A few months ago Proserpina the daughter of Ceres, goddess of grain, was kidnapped by Pluto, god of the underworld. Ceres is too sad to even grow plants on earth. People wonder if Zeus will step in and stop this. The Greeks say that Proserpina wanted to go to the underworld. The Romans say that Proserpina was kidnapped by Pluto and that Pluto is forcing Proserpina to be his wife.
Creon thought that his power on earth surpassed the power of god. Later, Teiresias tells Creon that he will lose one child for the crimes of leaving Polyneices unburied and putting Antigone into the earth. The Chorus tells Creon, he needs to free Antigone then bury Polyneices. Creon does the exact opposite, so the gods punished him. Antigone died so the gods to Polyneices life.
However, for Hagar to free herself, she can only do so in death. She has been condemned to death ever since Milkman “used her imminent arrival and feeble attempt at murder as an exercise of his will against hers – an ultimatum to the universe. ‘Die, Hagar, Die’” (301). The only piece of humanity left in her after Milkman’s stunt is to question why Milkman does not find her hair attractive (315). Hagar, unknowingly, sacrifices herself in order to regain her humanity even though, as Pilate states at her funeral, “she was loved” (319).
She was humbled because her parents never gave her praise to protect her brother. She was made kinder and had the desire to stick up for the less fortunate because she had to stick up for her brother. Seeing her brother fight made her inspired to be persistent even in the face of failure and adversity. In a sense, it also made her more mature. Despite this, she never lost her individualistic nature.
The most heroic act that stands out to the reader is what Mother Shipton does when she realizes the ration are low and how she goes about present the information to John Oakhurst. “At midnight on the tenth day she called Okahurst to her side,” she told him that she was going to die, to not waken the kids, and that he needed to give all of her food rations that she saved from the past week to the young girl (Harte 490). While the “Outcasts” had true heroism to try and save another life, “The Passing of Grandison” had fake heroism to try and save another life. In “The Passing of Grandison” the main character Dick Owens is the son of a plantation owner. Dick Owens heroic act is that he tries to free a slave named Grandison.
“Pain-more pain than any living woman, my lord, my lion heart, gone, long ago” (74.774-5). When Telemachus is introduced, we see Athena confirm the picture that is painted while he daydreams about the demise of the suitors, that he is a character that is incapable of commanding even his own home without the help of his father. “Ah, bitterly you need Odysseus, then” (9.300). In the scene when Odysseus meets his mother in Hades, she says that she didn’t die of natural causes, but “only my loneliness for you, Odysseus, took my life away” (191.210-1). She also reveals the fate of his father, Laertes, “Your father is country bound and comes to town no more” (191.210-1).
There is a similar situation in The Hunger Games, which is written by Susan Collins. In this book, Katniss and Prim lose their father, which has a great impact on their mother. Katniss' mother's response is very similar to Geneva's. "She didn't do anything but sit propped up in a chair, or more often huddled under the blankets on her bed, eyes fixed on some point in the distance... no amount of pleading seemed from Prim seemed to affect her" (Collins 26). Katniss' mother is not accepting the death of her husband by blocking out everyone, which is almost exactly the same response as Geneva to her situation.
In the Odyssey Penelope tries hard to embrace all the things women are given in life. She can do anything about the fact that Odysseus has been gone for almost twenty years, that her son does not know his own father and who he is supposed to take after, and that her home is almost in ruins because of all the suitors refusing to leave the house and trashing the house. Penelope is forced to choose a suitor, remarry and probably have more kids too. Penelope is not allowed to say if she wants that or not. We, as readers, can tell she is putting things off for as long as she can, but what if her alone was not enough.
To illustrate, in The Crucible Reverend Parris consults Abigail about why the Proctor’s had fired her, her answer was, “she hates me, uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave,” referring to Elizabeth Proctor (Miller, 1132). When the truth is that Elizabeth no longer wants her present in the household because when she did work for them, she had an affair with John Proctor, who is Elizabeth’s husband. Another example, would be when Abigail had been accused during a court hearing of drinking chicken blood while she was in the
Ever since I was young, I knew that my mother did not have it easy when she came to America. She was a strong single mother, who could not speak English, living in a foreign land. Knowing that my mother had sacrificed everything she had in hope of establishing a better future and life for me, I had to repay her. My mother used to be a nail technician inevitably she had to endure ignorant remarks from customers simply because she could not speak English. In addition to her suffering, her constant back pains at night made me want to alleviate all of her pain, sadly, all I could do was offer her heat patches.
There was once a foreign kingdom in which held one of the most beautiful princesses known to man, but both, her mother and her father were very ill and had only a few days until they perish. The extremely beautiful princess named Jessique prayed to the heavens for if they could not cure her parents illness come up with some other way to help her keep her kingdom stable. One of the gods who heard her prayers found the princess very noble to her people and her face was quiet as well. The god had never seen such a beauty. The god not only felt so strongly for a goddess let alone a mortal.
Adam and Eve ate the fruit off the forbidden tree, the woman from the other story wanted roots from the tree that was not to be hurt. When they both disobeyed the rules they were punished. Eve had to feel the pain of childbirth, the wife had to live alone and make the earth she had animals sacrifice their life for her. She was named mother earth. She became pregnant with 2 kids, one was
At first, things were relatively ‘easy’ for Thomas no major battles and no deathly injuries, She wishes she could say the same about her Husband William. William caught Pneumonia during the war and really drained Thomas, she was unstable, which eventually got her downgraded to a private. Which got her put into more battles specifically the Battle of Gettysburg, she fought for her hometown. Thomas fought hard for the union but her journey was cut to an end when her leg was blown off by a Confederate soldier. “Now I understand why those men were crying, I understand why this war needs to end, I understand everything now,” She wrote this passage while she was hospitalized.