Both Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” (1846) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1892) depict a clever man seeking his own form of justice. Poe’s Montresor seeks revenge against Fortunato, a wine expert who has insulted him, by killing him with impunity. Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes also seeks justice, but he is trying to save Helen Stoner from her step-father, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, who desires her inheritance. Holmes and Montresor share the qualities of cleverness and determination in pursuing their goals, but they differ greatly in their motivations.
Othello shows the two types throughout the story and the play, envy and fear, and how they can claw and chew away the the fragile human psyche, like a monster, trying to claw out of a deep dark hole that has had a trap on it for days without end. Othello is one of the great examples of how jealousy can teach us not to be overcome by dark things, to always stay strong and believe in our own thoughts, and that the poison known as jealousy, can make or break even the best of people a slow killing venom that makes the weak sick and twisted. This play teaches us that jealousy has no good outcomes, only horrid and how it shows no mercy to anyone. Jealousy is a card no one should or ever want to play with a deck full of
This is an example of trickery because Odysseus tricked the Cyclops into doing something stupid so that he could get a strategic advantage. Next, trickery is shown as a cultural value when Odysseus tricks Circe into freeing his friend. Odysseus makes a deal with the lolling Circe that says,”Mount your bed? Not for all the world. Not until you consent to swear, goddess, a binding oath.
The use of love and seduction has been a great weakness for man since the beginning of time. Dracula and his lovers use seduction to draw in their defenseless prey for their feasting. An instance of this happens when Dr. Van Helsing and Mina Harker take their way approaching Count Dracula’s castle. On the way there, night time grows closer so they restfor the night. Smartly enough Van Helsing makes a circle of wafer crumbs around them to keep them safe from the devilish spirits that roam the lands around them.
Throughout Odysseus’s journey, he encounters many whom are hospitable and provide him the resources and advice that are essential to completing his journey. Odysseus comes across Circe, who “from the Underworld, put on her finest clothes and came to see us. Her serving women brought meat, bread, and bright red wine,” (Book XII, 18-20) When the men arrive at Circe’s island, she provides them a feast and welcomes them kindly. She gives them further advice and directions that would aid them throughout their journey.
Although, if the consumer 's life is dominated with an evil influence that person will die no matter how they use it. This relates to Romeo and Juliet’s love, which symbolizes the good, while the feud between their families symbolizes the dominating evil. This expresses a tone of tragedy because it foreshadows the sorrow of Romeo and Juliet’s untimely and unnecessary deaths due to the feud. Another example is when Juliet is about to drink the sleeping potion administered to her by the Friar. This potion will feign her death for forty two hours by putting her in a cold, death like, deep sleep.
Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina highlights and encourages the double standard of men sleeping before marriage and women waiting for marriage. Beauplaisir is characterized as the typical aristocratic man of the eighteenth century. He has some goodness as well as being restless in his relationships. This is significant because of the double standard for women in the eighteen century. Men could have sexual relations with as many women as they wanted but women were only considered acceptable if they waited until their wedding night to sexual relations with a man.
The protagonist Ada in “The Centaur Plays Croquet” can be implied as the resistance to the patriarchal society—men are free to act upon their sexual fantasy in various forms, such as prostitution, rape, and etc… Saxon offers fascinating symbolic meditation on alternative sexuality. He depicts the alternative sex in Ada with a centaur that rebels societal constriction in sex. It deals with a wild and sexy story of a married woman Ada who gets fascinated and possessive with a handsome centaur, a horse—half-man and half-beast. Ada is in love with "Horace", the centaur, and she becomes intimate with him rather than her husband.
Because Huck must encounter several trials, the relationship between the two optimistic travelers is tested by blunt jokes, lies, and sacrifices throughout the novel. To begin, Huck’s attempted practical joke on Jim backfires on him. His Temptation is triggered by the overall enjoyment he projects to receive when Jim fearfully finds the dead snake in his bed. However, the snake’s mate ends up slithering into the Jim’s bed too.
Dante then arrives in the second circle, Lust; which is for the miscreants how have a compelling impulse for sexual desire. Here in this circle they are blown around by a vicious, ceaseless tempest, never to rest. He arrives to investigate the connections in the middle of affection and desire; keeping in mind there he goes over Francesca de Rimini, who arrives in light of the fact that she slept with her brother by marriage, Paolo Malatesta. As he is going during that time circle he additionally sees, Semiramis, Dido, Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Paris, and Tristan; who were overcome by sexual reverence in the midst of their
Raquel Cacahua Ms. Caskey English 9 Honors 22 November 2016 Xenia is a good thing in the Odyssey In the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer the reader learns the hospitality of xenia. There were two rules for Xenia in Ancient Greek. Xenia was to show politeness to visitors that have came to there home from other places. Back then, Xenia was needed when traveler were far from home and did not have a place to stay.
In the Odyssey, Calypso, a Greek goddess, says “You unrivaled lords of jealousy- scandalized when goddesses sleep with mortals,” (Book 5, 131-132). This quote can be seen as an accurate representation of the constant power struggle between gods and goddesses in the Odyssey; Calypso points out the male gods’ hypocrisy and argues for her right to sleep with mortal men. The concept of this power struggle can be seen in three of the main goddesses: Calypso, Athena, and Circe as the story progresses. Throughout the Odyssey these goddesses gain their power by deceiving men and manipulating them, but are then limited in power by the authority of other men.
Desire for fame is another reason for Odysseus to return his homeland. If he had married with Calypso, he could be immortal at once and he would not die, but in that island he had no fame for his personality. Odyssey’s journey after he left his home to troy, and from troy to Calypso’s island means much more for him; though the situation in his home and the journey was unpleasant, he will get the fame for his deeds once he will reach Ithaca. Even the journey was incredibly painful, Odysseus shared every things to people on the way because his journey was meaningful for him as he went to Trojan’s war, killed Troy’s companion, blinded Cyclops, cursed by Poseidon, reached the kingdom of the Dead, save his troops from Circe, all his commanders died
The Odyssey is a story which teaches readers many morals and lessons throughout Odysseus' journeys. Odysseus and readers can learn many things from the alienating and enriching events that Odysseus experiences. One of these lessons is Odysseus’s time on Ogygia and how it forms desire for his wife. Another lesson Odysseus learned through hardship is piety and his loyal to the gods. The final lesson he learns through hardships is honesty, and how you should always tell others the truth.
Humanism and Heroism Odysseus showed lots heroism and humanism throughout his dangerous journey. His humanism was shown with encounters that delayed his journey and that endangered it. Also Odysseus showed heroism when he took down dangerous obstacles that took his ca down. Another way his heroism was shown was steering his crew away from danger and back home. Calypso showed lots of affections towards Odysseus and held him as a prisoner.