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).
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act V the conclusion of the story happens and the outcome and deaths of the tragedy occurs. In the beginning Romeo hears that Juliet is dead. Next Friar Laurence learns that his note to Romeo explaining that Juliet isn’t dead did not reach him. When Romeo reaches Juliet 's tomb he is confronted by Paris and kills him, and once he is in the tomb drinks poison. As Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead she stabs herself.
The Golden Ass and The Aeneid are two examples in which we can see these powers come to life, and will further explore the similarities present in both texts. The power of fate is a major theme in both The Golden Ass and The Aeneid, and is often articulated through the gods and goddesses. We see the power of fate arise on Aeneas’s journey, as although he makes decisions for himself, every aspect of his life is
Homer’s The Odyssey and The Epic of Gilgamesh are similar in a numerous manner because they are both epic poems. Also, they display temptation consistently leads to negative consequences. In addition, these historical texts include the complications each courageous hero must face due to not being able to fight off temptation. Gilgamesh is tempted by the thought of immortality while Odysseus is tempted many times by his curiosity. “After many seasons of feasting and other delights, Odysseus and his men plead to Circe to aid them in their journey home” (Beers).
Old King Hamlet's ghost describes his death in Act I, Scene 5 of Hamlet by relating what really happened to him.King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he died by his brother’s hand, which is treachery at its finest. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, his kingdom, and his chance to repent of his sins and turn to a more righteous way of life before he died a physical death. King Hamlet’s ghost says that he died with his sins still a part of him and unforgiven, with “No reckoning made….” This haunts him greatly and Claudius’ murderous actions are responsible for this, as he cut the King’s life short when he still had missions to accomplish and things to resolve in his life.He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.) He says that it was a “…Murther most foul.” These words cause Hamlet to feel the desire seek revenge.
Friar Laurence, the man that married Romeo and Juliet, walks in and see the horrific action that has taken place. Friar then gets startled by a watchman in the background and flees the scene leaving Juliet alone with Romeo’s lifeless body in her arms. Juliet then realizes that the man she loves is dead and the only solution is to take her on life. Juliet takes Romeo knife and stabs herself with it after she says her body will be the knives sheath. This is fate because death was destined upon both Romeo and Juliet.
The history of Greek tragedy shows common themes of fate versus the choices people make, also known as free will. They also show dramatic irony. The reason most Greek tragedies exemplify these themes is due to their beliefs in the Gods of that era such as Apollo, Hermes, and Athena, etc. who would often give prophecies on the fates of people. Particularly, in Oedipus the King, there was a prophecy from Apollo that in the end was revealed to have come true.
Cathy Shen ENG 2D7 Ms. Munro March 27, 2017 A Curse’s Compensation in Richard III In Act 1 Scene 2, lines 1-32 from William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Lady Anne is devastated by the loss of her husband, Prince Edward and her father in law, King Henry. After she asks the halberds to set down the coffin, she laments the deaths of her family members. Her emotions then transition from sorrow to rage. Feeling a deep hatred for the murderer, she casts a curse on him. In return for bringing her the misfortune of losing her family, Anne prays for an ill fortune to fall upon the murderer’s wife and son.
For instance, in the movie of the play when Horatio and the others show Hamlet that his father’s ghost has been appearing, and the ghost tells Hamlet to follow him, when Hamlet goes to see what the ghost wanted to tell him. The ghost tells him that Claudius killed him by pouring poison through his ear while he was sleeping one afternoon. The king had a horrible look in his face, looking livid, falling fast to the ground, his eyes wide open, dying in a terrible way, feeling the breeze outside in the cold, taking his last breath. Poison appears since the beginning of the play, showing that poison would have a meaning in the theme of the play. Claudius killed his brother with poison, and at the end of the play Hamlet actually kills him with poison
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
Verona’s Secret Sweethearts Found Dead in the Capulet Tomb A Wedding, A Brawl, 6 Found Dead News of the deaths arrived to the Prince’s mansion as he was sleeping, the light bouncing off of the marble palace gave and eerie glow to the Prince’s enraged face. The Prince, irate and confused, asked, “What misadventure is so early up, that calls our person from our morning rest.” He had no idea that the children of Verona’s most fortunate were dead with no explanation. At 2:00 AM, three watchmen arrived in the Capulet vault to find Juliet Capulet, Romeo Montague, and Paris Armado dead. The Page had seen an earlier brawl between two of the dead, and smartly ran to find the captain of the watch. Juliet Capulet was the loving daughter of Lord Capulet, and was also the first to be found dead.
In the prologue of his myth, before his twelve labors, It was said that Hercules once lived happily in the city of Thebes. but one day under the curse of Juno-who hated him for he was the illegitimate child of Zeus and his mom- Hercules went insane and killed his family. As a result of this Hercules fell deep into the pits of grief and despair. Losing all meaning of life he goes consult with an oracle. There the oracle shows points hercules towards the direction of his future and gives him the twelve labors.