The gods are figures of tyranny because of their obsession of power leading to the perpetration of sociopathic acts such as Cronus killing his father, Uranus, Athena challenging Arachne causing Arachne’s death, and Aphrodite scheming against Psyche. One god that made it his cardinal ambition to achieve and maintain high power was the son of Uranus and Gaea, Cronus. Cronus killed his father
You reap what you sow, as they would say. Macbeth is an ambitious man; he probably is too ambitious for his own good. He made immoral decisions like killing AlNesseyan 4 King Duncan, all because of the idea of being king himself. His greed and ambitions was ultimately the cause of his death. In conclusion Macbeth’s downfall was caused by a combination of people namely; The Witches, King Duncan, Macduff, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth
There are a lot of leaders in Greek mythology that use deceit and dishonesty to accomplish their own goals. One example of this is the Greek hero Odysseus from The Odyssey by Homer. Throughout the story Odysseus uses a lot of clever and deceitful tactics to get his men and himself out trouble. Odysseus’s deceit and dishonesty may help Odysseus, but it causes in the end causes for Odysseus to lose his leadership, loyalty skills and a less desirable outcome. Throughout the story of The Odyssey, Odysseus uses a lot of deceit and dishonesty to get himself out of trouble which leads to the deaths of his men.
Beowulf had plenty of successful accomplishments. He had defeated the monstrous Grendel which would typically be not so easy to do, but it was for him. Grendel was out to destroy the Danes. Beowulf had put together a well thought-out plan and waited for him to step into Heorot before he attacked him. He was also going in without any weapons in order to make the fight fair since Grendel would not have any.
The Creature sets out ruining Victor’s life by killing everyone he loves. After the creature achieves this Victor sets out to kill the Creature and he ultimately fails to do so. In this novel, Victor shows some qualities of a traditional romantic hero but he also shows characteristics of a Byronic hero. Because he possesses several flaws it is sometimes are to classify what Victor actually is. Victor is very arrogant and wants to play this God-like role.
Additionally, many people commended him and his actions throughout the war, which most likely bolstered his overwhelming arrogance further. However, while his deeds were an unquestionable feat, Odysseus could not begin to obtain ethos with the cockiness he displayed. From the start of his voyage, there are several instances in which Odysseus’s hubris was detrimental to him and his crew, which therefore makes his hubris detrimental to the harmony. One of these major disasters occurred on the island of the Kyklopês. When Odysseus and his twelve best men discover the Kyklopês’s cavern, the men immediately sense danger from their surroundings.
The theme displayed in The Lightning Thief and the play, “Julius Caesar” exerts the amount of betrayal displayed in these texts. Throughout the stories both are subject to many betrayals through which the protagonist must power through in order to achieve their respective goals. In The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson is betrayed by Luke because he stole the Lightning Bolt from Zeus in order to cause chaos. On the other hand, Julius is betrayed by his closest friends when he plots his plan to seize power, he doesn’t realize his closest allies have betrayed him by making a plan to kill Caesar in order for them to seize power. In the play, “Julius Caesar” and the book, The Lightning Thief, Caesar and Percy are both betrayed by those they had thought they could trust the most.
The Greek gods are very impressive and powerful, but are not regarded as heroes. Heroes are those who despite flaws and challenges, attempt to mend theirs and other’s mistakes at great personal expense because they feel that these mistakes are immoral. Hercules, despite killing his family through mad rage sent by Hera, redeems himself through his ability to feel guilt and do something about it. To purify his actions he would even commit suicide. But it is also through the love of his people and immense selflessness that he is made the greatest Greek hero.
His "raging temper" led to him estranging himself from all his closest friends, and he witnessed as he became "a bane to the people". What separates Beowulf from Heremod is that he has a measure of restraint, and he is both "physically strong and acute of mind"(1843). Beowulf is considered a true hero in the eyes of Hrothgar and others not just because of his ability to kill monsters, but because he subscribes to keeping the peace when necessary. The best heroes do not threaten civilized society during peacetime through needless fighting, but uphold it by being patient and prudent, as Beowulf
Brutus’s character was easy to understand. Brutus is not a virtuous character, even though he has strict moral standards. He killed Julius Caesar, where at one point they were great friends. This proves that he is unloyal to his friends. All the major characters in the play were hungry for power, even Brutus had to capitulate at the opportunity.
Stephen Jay Gould once said, “Memory is a fascinating trickster. Words and images have enormous power and can easily displace actual experience over the years.” In the folktales that mentions Loki, his shapeshifting power creates a sense of power that dominates over everyone. As a trickster, having more power comes from lies and devious plans he creates and the outcome forms chaos that replaces manipulative. In the two tales Thor’s Stolen Hammer and Balder’s fate and Loki’s Downfall, Loki is a shapeshifting trickster who creates cunning plans and gives a mixed vibe to other people which later turns into chaos. Loki is one of the many tricksters who shapeshifts to display cunning characteristics.