Tell me, Muse, of the twins Apollo and Artemis who were driven by devotion to protecting their mother Leto. Of how Apollo driven by insanity sought to create destruction Of humanity, and of the many pains he caused for vengeance. Even so, mad crazed Apollo would not stop until the Light Bearer, Athena, intervened before the sun god Was destroyed by his own impulsiveness, leaving the Earth Shrouded in forever darkness. Twins born from the king of Gods and a daughter of the Titans. Leto, among the favorites of Zeus’ lovers, caught the eye Of the infuriated Hera, who sought to push Leto out of Olympus. She forbade any place under the heavens and sun, To offer shelter to the deity and her unborn children. But no longer could she wait, the On a night when a full moon would have shown, Apollo raced towards Earth in his blinding light. Twas’ excruciatingly painful as it moved closer. Not a single eye could be kept open, as both Mortals and immortals shielded their eyes against the light of the powerful Sun God. Lives perished that day, bodies burned, eyes blinded With no one able to stop Apollo 's hateful attack, Mortals suffered by the plenty on that day but soon Apollo was unable to continue the attack for his energy had run out. Backing away, proud at his work, he went on home. He had killed the men who took his mother’s life yet impulsive he was and mad crazed that he could no longer stop. Fear quickly spread across the lands of Both mortals and immortals alike. Attack after attack, on every full moon, lamenting that Their family appointed meetings would no longer resume. Apollo charged until Earth had become almost desolate. No other God was able to confront Apollo or control his rage, as his power only surpassed their own. Artemis, gentle one, deeply saddened at what he had become swept across the land, and sought out to find An answer or anything that might bring back her sensible
Dirty Dancing was released in 1987. The film clip I chose was from the end of the season talent show. Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) approaches Baby’s (Jennifer Grey) table and tells her father “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” In this scene, Johnny grabs Baby hand and escorts her towards the stage while everyone looks shocked even to see him. The individuals on the stage are singing their farewell song, but they immediately stop to let Johnny capture the spotlight. The cinematography used throughout this scene focuses mainly on Johnny and Baby. The lightings utilized in this clip were low-key and three-point lighting. These different lighting techniques are applied in the movie to help set the tone and mood for the film scene. The
Joseph Campbell noticed a recurring pattern that in myths from around the world, the most popular myths were the hero’s myth. The Hero’s myth identifies the different stages of a hero’s journey. The different stages in the journey include, the birth/beginning, the call to adventure, helpers/amulet, crossing the threshold, the tests, helpers, climax/supreme ordeal, flight, return, elixir, and home/end. The movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers just an ordinary man who wants to join the army to help defeat the Germans in World War 2. Rogers registered for the army but failed, due to his health conditions. Dr. Abraham Erskine asked Rogers to join an experiment to make the ultimate soldier to defeat the Germans. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Rogers goes through the different stages of a hero's journey, which are: the birth/beginning, the call to adventure,
In Greek culture honor and shame is everything to them. With honor brings great joy, but with shame disgrace us brought upon the person and their family. The Iliad opens up with this line, “Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus and its devastation, which put pains thousandfold upon the Achaians” (75). This summarizes the whole story of the Iliad, that Achilleus will becomes greatly angered which will bring horrible atrocities upon the Achaians.
The ancient Greek civilization has been well-known throughout the world as having some of the most infamous gods with stories surrounding each of them. There are a multitude of gods, each with a distinct personality and a specific role to play in this ancient religion. Ares is the Greek god of war. He represents the most unfiltered and genuine aspects of war such as the violence, the anger, and the thirst for blood. He is, in fact, typically referred to as the polar opposite of Athena, who represents the intelligence and strategy necessary for war. Above all, Ares’s role as an Olympian, as a human deity, and as an impact in literature, was to symbolize a very unfavorable angle to conflict.
The first and most well-known weapon from the Spartan 's choice of weaponry is their spear, or 'Dory '. The Dory was a spear which was wielded by the Spartan soldiers; the Dory itself was truly a hefty spear and ranged from seven to nine feet long in length. When used by the Spartans, this spear would be wielded with only one hand which allowed for the Spartan to maintain and protect himself with his Apsis shield. When wielding the Dory to attack, the Spartan would mix both upward and downward strikes at their opponents, with both underarm and overarm use of the Dory producing slightly different results.
According to Aristotle, a tragic hero is someone “between two extremes... not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is not brought about by some error or frailty” (Poetics). Tragedy is intended to create catharsis by making the audience sympathize with the protagonist. Therefore, the point of a tragic character is to make these emotions. An effective tragedy causes the audience’s emotions to mirror this rise and fall. Antigone has a few tragic flaws going for her, or rather against her. Her loyalty to the gods and her brother 's memory means that she will have to be disloyal to King Creon. Antigone is also pretty stubborn. That is kind of a good trait in a heroic sort of way but unfortunately her stubbornness gets herself in trouble but also risks other characters as well like Ismene and
In The Odyssey, by Homer, Athena influences the lives of Odysseus and his family. In Greek mythology, gods challenge and control mortals. Gods also provide support to mortals and thus, mortals depend and act on behalf of the gods and their decisions. Athena, daughter of Zeus, is the goddess of wisdom, and both Telemachus and Odysseus benefit from her power. Athena possesses the ability to disguise herself and others, and this skill allows her to give advice and guidance. For example, Athena uses her power of disguise to help Telemachus on his journey to find his father. She continues to use this power to disguise Odysseus as a beggar to allow him to reunite with his family and prove his power and worth to Penelope among the suitors. Telemachus and Odysseus are ultimately victorious because of Athena’s power; in fact, Athena is the hero of this epic poem.
I chose the goddess Artemis (in Greek mythology), also known as Diana (in Roman mythology). While I tried to research this topic on Artemis, I have found many websites with lots of great information. And I found one book called Myths of the Greeks and Romans by Michael Grant. My goal for this paper is to try and inform you more about the great Artemis/Diana.
The Wonder Woman film avails a rich source of opportunities for discussion of the impact of classical mythology on contemporary media. Diana of Themyscia belongs to the Amazon tribe of mysterious warrior women as described by Greek myth tales. The background of the origin of this warrior tribe in the film is a conflict of divine proportions among Greek gods.
“Father Zeus, doesn’t it infuriate you to see this violence? We gods get the worst of it from each other whenever we try to help out men. Why did you have to give birth to that madwoman, your marauding daughter who is always breaking the rules? All the rest of us gods, everyone on Olympus, listens to you. But she can say or do whatever she wants.” (Iliad 5. 930-938). This was spoken by the god of war himself, Ares, right after he was wounded by Diomedes during the war between the Greeks and Trojans. By simply reading the quote, it is gleaned that Ares is complaining to Zeus about how the gods, in return for helping mortals, gets hurt by them. In this instance, Ares argues that he simply wants to “help out men;” to simply show them kindness.
What is a hero? To most, it’s probably the classic superhero- the one with superpowers and can fly. To others, it might be a fictional character with a magic wand or a demigod in a prophecy. To some, it might be a real life person- a famous one or the ones who raised you. But a hero isn’t just defined by their superpowers or what book they come from, it’s the choice to do the right thing even if it means getting hurt in the process. Heroes don’t have to be from a book or a movie franchise. Heroes can be ordinary people thrust into impossible situations or one who sticks their neck out to save yours.
A deceased, decorated mythologist, author, and lecturer named Joseph John Campbell once said, "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." A hero doesn't always have special powers or magical capabilities like you may think. You could walk by a hero every day of your life and could never know. In the film, A Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, an example of an epic hero is the protagonist, Westly because he put others before himself, went through the hell-like journey of a hero, and went through events that changed him forever.
A romantic relationship between two people can be complicated, and sometimes even a genuine, loving relationship can become burdensome for one if their partner abandons them in times of adversity. In the novel, The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, A man loses the support of his wife and assumes responsibility for his son while in a post-apocalyptic world. The man has a significant relationship with his wife as he is devastated by her death and he gets paranoid when he dreams of her.