In the book called The Odyssey by Homer, it mainly follows the story of a king of a village called Ithaca, hundreds of years ago-This man, is named Odysseus. Odysseus goes through many adventures after the victory of the Trojan War. However, this is where Odysseus, is not being as strong as a great war hero and a king as he should be. Although Odysseus was seen as a very strong person, physically and mentally, he lacks the appreciation and the care of his crew throughout the trials and didn’t think through many of his actions thoroughly and how they would affect not only his crew but people around him. At various times throughout the story, mainly through the trials, Odysseus made many decisions and forced his crew to go through many potentially lethal situations without preparing his own crew, or situations that were just a waste of time.
However, things took a turn for the worst, before the children came, Uranus and Gaea foretold a dark future. Because of Cronus not honoring his promise it was prophesied that one of Cronus's and Rhea's children would overthrow Cronus like Cronus did his father. In majority, Cronus ruled a golden age of success and
In The Odyssey by Homer, gods and goddesses play a crucial part in making sure the hero is where he needs to be. The book is about a war hero, Odysseus’ son named Telemachus, who voyages to find his father, who was presumed dead. At the same time, Odysseus, who is alive, was imprisoned on Calypso’s island. He was set free due to the power of the gods here and he makes his way back home. Along the way, he and his crew encounter a lot of different enemies like cyclops, sirens and more.
Alexander did not focus only in the money he’s dad gave him but he was interested in all the teachings as he said “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” Alexander was one of the greatest military leaders that existed. He inherited an army who fought with only one purpose as he said “remember upon the conductor each depends on the fate of all”. He was great discussing and convincing other people what he wanted them to know and to do. Alexander biggest wish was to become the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. He wanted to conquer all Greece and Persia who years back destroyed and burned Athens.
Like the myth says, the god Poseidon was the second son of Cronus and Rhea but like his brothers and sisters he was later swallowed by his father, but later saved by Zeus. The Greek god Poseidon was an important character in the movie The Odyssey, Poseidon was the god of the sea,earthquakes and horses.In the movie the Odyssey, Poseidon allowed Odysseus and his men to sail across his ocean. Poseidon was helped Odysseus and his men fight the Trojan War because they built the Trojan horse to represent Poseidon, until Odysseus was ungrateful of Poseidon helping them win the Trojan War, so Poseidon wants to show him a lesson; no man is capable of doing things without the gods. Not only was Odysseus ungrateful about him helping them win in the Trojan war
In the play, he is a military general with no hope for the throne other than what the Weird Sisters acknowledge as his fate. “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” ( Shakespeare 1.3.53). They say he will be king, but do not say how. However, the Macbeth of Scottish history was a recognized Duke for Duncan I with a legitimate claim to the throne through his mother’s bloodline. He did kill Duncan, but only as a result of forming an alliance with his cousin the Earl of Orkney, and defeating Duncan in 1040; not by stabbing the man in his sleep.
To begin with, Harry Potter killed Voldemort confirmed by this passage, “Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hand, staring down at his enemy’s shell” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 596). Voldemort was an undefeatable wizard who had killed thousands of powerful heroes, yet Harry Potter was able to defeat him. While on the other hand, Odysseus did not defeat his enemies using his own power, even telling his own son, “Suppose Athena’ arm is over us, and Zeus her father’s, must I rack my brains for more?” (Homer 1109-1111). Odysseus did not rely on his own powers but mostly the power of the gods for ensured victory. Also, Harry Potter was prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the Wizarding World saying, “I open at the close” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 698).
Since Prometheus had the ability to see the future, Zeus gave him an opportunity to gain his freedom. Prometheus was to reveal to Zeus which son of his would someday dethrone him, according to the prophecy. Prometheus refused and further angered Zeus. Centuries later, Heracles, the son of Zeus, killed the eagle that tormented Prometheus, and Prometheus finally received his freedom. The Greeks viewed Prometheus as a courageous god that fought against tyranny and injustice.
Nevertheless each and every one of them were set out to do something no matter how long it took or what happened in between. I believe that these man were given a sense of false free will and were never really in control over their one destiny. They are just the Fates puppets while they mastered them as they wished. Odysseus was a man of great power who convinced Achilles to join the war when Thetis hid him disguised as a women but not only did he do this but he also sailed on a journey that made him take 10 years to come back to his beloved wife, Penelope. With the aid of the goddess Athena he sailed back to Ithaca but he infuriated Poseidon which made him have many obstacles that would lead to 10 years of wondering.
Name Institution Affiliation Course Tutor Date Sophocles play, Antigone dates back in 441 BC in Greece, Athens. The play has been translated into many languages today and even though there may be some setbacks in translating some words, the theme remains original. In historical point of view, the play was written at a time of national strife. The play begins with the death of two brothers Polyneices and Eteocles leading rival sides of the civil war in Thebes while fighting for leadership. The new ruler of Thebes is Creone and his decision is that Polyneices will not be given burial honors and he will be publicly humiliated while Eteocles will be honored during burial (Bloom, H. (1999).