They recognize the power they have over men, but also their weakness in that they need one to save them. This appeals to Odysseus’ ego and he risks death to show off his strength. In Atwood’s poem, Odysseus is not seen as strong because he restrains himself against temptation; he is seen as weak because he fails to save the Sirens. John William Waterhouse also recognizes the powerful temptation of the Siren song, but he sees the Sirens as manipulative and evil, and paints them to look that way. The only strength he shows in them is in their menacing appearance and the force of the temptation they are putting on the men in the ship.
The audience concludes that he receives an abundant amount of outside help and does not overcome his challenges independently. But as Schmidt contradicts, “as if divine aid detracted from the greatness or achievement of Odysseus...an Odysseus who should conquer without divine aid would be nearly meaningless” (Schmidt). He uses logic and reasoning to expand on how divine aid further confirms Odysseus as an epic hero. The presence of the supernatural is what makes his challenges seem more riveting and heroic to readers. The word “meaningless” again emphasizes the importance of the deities.
Despite the seemingly contradictory nature of this statement, both can be true considering that the times when he needs a god’s help are when another god created the problem in the first place. On the other hand, Odysseus is capable of saving himself when higher powers are not involved in creating the problem. Odysseus is constantly praised by others in the story, yet rarely seems to live up to these expectations. Odysseus is praised by Zeus, the single most powerful god, calling him “Great Odysseus, who excels all men in wisdom” (1.78-9). Odysseus is also praised by mortals, such as Menelaus, a king.
The modified appendix does not work because it gives a different view of how Abigail comes onto John. Abigail is very dramatic and exaggerates her fear of “spirits.” It wasn’t as dramatic in the book version. In order to try and come onto Proctor, she is much more controlling. The tone is definitely different in the movie because it is much more forceful.
Very few deities like humans and most kept to themselves or other gods, but, prometheus loved humanity and he protects and gifts them. Prometheus, Titan of forethought, the wisest of all the Titans, and the creator of mankind if the most important Titan in greek mythology. In conclusion, Prometheus is the most important Titan. Prometheus is the wisest of the Titans.
In the play Antigone, you can understand how Creon is a tragic hero from interacting with Antigone and this interaction advances the story through persistence, ignorance, and arrogance. We have all been very closed minded on topics previously, and some of us are closed minded on many things and don’t want any change they aren’t use to or don’t believe in, and this is the same case between Antigone and Creon in the play Antigone. This describes the play, Antigone by sophocle,s in how Creon, the king of Thebes, does not want the brother of Antigone, Polyneices, to be buried because Polyneices was fighting against him in war. This is the opposite for Antigone who wants Polyneices to be buried because she can’t have another brother and her other brother was buried. I believe that the theme of Antigone is determination as both Creon and Antigone are really determined to have their way and not compromise.
In the courtroom Atticus’s points and the way he was cross-examining created an illusion that made him seem as if he was going to win. This was also noticed by the judge as she smiled at him. The citizens with the color of white skin mind’s were corrupted. They can’t see past the color of a black man’s skin. So, no Atticus does not have power over the Ewell’s.
This paragraph is a prayer of Io, the mortal lover of Zeus. She talks to enchained Prometheus and laments about her sorrow which was caused by love. The first thing that we mention is that this orison is a monologue to Prometheus, however, she is in hope that Zeus would be listening to her as well. The second fact about this piece is that the name of Zeus is never mentioned; she uses epithets like “Son of Cronos” and “Lord God” to refer to him. Two points mentioned compliment each other as they portray the Io’s personality, shaped by the struggle she is experiencing.
The Chorus shares her grief and upsetness. “Where are the thunderbolts of Zeus? Where is the bright revealing sun, if they see these things and shroud them in complicity?” (Sophocles, Electra, 789-795). However, when Electra persuades Chrysothemis with her plan the Chorus tries to convince Electra not to live her life like this.
Oedipus Rex was born with the prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother. His parents try and get around the prophecy by giving away their son. Oedipus grows up not knowing not knowing anything about this he has his big prophecy over his head. and h He travels back to the city of Thebes where he then soon fulfills the prophecy.
The eyes are one of the most complex organs in the human body. Made up of over two million different parts, eighty percent of what humans learn is from their eyes. The ability to see is extremely important today, and also was in ancient times. Those who were blind in ancient Greece often struggled to find jobs, or make a life for themselves, so crippling was their problem. However, there are certainly different types of blindness.