Every person living or dead had a mother, and at a point you wonder how far, how hard, and the depths of peril a mother would go through for her child. In Homer's epic novel The Odyssey, King Odysseus goes missing for twenty years, leaving his wife penelope with their son Telemachus to rule a kingdom gone mad. The lengths that Penelope went to protect and provide Telemachus with the power of both a mother and father were extraordinary. Despite being a single mother that had to play the role of both the mother and the father, having to involve new role models, and giving up and sacrificing a lot for her child, Penelope is still an amazing mother to Telemachus. In order to be a good mother, Penelope would have had to given Telemachus the experience
Towards the middle of Book II, Telemachus feels discouraged about the probability of him being able to successfully complete the quest to retrieve his father. Seeing his distress, Athena attempts to rally him by stating that Telemachus’ quest couldn’t fail because he possessed the distinctive traits of his father that Athena seems to find so admirable. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on, not if your father’s spirit courses through your veins- now there was a man, I’d say, in words and actions both! So how can your journey end in shipwreck or defeat? Only if you we're not his stock, Penelope’s too, then I’d fear you're hopes might come to grief.
In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia. This crushed Helena, causing her to lose self-confidence, but still: she yearns for Demetrius 's love. Hermia and Lysander 's love, Egeus 's harsh rule, and Helena 's unrequited love for Demetrius causes the lovers to leave Athens. Various factors cause the lovers to run away together. Hermia and Lysander 's love causes them to leave Athens.
His sword is useless against Grendel’s mother, and there is no way for him to defeat her. Beowulf’ thanes believes he died during the battle because they could not see him as he is fighting beneath the water. Roads of trials is the sixth stage of the hero’s journey. It is a stage when multiple challenges wait for the hero after he enters the world (Campbell 81). The stage is crucial for heroes because they have to prove their possibility as heroes.
She tries to ignore all the affections that she doesn’t want from her husband. As the poem comes to an end the speaker talks to the ladies from an experience that if you do such and such, it would make your more wiser and happier. A woman must remember her importance and cherish her values as a strong individual. “Value yourselves, and men despises/ you must be proud, if you’ll be wise” (23-24). She ends the poem with a strong inspirational opinion, that even if a man breaks you down and does not value you, you have to value yourself, and must be proud of yourself, and for that you will be
“ (Shakespeare act 2. Scene 3. Line 65). Friar Laurence tries to keep romeo on the right path and he is always trying to look out for the best for Romeo. Parents should take their children’s identity crushes serious too because these crushes are what their children’s are looking up to and if they’re not showing support to what their children’s believe in it is going to
This confrontation shows how his concealment is another example of his typical resourcefulness, which he uses as a defence in this situation because he is unsure whether this unknown person is trustworthy or not. Odysseus’ heightened sense of awareness of possible enemies is a result of his constant confrontation with danger on his journey home. Being one step ahead of everyone else helped him to survive. For example, when he and his men are faced with having to escape the cave of the cyclops, Odysseus’ idea to blind the cyclops saves them from death; however, this action also caused a delay in his homecoming, because Poseidon—the father of the cyclops—punishes him by causing storms, thus elongating his homecoming. This is one instance in which Odysseus’ resourcefulness has ambiguous consequences, which raises the question that perhaps his saving grace could also be a negative trait in certain situations.
In The Time Traveller’s Wife, Clare has plenty reason to give up in many aspects of her life: she suffers multiple miscarriages, the death of her mother, and particularly the constant disappearances of her husband. Yet Clare’s love for Henry gives her the strength to persist until his return. He leaves Clare a letter to read after he dies, in which he tells her he will be visiting her one last time after his death. Knowing this, Clare does not let the sadness of losing her husband overtake her life and instead waits decades for her lover’s return. At the age of 82, she states “I know Henry will come, eventually … He is coming, and I am here.” (518).
“Orual even shows a perverted, possessive love in her relationship with Bardia” (Saunders 6). She never considers how the stress she puts on him wears his life away; she only cares about spending time with him for her own enjoyment. She withholds him from going home to Ansit while dreaming about scenarios where she herself is his wife. This again goes back to the idea of Orual’s intense jealousy and possessiveness. However, these fantasies and dreams that she entertains herself with serve to prove how Orual cares about Bardia.
For example, when Telemachus is too shy to approach King Nestor to ask for news of his father, Athena reassures him that “some of the words you’ll find within yourself, / the rest some power will inspire you to say” (3.29-30). Athena’s guidance is what gives Telemachus courage otherwise he would never hear the stories of his father at Troy. Next, when Odysseus has left Calypso’s island, he starts experiencing the wrath of Poseidon, so Athena “countered him at once / [...], so he could reach the Phaeacians, [...] and escape his death at last” (5.421-28). Athena’s constant interference does possibly alter the natural course of events that could have unfolded for Odysseus, but she does save him on many occasions, justifying her interference and proving herself heroic. Lastly, when Telemachus and Odysseus are fabricating their plan against the suitors Odysseus says, “Athena’s inspiration spurred me, now / so we could plan the slaughter of our foes” (16.263-64).
Marriage is often much more complex than what people envision, as many factors play roles in ensuring it will last. In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston portrays the story of a young African-American girl named Janie whose Grandma marries her off to Logan Killicks, a man she does not love. Yearning for real love, Janie runs away and marries a promising rich man named Joe Starks, only to discover that there is once again a lack of affection. After enduring almost twenty years of a hollow relationship, Janie’s second husband passes away, and by chance she meets the love of her life; a young man known as Tea Cake. However, this happiness is short-lived as she is ridiculed for being with a younger man, whom not too
Without the madman’s excessive blood thirst, the princess may have lived without the king knowing a single detail. If the lumber jack decided to be a fighter, the two possibly could have made it through the madman. Yet he decides to be a coward and let the princess handle the situation. Stubborn, the fisherman has an act of greed instead of generosity to the princess, without his boat she incapable of getting passed the moat. The loyal nursemaid, was of no help in lending money, yet the princess should have not left the castle without any