Gods, across all culture are often seen as the ultimate all powerful, all-knowing, divine, fair and kind figure. Unlike many other Gods, Greek Gods and Goddesses are unique in a sense they possess human like behaviour, such as anger, jealousy, seeking revenge, being vengeful. Al though they may appear as a divine figure, they often possess contradictory character traits, mostly human like behaviours. They get married, have kids, fall in love, they even fight over power and punish those who defies them. Hence, Greek Gods and Goddesses are more comprehensive because of their human like nature.
Trickery and deceit is the way of life. But love somehow played a huge part in Much Ado About Nothing,simply because this story was full of conflicts that soon became solutions because of the fact that trickery and deceit was used as a plan that changed everything of a lifetime. The wonders of trickery and deceit lie across the storyline of the real question of what it really means?.In other words a little white lie sums up what trickery is, But persuasion is another saying of deceit. As you put them together get an idea of how this deception is used in the story. There are two main characters in Much Ado About Nothing and there names are Beatrice and Benedick.
The relationship between mortals and gods, therefore, is often antagonistic, and those who have not been subject to favoritism by the gods are fated to suffer. Furthermore, the gods are linked with actual places and people, for whom they act as patrons. Enkidu, who had been created by Aruru, was sent by the gods as an entity of impact for Gilgamesh, which would later turn out to be of deep influence while Gilgamesh searches for means of avoiding the death which had befallen Enkidu. Additionally, the Flood itself, noted for its comparison to the Noahic story from the Old Testament, is the product of angry gods, essentially because humanity was too vulgar and disgraceful. Only Utnapishtim, warned ahead of time by the goddess Ea to "[take] aboard the boat the seed of all living things" (Page 143, Tablet XI, line 27), endures the disaster alongside the family.
Mankind’s outcomes are the result of their own actions rather than their fate that was decided upon by gods and goddesses. Throughout literature we see circumstances be the result of the gods or as authors call it, “fate”. This fate is something that the gods decide upon and this is set in stone. No matter what you do, there is no way to avoid your fate. This makes it seem like you actions are worthless and meaningless.
Yes, the terribly challenging circumstances in narrative in which the Odysseus finds himself is a challenge of courage and heroism of which very few would willingly volunteer. His ability to remain courageous in the face of brute beast, the actions of gods and demi-goddesses, and in almost impossible natural and supernatural circumstances certainly admirable. However, it is evident that there are circumstances where his hubris leads him to trust his intellect and wit over more reasonable course of action that not only endanger his life, but the life of his entire
In “Antigone,” we are introduced to many different characters. Each is unique and have their own personality and traits. Some characters, however, hold important traits that shape the storyline. Haemon shows that the truth triumphs over allegiance and power. He shows that one can rebel against their own side and that not only the truth hurts, but logic too.
Gods are favoured and inspires many. Although the Olympians were gods, they had very human flaws and frailties such as jealousy, cunning, and manipulation. Firstly, one common flaw shown amongst the gods was that of cunning. The definition of cunning is someone who uses deceit to achieve their own goals. An example of a cunning god is Eris, goddess of quarrels.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh interrelationships between the humans and gods are not what we are used to in most modern monotheistic societies. Perhaps the greatest difference between the power of humans and gods is when Gilgamesh is referred to as “Two-thirds of him was divine, one-third of him was human!” (39) as this reveals Gilgamesh to be the son of Lugalbanda the former king and the goddess Ninsun. This would indicate that the line between human and god is an extremely thin one and thus gods cannot and are not that vastly different from their human counterparts. Indeed, throughout the journey of Gilgamesh we are confronted by gods and goddesses who are similar to humans in their desires and means of achieving them. This can make life difficult for humans as the gods tend to believe they are to be worshipped by all, but merely worshipping them does not give their divine aid or protection and should you scorn them you would face their wrath.
Sophocles does a creative job in fulfilling his main point to get people thinking about the idea of fate or free will choice from both perspectives clearly using both sides to illustrate the outcome in Oedipus the King. The question left in a reader or play viewer's mind is did fate play a role or did the actions of those involved cause the catastrophic events by their own free will choices. The Dramatic irony used unfolds the characters’ actions that are meant to avoid their fate and ultimately cause it to
Another distinction is that in the Iliad, the war is pursued by humans, yet the pantheon of gods and goddesses favor one side and bigly affect the result. This is distinctive for Gilgamesh, who isn't entirely human