The suitors always underestimated Odysseus’s son Telemachus who somewhat had the same mindset as his father. Before the end of battle between Odysseus and the suitors, Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, joined into the fight and successively killed someone who tried to kill his father. This showed couragement and treachery on both accounts because nobody expected Telemachus to be able to fight (Forman). During the battle, the goddess Athena helped Odysseus to fight against the suitors. Ulysses with Minerva against the suitors was a huge battle between the deities and the people, since Minerva or Athena was the people’s mentor and they had hope that the goddess would be with them instead of Odysseus.
As the messenger of the god hears Zeus tell Odysseus that he will survive but all his men will die he state, “O Father Zeus and gods in bliss forever, punish Odysseus’ men!” (Homer 712). Zeus, the god of the sky, informed Odysseus that by the end of their journey only he would survive but none of his men will make it. Also he chooses not to tell his men this information and to keep it to himself. This helps him out because without them knowing, he will still have them by his side helping him survive.
Okonkwo wanted his tribe to fight back the missionaries in order to protect their Igbo culture but his persistence only led to his downfall. This can be seen when Okonkwo makes a rash decision to kill a messenger thinking Umuofia would fight back but ended up not fighting, “The white man whose power you know too well has ordered this meeting to stop.” In a flash, Okonkwo drew his machete. The messenger crouched to avoid the blow. It was useless.
Ramifications of chasing traditional rewards in, “How Not to Get into College”, “Somnambulist”, and “Iced- Cream” Albert Einstein once said, “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value”. Implying that people tend to get blinded in the hunt of personal triumph in their lives that they forget what really is important to them. Similarly, in Alfie Kohn’s How “Not to Get into College”, Daniel Barwick’s “The So Called Iced Cream” and Heron Jones’s “Somnambulist”, the authors develop the message that, people assume that chasing external rewards equals joy and satisfaction in their lives.
5.Focus on Success Keep your mind focus on the success. Put failure in the back seat and continue to drive for success. If you ground out to second, look at the positives of moving the guy over. All outs or errors are not the same thing.
Macbeth begin to feel as if the bonds and relationships were fake, so he turned against the people who supported him with little to no regret. He was solely focused on this motive of becoming king and gaining as much power as he can. For example, he ended up killing his best friend Banquo and almost killed Banquo’s son. This was all to try and prevent them from fulfilling the second part of the prophecy, Banquo’s descendants becoming king. His valuing of human life, even those close to him, disappear right before the reader or viewer’s
Fourth reason, in the beginning of the book, Homer wrote, “he fought only to save his life, to bring his shipmates home” (Homer 5). But what good is Odysseus saving himself for when in the end he couldn't even control his members in the end. That's why he shouldn't have recklessly sacrificed so many of his members and had a big ego. When Odysseus went back home, he saw that his son and his wife were not safe, so he killed the man’s who were trying to win Penelope heart to gain power. Penelope was so happy that he was back, but really, if Odysseus never left, Penelope and his son would've never be in danger in the first place, that's why he is not a hero.
Odysseus’ prayer shields him from Zeus ' bolt. The cry to Zeus conveys that the hero needs help from the gods and is unable to do everything himself, thus showing Zeus he is learning. This shows progression because in the beginning of the journey Odysseus disregards the gods and gloats about the obstacles he excels, whereas on Helios Island, the hero calls for help knowing he can not surpass famine/every challenge. This change in philosophy is classified under crisis, where the
36). At the start of his journey, he’s confident, but as salem madness starts to slowly consume him, he questions his faith. Instead of siding with the girls and Danford, he believes in the unholy John Proctor. He goes through an impossible battle between his faith in the court and his faith in the truth. He ends up quitting the court and tries to save John Proctor, telling Elizabeth "What profit him to bleed?
Before the attack on his home is confirmed, Macbeth tells his servant, “As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have, but in their stead / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath” (5.3.25-27). After killing too many people, Macbeth finds no purpose in honor or having love like a king normally has because he has survived so long without them, so by now he has adapted to these emptinesses. He has come to the conclusion that friends are no longer necessary because they just create more issues and more curses. They give him a false hope of honor, but the honor will not help him now. Macbeth yearns for the honor which he abandons once he decides to follow Lady Macbeth’s advice.
America is bound together through competition, hope, and commitment. Competition is the individual urge to win at any cost and is everywhere the eye can see. Defeat is never an option when being an American which is what Roger Morris understood. Even when he was nervous for his first day trying out for the
During the era of World War II. Lieutenant General John L. Dewit was the Western Defence ordered all the Japanese American to leave their homes and to live in the caps that the U.S build. In the memoir” The Invisible Thread” by Yoshiko Uchida uses Descriptive Language to Illustrate her childhood of living in the American Camps. To Began, In the beginning Yoshiko Uchida uses descriptive language in the beginning of her story when she talks to her brother Kay. In this quote we see that they are arguing about what to do.”
Only One Can Survive Survival is the ability to stay alive and make it through another day. This is the same thing that Rainsford must endure has his life is determined by his will to live, in the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell. In the Story Rainsford goes through an unfortunate event which he is left stranded on Ship Trap Island. He meets General Zaroff who is a man who kills human beings for his own pleasure. Zaroff introduces Rainsford to a game which Rainsford will be hunted and killed if found.
Aristotle once said, “He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” Aristotle means that if one can defeat one’s biggest phobias, then he or she will be mentally released from all the terrors one had previously been afraid of. Similarly, richard Connell’s short story “the most dangerous game” demonstrates that one must conquer his or her greatest fears in order to think or act with full potential. Additionally, Connell addresses how people can change and alter their personalities in order to overcome fear. Specifically, he uses conflict in order to develop the theme that the one’s will to survive is greater than one’s will to be civilized in fearful
Dealing with Fear Fear plays an important role in how we act and what we do. There are many examples on ways that people react to fear irrationally. Fear is a great strategy if used right. The fact about fear is that if evidence is present, true or false, people tend to react and believe it out of impulse.