Odysseus and I share a strong self-restraint trait. For example, even though the Lotus is tempting, Odysseus ordered “no one taste the Lotus, or you lose your hope of home” (52). In other words, he kept his crew from giving into temptation, which would’ve led them astray from their intended course. Additionally, he stopped himself from killing the Cyclops because he knew “if [he] killed him [his crew] perished there as well for [they] could never move [the Cyclops’] ponderous doorway slab aside” (208). Even though he wanted to sink his sword into the
But I would not give way—“ (Homer, IX. 253-256). Here, Odysseus exercises his free will. He decides they are to remain in the cave and wait for the Cyclops to return and reward them with gifts, as dictates in Greek culture. By not leaving earlier with the supplies they found, Odysseus damns not only himself but also his men.
He did attempt, while still in the disguise of the beggar, to convince them to leave things up to the Gods, but they did not listen. They continued to eat and drink in the palace, and give gifts to Penelope. If they had chosen to leave, there would be no assurance that they would not form an army and come back to kill him. These men who were courting Penelope were once loyal to Odysseus, and now they are trying to take his wife, along with everything Odysseus has. Even if Odysseus was presumed dead, this would seem disrespectful, and disloyal.
If he had not done this, life would be much easier for him, because Poseidon would not have had a reason to go after him. Stabbing someone in the eye sounds bad, but cutting someone’s genitals is even worse Then they brought Melanthius out through the doorway into the yard. With pitiless bronze they sliced away his nose and ears, then ripped off his cock and ball as raw meat for dogs to eat, and in their rage (22.475-479). He ordered the maids to clean out all of the dead bodies from the palace, then proceeded to kill them too. I don’t believe the maids deserved to die even though they slept with Penelope’s suitors.
I’d like to know” (Odyssey.9.274-276), not out of the goodness of his heart, but because he wants to destroy their ship. Odysseus, ever the quick thinker, realizes this, and instead of replying with the truth, which would leave him with no ship to sail back home with, he lies and says, “My ship? Poseidon smashed it to pieces / Against the rocks at the border of your land” (Oddysey.9.275-276). By not disclaiming
Once again, Eurylochus displays a juxtaposition. He did not follow the others into Circe's home because he knew there was trouble and potentially death awaiting. However, he willingly killed the cattle knowing full-well he and the other crewmen could be punished. His reason was clouded by temptation and
Odysseus travel to the underworld with a black sheep as sacrifice to Teiresias. Teiresias, a famous prophet from the city of Thebes, lacks external sight, which allow him to have “true sight”. Teiresias told Odysseus to not kill Helios’ cattle when they land on his island and that if they do, then Odysseus would be the only one live and go home. The prophet told Odysseus that once he returns, he will h =find his home in a mess and that he will have to clean it up with blood of those who tries to marry his wife.
Here we came upon a cave full of sheep and crates of milk and cheese. The men advise me to snatch some of the food and hurry off, but, unfortunately, I decided to linger. The cave’s inhabitant soon returned, and it was the Cyclops Polyphemus, son of Poseidon. He made a show of hospitality at first, but soon turned hostile. He devoured two of my men on the spot and imprisoned us for future meals.
When the invasion started the group was worried about what happened to their families but they soon discover that the invaders are treating everyone (who didn’t resist) well and feeding them because they want a ‘clean invasion’ to try and stop the U.S. and U.N. from getting involved so it be quick and clean because homeland is overpopulated. “We’ve got all this land and all these resources, and yet there’s countries a cows spit away that have people packed away like battery Hens.” Page 170. This is Robyn’s perspective of the invasion but not all of the group share this view, such as Kevin who views it in a less religious and more violent and hateful way. “You sound like you don’t mind.
What was he known forHeracles final labor was to capture Cereberus and bring him out of the underworld. Heracles was to complete this task without any weapons. His labor was given to him by king Eurystheus for punishment for killing his own children after being known as Howard "2 insane by Hera. Hercules knew he should take extra precautions and he knew once in the kingdom of Hades he might not be allowed to leave or rejoin the living. Hercules went to see Eumolpus who was a priest known for the Eleusinian Mysteries.
He is an impulsive person who judges them by their actions and he cannot control his reflexes as it comes natural to him. If he were to be patient and see what the outcome may have been, he could have avoided that problem he put himself into. See what different approaches you can take rather than doing it instantly. You cannot realize the damage until you are finished and this is what Sergei faced .As it states”He wanted to take you away from me,”Sergei says.
When Zachry’s father and brother were attacked by the Kona, Zachry lied to his fellow Valleymen and said that the Kona had attacked them when he wasn’t there so that he would not look like a coward for not intervening and saving his family. This lie led Zachry to believed that his soul was “half-stoned”, meaning that his chances of being reincarnated as a Valleyman were reduced because he acted like a savage, against Sonmi’s wishes. Zachry did not kill Meronym when Old Georgie tempted him because if he committed murder, he would be going against Sonmi and would be reincarnated as a savage Kona, the worst reincarnation for a Valleyman. The remainder of Zachry’s decisions after lying about the Kona attack were based around proving to Sonmi that he was worthy of being reincarnated as a Valleyman. Sonmi influenced Zachry to do good in life out of his fear of his soul being stoned and him ending up as a Kona in his next life.