Achilles is an example of losing and gaining back arete. In book one, Agamemnon is forced to give Chrysies back only if Achilles gives up his prize, Briseis, to him (1.220). This infuriated Achilles and humiliated him. At the end of their quarrel, Achilles decided he would not fight for Briseis and he would simply withdraw from the battle and he would not fight. This was Achilles’s way of revenge for Agamemnon because he too away the one thing that gave him honor and respect.
The Book called the Odyssey is centered around the hero Odysseus. The part about this story that makes it hard to talk about is the debate around whether Odysseus is a hero or not. Many Literary scholars of The Odyssey by Homer have argued that Odysseus is not a hero, closer examination shows that he clearly was a hero because he led them to victory in the Trojan War, he turned his men back into actual men, and he even went to the underworld where few to none have escaped freely. The reason this is debated a lot is because of the choices he made during the war and the journey back home. To understand why he was a hero the story must be known.
My thoughts have trapped me and made me flee from you!”(Pg.173). Antonio believes he has sinned as he questions God for punishing his brothers who in his eyes are great men of intentions as they’ve been through the war. His begging then represents his fear towards God showing that even questioning him may attract consequences. He becomes petrified that he would be punished and eventually fail his family because he wouldn’t fit the criteria being a coming selfish
Wolsey perceived the king as God and for Wolsey to have lost his position it broke his heart and devastated him. Wolsey feels betrayed by his kingdom and is filled with pain. Wolsey is also angry because of the reason he was kicked down from where he was. To Wolsey he was subjected below to where he felt like there is no hope or no purpose. There is no meaning in Wolsey’s life in his eyes and has no mission this tore him apart.
Even though Gilgamesh is the main character, his treatment of people was unacceptable and made his people hate him. “ As king, Gilgamesh was a tyrant to his people... he had the privilege of sleeping with their brides.”(15). Gilgamesh was not a good person, even when he came back he was not seen as a hero by his people, the past hurt the present. Also, usually a hero comes back with pride and gifts but in the epic, “As the end of his journey. And returned to Uruk.
The authors of My Brother Sam is Dead also feels that war is pointless and unnecessary. War would be considered futile for many reasons including the fact that it splits families up. “Get out. And don’t come back until you come dressed as my son, not as a stranger.” (Collier and Collier 22). This quote from the book is representing how war split the Meeker family up.
Book 9 of The Iliad focuses on the Greek fighter Achilles, whose pride keeps him from accomplishment. In the satire Animal Farm, the pride of the animals clouds their judgment, and they are unable to see that they are suffering. In these texts, pride prevents the characters from seeing the consequences of their actions. In The Odyssey, Odysseus made a rash decision because of pride that caused him years of suffering. When Odysseus arrived in Phaeacia, he told the story of how he was held captive by a Cyclops and escaped by blinding him.
It was a diverse and strict school with many rules I had follow so I knew I had to make a big adjustment. It was challenging for me to come from a school with nothing but freedom and those I’m used to being around on a daily basis to an environment where they teach and students there learn and actually had an interest to want to. I tried to adjust their but I just couldn’t and found myself not attending school once again. I was disappointed in myself that I would easily lack when it comes to getting my education. Just when I thought about really giving up a close friend informed me about Job Corps and exactly what it is they do with young adults who are trying to obtain their diploma or to just advance their education.
Lastly, they deal with kids all day. In the classes that i have there are many kids that stand out for being very disruptive. Those students can slow the class down, and worse, stress out the teacher. I have witnessed many times where kids think it is okay to slow the class down because they don 't care. These are some of the kids that make the teacher think, “Why am I still here?” I think here shouldn 't be a reason for a teacher to stress over people that they have no obligation over.
Technically, teachers are not evaluated on how good students perform on these tests, but feel as if they are held responsible when students fail. They would rather guide their students to work diligently and master the test information, instead they spend valuable time preparing students for these test. Teachers are there to teach students and help them enjoy their time spent at school. Instead students are bored by teachers and are growing to hate them. Most teachers leave schools because of the way they are treated by their students.