This would mean that Zeus and Alcmena are his biological parents, and Amphitryon and Alcmena are his parents on earth. Hercules was half god and half human in the myth. Amphitryon is a distinguished general in the myth, and in the movie he is portrayed as a non wealthy common person. Hera hears about Zeus’ recent action and about Hercules. She is infuriated at Zeus and is so jealous that she wants to kill Hercules.
He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him. The experience left a scar on both Hassan and Amir. Amir’s father’s words echo in his mind as he recalls the experience, “A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything” (Hosseini, 2003). By the end of the novel, Amir finally learns stands up and earns the redemption
He suffered immensely during his voyage back home. The main reason Odysseus couldn't go home was that he infuriated Lord Poseidon. “Poseidon is stiff and cold with anger because Odysseus blinded his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, the strongest of all Cyclops… The Earthshaker has been after Odysseus ever since, not killing him, but keeping him away from his native land” Odysseus desperately longed for home after fighting the war at Troy. Nevertheless, his desire could not be fulfilled because he maddened a god. As a consequence, Odysseus was kept away from Ithaca.
In The Odyssey the main character Odysseus loses shipmates to a Cyclops. Odysseus was the main reason the Greeks beat the Trojans in the Trojan War and due to this he became arrogant and believed he was a step above the world. This sort of arrogant demeanor is what caused his friends death and nearly took his own too. He saw his companions faces “turn to grief tallying those who had not fled from death.” (Homer 09. 382-383) He took battles that could have been avoided but were necessary in his return home.
“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them. Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family.
Helen expresses what everyone thinks of him, “‘You’ve come back from the fight. How I wish you’d died there, killed by that strong warrior who was my husband once’” (Homer, Iliad 3. 480-482), this stirred up conflicts on the ground between the mortals and made Helen and other Trojans dislike Paris even more. Goddesses like Athena were out for revenge in the Iliad because Paris did not see her fit for the golden apple that was to be given to the fairest Goddess, in the Judgement of Paris. So Athena and Hera, who mainly used her marriage to Zeus to do her dirty work, plotted against the Trojans.
Ancient Greeks had a deep suspicion of foreigners, thinking of them all as "barbarians." With Medea, Euripides seems to confront this prejudice by choosing to honor a foreigner with the role of tragic heroine and by making her the most intelligent character in the play. However, the playwright also confirms many Greek stereotypes of foreigners by making Medea wild, overly passionate, and vengeful. When Medea was explaining her intention of killing the royals to the Chorus she said, "I have no city, and I'm being abused by my own husband. I was carried off, a trophy from a barbarian country.
Throughout ‘The Odyssey’, the greed and folly of men play a huge part in increasing the difficulty and severity of Odysseus’s situations and ultimately change his fate and the directions of his journey. The greed and folly of men are largely represented by Penelope’s suitors. In the very first book of The Odyssey, the disgusting actions of the suitors were introduced to the readers. Odysseus’s son, Telemakhos discussed the problem of the suitors to Athena. The suitors believed Odysseus to be dead, and decided to try and marry Penelope so they can inherit Odysseus’s wealth and kingdom.
In the Odyssey, the god Poseidon is the main force against Odysseus. As an example, “But all the gods pitied him except Poseidon; he remained relentlessly angry with the god like Odysseus, until his return to his own country.” Poseidon throughout the Odyssey despises Odysseus. Plainly we can see how similar the conflicts
These flaws include him losing his men and the fact that he gloats and commits blasphemy toward Poseidon by saying, "I am sure that even great Poseidon will never give you back the eye you lost" (Odyssey, Book IX, page 185). Nevertheless, this does nothing but add to the idea of Odysseus being the quintessential hero of the ancient Greek society. Despite the fact that his men were killed, Odysseus was resilient and escaped the Cyclops, therefore, proving his heroism once again. One example of a modern day hero would be bill gates. The huffington post describes a hero as, “someone who “we” determine to have demonstrated behaviors and decisions that are ethically and emotionally worthy of our awe.” And this is exactly what bill gates and Odysseus have done.