The actions inspired by vengeance and justice in Homer’s Iliad shows how detrimental the effects can be on others. The Justice seeked by warlike Menelaus causes pain and suffering to many on all sides of the war. Paris by abducting Helen hurt Menelaus’s pride, “Menelaus had in mind taking revenge on the man who’d injured him” (Homer, Iliad 3. 26-27). Seeking this revenge Menelaus
We are constantly shaping and reshaping ourselves, by everything we do and do not do, in a world where there is no real neutrality. We live in a turbulent world today whether we’d like to admit it or not. There are countries still in war with each other, dropping chemical gases or bombs at each other. There are countries that are killing off its own citizens and are getting away with it just because they were just “cleaning” their country.
People today argue whether he is a hero or a villain, but he is a villain because he was cruel to every one of his enemies, he became extremely power hungry, and mercilessly killed people. Alexander was cruel to people. First
The creature claims that it is “fearless and therefore [more] powerful” (172) than Victor. This showcases the evil side of the monster and also confirms Victor’s fear. If Victor makes another creature and applies his knowledge not only would he suffer but everyone else would too. That being said the two creatures will also have more authority over others. This showcases how the use of dangerous knowledge can consequently cause one and others to
This shows how powerful and terrifying the human brain is. The human brain named itself, it has all the power to reason and expound upon how the universe was created but we still don’t entirely understand how it works and that makes us very scared, and that fear makes us dangerous. Society uses the power of the human mind to justify the enslavement of others, not much can be more terrifying. We meddle in other people/countries affairs and cause wars and chaos all for the sake of being the victors, all so we can create truth. But what about that one child who opted out.
In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, violence plays an important role when humanity turn against the gods. The beginning of the third age begins with “crueler nature” and “savage warfare” (170) which make humans think they can defeat the gods like in the story “Wars with Giants.” The Giants become chaotic when they soon realize that they can be “harmful and greedy” (189-190) like humans so they attempt to overthrow Jove which backfires against them. Jove uses all his power to destroy the Giants for thinking they can put the mighty Jupiter out of his place. Ever since the evolution of four ages started, both humans and gods have to use violence to fight for their rights or punishment.
Some greeks still believe he exist because when he battled Zeus, Zeus had trapped him under Mount Etna. They believe volcanic eruptions happen because he is “a fire breathing monster that is constantly trying to escape the pits of Tartarus beneath Mount Etna” (Typhon; mythologicalcreatures”). Typhon is the most feared god because when he was born he was the worst of all of Gaia/Gaea, so most greeks think of him as “the most deadly monster” (“Typhoeus; greekmythologycreatures”). When the battle with Zeus happened every other god and goddess fled expect Athena there was a lot of damage done when the battle was over, which made the greeks believe that “Typhon is the deadliest god and monster that has ever existed in Greek mythology” (“Typhoeus; greekmythologycreatures”). Due to the fact that his cultural perspective is bad, the religious beliefs on him are not that good
There are many similarities and differences between the story of Noah in Genesis and the story of Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh. To start off, the first similarity I found was the reasons why the floods started. Both Gods in each story wanted to dispose of all humanity. However, there is a difference in the reasons why the Gods wanted to. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the God Enlil wanted to destroy mankind because they were too noisy, as shown in this quote, “The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babel.”
Many believe that revenge is a toxic emotion to carry around with us. However, vengeance is one of the strongest emotions we encounter as humans. At times even stronger than love itself. Victor Frankenstein’s ambition to be better than God himself led him to create the creature. In return the creature was rejected by the person who is supposed to love and protect him.
Whit and Wisty are in a constant life and death battle as they struggle to discover and control their magical powers. The One Who is the One wants to steal their gifts in order to control the very thoughts of the citizens of the New Order. He is a powerful leader who destroys anyone or anything that get in his way. Whit is athletic and strong, but he mourns over his former girlfriend Celia who was previously killed by the New Order. Wisty is brave and smart and survives torture at the hands of the New
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely” - Lord Acton , this quote is especially true back in medieval times and before. With this quote this question comes up, does power have a negative or positive effect on others? To that, I say yes. Before I do start explaining why power has a positive effect I will admit that power can also bring a negative effects as well such as King Creon in play Antigone. Antigone at the time it was written was meant to represent the current time of the ancient greece.
"Early all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power" said Abraham Lincoln. Montana 1948 is a novel written by Larry Watson and narrated by David, a 12 year old boy. In the summer of 1948 many lives were changed and destroyed in the small town of Bentrock Montana because of the crime David's uncle Frank committed. Throughout this novel we learn an important lesson that if one doesn’t know how to handle power it can lead to devastating consequences.
Most people question, “ How does the quest of power cause people to act? ”. Over the years the question has been proved to cause people to act differently. Not just in history but in many movies, plays, books, and even in current events today. The quest of power drives people to do things out of their character.
The Painted Idol: Jack’s Rise to Power[gfbvnmj in Lord of the Flies “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” (Abraham Lincoln) Every man has a natural thirst for power and the opportunity to have an impact on his world and his life. This is natural and has led to many great things throughout history, as many virtuous people have harnessed it for benevolent purposes, but just as many have fallen to its influence, which inevitably brings destruction in its wake. William Golding’s allegorical novel, Lord of the Flies, illustrates how man can be tempted, seduced, and defiled by power and potential for an impact. It does this through Jack’s creation of the mask and use of it to hunt but