In Homer’s The Odyssey, the importance of family and father-son relationships are evident through the exchanges between Odysseus and Telemachus. First of all, although Telemachus has never actually seen his father, her goes on a journey across the sea in order to find news of Odysseus. Telemachus’s bravery and courage to know of his father’s whereabouts shows the connection between father and son. Telemachus’s actions show how the Greeks value not only bravery but also being loyal to the family. Second of all, while taking revenge upon the suitors, Odysseus is about to kill the minstrel singer when Telemachus asks him to have mercy and, believing his son, allows the man to live.
Heroism in literature is defined as, “a person who combats through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their personal concerns for some greater good.” Antigone and Socrates both exemplified this definition of heroism. Antigone was willing to die for her brother’s honor. Although the laws in Thebes forbade anyone to grieve over her brother Polynices, Antigone went above and beyond to make sure that her family name did not die in vain. When Socrates went on trial, he knew he was the most intelligent man in the room. Knowing this information, he began to pick apart their case and clearly stated that if he was proven guilty that he was willing to die.
The fight between Mercutio and Tybalt in Act 3 Scene 1 validate the fierce rivalry even after a few snarky comments. Romeo wants to keep the peace as he is now blood-related to Tybalt. However, Romeo is enraged by the death of his good friend, Mercutio, which results in the death of Tybalt. He thought this would be right because he loved Mercutio very strongly thinking of “an eye for an eye” concept. Romeo expresses this concept in Act 3 Scene 1 when he says, “And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!
Brutus had been the final man to make the decision to kill Caesar out of the good of Rome. Although Brutus betrayed his bond with Caesar, he had stayed loyal to Rome and they showed loyalty back by doing their best to help him and by saying he had died a hero. Julius Caesar’s last words were, “Et Tu Brute”(Shakespeare 3.1) meaning in other words “you too Brutus” as he was shocked that his best friend had destroyed the meaning of trust and loyalty in a friendship. This is yet another example of, you can’t trust everyone you know, and learn how to trust your own
He is devoted and utterly selfless for the good of his country. For instance, Brutus stabs Caesar because he is tricked into thinking that the citizens fear Caesar. Keeping this in mind, Brutus kills Caesar to satisfy and ease his people, demonstrating that he prioritizes his country over his friendship with Caesar. Though Brutus ended Caesar’s life, Brutus still holds some loyalty to friends and says, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved/ Rome more.” (3.2.50-60) Brutus’ words emphasize his devotion to his country above Caesar. He is exceptionally passionate about his beloved Rome, trumping his love for Caesar.
The Doctor's ability to forgive brings him happiness in his daughter's marriage and children. However, his past demand for revenge has the power to destroy his life and the lives of his family. With time passing on more and more, Alexandre learned to control his revenge and anger, and by this made everybody think of him as a wise and forgiving person. Additionally, as people continued to say that Doctor Manette having revenge on Charles Darnay's father would lead to the Doctor to a state of dementia, forgiveness raises him to a level of intellectual vigor and emotional happiness. In showing these characteristics and aspects, Doctor Manette shows and emphasizes the concepts and attitude of his character to show that, the destructive power of revenge and the healing power of
Before Brutus dies he yells out to Cassius, “I kill’d thee with half so good of a will!” Meaning that Brutus is okay with dying because he knows that he had a good life and people will still respect him even after his death. Cassius is ambitious because when Cassius tells Brutus “we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable.” He is saying that because he wants to be like Caesar was and he is still jealous of him even though he is dead. He knows the people still respect Caesar even though he is still dead so he tries to spill out all of Caesar’s bad things he did while he was alive. Unfortunately he doesn’t get anywhere and the people end up hating him and not liking him even
Bold. Loyal. Heroic. Because, Julius Caesar had evil intentions for his country of Rome, Brutus kills his best friend for the sake of his country. Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety.
Pride is formed through personal constant experience of success and accomplishments, but to much pride leads to poor decision making which if not controlled ultimately leads to your demise. In the play “Oedipus the King” Sophocles gives Oedipus a dreadful dynasty predicted by the oracle. Despite Laius’s preparation to kill his son, Oedipus, before his fate was sealed, he survived and later becomes the king of the same city his father ruled over. Over his ruling of the city of Thebes Oedipus gets multiple chances to stop searching for the ugly truth because a man of his stature can not quit the search for the truth. Therefore, Oedipus’ hamartia of pride guides him on the path to meet his everlasting fate.
He could have prevented his wife and son 's death if he would have put his pride to the side, and was not so stubborn. Even though many have reason to believe that Antigone is the tragic hero, Creon is due to his lack of control over his emotions. Creon is most definitely
Oedipus the soon-to-be king, solved the Sphinx 's riddle, which had been killing the People of Thebes when they were unable to solve the riddle. The people of Thebes loved and respected Oedipus, for saving them. For defeating the sphinx he was praised by the people of Thebes and married to widowed Queen of Thebes Jocasta. Jocasta 's late husband had been killed by a "group of robbers" . Oedipus The King again becomes a hero when he promises to save the people of Thebes from a plague.