Although mythological tales are viewed by many as fantasies, mythology is comprised of various versions of distorted stories that attempt to explain life 's mysteries, to describe the journeys of heroes in past generations, and to provide a unique identity to Greek culture. In Greek culture, the gods did not shape mankind in their own image, mankind shaped the gods in their image. The gods were created with human characteristics so that the Greeks would easily relate to the gods. The god, Apollo, was given his muscular aspect by the Greeks who watched strong athletes compete in the Olympics. To make Greek stories seem historical and realistic, heroes were given Greek birthplaces.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare is one of the most famous plays ever existed. Critics from all over the world have dedicated years of their lives to studying and revealing all of its morals and secrets. Some critics argue that few works of literature can refer to various styles but Macbeth, according to Aristotle’s principles of tragedy is a perfect example where a play can only belong to a single genre of literature – tragedy. According to Aristotle, plot is the most important principle of the tragedy. It has to be the whole from the beginning to the end.
In Shakespeare’s times his actors would perform the play on a stage in the middle of the city. They did not have many props and had difficulties while trying to get some of the messages across to his audience. On the other hand, Baz Luhrmann 's film is also the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, the film was released on October 27th 1996. Because of tools like editing, soundtracks and lighting he had an easier job of getting his message across. Baz Luhrmann uses the same script from Shakespeare 's time but instead of swords he uses guns and a more modern way of gripping the audience.
Both Agamemnon and Odysseus, have wives besieged by suitors and a son who, logically, dislikes them. The story of Agamemnon parallels that of Odysseus. But Agamemnon's story turned negative: the suitor killed him and married his wife, though his son, Orestes, avenged his death. This foreshadowing effect is only a brief statement by Zeus in Zimmerman’s interpretation as time is a vital resource in a play while in an epic it is held in excess. Homer’s ability to enhance the epic with secondary characters came from years of oral history and time but pays off tenfold.
Did you know that Greece invented so many inventions that we still use to this day? You know the Olympics, Greece invented them, Democracy, Greece invented it, art and architecture, Greece invented that as well and so much more. Greece is such an amazing country with so many historical and influential topics. Greece is very famous for what they invented, especially the Olympics. Greece’s three main accomplishments are: The Olympics, Democracy, and Art/Architecture.
The Bard of Literature Modern day literature was shaped by Shakespeare, one of the greatest playwrights of all time. He came from a big family and had a wife and three kids. He wrote plays for the masses instead of the rich and wasn’t afraid to make fun of the rich either. He wrote famous works of literature such as Romeo and Juliet. If the world didn’t have Shakespeare the average man would not have an education.
The ancient Greeks believed in many different gods and goddesses. People in the Greek society might not have share the same ideas for all aspects of their lives but one thing that was shared amongst each other was that gods existed and they had the power to influence anything. So to commemorate these gods or goddess they would building these monuments or temples that would be used for worship and praising the gods/goddess. Temples were built to serve as homes for the god or goddess who protected and managed the community. This idea did not start with the Greeks but existed in ancient Egyptian culture, where they built temples as places for the gods to reside on earth.
Ever since the beginning of time, men and women have been treated differently from each other. Due to a male’s physical traits and attributes, historically speaking, he has been treated far better than his female counterpart. Though the issue of discrimination towards women has indisputably improved over the last century, the same moral values that the Ancient Greeks held true concerning women are still prevalent in certain ways in today’s society. The actions of the respected characters Pygmalion and Jason in Greek Mythology have influenced how women are degraded through the avenue of the advertisement industry in the media. Though the Greeks evidently did not have access to televisions, computers, radios, and other venues that are commonly associated with the spreading of information, they still utilized a form of media.
Greek Mythology had a great influence on modern day sports and the olympics, which were held in honor of the gods in ancient Greece. The olympics were held in order to allow men to show off their physical abilities, but more importantly were, “held in honour of Zeus every single time” in order to appease him (“Greek Mythology and Western Civilization”). The Olympics stopped being held after many centuries, but started again in 1896 all around the world. They continue to be held today, but are no longer to praise the gods, but are simply for athletes to showcase their abilities and bring pride and honor to their countries. The torch of the Olympics and the awards ceremony that were in the first Olympics are
Greek mythology is a collection of myths and teachings that fit in with the old Greeks, concerning their divine beings and legends, the nature of the world, and the birthplaces and criticalness of their own clique and custom practices. Greek theater remain a standout amongst the most critical and durable dramatic impacts on earth, dating from around 700 BC and with some Greek plays as yet being performed right up 'til the present time. Theater got to be noteworthy to general Greek society when it turned into an essential piece of a celebration respecting the god Dionysus (Peter D. Arnott). The three genre were delighted in by the antiquated Greeks were the comedy, tragedy, and satyr plays. The three main classes of old Greek theater were based upon Greek myths.