Again, the paradox appears here, that a trio features both fatality and value. Personally, I presume that the siren uses fatal and valuable feature of the song to insinuate the situation she is in, and her motivation is to receive salvation. Fatal and Valuable are themselves ambivalent, but they serve as symbols to reveal the true nature of the song as it is fatal to mortals and valuable to the siren. From the general perspective, sirens and men are different species. What sirens offer is the deadly song to the men, and what men perceive is the allure of the siren.
Prometheus states, “For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life”(Aeschylus 320), he says this to show how it is better to die than to keep living but suffering. Prometheus is an example of of good people suffering. He is chained to a wall because he tried to save humanity by helping them create fire. The purpose was to help humanity but he tried to do it undercover since he knew there would be consequences. The chorus states, “How shall it seem good?
A hero with a wild side is commonly known as a Byronic hero that entrances the protagonist. In the novel, Jane Eyre (1847), Charlotte Bronte suggests that Mr. Rochester is the Byronic hero by featuring his rejection of societal norms and unnamed sexual crime. The author’s purpose is to add a mysterious element to the tragic life of Jane Eyre in order to intensify the conflicts. Although Edward Rochester displays characteristics of a Byronic hero, his lack of self-respect and confidence differentiate him. After experiencing some obstacles in his life that lead him to lose his status, he was not able to fully recover after he got Jane Eyre back.
Circe is the key to Odysseus getting home, first she tells him about the persuasive sirens who enchant anyone who dares to pass their waters. Circe tells Odysseus “First you will come to the sirens, who bewitch all men who come near… row past them, first kneading sweet wax and smearing it into the ears of your crew so they cannot hear.” 12.40-510). Without this warning, Odysseus and his crew would no longer be. Circe also tells Odysseus about Scylla the multi-headed beast. Circe, knowing how Odysseus is tells him to not try to fight against Scylla because “With each head she carries off a man, snatching him out of his dark-prowed vessel.” (12.100-102) Circe tells him to just continue rowing as fast as he and his men can.
Therefore, Faustus proves that not trusting in and straying away from God can corrupt the mind and behavior, which influences Christians to take up sinful ways. Faustus first uses scriptures to justify his reasons for resorting to black magic because he has become arrogant and feels that his Doctorate in Divinity is not enough anymore. He bends scripture and says, “The reward of sin is death,” (I, i, 40), and so he makes the reader believe that his human nature makes him sin and that he is to die anyway, so he might as well sin. He says, “‘If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.’ Why then, belike, we must sin, and so consequently die” (I, i, 42-45). He is making the point again that he is human and that he has fleshly desires, so he might as well do whatever he pleases because he will die anyway.
Based on the morals of the modern society, the character Neoptolemus would have demonstrated bravery because his reaction to the plan of deception was questionable. Neoptolemus genuinely felt bad for Philoctetes uncomfortable lifestyle, and eventually revealed his true plans for Philoctetes and his bow. At the beginning of the twisted play Philoctetes, Odysseus, has very important and critical plans to deceive another Greek commander named Philoctetes. As the antagonist of the play, he uses Neoptolemus to carry out his plan; “You must deceive Philoctetes when you speak to him” (Line 53). Promising the young man, Neoptolemus, kleos.
Lord Henry, in a sense, acts as the devil sitting on Dorian’s shoulder because he himself lives a life based solely on pleasure and is the ultimate cause Dorian’s corruption. (Campo, Alexandria.) On the flip side of things, Basil Howard can be seen as an angel sitting on Dorian’s other shoulder because he attempts to reason with Dorian. (Campo, Alexandria.) However, his persuasion proves not to be enough to prevent evil from taking over.
Harry defends Dumbledore from himself with saying: “Of course [you were better than him] [...] you never killed if you could avoid it!” Harry thinks Dumbledore is better than Voldemort; he became an archetypal father figure to him and he wants to protect him. Dumbledore wanted the Hallows to conquer death, he was not worthy to become the Master of Death, during his life he learns to accept it although he still feels guilty for his sister death. It might represent his shadow, although he is individuated far. When he looks into the mirror of
Grendel was only acting on instinct since the music hurt his ears. The author sets the tone in the story for us to have compassion for Grendel since Beowulf plays the roll of making the humans look bad. They exiled Grendel therefor, he did not stand a chance in the first place to become good, but instead have to live a life of misery. Grendel also only attacked when they played music since it sent waves of agony through his head. He was acting because of pain and not because he really wanted to hurt everyone.
In The Comedy, Dante the Pilgrim develops a relationship with his damned idol, Virgil, in order to journey through both Inferno and Purgatory. Even though Virgil was a good man while living, he lacked understanding of certain virtues, like pride, which prevented him from being able to reach higher levels in the afterlife. Dante the Poet’s choice to damn Virgil conveys that obeying a higher order is the way to one’s salvation. The developing relationship between Virgil and Dante the Pilgrim throughout the first two canticles brings light to the opposing separation between the two characters because of the devotion Dante has to Christian virtues in comparison to Virgil’s pagan misunderstanding of virtue. While Dante the Pilgrim experiences many