The people of Pylos are one of the greatest examples of people who show hospitality in the book because they interrupt a royal wedding to provide for the stranger, they then prepare him a whole meal and allow the stranger to stay for as long as he would like. The cyclopes, Polyphemus, is an excellent example of a character who does not show hospitality because he threatens, and even eats, some of Odysseus’
For instance, when Alexander was raging a battle against Tyre, he spared the rulers lives, instead of killing them. He had a great reason to want to kill them, but he was respectful to their authority and spared them (C). Moreover, when Alexander was offered water in his helmet, he refused (D). He refused because of he put his army before himself, not because he is ungrateful. His whole army was very thirsty, and if he did not have any, his troops would not ask for any.
He also risks his life to save Megara from death. In the myth, he also performs labors defeating many monsters, but he does not do them to save anyone. He does them to console himself over his own guilt. In American culture, heroism is valued because everyone wants to have their knight in shining armor. In Greek culture, it may not have been as important because heroism is not as prominent in the myth.
Due to the pleading of his crew, this shows that Odysseus is inconsiderate because they could have easily died and left their families behind. This also shows that he is inconsiderate because if someone is a good leader, they usually listen to other inputs and act according to that, but Odysseus was headstrong and wanted to continue the taunting. The next time that Odysseus shows that he is inconsiderate is their stay at Circe’s land. The crew members have families at home which they want to see once again, but Odysseus is reluctant to
However Odysseus, despite being a good man, does not display honor and dignity when he refuses to forgive the suitors, then slaughters them all, and has an affair with Calypso. Since Penelope can react to tough situations with grace and poise, she is more admirable than
A major theme that I think is important to the text is perseverance and loyalty. From him and his men getting attacked by Cicones, the Lotus-eaters captures and locks them up, and Polyphemus imprisons Odysseus and his men; Odysseus preservers. Another troublesome moment is between Calypso and Odysseus. While Calypso is trying to seduce him, he remains loyal and preserves through temptation as “he slept with her at night in her cavern, an unwilling lover mated to her eager embrace.”(Book 5, pg. 388).
There is nothing wrong with being hospitable. There is nothing wrong with taking in people, even when you don 't know what their intentions are. Trying to share your beliefs with people, people who used to be just as "lost" as you used to be, is one of the most honorable things a person could do. However, there are limits to how far someone should take it. By letting Eliyahu and Yoseff stay in his house, even after his wife left, even after he discovered they had escaped from prison, endangered everyone who lived near him.
The Princess’s courtesy provides an example of the hospitality that exists throughout Odysseus’s interactions with the Phaeacians. When Odysseus asserts his plea for help, King Alcinous and Queen Arete offer “...to take him safely, comfortably, well and happily, with speed, to his own country, distant though it may lie.” (7.208-210). By granting Odysseus’s request, King Alcinous and Queen Arete demonstrate selflessness, a chief pillar of Greek culture. Later that night, as the Phaeacians hold a feast in honor of Poseidon, King Alcinous and the twelve princes offer Odysseus gifts to take on his return home (8.421-426). This kind deed truly represents the Phaeacians’ acts of
Being an albino had multiple setbacks because people were more fascinated by his rare condition and less intrigued by knowing him as a person. To cope with this Griffin wanted to surround himself with his work, this is seen when he expresses, “‘...but, as a rule, I like to be alone and undisturbed’”(Wells 13). For most people being alone is not ideal, but that is all Griffin wanted. From his point of view the world is a cruel place where very few people
As Crooks explains, his hope of fitting in is not possible, but it remains his greatest hope. Finally, Lennie is discriminated against in Of Mice and Men because he is mentally disabled. Like Crooks who is black, he has no control over this fact, but it separates him from other men and makes him feel a little isolated. It also can get him into a lot of trouble as is shown when they leave
People say pit-bulls are dangerous and that they are monsters; however, humans are the real danger and the real monsters. Pit-bulls should not be blamed for their owners mistakes; therefore, people should not blame an entire dog breed for the few who have been trained to be aggressive and mean. The owners should be at fault, not the breed of the dog; the breed’s owners have raised them to be aggressive and mean. Although, in certain people’s opinions, they are mean to others, but they are actually great dogs to have as pets. Humans have always been the real monster in these situations, yet most people do not see it that way.
This is not ethical or right, but it was the only thing that the prisoners could do to survive. It is surprising that Elie and his father did not succumb to these malicious acts because they also experienced terrible trauma. I believe that Elie and his father chose to not act in such cruel ways because they still had pieces of their humanity within their souls. Most of the prisoners were too far gone, but Elie and his father held on dear to their humanity because they would rather die as a human, than live as an animal. It is difficult to decide when it is acceptable to act in an inhumane way, but for the person in the situation, they only care about survival.
People in families tend to claim that they would do anything for their family regardless of the circumstances, whether or not they don 't agree with, for example, if two related people departed and one had a funeral, but the other didn’t is unfair, so someone in a family would fight to make sure they both be equal to have a proper rest in peace memorial. The government law is too extreme when the tradition is prohibited leads to anarchy in society because not every citizens agree with the law terms. For this, analysis paper, Antigone was right to justify King Creon about denying the law terms and keep up with the tradition, however Antigone had broke the law so she was forced to make it up for the King. This paper will start out examining the
Pure flesh... CrazyMae was a funny and outgoing person. You may think he 's scary but his name doesn 't really go with him. His parents gave him that name CrazyMae, assuming he would be the scariest one in town, but in reality he was the friendliest. The other monsters were way scarier. They all made fun of him, especially the other monsters.
Poor King Macbeth. If only he hadn 't plotted my murder. Then his banquet would have gone off without any complications...like my head did when it met that ax. Lady Macbeth begins the celebration, "Welcome Lords, Welcome all. What a pleasure it is to see you all dining with us tonight.