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.
A father said to the son who first saw Enkidu, “My son, in Uruk dwells Gilgamesh, there is no one mighty than he. Like the force of heaven, so mighty is his strength” (pg. 61). However, he is first seen as a bad king who ruled arrogantly, oppressive and ruled with brutality. Therefore, politics is common among people in life.
Oedipus is the king of Thebes but he was raised in Corinth by Merope and Polybus. Oedipus once solved the riddle of the sphinx, saves Thebes, and becomes king. Oedipus is of noble name and shows goodness. Oedipus flaw is that he is full of himself and receives an oracle from the prophecy. As the play ends Oedipus Has a huge downfall at the end of the book.
on the other hand after Macbeth met the three witched he fond out he was about to become king and after finding out he was about to become king joy greed and ambition filled in him which changed him dramatically he didn’t care who dies in his path has long as his throne was secure he would do anything he didn’t care for the common good just for himself. After this
Furthermore, he never was able to conceive an heir. Many historians agree that he was most likely infertile. He also was known to have the ‘falling sickness’; epilepsy. Yet despite these shortcomings, Caesar rose to power in Rome, the most powerful place on Earth at the time. Even more impressive was that he was able to do so when the political system did not have one specific ruler.
Oedipus is defined as Latinized form of the Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek legend Oedipus was the son of Laius and Jocasta. He unwittingly slew his father and married his mother. Oedipus was a great king but the Sphinx riddle was a perfect analogy of Oedipus’s life and this is evident through the plot events. Firstly there is three parts of the sphinx riddle, and the first part of the riddle was “What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning…” this riddle was first mentioned in the story when Oedipus wanted to pass through the gates of Thebsis but was stopped by the sphinx.
Beowulf had fell to his pride for a awhile through the story but the thing with Beowulf is that his pride made him what he is. Beowulf is known to be a great warrior since the begin of the story and also a good king later on down in the story. Beowulf self confidence make him a guy with a lot of pride and that same pride also lead him to is demise. A great dragon was sleeping beneath the earth guarding a treasure until a thief stole a gem and the dragon woke up starting to burn places to the ground looking for it. The Dragon had soon burn down Beowulf’s throne-hall to the ground and Beowulf began to plot his revenge.
Gilgamesh is said to have been two thirds god and one third man. This meant that while he was mortal, he was still of a higher status than any other man, even before being declared a king. Because Gilgamesh has never had an equal, his power has been left unchecked, and this angers the people of Uruk. The goddess Aruru then created Enkidu, an equal to Gilgamesh. The two become close friends and go on adventures together, but eventually, Enkidu dies.
If he were a king, his royalty invested him with special powers; and the difference between comedy and tragedy was always defined in this way, that comedy dealt with common people and tragedy with kings and princes: the distinction persisted till the end of the eighteenth century (51). This is the reality in the case of Macbeth. He is synonymous with the security of the kingdom. He displays this attribute through the defeat of Macdonwald the rebel on the battlefield. He no sooner achieves the feat than he allows the “double-tongues” of the witches to alter his social ranking in the society.
Both were kings at the time when they committed such a crime. Both will later experience a karma-like situation. It would be valid to say that Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a mere reflection of the story of David and Bathsheba. The similarities between the two stories do not end from there. The story of Bathsheba and Macbeth both have themes such as camaraderie, greed, and betrayal.
He is not however the crowned prince because his older half-brother Cal Calore holds that title. Another large minor character in the novel is Cal Calore. Cal Calore is the royal prince of Norta who will one day become king. Cal is stubborn, hot-headed, and always trying to keep his temper in check. Cal is tall, muscular, a silver prince, and pale, and has black hair and eyes that resemble a blazing, burning fire.
Hades was the brother of Zeus and Poseidon. After the overthrow of their father, Cronus, he drew lots with them to share the universe. He drew poorly, which resulted in becoming lord of the underworld and ruler of the dead. Nevertheless, he was not considered to be death itself, as this was a different god, called Thanatos. Greedy like his brother Poseidon, he was mainly interested in increasing
The motif of light and darkness play one of the most substantial rolls in the play. Sophocles introduces Oedipus as a seemingly powerful and virtuous man bursting with great strength. Ever since Oedipus had defeated the Sphinx, it became apparent that this was the King that the Thebans have been pleading for. Only a great King can effortlessly assert themselves in dominant manner over others, on the contrary, Oedipus had pushed it to the point where he overlooks the thoughts of others. As a tragic result, he was constantly becoming ever more blind throughout the passage.
Both Macbeth and Banquo differ in their reactions to the witches predictions and the news of Macbeth’s new title. Macbeth states, “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more./ By Sinel’s death I know I am the Thane of Glamis./ But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives,/ a prosperous gentlemen; and to be King/ Stands not within the prospect of belief,/` No more than to be Cawdor”(1.3.73 -78) This quote conveys that Macbeth understands that he is 5.innate member of the throne from his father, but can not believe he can become the thane of Glamis. He demands them to tell him more about the future. However, he does not accuse the witches predictions as fictitious, but rather questions it because he is interested in becoming king.
The nation lost favor with God as a result and was swiftly taken over by Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon. Babylon grew immensely powerful under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar. Eventually, the great King’s success caused him to become proud and arrogant. To humble him God sent a troubling dream. A large statue of a man was in this dream.