Brutus is explaining why he killed Caesar in his funeral speech. Brutus states, “As he was ambitious, I slew him”(JC, III, 28). Brutus is giving a logical statement using facts. His reason for killing Caesar is because Caesar is ambitious. Instead of using logos, Antony decides to use pathos in his speech and he manipulates the romans feelings.
However, Zeus saw the two sides of the gods’ feelings towards Odysseus. “‘Great Odysseus/ who excels all men in wisdom... it’s the Earth-Shaker, Poseidon, unappeased,/ forever fuming against him..’” (1.78-83). Zeus created an equilibrium so that Poseidon could take out his anger on Odysseus through punishment, and Athena receives the duty of making sure Odysseus gets home to Ithaca.
It is his torment and suffering which makes Achilles a compassionate figure. The Iliad is a chronicle of Achilles' grief and rage. After the death of Patroclus, Achilles kills Hector. Before his death, Hector begged Achilles to return his body to his
The greek value of cleverness is presented in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey and is either rewarded or punished due to the degree it is used by and by whom. For example, when Odysseus and his men are trapped in Cyclops’ cave, and they need to trick him to escape but when he asks for Odysseus’ name, he responds with, "My name is Nohbdy; Mother, father, and friends. Everybody calls me Nohbdy." (IX 397-398)
They think tradition produces such an approach to the justice. Furies believe justice fails when Athena decides there will be a trial with Athenians being the judges . Mortals participating as decision makers while the divine justice being ignored causes Furies to think themselves as insignificant and they start showing humanely emotions such as rage . This shows even the powerful old gods demonstrate weak mortal behaviours which indicates their judgement could not be taken as absolute due to such weakness. The nature of justice and whether mortals should participate in it is one of the sharp differences in the opinion of the old gods and the
Achilleus, who considers himself a greater fighter than Agamemnon, does not believe that he should be taking orders from Agamemnon, and becomes angered when Agamemnon takes his prize, Brisies when he has to give up his prize, Criseis. Achilleus asks Agamemnon how “Anyone of the Achaians readily obey you” (79) and looses his temper. Achilleus becomes so enraged that he turns on his
Do Not Ignore the Laws of the Gods Loyalty to the state should not undermine a person’s loyalty to their gods. When the king challenges or ignores the authority of the gods, he is headed for failure. Sophocles trumpets this message throughout his tragic play, Antigone. After Polyneices rebelled against Thebes and killed his brother Eteocles in battle, King Creon decreed that a traitor to the state cannot be buried.
(Homer 902). Since Polyphemus refuses to give Odysseus hospitality, there is no chance of civility and this will not help Odysseus, only hurt him. To prove Polyphemus’ incivility even more, he asks where Odysseus boat is so he can destroy it. Another example of negative hospitality is the suitors blatant disrespect for Penelope’s good hospitality.
Chris Kyle, “The American Sniper,” was a United States Navy SEAL and, to date, the most deadly sniper in U.S. history. Chris Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War, expending 160 kills, which were confirmed by the Department of Defense. The life of Chris Kyle was portrayed in the 2014 film, American Sniper, as well as the 2012 book, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, written by Kyle himself. Kyle’s 160 kills surely came at a certain cost; each kill brought him more and more distress, which would eventually lead to his difficulty re-acclimating back to civilian life.
Dante first met Beatrice at a party his father took him to at the Portinari house. Dante was immediately smitten with her. At the time, Dante was nine and Beatrice a year younger. Although she married another man, Dante remained in love with her since they met. Beatrice died at 24 years, but Dante continued to love and respect her.
Achilles was sometimes a great warrior, but could be seen as very selfish. He could be seen this way by his family, peers, and fellow soldiers fighting with him. Achilles was not fully selfish, because he had a few accomplishments that made him a person to look up to. Achilles was a great Greek hero, but no warrior is ever perfect. In book one of the Iliad, the Greek King of Mycenae, Agamemnon, took a woman named Chryseis, angering Achilles.