"But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious" from the text shows evidence that the prince never really cares about his countrymen suffering and dying from the lethal plague outside his castellated abbey. A brave leader is supposed to take care of his people not just himself. Doing what is right, good, and helping others must override one’s fears and self-interest. Prospero inhumane nature manifests itself when he invites only his close friends to hide from the Red Death in his castellated abbey. The prince sees the lives of his friends more important than other lives in the kingdom.
Sumerians had a polytheistic belief system, which means that the people believed and worshipped multiple gods and goddesses. These deities were associated with forces of nature such as wind, water, air, or other phenomena such as the sun, moon and stars. Some of the gods and goddesses found in Gilgamesh include: Anu, the father of gods, Ishtar who was the
However, later in life Achilles accepts his fat and realized the fact that death is inevitable. Gilgamesh, on the other hand, fears death. Also, Achilles believed that it death is not worthy as dying with glory in a battle, while Gilgamesh always fears death as he thought it will not let him find the glory in battle. Another difference is the way in which they both depict the women in the stories. In Gilgamesh, Shamash, a temple prostitute is introduced and sent to sleep with Enkidu.
Odysseus did not tell the full truth to his men, he slept with the goddesses and he was impatient. If Odysseus would’ve told the truth and done what the gods told him to do, he would’ve gotten to Ithaca faster. Based on the story and the facts, Odysseus was prideful, unloyal and irresponsible, therefore, I deem that Odysseus is not an archetype hero. Odysseus was prideful. He thought that he could beat anyone who came up on his path.
In the story, Antigone, Creon, the king, established two decrees in the land of Thebes. The first decree is nobody should bury Polyneices and the second, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, be put to death. Antigone, Polyneices sister, performed an act of civil disobedience by burying her brother with full knowledge she would die. Although Ismene didn’t commit the crime, she still wanted to be punished. Ismene said, “But now I know what you meant; and I am here to join you to take my share.” As the story progresses, the effects of Creon’s decrees result in rebellion, unhappiness, and death.
The noun “despair” communicate his desire to be dominant over others and cause them the reason to fear him like the God. Ozymandias here is comparing himself to the Gods as inferred in the words” king of kings”. Shelley paints an unflattering picture of the pharaoh, perhaps to show his dislike for monarchs and rulers.Shelley uses enjambment to perhaps represent something ‘ongoing’- which is of course what the Pharaoh wanted: immortality. And to be considered to have been powerful forever The line “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair” seem idiculous and pathetic as no-one is looking at all. The repetition of king’s show how arrogant Ozymandias was, yet when compared to the crumbling ruins of his statue, the poet undermines him and shows that he did not last forever as he thought he would.
Proteus was described as a seer who served Poseidon, so his prophetic power was useful in helping one find their way home. After finding Proteus, Menelaus was not allowed to sail home due to not respecting the gods. Proteus says, “How wrong you were! ...You should have offered Zeus and the other gods a handsome sacrifice, then embarked, if you had hoped for a rapid journey home across the wine-dark sea" (Homer, Odyssey, IV.529-532). By not paying his respects to the gods before going off to war, Menelaus had his voyage prolonged as a result.
"How dare she!" Poseidon seethed, the ornate mosaic flooring of the palace depicting his heroic deeds trembling beneath his form as he paced, raking his hands through his sea-sodden hair; "continuing to champion for that mortal! And of course, my darling brother would take the side of his favorite daughter!" Huffing, the raven-haired god collapsed onto his throne; a crack of thunder sounded sharply in the distance, but he paid no heed, scrubbing a hand over his face. The Olympian still couldn 't believe that the rest of his family could not see reason.
He can only slay Querig if he kills her protector, Sir Gawain, so they fight and Wistan is victorious. When Sir Gawain is lying on the ground, Beatrice asks if they can bury him. In response to Beatrice’s question, Wistan says, “‘He was a kin of the hated Arthur...yet I’ll not leave him to the crows. Rest assured, mistress, I’ll see to him, and may even lay him down in this pit, beside the creature he so long defended’” (Ishiguro 292). This is a good representation of how Wistan thinks before he acts because he runs by a code of honor.
Oedipus ' eyes works fine, but he 's completely blind of the ugly fate that gods have placed upon him. This blindness towards doom is made even more ironic by the fact that he was made king by his knowledge and insight. Oedipus was known as the person who solved the famous riddle of the Sphinx, a monster which terrorized the citizens. As the play proceed, we can see how much of a contrast between the two groups of character there is, even the messengers knows stuff that the king doesn’t. Sentences like “My son, it is clear that you don’t know what you are doing” (Sophocles 55) salutes to the ignorance of the supposedly “wise” king.
This quote demonstrates how Scout originally thinks bravery is a man behind a gun, but can acknowledge that her father being kind to even the most cruel characters, is an act of bravery as well. Atticus is courageous in making the decision to treat everyone as equals, because although he knows he and his children will be unaccepted by Maycomb 's society, he still stands up for what he believes in. Transition bob ewell"I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I 'll gladly take."