Throughout the epic, Odysseus and his lover showed their cunning ways. Penelope is trying to void the suitors from marrying her until her husband returns. Penelope holds off the suitors by creating devious and intelligent test for them to pass. “Here is my lord Odysseus hunting bow… Nobody bends that bow stave easily in this company… He took his stand on the broad door still to attempt bow… three times he had to stack off. “(Fitzgerald).
From the death of Tybalt, Juliet is forced to marry Count Paris and of course, Juliet will have no part in this. The most stubborn Juliet goes to seek advice from Friar Lawrence, where she is given the solution to fake her death. Juliet had a plan to run away to Mantua with Romeo, but before this could happen and before Friar send word to Romeo. Balthasar, Romeo 's friend, had mistakenly told Romeo Juliet was dead, yet she was not. “Her body sleeps in Capels’ monument / And her immortal part with angels lives” (5.1.18-19) 5.1.18-19).
The Trojan Horse is present in the epic and movie. First, the Greek built a huge horse structure that was filled with men. The Trojans, who thought that the Greeks surrendered, found the huge horse structure. The Trojans “dragged the horse through the gate” (Hamilton 207). Moreover, this led to the destruction of the great Troy.
After Hamlet kills Polonius, Laertes faces the same problem that Hamlet does —a murdered father. And that 's where the similarities end. While Hamlet lollygags and broods over the murder for much of the play, Laertes takes immediate action. He storms home from France as soon as he hears the news, raises a crowd of followers, and invades the palace, saying "That drop of blood that 's calm proclaims me bastard" (Shakespeare 97). In other words, not being upset by his father 's death would prove that his mother was stepping out on his dad.
A crowd of people plan to take over his land in Ithaca and steel his wife named Penelope. They are in a mission to take over his kingdom. Meanwhile his son named Telemachus is not at all trying to help them because throughout his childhood he considered his father being dead. Zeus then gives permission to Athena to go back to Ithaca and speak with Telemachus. After talking with him some time she recommends that Telemachus brings the group of crowds together and announce their expulsion from his father’s land.
Do you ever tire? God, look at you, iron is what you are made of. Here we all are, half dead with weariness falling asleep over the cars and you say no landing-no firm island earth where we could make a quiet supper”(pg;839 L162-168). Many storms came and went so instead of wanting to stay there for two days, they stayed for two months. Eurylochus got what he deserved because Odysseus told them to swear they wouldn 't eat the cattle and they all told Odysseus they wouldn 't.
As a result, Enkidu was created to stop Gilgamesh from his tyranny and make him humble. The gods did not themselves directly step in to discipline Gilgamesh, instead they used another creation, Enkidu. However, when Gilgamesh and his new friend and partner killed Humbaba and the bull of Heaven, the gods, without any creation as medium, intervened directly this time by killing one of them (Epic of Gilgamesh, 132). In “The Odyssey,” on the other hand, Homer portrayed the interactions between the gods and the mortals as being strictly direct. First, we saw this direct interaction between Athena, the goddess of wisdom and Odysseus’ son, Telemachus.
Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, tells all the suitor that it is time to quit the games and sit down for supper,”At this reminder/ they all broke up their games, and trailed away/ into the gracious, timbered hall. There, first/ they dropped their cloaks on chairs; then came their ritual:/putting great rams and fat goats to the knife-”(XVII.223-227.). All the suitors that have been living in Odysseus home for many years, all act as if they have made it their new home. Greek hospitality is important because if not, all these men would not feel as if Ithaca was their home, let alone act so natural in someone else's house. Odysseus is disguised as a beggar in his own house, and Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, tells her maids what to do for him, ”Maids, maids, come was him, make a bed for him,/bedstead and colored rugs and coverlets/ to let him lie warm into the gold of Dawn”(XIX.375-376.).
MEDEA Medea is a tragedy, written by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides in 431 BCE based on Jason and Medea, and particularly Medea’s revenge against Jason for betraying her with another woman. The play is set outside their house which represents the entire nation, Corinth, a Greek city. If the structure of the house is decentralized, so is the nation. In this play, revenge is a necessity and central to the play. Medea’s husband has not only wronged her by marrying the King of Corinth’s daughter but the King of Corinth banished her from the city to protect his daughter from Medea.
Hades does not like the idea of not having her to himself, so he manipulates Persephone into having a meal with him before she goes. She agrees to have seven pomegranate seeds. Demeter and Persephone meet for the first time since she left to the Underworld when Demeter asks Persephone if she ate something in the Underworld. When she reveals that she had seven pomegranate seeds, Demeter panics. Demeter tells her that once you eat something from the Underworld you must stay there.
Odysseus had no choice but to land at this island because the men had no food or water. Unknown to Odysseus and his men, the island was inhabited by bloodthirsty Cyclopes. They went to check out the island and they find a cave in which they find some wine and cheese. The men didn’t want to stay, but Odysseus insisted they wait on the owner to return. While they are eating the chess and the wine, a large Cyclopes Polyphemus is not happy with what he sees and he eats two of the men, and “when the cyclops fills is huge belly with human flesh, he washed it down with milk, then stretched out in his cave among his flocks.” (Homer, The Odyssey, Book IX, Page 277).