The man also shows a sense of humility when he chooses to leave the rattlers on the snake. He could have chosen to keep these as proof of his heroic actions, however he chose to spare the snake’s own self-respect as if he had lived, ” I did not cut the rattles off for a trophy; I let him drop into the close green guardianship of the paper-bag bush.” One literary technique used is the structure of the piece. The author uses a structure that pulls the reader into the setting of the story. The story “The Rattler” creates a setting that creates the appeal by eye but also supports the sadness and remorse of the man. As the story reads through it creates a transition that focuses on what action is going on in the story.
Enkidu is forced into civilization after being disowned by nature for sleeping with Shamhat. We see him transformed from a wild beast into a civilized person. As we follow Enkidu’s transformation, we see how he changes for the better, but also experiences some downfalls. The transition was not smooth, it took time to fully adjust, and although there are many disadvantages of leaving the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, the benefits made it worthwhile. Through Enkidu’s exposure to Gilgamesh, he changes from a human that lives among nature, to this great warrior that is willing to kill beasts for no other reason, but glory.
The people of Uruk complained to the Sumerian gods about Gilgamesh’s overbearing behavior, and so the gods created the wild man Enkidu to confront Gilgamesh. Enkidu is created initially to challenge Gilgamesh and create a safer environment for the people of Uruk. Due to Enkidu being the only man who seemed to possess the same power as Gilgamesh, he was intrigued and ended up becoming his best friend. Enkidu begins his literary life as Gilgamesh’s faithful sidekick. While Gilgamesh is
The monster hope is to have a friend and not to be judge by his appearance. He wants to be able to be happy and live in peace, so if victor made him, he can make another one. Given these points, Frankenstein provides an ideal escape for ambition. The desire causes many feelings for the characters and they do outrageous things to achieve it. The examples are Victor studying, which causes him to become blind and create the monster, Walton wants a friend to express himself, and the monster also wants a friend and wants to fit in without being judged for his appearance.
In the play Macbeth illustrate innate human tendency to make inhumane choices when given the freedom to. When Macbeth realize that he is trusted by the king and is given more freedom , his inner savagery is stimulated. For example, when Macbeth at the beginning of the novel was praised by the king and his friends as he the kings says “worthiest cousin” macbeth shows that he does not think of anyting but loyalt and respect to his kingdom, but in his mind he seeks the ambition in becoming king and thinks recklessly and tragic activities on his mind. As the acts of savagery become more integrated, the idea of death and blood becomes more comforting, and even encouraging. When king Duncan announces that his son malcom will be next to the throne
Soon, there were gods for everything. If a war began, a god of war such as Ishtar was angry with the people. In order to convince children to live good lives, the Egyptians told the story of how the God of Wisdom, Thoth22, weighed their souls after death. If their souls were light as a feather, they passed onto the afterlife, but if weighed down by crime and evil, they were devoured by a demon. Religion soon
It does so slowly by revealing different levels of betrayal to different characters who take in the experience differently. Not only do they take it in differently but they each turn it into their own story line establishing another sense of understanding to the audience. When the narrator's grandfather said "Son, after I'm gone I want you to keep up the good fight. I have never told you, but our life is a war....Live with your head in the lion's mouth." this was heavenly advice but it was also pain.
Death was gladly welcomed so long as by doing so, he would be able to retain his honor and keep from tarnishing his reputation. This is clearly seen in the story of “The Headless Jia Yong” in the book, In Search of Deities. Jia Yong was a governor sent to fight against enemy troops when he was defeated and decapitated. However, Jia Yong was skilled in magic and was able to rise and return to his army camp. It was there that he explains that by losing the battle his honor has been tarnished.
While Oedipus slanders the gods at every chance given, Creon is more respectful, he listens to what the gods say and follow their instructions, so the chance of yet another plague due to the anger of the gods is unlikely. The destruction that hailed onto Thebes was due to Oedipus’ murder of Laius, but one has to think that perhaps the reason the gods even brought up now was because of his constant smearing of the gods skills and knowledge. Perhaps, if he was more respectful, the price of his murder may have been let off and forgotten, seeing as he is a hero. Yet he brought this anger down on himself, on all of Thebes, and Creon was the one who knew how to fix it not Oedipus. Creon was the one who called for Tiresias, who knew that the gods needed something in return for the cease of the
He shows his intelligence by telling the Cyclops a fake name that would benefit Odysseus and show how stupid the Cyclops was. He also showed intelligence by dressing up as a beggar and thinking ahead of the situation. He is a leader by leading his men to freedom from the Cyclops's cave and not letting the rest of his crew be tempted by the Lotus Eaters. Odysseus shows his acts of heroism and sacrifices to see his wife, son and rule
Due to the concerns he is having, Macbeth is still sane because he thinks about it before committing the actions. While Macbeth is contemplating whether or not to kill Duncan, he thinks about the consequence that will come afterward by stating: “his [Duncan’s] virtues / Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking-off” (1.7.18-20). This simile compares the the begging of his goodness to the angels’ compelling speech against all the wrongs that have been done to him. Even though Macbeth eventually is going to kill Duncan, he admits that Duncan is a virtuous king. In his head, he is rationalizing Duncan’s death by stating that Duncan’s good deeds will compensate bloody way of dying.
In the myth “Daedalus” retold by Anne Terry White, a man learns that his actions may have unforeseen and unwanted consequences.Daedalus is a famous sculptor known everywhere in Greece. Daedalus has a nephew name talus who came and lived with him,Talus has an artistic ability just like his uncle Daedalus.Talus created the compass and the fish saw witch Daedalus was jealous because he thought people were gonna think talus was more creative than him,he pushed talus off a cliff and he died.Daedalus got scared because he didn 't wanna get caught for the murder of his nephew so he wanders and goes to crete. While he was there he met king Minos ,King minos hired him to build labyrinth.While he was there working for King Minos he finally realizes