Who is the man who is willing to fight for ten years to return to his family stopping at nothing? Who is the man who never ceases in his fight to return home, no matter how difficult his decisions or how grueling his trials are. That man is Odysseus. The Odyssey is an epic poem in which a hero, Odysseus, embarks on a thrilling quest to return back to his home and family in Ithaca after succeeding in the Trojan War. In his several journeys, he faces several hardships that delay this goal.
In The Odyssey Homer makes Odysseus’ journey to his beloved Ithaca excruciating. Odysseus encounters many friends and foes throughout his journey and has to be a leader throughout his experiences. As an example, he encounters Polyphemus and Poseidon, both of whom make his journey mentally and physically painful. Odysseus faces countless scenarios in which he has to save multiple people in those situations. He also encounters the suitors, who are a group of men that try to marry Penelope, when he returns to reclaim his home.
Gatsby didn’t think so, “ ‘I don’t think she ever loved him’ Gatsby turned around…and looked at me… ‘Of course she might have loved him even for a minute when they were first married’…” (Fitzgerald 8. 152). Gatsby thought he was the only one who loved Daisy; could she have just tricked him into this, feeling like he was the only person she loved? Her personality was unlikable to some people, “A rather unpleasant inamorata, at best infantile and impressionable and at worst, possibly selfish to the point of pathology.” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). To many people this personality would not come off as appealing, but Gatsby had fallen in love with Daisy, her uncaring personality had not bothered him, it was just something she could use to help herself get ahead in life.
Lancelot was dependable, intelligent, powerful and marvelous. Regrettably he managed to fall in love with Queen Guinevere. Although she could not withstand his desirability and they became paramours. Since they were lovers the relationship had to remind a secret. Sir Meliagaunt however
Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being. He is disappointed to see that Ophelia is displaying irrational behavior when she begins to sing “They bore him barefac’d on the bier; Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny; And on his grave rains many a tear.” She is so mentally ill that she must be locked in a padded room during the day.
Sophocles gives purpose to Haemons’s suicide by demonstrating that its cause was not only his love but also to expose his father’s illogical and prideful actions. He states “Then she’ll die—and in her death kill someone else.” after Creon refuses to change his mind because of his pride. He states this in love because he doesn 't want to live without her so he 'll die with her. The character attempts to convey his emotional frustration as the final possible way of getting his father 's attention on this subject. His father responds by saying “are you so insolent you threaten me?” he answers “where’s the threat in challenging a bad decree”.
This tale is known for the “Dorigen’s Complaint,” where she talks about all of the women through history who have killed themselves when in a position where they might lose honor. She says, “Yet I would rather render up my life than to be faithless or endure a shame upon my body, or lose my name”(Chaucer 426). It is written to help express Chaucer’s views over the subject of marriage and honor killings. The most generous character, in my opinion, is Aurelius. Mainly because not only did he let Dorigen free from her promise when he says, “...I release into your hand all
This proves how miserable Macbeth is that he has to hidden his feeling toward her the war was about to happen soon. This is showing what Macbeth has a payoff of his ambition when Lady Macbeth could not take it no more about her delusion of guilt. When the war has process to an end young Siward had been killed by Macbeth and after that Siward has taken his revenge while holding Macbeth head him say” He 's Worth no more. They say parted well and pay his score and so, god is with him! Here come newts comfort.”(5.7.61).
Knowing their fate can sometimes blind people and cause them to try to avoid the fate. In the cause of Oedipus, Antigone’s father, his father learned that Oedipus was to kill him and marry his wife, Oedipus’ own mother, so he tried to avoid that fate by banishing Oedipus. He unknowingly put into play the events that led up to Oedipus killing him and marrying his wife. When Oedipus found out, he gouged out his eyes and prophesied that his own sons would kill each other in battle. This event ultimately comes to pass (Oedipus Rex).
Though there is no true evidence Lady Macbeth ends up killing herself, and Macbeth questions why he should kill himself “ Why should I play the Roman fool and die On mine own sword?” (Crowther, V,viii., 2005). This shows that he will not take the same fate as his wife by dying at his own hand. Soon after this he is killed by Macduff. Macbeth also has to be manipulated by his wife questioning his manliness because as stated by his wife he “To full o’ th’ milk of human kindness” (Crowther, I,v., 2005). So though both of these characters show manliness nether of them are really more or less manly than the other.
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
The scene is the city of Thebes and taken place in the royal palace. Antigone learns that her two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, are dead and only Eteocles would be buried. Antigone’s uncle Creon ordered Polynices’ body be left untouched after he fought against the people of Thebes. Knowing this Antigone risks her life to give Polynices a proper burial and gets caught in doing so. When caught, Antigone was sentenced to death by Creon.
Gatsby wants Daisy 's whole love, her unadulterated and exclusive love, but is jarred by the startling reality that due to the passage of time, and the cruelty of fate, Daisy loved Tom when she could not love Gatsby. Gatsby 's pursuit of her, of the past, is now a void because something has happened that he cannot -- and will never be able to -- control: Daisy and Tom 's marriage. Thus, the illusion of Gatsby 's successful, extraordinary possession of true love is also broken, and a harsher truth that "even alone [Daisy] can 't say [she] never loved Tom," revealed. Gatsby may have seemed great for getting Daisy back, but the clutch was only fleeting, and it certainly wasn 't for keeps; this ultimately marks his failure to possess her for good and to surface