In the story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates the outcome and the meaning relies solely on the reader. For some it’s a riveting fight between good and evil and for others it’s a sordid tale of seduction and loss of innocence. Connie and Arnold Friend represent the struggle between good and evil. Oates’s mixture of literal, figurative, psychological and allegorical makes this a great and suspenseful tale. Oates unmasked Arnold Friend as a satyr which is a demi-god from Greek and Roman mythology.
Also, in the novel, the setting in which the character is raised has either a negative or positive effect on the characters actions. Therefore, in The Book Thief, Markus Zusak's develops the theme the theme that humans are often capable of both good and/or evil depending on the experiences they face. These experiences will then groom them for the future. Through Liesel Meminger, Zusak explores the effect of setting on one's future self. Firstly, living with the Hubermann’s has a lot of effects on Liesel’s actions.
The heroes Odysseus and Aeneas use the underworld as a place of knowledge and incite for the future. Although the experiences of these heroes are very similar, they still possess their own unique differences. These differences are made visible through a deep compare and contrast analysis of each individual epic. Primarily, the most significant similarity between Homer’s hero Odysseus and Virgil’s hero Aeneas is the purpose for exploring the underworld. Both heroes decided to go to the underworld to speak to a specific person for insight on the future.
Pandora was a gift to Epimtheus and the box that was given to Pandora was a gift as well. Both, Epimetheus and Pandora accepted gifts from the Gods and did not know that it was all a plan to destroy humanity. Zeus, gave Pandora a box full of the worst things humanity will ever encounter. The box and Pandora herself were two things that were bad things to accept as gifts. That goes to show that receiving gifts from enemies or anyone in general, can cause harm or complete chaos to the person receiving the gift and possibly
The dragons solely purpose was to defend his material resource, and once he failing at that mission violence was the natural retribution. Once Beowulf learns that his house, / had been burned to a fragment (Beowulf, 2325-2326), he decides that the time has return for the defender of the Geats to face this beast. In his fight with the dragon, Beowulfs actions dwell the hands of fate, the ultimate demand of the Heroic Code. Whereas the dragon acts out of pure revenge, Beowulf seeks out the duel with the dragon so as to satisfy his destiny. The veteran king weekday down on the cliff-top...
Honor: Inhibitor or Ultimate Goal? (An analysis of the use of word choice and literary devices to convey two divergent views on honor) Honor is a funny thing that has motivated course of history since the dawn of time. Elements of this struggle in the quest for honor has been a major theme across the great literature of history. Beowulf for example deals with honor quite a bit. One of the big reasons Beowulf travels to the land of the Geats to slay Grendel is for honor.
Joseph Campbell, a renowned mythologist and professor studied mythology and traditional stories. He defined a hero as “someone who has given his or her life for something bigger than oneself.” His creation of the Hero’s Journey structured the storyline for so many stories to come, including The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel follows the adventure of Bilbo Baggins, an ordinary hobbit turned hero. Gandalf, a wizard forces Bilbo on an adventure to regain treasure with thirteen dwarves.
They are here because they did not make any conscious choices. This passage gives very vivid descriptions about how the souls are tortured to give the readers an idea about how goring Hell is and how exactly some souls are punished because of their actions. The Gate of Hell is where everything begins and as Dante goes through each circle, he experiences more taunting from different souls. The following lines continue to give more details about the torments as wasps and hornets continually bite them and they had nowhere to run. This is their home now and they can’t escape from here.
Dwarfs are something we talked about earlier. They are master craftsmen, who were worms that came out of Ymir’s body when he was killed. They live in Nidavellir, another world. The Nine Realms- There are nine worlds in Norse mythology. They are divided in three sections.