This is what motivates Hercules to become a hero. For a child, Hercules killing his family would be both confusing and upsetting. In order to avoid this, Disney completely changed the conflict. Unlike the myth, the movie has Hercules has Hercules born to Zeus and Hera and adopted by his earthly parents. As a result of this, he doesn’t fit into society and becomes an outcast.
Helen expresses what everyone thinks of him, “‘You’ve come back from the fight. How I wish you’d died there, killed by that strong warrior who was my husband once’” (Homer, Iliad 3. 480-482), this stirred up conflicts on the ground between the mortals and made Helen and other Trojans dislike Paris even more. Goddesses like Athena were out for revenge in the Iliad because Paris did not see her fit for the golden apple that was to be given to the fairest Goddess, in the Judgement of Paris. So Athena and Hera, who mainly used her marriage to Zeus to do her dirty work, plotted against the Trojans.
He suffered immensely during his voyage back home. The main reason Odysseus couldn't go home was that he infuriated Lord Poseidon. “Poseidon is stiff and cold with anger because Odysseus blinded his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, the strongest of all Cyclops… The Earthshaker has been after Odysseus ever since, not killing him, but keeping him away from his native land” Odysseus desperately longed for home after fighting the war at Troy. Nevertheless, his desire could not be fulfilled because he maddened a god. As a consequence, Odysseus was kept away from Ithaca.
Romeo and Juliet, much like Teen Couple Executed by their Parents...for daring to fall in love, is about a teenage love story that ends in tragedy. Both couples although forbidden, fell in love only to be separated by death. Another striking similarity, would be the very adult like decisions that the couples were forced to make due to the childish choices their parents made. Both teens felt obligated to choose between life or love because of their parents prejudice. Bias opinions made the parents forbid love between the two teen couples.
This would mean that Zeus and Alcmena are his biological parents, and Amphitryon and Alcmena are his parents on earth. Hercules was half god and half human in the myth. Amphitryon is a distinguished general in the myth, and in the movie he is portrayed as a non wealthy common person. Hera hears about Zeus’ recent action and about Hercules. She is infuriated at Zeus and is so jealous that she wants to kill Hercules.
As The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen defies the capital for the betterment of her people, so do many other literary figures. Some of these characters include Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Sophocles’s Antigone. Both of these characters convey the theme of rejecting society, as they rebel against society or authority to stay true to themselves. Huckleberry ignores society because he wants his independence and doesn’t want to be held back by anyone. On the other hand, Antigone only stands up to her uncle, the king, because she wants to bury and pay her respects to her dead brother, who rebelled against the city.
Romeo and Juliet have been in the wrong since the day they talked at the Capulet's party. Both households have the knowledge that Prince Escalus is not pleased with the families fighting one another in the streets. However, having an enemy like Tybalt, who is constantly looking for a fight, is challenging. In Document A, it says “Do with their death bury their parents’ strife”, meaning that the only possible way that Romeo and Juliet could escape their parents rage was to take their own lives. If the two families would accept each other instead of fighting, Romeo and Juliet might have had a fair chance at love.
Since the suitors were not respectful of the Xenia that they had been given they were punished. Their whole goal while staying at the palace was to be able to marry Penelope, but they were not able to do that. When Odysseus returned and heard of how the suitors has treated his family he was outraged, so he took Telemachus and they went after the suitors slaughtering them one by one. In this story the suitors received Xenia very well, but they did not give it back, so they were punished just like the god Zeus said he
Marvelous beings put here to illuminate magnificently. Williamson jumps right in with an alarming contradiction. She argues that what makes us uncomfortable in our lives is exactly the opposite of what we think it is. We are not scared that we don’t measure up to societal, familial, or personal standards. Quite the contrary - we are fearful that we exceed the expectations.
Ignoren people and their actions have often horrendous effect on the people around them, and no one is immune. In the Greek Tragedy Oedipus, Oedipus’ fate and lack of knowledge and arrogance leaves him and his family in shambles. Upon finding out that he is not only the reason everything in his kingdom of Thebes is dying, Oedipus also realises that he's has inadvertently fulfilled a prophecy saying that he will kill his father and mary his mother. Driven to the point of extreme anguish his wife/ mother changes her self, upon seeing that Oedipus gouges his eyes out. Later on in Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone Oedipus’ two sons have killed each other in battle before the play starts, and one of his daughters Antigone, ends up hanging herself because