Without knowing whether or not Hades would permit Orpheus to resurrect Eurydice back to earth, he does not care. All he cares about is finding a way to retrieve Eurydice to him. Because of his determination, especially with Orpheus convincing Hades by playing music to him, Hades saw how Orpheus is really in love with Eurydice and how he cannot live without her. Because of his love to Eurydice, Orpheus cannot resist looking to ascertain that she is indeed following him, in turn breaking his deal with Hades of not looking back when Orpheus is traveling back to Earth. Despite the most talented musician in the world, Orpheus realizes that he cannot be happy without Eurydice.
In the story of the Odyssey, the main character Odysseus and his crew of sailors are on the way back to Ithaca from the Trojan war. They face many conflicts that are unmistakably troublesome and only Odysseus is the survivour of this trip. In the movie Oh, Brother Where Art Thou, Ulysses, Delmar, and Pete have just escaped from prison. They are on a trip to get home, and though the trip is long and rough, they in the end succeed. The characters Ulysses Everett from “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?” and Odysseus from Homer’s “The Odyssey” are comparable because they both go through large lengths to get back to their wives and children.
and the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice share many similarities in terms of structure, theme, and character arc. The myth of Orpheus details a passionate yet tragic love story between Orpheus, son of Apollo, and the beautiful oak nymph, Eurydice. Soon after their marriage, Eurydice suffers a ghastly death which leaves Orpheus completely heartbroken at the loss of his wife. Orpheus then travelled to the realm of the dead in search of his beloved wife and with the power of his enchanting musical abilities, he was able to make his way into the heart
Based off the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Eurydice by Ocean Vuong, incorporates the classical elements of the ancient Greek legend with poetic figurative language and writing to establish a romantic mood centered on the theme of love. Orpheus and Eurydice, a tragic love story, is similar to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Throughout the story, the main characters are seen to be deeply in love, however, a tragic event or occurrence seems to prevent the two characters from ever fully being together. For instance, Aristaeus, a jealous lover who sought Eurydice for himself, caused the death of Eurydice, thereby separating the Aristaeus sought to subjugate Orpheus and bring their love to an end. However, the two lovers ran into the woods together, effectively creating a long and tiresome chase.
The 429 BC play Oedipus Rex, by the dramatist Sophocles, introduces the character of Oedipus, the King of Thebes; a man who learns of a prophecy in which he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. In the book, after Oedipus learns of this prophecy, he fears that he will commit these vile acts and be guilty knowing that they may happen and he will have to live with it. While talking to Jocasta, the Queen of Thebes and Oedipus’ wife, about Teiresias’ prophecy, he says “And more he added, dread and dire and dark, how that the doom of incest lay on me, most foul, unnatural” (Sophocles 817-819), which
Finally his return was when Odysseus returns to Ithica he finds that other men are trying to take over his throne. Odysseus was not very happy and takes up action against these men. After defeating all the men, Odysseus was able to get his wife back, and take back control over his kingdom. In some ways one could say The Odyssey is a metaphor for life. It could be a metaphor because both life and Odysseus journey are long, and both are filled with good and bad times.
The story of the death of Agamemnon is told in both the Homeric epic Odyssey and in Aeschylus’ tragic trilogy the Oresteia. Although the basic plot remains the same, differences in presentation, emphasis, and details show how myth is fluid and can be adapted to suit a particular author, performance, and audience. This myth serves in the Odyssey as an example of failed nostos caused by the breakdown of the hero’s household, and so it provides a foil for the successful return home of the epic hero Odysseus to his intact household. On the other hand, in the Oresteia, the myth illustrates the overarching theme of the nature of justice. Here the death of Agamemnon both illustrates the curse on his household and also provides the necessary background for Orestes’ important role in the transformation of justice from oikos-based revenge to polis-based trial by jury.
Odysseus’s journey to the underworld, better known as “The Odyssey Book XI”, explores archetypal characters such as the hero, the antagonist, and the sage. Our hero in this myth, firstly, is Odysseus. Most of the plotline follows him, because he is the hero. While in the underworld, Odysseus questions his own mortality after meeting the shades of the dead. They tell him about how horrible the afterlife is, and Odysseus begins to have second thoughts about his life as he knows he will, one day, become a forgotten shade.
Eventually, peace is reached through the magic workings of Athena. Odysseus is reunited with his father, Penelope, along with the rest of his family. His kingdom is finally restored, peace is no longer a faint whisper. Athena watched and directed Odysseus throughout his whole journey, in which making her the supernatural guide. The Odyssey is just an example of the many stories which use archetypes to establish a character's physical and mental traits that we see and notice.
The story of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles is centered around Oedipus, as he tries to defy his cursed fate only to unknowingly fail. He is met with many challenges by both god and man. During the story we see the main character meeting at the crossroad several times, even once physically meeting at a crossroad. “The Bloody Chamber”by Angela Carter follows a young woman preparing to unwittingly marry to a serial killer. This story, however, differs from Oedipus Rex in the fact that there is no physical crossroad but a figurative one .