Achilles anger throughout Homer’s masterpiece results in the unnecessary deaths of many warriors, a shameful reputation, and a disastrous downfall. To begin, Achilles struggle with anger first comes to light from his inability to fight under
Agamemnon’s taking of Briseis enrages Achilles and spurs him to remove himself from the war, leading to a massive death toll in the Achaean forces. In stealing Briseis from Achilles, he is not only robbing of him of a material prize, but also a symbol of honor, his geras, in Greek culture. In retaliation, Achilles removes himself from the war and prays to his mother, Thetis, that she will ask Zeus to damage the Achaean forces. Achilles’ only goal is that “even mighty Atrides can see how mad he was to disgrace Achilles” (1.488-490). Despite having no true grievance against the Achaean army as a whole, Achilles’ rage blinds him from the potential harm that may befall his troops.
Homer’s “The Iliad” uses Achilles, our epic hero, as a demonstration of the power rage has over men, and how that in turn affects fate. Achilles, though sometimes considered godlike in his sheer power, often succumbs to his overwhelming rage--eventually at the expense of his best friend’s life, and nearly his own honor. Although Achilles ultimately chooses to avenge Patroclus’ death and achieve his own kleos, his initial rage-fueled decision to withdraw his participation in the war leads to the death of many Achaean soldiers at the hands of the Trojan forces, thus demonstrating the power prideful rage has in determining fate. Achilles’ initial refusal to battle alongside Agammemnon, motivated by his fury at being publicly shamed, leads to
English 271 Achilles and Hector in The Iliad and Medea and Jason Medea all have characteristics that potentially led to their downfall. Achilles is a very angry man and it leads him to do unspeakable things. Hector is very prideful and in the end clouds his judgement. In Medea, Medea is revengeful and all she thinks about his getting revenge. Jason is insensitive and in the end it cost him his family.
Othello is then poisoned by jealousy by his ensign, Iago, and plans to kill the love of his life, Desdemona, because of outlandish claims. After he is confronted with the truth, it is too late, he takes his own life out of grief of killing his own wife. Although this play was made centuries
After Macbeth murdered Duncan and drove away the two princes. He felt no happiness or tranquility. He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back.
In the play, Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, and his family are all driven by evil ambitions. Hamlet was driven mad by a desperate need to avenge his father’s murder. His step-father, Claudius, killed his own brother over jealousy and lust for the throne. Hamlet’s mother assisted her brother-in-law in killing her husband and persisted in up the crime so that she could remain queen as she lived in a virtually incestuous relationship with him. The cruel, bizarre, and unethical behaviors exhibited by Hamlet and his family stem from the severe depravity of mind from which they all suffer.
However, Gilgamesh was a battle and lost his good friend Enkidu. Gilgamesh was filled with pain, and went on a quest in search of a way to bring back his friend. Also feared for his life and look for Utnapishtim secret of eternal life. He completely abandoned his people in his selfishness.
Victor also has a very important relationship with the monster. The monster has no relationship with Victor besides a need for revenge. When Victor created the monster, he looked on him in disgust. He abandoned his creation after looking upon the creation with horror. This feels the monster with loneliness and rage, so he goes and lives on Felix’s farm.
For instance, “O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts,/And men have lost their reason!-Bear with me;/My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,/And I must pause till it come back to me.” (III.ii.114-177). After this part of his eulogy to Caesar, Antony weeps, causing a wave of pity in his audience, as designed. This action causes a rush of compassion and sympathy, giving Antony’s eulogy a
Without a doubt, the most destruction was made by Mercutio. Mercutio was Romeo’s best friend, which led to Romeo’s underestimation transform into angry rage once Tybalt killed Mercutio. His decision to fight Tybalt put himself amid an ongoing quarrel between Romeo and Tybalt, causing tension between the Capulets and Montagues, and disconnecting Romeo from Juliet.
Achilles was sometimes a great warrior, but could be seen as very selfish. He could be seen this way by his family, peers, and fellow soldiers fighting with him. Achilles was not fully selfish, because he had a few accomplishments that made him a person to look up to. Achilles was a great Greek hero, but no warrior is ever perfect. In book one of the Iliad, the Greek King of Mycenae, Agamemnon, took a woman named Chryseis, angering Achilles.
It’s ancient times before the reign Napoleon or Romans. Before the Persian War and even before Athens built her Parthenon or Sparta held Thermopylae. It’s the era of the Greek city-states where numerous legends and tales born. One of which being the timeless Iliad told by Homer. The Iliad displays a tale of heroes that fight for the Greek or Trojan cause.
A broad range of literature depicts the lead protagonist as an honorable, selfless and courageous character, despite difficulties, bound to succeed in what they pursue. These common traits define the archetypeyl hero. However these characters contain no flaws and nothing representing the 'human condition' therefore appearing alien like towards their audience . The Anti-hero contains heroic morals, but is plagued with flaws that often lead to the characters downfall. They are considered highly relate-able and appealing towards their audience due to the features of the ‘human condition’.
The Four Great Themes are found in both the Iliad and the Odyssey. The themes; coming of age, fate, “hospitality” and women are all portrayed in some way throughout both Epics. Coming of Age is the main theme of the “Telemachy” but there are many other episodes to be noted throughout the Iliad and the Odyssey. One episode in the Iliad of Coming of Age occurs between Achilles and Thetis. Starting on page 161, line 117, Achilles states, “Yes, the warlord Agamemnon angered me.