The tolerance to break this is accepted more or less among people, and their success makes other hard-working people in to believing the same. Although the official rules, kings and leaders, in this case Macbeth, can believe that dishonesty sometimes can be a tolerated method by helping themselves and the ones that surrounds them to success. Macbeth faces a hard time standing up to his very own decisions and listens to lady Macbeth that eventually makes him want to live up to her expectations. This destroys his personality quickly and gets very paranoid that makes him corrupt and disloyal. When Macbeth achieved the position as a king in such random matter and surprisingly for both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the lack of preparations not just physically, but mentally has very big consequences.
Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. In the beginning of the book, we find out that Antigone’s brothers have killed each other in war. One of the brothers, Polyneices is considered a traitor and Creon, the king, refuses to give him a proper burial. Antigone decides to disobey the king and give her brother a proper burial. Antigone loves the idea of a noble death and it drives her decision-making at the end of her life.
The actions inspired by vengeance and justice in Homer’s Iliad shows how detrimental the effects can be on others. The Justice seeked by warlike Menelaus causes pain and suffering to many on all sides of the war. Paris by abducting Helen hurt Menelaus’s pride, “Menelaus had in mind taking revenge on the man who’d injured him” (Homer, Iliad 3. 26-27). Seeking this revenge Menelaus
They add philosophical thinking to the play, so it is more than just a spell of suicides with no meaning, which it may look like to a random viewer. In essence, the imitated public educates the actual public. The chorus thinks that Antigone’s wish for her death to be noble is just gross pride, which is shown through her actions. If the chorus was based on the average Greek town of that time, the general public would have probably thought the same way. This means that the audience would have also thought that Antigone was too concerned about achieving honor in an artificial way.
Her face looks determined and confident. Ultimately, the tableau demonstrates how both Antigone and Creon actions contrast between what is right and what is wrong. In Creon’s perspective, he is in the right for as King he made a declaration that if anyone attempt to bury the traitor, Polynices, then they will be punished with
The cause of Oedipus to kill his dad and marry his mother was the cause of fate. That fate torture Oedipus , fate made Creon the new king of Thebes by both Oedipus’s son killing each other. Antigone’s fate was to die trying to honor her brother Polyneices. “Now,dear Ismene, my own blood sister, do you have any sense of all the troubles Zeus keeps bringing on the two of us as long as we’re alive? All that misery which stems from Oedipus?
At the beginning of the story the Knight is lost to the idea of men and women being on equal ground, which is shown by his treatment towards the maiden. The King demonstrates his understanding of the balance of power between him and his Queen by letting her have control over the Knight’s fate. Towards the end of the story through his punishment set forth by the Queen, the Knight comes to realize the importance of the power of equality. During Arthurian times Knight’s lived by a code of chivalry, where they were expected to honor women and stand up for the weak. However, this “Lusty Liver” (59) lived by his own code and
In the greek tragedy, Antigone, written by Sophocles and translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, Creon and Antigone have shown many similarities. When Antigone and her sister return to Thebes they plan on helping their brothers Eteocles and Polyneices. The two brothers were in battle and when they were fighting they ended up killing each other. Eteocles was buried properly but when it was time to bury Polyneices Creon did not allow it because he believed he was traitor. Antigone broke Creon’s law by burying her brother and in the act of doing so, she was caught.
Ramifications of Familial In the story Medea by Euripides is a disturbing story about a man named Jason who leaves his wife Medea to marry the princess. Not only has he left his wife but also his children. As the nurse says in the opening of the story, “Jason has betrayed my lady and his own children for a princess’ bed” (Euripides 11). Like most women who are dumped Medea is hurt, she reflects on how she sacrificed her family, friends, and country to be with Jason. However, unlike most women because of the choice Jason makes Medea seeks revenge.
So although Macbeth was killed by rebels, Lady Macbeth has ultimate responsibility for his death. Lady Macbeth is responsible for killing her husband because she pressured him into the killing of others, which ended up getting him killed. As soon as Lady Macbeth found out she was becoming wife to the Thane of Cawdor, all she wanted was more power. Lady Macbeth applied pressure on Macbeth In Act 1 Scene 7 Lines 38-41 by saying, “. .
The Odyssey is an epic poem written by the blind, illiterate poet Homer. It takes place in ancient Greece and tells of a man’s journey home from war. The topic, intervention of the gods, is seen throughout the book numerous times as the gods who are in favor of Odysseus lend a helping hand. It is well-known that the gods are very important to the Greeks. In this epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer demonstrates the importance of the positive and encouraging intervention of the gods in Greek culture; the brave actions, encouraging words, and cunning strategies of Athena as she assists and guides Odysseus on his journey back home.
“Apollodoros has not only failed to substantiate his claim that Neaira was the boys’ mother, but he has also provided us with a compelling reason to not believe him.” (Trying Neaira, 60) Evidence. Evidence is something that was lacking in Neaira’s court case. Apollodoros was making so many claims against her and Stephanos but did not have the legitimate evidence to back them up. Apollodoros had a feud with Stephanos in the summer of 348 and Stephanos made a second attack on him but was not successful “in convicting Apollodoros on a charge of murder.”
Masters or Children? Greek mythology is always a major part of the Greek culture. These myths gave birth to numerous art works and countless stories. The Odyssey which is one among all these tales is also deeply influenced by the Greek culture. Since the book originated from that ancient time period, it tells a lot about this ancient civilization.
The Oresteia: The Metaphorical Portrayal of Men and Women The Oresteia is a collection of three tragedies written by Aeschylus for an Athenian tragedy competition in 458 BCE. This trilogy tells the story of a family who is caught up in a whirl of death all caused by the same motivation: revenge. All the dramatic murders end up leading to a civilized justice system being created instead of having people take matters into their own hands. Throughout the plays, Aeschylus portrays women characters as evil and powerful and male characters as weak, which eventually causes their death.