One is that Achilles is a lot more selfish than Beowulf. Achilles fought for himself and wanted the Greeks to fall. Beowulf on the other hand fought for the safety of people and because he was called upon for help. another difference is that only one of the two heroes died. Beowulf died very honorably by defending his city from a dragon.
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. He cannot stand to feel less powerful than Agamemnon, thus like a child he stomps off and with him, his elite group of skilled warriors, the Myrmidons.
In the story of Antigone, Creon has a much different personality than he does in the story of Oedipus. In the tale of Antigone, Creon is most definitely a tragic hero. He is a man of high standing who undergoes great suffering. Due to his one major flaw, he will have a downfall that we the audience will accept.
Hercules was powered by emotion, whilst Theseus was inspired by possible self-accomplishment. Theseus’s father was a king, but Hercules’s father was Zeus. Theseus was killed by Aphrodite and Hercules committed suicide. They are both very respectable people with one’s strengths being the other’s weaknesses.
“She should have died hereafter” (V, V, 17). From this text it screams of MacBeth losing all emotion, him saying this explains clearly he has lost feelings for his loved ones while at the beginning he was this compassionate character. Committing all these tyrannical murders MacBeth realises that all he has worked for and given up was for him. “For mine own good. All causes should give way I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more returning were as tedious as go o’er” (III, IV, 141-144).
The Book called the Odyssey is centered around the hero Odysseus. The part about this story that makes it hard to talk about is the debate around whether Odysseus is a hero or not. Many Literary scholars of The Odyssey by Homer have argued that Odysseus is not a hero, closer examination shows that he clearly was a hero because he led them to victory in the Trojan War, he turned his men back into actual men, and he even went to the underworld where few to none have escaped freely. The reason this is debated a lot is because of the choices he made during the war and the journey back home. To understand why he was a hero the story must be known.
Elliot Kim Mrs. Ballard English 9H 30 October 2015 High Impact Odysseus is strong, handsome, smart, and a hero, but throughout the story, he falls into many temptations, is irresponsible, and kills ruthlessly. All these affect Odysseus’s heroic stature, or his reputation as a hero. Some may say that Odysseus’s positive attributes, such as his strength, and his negative attributes, like his tendency to fall into temptations, make up his heroic stature. However, Odysseus’s heroic stature is mainly dependent on the gods. Countless times in The Odyssey by Homer, the fate of Odysseus depends on the gods.
Antigone wants to bury her brother, but Creon will not let her. Creon and Antigone argue back and forth, multiple times Creon would say that his rules are rules. He was arrogant about his kingship and would not allow to bury Antigone’s brother because of his own pride. His pride overruled any and all reasons that Antigone should be allowed to bury the body even if they were good reasons. As Creon is being introduced to the chorus he states that he will not bury Polynices, and he has brainwashed his court of public opinion so much they add to his overweening pride by saying “Your will is law” (132 Sophocles).
Brutus realized that eventually Caesar would give in to the people and his pride and accept the crown. It was because of this that Brutus knew that he would have to eliminate Caesar. He took no pleasure in the idea of Caesar’s death, but recognized the necessity of it. In his statement, he says he has no personal reason to “spurn” or despise Caesar but that “for the general” or for his nation he must be a part of the plot to kill Caesar. By rejecting his own personal feelings for his friend Caesar and instead acting on behalf of the Roman Republic because of a sense of civic duty he embodies the concepts and core foundations of a civic humanist
He would stop at nothing to gain the power. Macbeth had no remorse for who he had to kill because they stood in his way. His flaw lead him to his downfall. Macbeth was not fit to be a king with his ambitious mind set. When the witches told Macbeth about the future and him becoming king.
If I were you, I’d sleep with one eye open jack.” It was obvious losing was a crushing, devastating blow. He had had a bad haircut day. Sherlock heard him and his threat and couldn’t help but wonder if Coz had connections with a Death Cult.
Victor travels to a small island to begin his research in order to create a female for the creature. Eventually, Victor fears that the creature will reproduce with his new mate infesting the world. Therefore , he destroys the new creature before he finishes stating that “Even if they were to leave Europe, and inhabit the deserts of the new world, yet one of the first results of those sympathies for which the daemon thirsted would be children, and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth” trying to justify his actions. Even though, the creature promised that he will stop his crimes(Curran). Victor’s actions just makes the creature more miserable and resentful.
Divine right had been around for decades, but the war completely changed everything. That shows the revolutionary war was truly revolutionary because the whole concept of a republic was foreign to the people, but yet they did it as they realized they wanted to have a say not listen to what the king has to
During the war, hiccup finally had a chance to see Drago. Even though his mother and father told him not persuade Drago, because he is a dangerous person, he still went up to him anyway. Hiccup didn’t understand that Drago’s plan was take over the world with his dragon army and he was willing to do anything in order for that to happen. On the bloody battle field while everything was going on, Hiccup stopped in front of Drago for a discussion, and he soon realized that he could not do anything to stop him. On top of that, not only was Drago not persuaded at all, in the matter of facts Hiccup even lost control of his dragon Toothless to Drago’s command.
Alexander demanded that people blend cultures against their will, punished civilizations that refused to surrender and tricked people into thinking that he cared about his army. Some say he was involved in his own father’s death because Alexander wanted the crown. He did horrific things in order to succeed earning him the common title “Alexander the Great.” People would stop calling him by this false name if they knew the real roots of Alexander’s story. All in all, some people might think that Alexander was a great leader, but his greatness is actually a