When he says “Put up thy sword” he is saying that the Montagues and Capulets should put away their swords. When he says “Or manage it to part these men with me” he is saying that The Montagues and Capulets do not know what they are getting themselves into. On the other hand Benvolio is naive. When Romeo, Tybalt, and Mercutio get in a fight at the end of the play it is a prime example of how Benvolio’s naivety. During this scene Tybalt kills Mercutio and then Romeo kills Tybalt.
As a result he used his power to take over the world. Alexander the Great is a villain because he murdered and tortured innocent people and took over civilizations against their free will. Alexander the Great is a villain because he murdered and tortured innocent people. Alexander has killed people because he wanted to be known as great, but heroes do not kill innocent people, they save them.
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
The antagonist, Grendel is essential for the whole poem because if he had not perform a violence such as killing thirty men in the beginning of the story, there would be no need for Beowulf to come to Herot and battle with the monsters. Furthermore, if Beowulf didn’t had killed the evil Grendel, he would not be able to reach Grendel’s mother to kill her. Overall, without all these terrifying violence, the poem would be incomplete and Beowulf would not be able to provide peace and justice to the
THE AFFECT OF RAGE IN THE ILIAD Anger is a common theme in society, and was also prevalent in the time of the Greeks. In Homers book The Iliad, anger plays an important role, creating the book that has a lot if drama and warfare. We will learn how the anger of the people and of the gods in the Iliad affect all of mythology.
Sophocles’ magnum opus Oedipus Rex details the story of a gallant king who falls from grace because of fate. The King of Thebes’ curiosity leads him down a blurry path between madness and sanity. He was a prideful and a figuratively blind man, and his pride was his metaphorical limp. Oedipus’ life and inevitable downfall, causes intense pity from the audience. Oedipus is a tragic hero because how the audience perceives him.
Violence is a common and reoccurring pattern in Greek literature. Famous and honored Greek heroes all share a common characteristic: they are brutal and murderous. Within Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey these are the types of heros that attain kleos and honor. In Greek culture, the best way for a hero to get kleos and honor were through acts of violence.
After Tybalt found out Montagues were at this party he wanted to start a huge brawl even though the king of Verona strictly told them he didn’t want any more fights. [The king had said “Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace,Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel Will they not hear? What, ho! You men, you beasts That
This shows that he weeps about not getting what he wants, because they are getting the glory. He hates the Trojans for the fact that they do a better job than he does at defeating people. Turnus does not show that he cares for his troops and that is something that Aeneas does. While they are in a meeting discussing the Trojans and Turnus and one of Turnus’ men stands up, Drances, and he says to him: “Turnus surrender to king and country their due rights! Why keep flinging your wretched people into naked peril?
The violence, though it takes place off stage, is described as being very gory and murderous. Macbeth is a very skilled warrior and begins to take pleasure in killing people. Violence begins to completely consume the thoughts and actions of Macbeth. After killing Duncan, Macbeth realizes what he has done as he sees the blood scattered against his robes. He has become king and now will not be usurped of his power, at least not without a fight.
when jesse and walter lock Krazy-8 in the basement they flip a coin to see who kills him and walter does not want to kill the man but he knows if he doesn 't that krazy-8 will probably come back and kill walter and his family so it 's a life or death situation for him so he needed to make a decision but he almost let him go if Krazy-8 wouldn 't have had a knife he probably would have been free to go but since he wanted to try and kill walter he had to end Krazy-8’s life. his moral choices and decisions were a hardship for him so some of his choices were overall evil and he tries to make the right decisions but he does what really has to be done in order to keep him and his
How far would you be willing to go just to be with your family? For Odysseus in the book “The Odyssey” by Homer, He did everything. Odysseus was away from his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope for 20 years, and he never threw in the towel. Odysseus never gave up, and neither did Telemachus or Penelope. Would you have the strength to persevere?
A broad range of literature depicts the lead protagonist as an honorable, selfless and courageous character, despite difficulties, bound to succeed in what they pursue. These common traits define the archetypeyl hero. However these characters contain no flaws and nothing representing the 'human condition' therefore appearing alien like towards their audience . The Anti-hero contains heroic morals, but is plagued with flaws that often lead to the characters downfall. They are considered highly relate-able and appealing towards their audience due to the features of the ‘human condition’.
Achilles was sometimes a great warrior, but could be seen as very selfish. He could be seen this way by his family, peers, and fellow soldiers fighting with him. Achilles was not fully selfish, because he had a few accomplishments that made him a person to look up to. Achilles was a great Greek hero, but no warrior is ever perfect. In book one of the Iliad, the Greek King of Mycenae, Agamemnon, took a woman named Chryseis, angering Achilles.
In Book Nine of The Iliad, the focus is of the story is on the character of Achilles, the desperation the Achaeans suffer in their need for this great warrior as well as his refusal to return into the fighting to assist his comrades, due to his rage with Agamemnon. In particular, one of the most important scenes of Book Nine is from approximately line 443 through line 473, in which Achilles bluntly refuses the gifts offered to him by Agamemnon in recompense for stealing away Achilles’ war-prize Briseis. This passage demonstrates the depth of the rage of Achilles as well as his sense of pride, as he chooses to remain absent from the fighting, even in the Achaeans’ moment of sheer desperation, due to his deep hatred for Agamemnon. As