And the world will remember your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back... for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom. And I shall never see you again” (Troy). Said by Thetis, Achilles mother. Even though Achilles was warned by his mother that is he went to Troy he will be remembered, but he will die, he still held his own.
Throughout the novel Salva demonstrates determination by pushing himself to do his best and not give up on anything no mater what is going on. One instance where Salva showed determination is on page 65, paragraph 4. “Marial was gone. Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer men right before salva’s eyes. Marial and uncle were no longer by his side,and they never would be again,but salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive,to finish the trip and reach the itang refugee camp safely.
Aeneas, captain of the Trojans tells one of his soldiers in battler “[n]o talk of turning for home! No talk of turning the tide” until their enemies are defeated.During his reprimand of Thersites, Odysseus admits that he does no know how long the war will last nor how it will end. To many readers, this war appearers trivial and insesent, but none of that matters to a Homeric hero. What matters to these men is honor and glory, both of which can be attained by following the martial
Although he obtained great kleos through being the dead’s ruler, he would gladly get rid of it all and become “a hired hand… slaving away” if it meant he could be “back up on earth”. Odysseus’ absence from home makes him realize that he would rather be with his family and happy than have immortality, the greatest kleos, and depression. After a long stay on Calypso’s island, Odysseus declines her offer to stay forever saying, “She’s only human, and you are a goddess, eternally young. Still, I want to go back. My heart aches for the day I return to my home” (5.218-220).
In comparison, it’s always observed on how different scholars find the similarity of especially marital settings, characters, and as well as the wanderings of the mythological world. Different events within the life of these characters cover broadly a huge range of epic encounters that are heroic. The character, emotional and psychological development of Gilgamesh can be borrowed especially from the ancient heroic perspectives of mortality and death while comparing with Achilles. Mesopotamian civilization has had several phases in which hero Gilgamesh has been in existence, however having similar attributes. One of the earliest stories of Gilgamesh is developed from Sumerian texts, one of the most influential and well-known poems (Michelakis & Pantelis 2007).
When the war started affecting Salva and his village it became apparent to him that he may never see his family again. “If I die now, I will never see my family again.” (11) This thought helped Salva strengthen and have the instinct to survive so he could see his family again, which is one of the reasons he did survive. Not only did he think he would never see his family again, but he became friends with Marial, a boy from the group he was in, who was soon taken away from him as well. “It had sought out prey that was small and motionless: Marial, sleeping.” (41) While in the land of Atuot, the land of the lions, Marial was taken away from the camp while sleeping and eaten by one of them. Not only did Salva lose Marial and his family but he also lost the person he knew the most in the group, Uncle.
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.
“My father had been a vaquero all his life,” (2). Gabriel only knew how to be a vaquero and did not want to give up his lifestyle until Antonio came into the world then he and Marie decides that Gabriel give up his lifestyle in exchange for finding better place to raise their family. But that did not mean Gabriel giving his dream to explore the Illano. “My father’s dream was to gather up his older sons and move westward to the land of the setting sun (14)”. The move and along with his older sons going to war made Gabriel sad and fearful of not accomplish his dream so he soon found hope in liquor to wash away the pain but it only fueled his rage.
Leaving behind a girlfriend and a child was a large step, bad habits were formed for a second time after arriving in the States, causing Enrique to want to return back to Honduras. After work away from his mother, he misses her so he returns to her. Coming home from working he has come to realize that he will stay in the United States, and work to fix the many problems. In the novel, the author states, “He (Enrique) begins to make plans to move from North Carolina to Florida. He does not want to live a part from his mother anymore” (Nozario235) Clearly Enrique has come to his rightful conclusion of his love for his mother.
The truth always comes out no matter what, but Stein might have a new perspective over his family's death at a different point in time. If Stein were to find out when he asked Wiesel, then he would have lost all hope. A considerable part of him was only living to see his family again. A while later, after Wiesel has told them that his family is well, Stein cheerfully declares, "The only thing that keeps me alive is to know that Reizel and the little ones are still alive. Were it not for them, I would give up" (Wiesel 45).
5.) Vita is waiting desperately for her father to come back home but he never did. She once felt that he would return home when she was young, but she decided to let go of the thought that he would return at the end of the story. This draws to a conclusion that Vita doesn 't believe he would come back anymore. Her thoughts and statements about her father reveals that she really loves her father.
It will be difficult to be a single mother, but I will do my best to raise Abel to be a man my late husband will be proud of. My only comfort is in knowing that Sam died at sea, where he felt like he belonged all his life. It is very difficult for me to raise my son by myself on a remote bay and it is very tempting for me to move to the city but I want die on this very bay and lie down beside my husband.” She has to depend on the eggs of the chooks and the ducks, the fruits of the orchard, the vegetables and the meat of the abalone for her