The Lotus plant was offered to the men but unfortunately it did no harm outside of being an intoxicating fruit that would cause those who ate it to lose all memory of their past and loved ones. Odysseus proceeded to drag his men back to the ships and despite the Lotus flowers powers and the mens wailings began again their trek at sea. (Odyssey 955) This shows despite great forces that tried
According to Smith, “These are people who do nothing all day but sit and indulge on this strange plant.” This a strong example because imagine being lost out on sea, longing to get back home, having experienced some horrific things. To eat something that would make you forget all your pain and misery sounds like the greatest thing. However if they were to succumb to this temptation they would never return home. As Homer states, “‘All hands aboard; / come… or you lose your hope of home.’” (103-105) The temptation of giving up is strong, but in the end if they were to eat the plant, they would never see their families again. Smith states, “Although Odysseus does not fall victim to the temptation of the Lotus Eaters and is successfully able to haul them off and lock them away, it is significant that the food itself is not enough to lure him from his intended course.” This can be supported with when Homer says, “I drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, / tied them down under their rowing benches,” (101-103) Once again Odysseus has to rescue his men, and not give into the temptation of forgetting his pain and
“They resolved to leave means neither of the ingress nor to the egress to other sudden impulses of despair or of frenzy from within.” (E. A. Poe, “The Mask of the Read Death”). No ingress, neither egress that is the great exponent of arrogance, the external world does not matter for the Prince and his friends; only their pleasures and happiness is important for them. Secondly, the Prince´s strange tastes are linked with the gloom and darkness of the death. “The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects […]” (Poe E. A. year of publication?
Back to Mercutio, compared with Benvolio’s maturity, typically, Mercutio like a cynical aristocrat, he has nothing to worried about and usually use an ionic way to express his feeling. Here is an example from the novel, after the feast, Romeo hides himself, at that time, Mercutio says lots of ionic words to Romeo, just like: “ Sit there and dream of Rosaline, then!”. Benvolio tries to stop him, but Mercutio is still mocking at
Odyssey Paragraph Odysseus, in the book The Odyssey by Homer, and I both showed self restraint in multiple different ways. One way Odysseus demonstrates self control is after he stabs the cyclops eye and the book quotes “Arms thrown wide for any silly man who bolted” (907). This showed moderation by him not rushing by the cyclopes and instead waiting for a better time. Another way Odysseus showed Caution was when he and his men went on the island with the lotus and Odysseus said “clear the beach no one taste the lotus” (898). That shows moderation by him not eating the lotus when he could have.
For example Peeta should be a painter and he should be given the possibility to do so, not just on cakes. He was able to paint parts of nature on himself, this allowed him to survive the Hunger Games. Such as the flute player, Peeta should be given a brush, colors and a canvas. another brutal example of how this society is not letting people choose but it is deciding for them is when Cato right before he dies he says to Katniss “I’m dead anyways, it is what I always wanted right? the only thing I know how to do , bring pride to my district”.
Gilgamesh seeks Utnapishtim to help him to find the plant to make him young or to have the immortality. Did Gilgamesh get the plant? Yes, he did get the plant. Gilgamesh was so happy, his pride to himself goes down, the people can see his soft side after he get the immortality. But on his way home, Uruk, a serpent come out and eats the plant.
Calixta lacks a passion to explore her desires when she is with Bobinot. She cannot explore what she desires when she is only sleeping with one man. She feels a high level of comfort with herself when she is engaging with Alcee. Alcee clearly makes her feel a certain special way that her husband cannot for her. “Her firm, elastic flesh that was knowing for the first time its birthright, was like a creamy lily that the sun invites to contribute its breath and perfume to the undying life of the world” (89).
I think the poem is about telling people that even the mightiest will fall and nothing lasts forever. When you listen to Ozymandias words you can feel his pride when he’s talking about his own greatness but eventually he dies and what he once had built is now gone except for the statue and his words on the pedestal. People also thinks he made this poem of a great king who has fallen to make a statement about politics in his day. Cause Shelley didn’t like the royal family to him it didn’t matter how great a king could be. They aren’t immortal either will they or their work last
Conversely, citizens of Athens—acting as the chorus—visibly recoil when they learn Oedipus’s identity. They have no qualms about driving him away from the community 's holy places, so that he cannot spoil them. Symbolically, justice is represented as a certain character in Oedipus Rex. At the beginning of his quest for the truth, Oedipus first consults a blind oracle, Tiresias, who warns him that his search will only end in tragedy. Tiresias reflects a wise Oedipus of the future.
Second, Odysseus and I show that when faced with peer pressure, isn’t always the right decision. In the Odyssey, Odysseus chose three men to search an island and “they [fall] in, soon enough, with Lotus Eaters, who [show] no will to do harm, only offering the sweet Lotus to [their] friends” (897). The Lotus Eaters pressure the men to try the Lotus, which in the story is like a drug. It is addicting and makes you want to stay on the island. It pressures Odysseus to try them because all of his crew try the Lotus.
Odysseus unmistakably demonstrates that he is faithful much of the time. One occasion was the point at which Odysseus ' men fell prey to the Lotus Eaters. I says, "Then I conveyed two picked men and a runner to realize what race of men that land managed. They fell in, soon enough, with Lotus Eaters, who demonstrated no will to do us hurt, just offering the sweet Lotus to our companions however the individuals who ate this sugary plant, the Lotus, never minded to report, nor to return; they yearned to stay perpetually, searching on that local blossom, distracted of their country. I drove them, every one of the three wailing, to the shipsâ"(page).