Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!’” (668, 473-480) In this passage, Odysseus has defeated Polyphemus and is now sailing away. However, Odysseus’s ego and cockiness catches up to him as he taunts the cyclops with words of retribution for his fallen comrades. This, however, gets his group in trouble as Polyphemus hears his banter, and uses the direction that it came from to hurl a mountain top at them, all but beaching their ship. This, to any man with self-control, would be the point at which he turned his butt around and got out of there asap.
Thus, inspiring Aeschylus to write tragic poets such as Prometheus’ Bound in order to express his own ideology and pointing the moral of tragedy. It is no surprise that Hesiod viewed Zeus as a glorified olympian hero and Prometheus as a traitor who stole fire and gave it to mankind. Aeschylus’s idea of Prometheus was conflicting to Hesiod, whereby he viewed Prometheus as a god supporting the civilization of mankind. Through thorough analysis of Zeus’ interaction with Prometheus in both Hesiod’s Theogony and Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, this essay will be able to clarify which one of the authors had the most accurate
The most important of Creon’s argument is the political crises of Thebes. This crisis arises by the struggle for power between Polyneices and his own brother Etocles. Creon describes the political condition to the Chorus when he announces his edict. My councilors: now that the gods have brought our city Safe through a storm of trouble to tranquility, I have called you especially out of all my
Thesis: In the novel “The Odyssey” Homer displays the main character Odysseus, the master of his sword and the shepherd of men, with god like qualities which clouds his judgement and sense of superiority that he will never transpire to respect the other warriors through his harsh tones. After Odysseus came from the encounter he had with the beautiful witch goddess Circe,, his men are grateful to see him . His men gather around him like a master and a shepherd, his men surrounded him. Odysseus a well respected man who is admired by his men and treated as a mortal god due to his God like qualities . While his crew are stranded in the middle of a cross road without his leadership and guidance, pivoting towards all directions but incapable
Giving even the most well-meaning person power can change that person into a hungry tyrant. Sophocles, the author of Antigone, writes a character that does this exact trope. By presenting two separate monologues by Creon that are mere pages of each other, the reader can see this sudden change in character due to the increase of power. Before the monologues, King Oedipus has left Thebes after the tragic events of the opening scene, and his two sons, Eteocles and Polyneices are both dead by fighting each other over the control of Thebes. In the Greek play Antigone, Sophocles uses the characterization of Creon to depict the corruption of absolute power.
Poseidon immediately hears this wish. Because Polyphemus is his son, Poseidon is enraged and carries out this wish, as demonstrated throughout the book. The phrases “never” and “broken man” indicate that both Polyphemos and Poseidon crave the worst possible fate for Odysseus. Poseidon has clearly conveyed his hatred for Odysseus, fueling his course of action for Odysseus’s destruction. All in all, Poseidon is ensuring that his influence will ruin Odysseus and impact his destiny negatively.
This act of being too generous, especially to someone Poseidon considers as an enemy has damaged Poseidon’s honor and reputation. Poseidon exclaims to Zeus, “Zeus, Father, I will lose all my honor now / among the immortals, now there are mortal men / who show me no respect—Phaeacians, too, / born of my own loins” (Od. 13.145-48)! This exclamation shows that the act of tending to every needs and granting hospitality to anyone has offended Poseidon and he wants retribution against the slight made by the Phaeacians. Zeus replies to
The play “Antigone” by Sophocles is a Greek tragedy where Creon, the king of Thebes, has made an order that no one is to disobey. This starts his downfall into becoming a tragic hero. Another way Creon is a tragic hero is he tries to do what is best for his kingdom, which ends up not working out in the end.
The definition of fate is, the development of events beyond a persons control, regarded as determined by supernatural power. Fate is something that is embedded in every human being. Not only does it shaped what we go through daily, but it gives us the final mold of what our life will turn out to be like. We often look to others and to ourselves to search for what pieces can help lead us to our fate. In the book the alchemist Santiago is constantly trying to find his directions to fate.
So, he seeks revenge. After Odysseus reveals himself and they start fighting, Telemachus kills a suitor just to save his father. Odysseus loves his family and would fight till the death to save them. In “The Odyssey” written by Homer, it shows how much Odysseus cares about Penelope just to risk his life to be with her. In my essay you learned how I think Odysseus is loyal, trustworthy, strong-hearted, and a hero.