He stays on Calypso’s island for seven years, she seduces him and wants to keep him. Hermes comes to tell Calypso to let him go. Calypso explains to Hermes, “And I welcomed him warmly, cherished him, even vowed to make the man immortal, ageless, all of his days” (5.150-151). She thinks that she saved Odysseus from his death. Calypso is in love with Odysseus and wants to keep him there forever, even though he wants to leave the island.
In Sophocles’ Antigone, the king, Creon, is driven mad by the deaths he caused, those of his niece, son, and wife, and Antigone, Creon’s niece, is killed for doing what she believes to be right. He represents the consequences of their actions, Antigone’s death and Creon’s descent into madness, by mentioning of several Greek myths. He also uses these myths to illustrate the emotions that drive each character to act. Sophocles first introduces mythology in the prologue, when Antigone says to her sister, Ismene that she should bury her brother, a traitor, in spite of Creon’s edict, rather than spurn the, “laws of the god,”(Sophocles 63). She is driven to bury her brother both out of a sense of family loyalty, and a sense of duty to the gods.
“‘I’d rather die at sea, with on deep gulp of death, than die by inches on this desolate island here’’ (Odyssey 12. 377-378). Not only was this irony but a foreshadow of what was to come. The description of Odysseus’ ship being destroyed by Zeus is an epic simile and an epithet. “Round she spun, reeling under the impact, filled with reeking brimstone, shipmates pitching out her, bobbing around like Seahawks swept along by the whitecaps past the trim black hull and the god cut short their journey home forever” (Odyssey 12.
With Odysseus having been away for 15 years, suitors show up to his palace seeking the hand of his wife, Penelope, for marriage. They impose themselves in the household, eating all the food and drinking all the wine, as well as insulting Telemachus, the host, and refusing to leave when Penelope did not want them there. Once Odysseus returns to Ithaca, disguised as a beggar, he is insulted and has a stool thrown by Eurymachus almost hit him. Following this, Penelope prays to Artemis, asking her to kill her, promptly leading to Odysseus asking Zeus to ‘show me a sign, a good omen voiced by someone awake indoors’, to which ‘Zeus in all his wisdom heard that prayer. He thundered at once’.
After testifying against him, several of her uncles beat the boyfriend to death in order to get revenge for what happened to her. Even though her grandmother helped her build her self-confidence, Maya felt guilty of causing his death by speaking his name so she stopped talking for about five years. In 1944, a short high school relationship led to a pregnancy in which she gave birth to her son, Guy, at the age of 16. Six years later she married a greek
The Odyssey is an epic poem written by the very well-known Greek poet, Homer. It details the events of Odysseus and the struggles he faced to returning home after the Trojan War. In The Odyssey, King Odysseus of Ithaka has not returned to his homeland for over a decade, and while he is away, a mob of unruly suitors has infringed his palace to court his wife, Queen Penelope of Ithaka. The plot of the book focuses mostly on Odysseus’s voyage home; however, the book illustrates how hard times were for Penelope. Throughout The Odyssey, Penelope has to cope with 108 suitors in her palace harassing her for her hand in marriage and taking advantage of the land.
Starting with, Odysseus getting the Cyclops drunk. Right when the folly Cyclops was about to attack him, Odysseus,”Hands his guest a gift to warm his heart. Our soil yields the Cyclops powerful, full-bodied wine.” (9. 400-401) The Cyclops is offered wine from Odysseus and his crew, and the Cyclops takes it and drinks it. This is an example of trickery because Odysseus tricked the Cyclops into doing something stupid so that he could get a strategic advantage.
This was the wedding of King Menelaus of Sparta and Princess Helena. Princess Helena was known throughout Greece as the most beautiful of mortal women. Soon, just as Aphrodite had planned it, the news of Helena’s beauty reached Troy and just as it had arrived Paris had plans to leave and meet this beautiful woman. Oenone begged for him to stay and be with her but he did not listen and he never again visited Oenone. He begged his father and like alway he got what he want and set off for Sparta.
Weaving is an art which was given from Athena to women, while Penelope uses both cunningness and weaving to deceive the suitors. With the making of the shroud for Laertes, Odysseus’s father she was able to keep the suitors at bay for three whole years. She would weave during the day and unravel it at night. With her clever words she assured the suitors that it was her womanly duty to weave a shroud to her father-in-law and promised to marry one of them after she finished it. Yet her plans were thwarted by one of her treacherous maids.
In the myth the trainer of hero’s is Chiron, he is a centaur (half man half horse). In the film, Hercules trainer is Philoctetes (a satyr). In the myth Heracles had two wives, his first wife Meg and his two daughters were killed because he was driven mad by Hera. His second wife Deianira, was tricked by a foe of Heracles and ends up killing Heracles. In the film Hercules only completed seven labors.