82-83). That, in addition to Calypso being a beautiful goddess who is offering Odysseus immortality, makes the prospect of remaining on the island more than bearable. Odysseus is a warrior who has been through struggle after struggle, so the idea of a having an easy-out, a life of complete relaxation, is extremely tempting. Calypso is the cage that is trapping
This constantly reminds readers of why Odysseus has to be back in Ithaca. As suiters “feed on another’s goods and go scot-free” and aim to marry Penelope, Homer vividly describes how Telemachus is not able to handle the uproar of the suitors and Penelope “[falls] to weeping for Odysseus, her beloved husband.” By knowing this information – that is blind to Odysseus but not to the readers – the readers are able to understand the urgency of Odysseus’s household. By doing this, Homer emphasizes not only Odysseus’s responsibility as a ruler, but also his duty as a husband and a father, leading readers to regard Penelope as the main drive for Odysseus’s grand journey. Therefore, the readers are able to deduce that the reason Odysseus has to return home is to protect his household, especially Penelope who is continuously forced to marry one of the
He loved his family very much. As not only a prince but as a Trojan, his desire of being heroic was a crucial value. Hector also had other desires including the desire of having a good reputation, admiration and success in battle. Hector was a human, so he also had times of being prideful and fearful. One of the scenes from the Iliad where Hector showed love is the scene his wife started having fear for the family for when Hector died.
After Odysseus had defeated Troy, he ended up on an island with the beautiful goddess Calypso. He felt obligated to remain with her in a perfect paradise for seven years. However, throughout the entire time he was trapped with Calypso, Odysseus felt that he was wanted elsewhere. Thus, he longed to return to his home and to his dearly loved Penelope. Odysseus’ passion for being with his wife ultimately won the call for him to return home.
Eventually, Bradbury resolved to become an author and he will live forever in the books he wrote (biography.com Editors). Lena Auffmann, a character in Bradbury's Dandelion Wine, tries to knock some sense into her husband as she explains the ridiculousness of a Happiness Machine. She realizes that without sadness we cannot truly comprehend what it means to be happy. Without death, we cannot understand the value of life. Lena's husband, Leo, eventually realizes that the real Happiness Machine is his family (Bradbury 69).
This story finishes in a bad way but made them be finally together forever at some point. Their story ends up both main characters dead in a tomb. Both Romeo and Juliet’s death are due to the free will they had as they first met but sooner there love became too special as it would became fate that was the cause of their losses. Therefore Romeo gets to meet the real love of his life, he never mind on having the consequences he deserved to have. The night before entering the party Romeo instantly had a bad feeling as his free will gets in his way and
With reference to her cries and hopeless feeling towards the situation she was facing that time, it is not hard to see that Penelope has a strong desire for the return of her husband for her life. Taking the words of Eryximachus in the symposium into consideration, where he concludes that love cause happiness and other good actions (188d-e), the reason of why Penelope would cry for her husband for a lot of times can be proved with the opposite of the saying that people would feel unhappy without love. Since the couple in the story has been separated for almost twenty years, being in lack of love from Odysseus, Penelope would feel frustrated and desperate with the absence of her husband. All in all, taking the dialogue between Odysseus and Penelope in Book 19 of the Odyssey into account, their love relationship can be discussed and analyzed with the love philosophies mentioned by Aristophanes, Phaedrus and Eryximachus in the
Calypso questions Odysseus about his love for Penelope, “You spend all your daylight hours yearning for her” (Homer 390). Homer wants the reader to believe that Odysseus’ love for Penelope is so pure and honest that he would not dream of another woman. Yet Circe and Calypso have little trouble in enticing Odysseus. Odysseus says, “My heart aches for the day I return to my home” (Homer 390). Nevertheless, that very evening Odysseus gave in to his physical needs, “made sweet love and lay side by side through the night” with Calypso (Homer 390).
Caroline catches a fatal scarlet fever as a consequence of caring for Elizabeth. When Elizabeth catches the scarlet fever against the family’s advice and aware of her likely death she still sacrifices herself, something that Victor never does for any of his family members. As part of her dying wish she asks Elizabeth: “you must supply my place to my youngest children. Alas! I regret that I am taken from you; and, happy and beloved as I have been, it is not hard to quit you all?
From a Greek perspective, such a deal would bring one to paradise: an immortal life filled with sensual pleasures. Despite such an offer, Odysseus declines. Instead, he “groans, with eyes wet scanning the bare horizon of the sea,” longing for his wife and true love, Penelope (Fitzgerald 85). To Odysseus, sex with a beautiful goddess is not satisfying. Odysseus does not derive his greatness from his quest but because of his “unwavering devotion...in particular to the love of his own wife” (Adler 246).
The most important thing about Chance’s decision is that he wants to do it, that when Chance goes to the army, “ [He’s] going for [himself], and [he’s] going for [his] dad too.” (Page 216). Without a doubt, Chance makes the right decision to enlist the army. In conclusion, Chance made the right decision by choosing to enlist in the army. It is his best option considering his past and circumstances. Enlisting in the army also allows Chance to stay true to himself, as well as fulfill his father 's legacy.
c) I can empathise with Walt McCandless, Chris McCandless’s father. “....I spent a lot of time with Chris, perhaps more than with any of my other kids. I really liked his company even though he frustrated us so often.” (Krakauer, 104) Chris and his father did not truly get along very well as Chris got older, since their personalities were so stubborn, they would fight a lot. Walt loved Chris but rarely showed it, which made Chris have a certain hate towards his father. I empathise with Walt because his son died while they were on bad terms, although he knew Chris loved him, Walt had no time to show Chris how much he loved him.