Although later in the Roman times Gladiators were free men, the earliest gladiators were slaves or prisoners who were forced to fight to the death at a notable aristocats funeral. The death of the gladiator was a eulogy that represented the accomplishments in their lives. When gladiators
Both of these groups had made it out but now in the normal lives they will attempt to live, how do they stay sane after what they have seen. The human spirit is an incredible thing and can overcome a lot when in survival situations, but what about after the survival. These men and women were able to eat and kill other humans in what they assumed was near death because of the fear and the anxiety they had felt but now they have to deal with guilt. Even though they were in completely different scenarios, both
In the movie "Gladiator", Maximus shows many of the same virtues as Odysseus. He first shows his courage when he is in battle and also when he goes first into the arena to save the lives of many of the fellow gladiators. He shows his self control in only killing who and when he needs to. Also, since he has not been involved in the politics of the time he as his own mind and it is not prejudiced from the politicians which shows wisdom. Maximus also is loyal to his king, by knowing that his son murdered him and seeks
Although there are debates as to whether or not bad leadership really exists, if it does, it is clearly shown by Commodus. He kills his father just to be ruler and then keeps on instigating fights with Maximus. He thought of himself as much higher and more important than the people he was leading, while he should have tried to lead on the same level as them. He killed off people he thought was lesser than him in the arena as well as animals. These two also engaged in coercive power and coercion.
In those Ancient days, the honor to fight for your community was a great honor and often fell upon the communities champion. Not only in the Olympics but many other events portray honor of victors. For example, in Ancient Mesopotamia, the losing team often lost their lives in a sacrificial ritual to honor the victors and their Gods. For such a social and cultural impact, why did these traditional events last for so little time? The downfall of those Ancient customs was caused by the decline of honesty from political
Down and out Anticipation filled the air as two legendary men entered the area, but unbeknownst to them only one would leave. The story of Benny Paret’s death in the ring is retold in order to reflect on the tragic event. By implementing rhetorical strategies such as disturbing imagery, gruesome analogies, and heartbreaking pathos to capture the feeling of Paret’s last fight. The story of Paret’s death, whether you knew him or not, is a tragic one.
“Cowards die many times before the death / The valiant never taste death but once.” This is a quote by William Shakespeare in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar was a power-gaining Roman who had the favor of the people. Jealousy, however, took over a couple of his friends, causing his destruction.
I loved reading the play "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" it was full of DRAMA. It was about friendship,loyalty, and betrayal that got the whole play going. Caesar was assassinated by his good friend Brutus; therefore that was betrayal of a friend. The reason Brutus and some fellow people killed him was because they believed that he was going to be a tryant, which was a person that takes control of everything, and would not want to share power. Each Person in the crime to kill Caesar stabbed him in the chest; therefore killing him.
As the book progresses, more and more characters end up dying, increasing fear with the remaining airmen after every death. The attitude of the officers counteract this, most of them being indifferent to the survival of themselves or their men, generally only caring about their reputation; Lieutenant Scheisskopf “cared deeply about winning parades” (Heller 71) and Colonel Cathcart “was overjoyed, for he was relieved of the embarrassing commitment to bomb Bologna without a blemish to the reputation for valor he had earned by volunteering his men to do it” (Heller 120). Heller characterizes officers as men who disregard the lives of others by using them as chess pieces in a game of chess they do not want to be a part of. One method that represents the commanders disregard for life is the raising of flying missions by the orders of Colonel Cathcart which acts as an impassable obstacle. Most of the officers in this story view Yossarian as crazy and paranoid but as the book progresses Yossarian is represented by the desperate survival of human nature while the commanders are painted as antagonists who needlessly push their men into dangerous situations.
Ulysses S. Grant, The commander in chief had a unique way of fight wars. His way was to relentlessly chance his opponent. Although this way of fighting coasted many deaths to his own army it also caused many more for General Robert E. Lee. Because of these great loses of men it brought Lee to do something that he would rather “die a thousand deaths” than do. This was to surrender to Grant.
To begin with the Genghis Khan way he set up his soldiers to fight is cruel. Having his soldiers fight is groups, if any more than one man leaves to fight his group members are put to death.(Doc 2) This meaning that the people who leave know that them leaving will cause the death of people who are willing to fight. This is really
I Think that some of this serial killers are getting caught because some of them drag about what they did and they like the attention from the media as if it is a trophy. I agree with you there are some that are still coming up with ways get away with murdering there was case of the "Zodiac Killer" who was never caught and he would find ways to get away with murder he even wrote letters to the media explaining how much he enjoy killing people and all the satisfaction he was getting from killing.
Honorable suicides like these are also well documented during the Peloponnesian War, which between 431 and 404 BCE saw Athens and Sparta fighting against one another for the supremacy over Greece. Honorable death by suicide was so significant that there were consequences if the warriors did not commit suicide. In the case of a battle in which the Athenians were victorious, the latter demanded the Spartans to surrender since they had them trapped in a situation that would result in certain death certain death. Once the Spartans heard the Athenian call to surrender and realized that they could become prisoners of war, they jumped on the offer, lowered their arms, and became prisoners to the Athenians. After these Spartan soldiers were released