common belief that the gods controlled war and that if someone displeased them, then they would turn the tide of the war in the enemy 's favor). Because of Socrates profession, many people were suspicious of him. Socrates got the attention of some very powerful politicians who didn’t agree with his ways and were angry with him because they thought that Socrates had lost the war for them.
His qualifications as a king did not meet what the old testament had desired, a king who had to be of that nation and divinely chosen by the people and God. Herod’s throne was given to him by the Romans. Herod the Great suffered greatly from paranoia, which lead him to murder his wife and son, all because of a false accusation that they were planning to overthrow him. Not only did he murder his family, but massacred all the infants age two and under to prevent a heir to the throne. Such was an act against god, because he attempted to kill baby Jesus as soon as he found out that he was the true king of Jews.