“How could I stay here without you, my boy, all by myself?” (Homer 9.449-450) Phoenix laments to Achilles. Hoping to make Achilles feel guilty, Phoenix uses a rhetorical question in an attempt to extract a consensus from Achilles. By using key phrases such as “my boy” and “all by myself”, Phoenix hopes to make Achilles aware of the impact of his actions and the sorrow Achilles will inflict upon Phoenix if he refuses. In another address to Achilles, Phoenix cries out, “I made you what you are, my godlike Achilles, and loved you from my heart” (Homer 9.448-449). This phrase helps the reader understand Phoenix’s relation to Achilles and the care and devotion shown to Achilles, deepening the meaning of Phoenix’s appeal.
Madison McDonald Dr. Travis Montgomery ENGL 2213-02 16 March 2018 Violence in The Aeneid The Aeneid is bursting with violent acts from the beginning to the end. The main character, Aeneas, constantly faces conflict from both humans and gods. Aeneas is a Trojan hero and prince who embodies pietas, driven by duty, honor, and devotion, which makes him an example of an ideal Roman citizen. Aeneas was called by the gods and determined to be a successful founder of Rome, but he faced complications along the journey. In each conflict along the way, Aeneas dealt with fighting and violence and could not find peace until the end.
A seeker flees from their dragon like how Hercules did, up until he changed his was because he knew Meg was in trouble. Hercules’ task was to make himself appear as a god to everyone. A seeker’s task is to be true with the deeper self like Hercules did when winning everyone's trust and love back by being himself. His virtue is hard work to achieve what he wants just like how a seeker's virtue is ambition. Hercules does this in many ways like when he tries to do what he can to defeat each monster that comes in his path.
Where The Iliad seemed to celebrate war, it also went through the brutal deaths, slavery, sicknesses, and intense fighting mechanisms. Males in The Iliad saw glory to only be able to be sought through winning battles, as the females saw war as a terrible aspect, since it could take the lives of the ones they loved. Characters in The Iliad, Achilles, Homer, and Paris, all had contrasting views and understandings of the meaning of war, depending upon their fighting ethics, confidence, and courage. They all hoped to gain honor through kleos, which may allow them to gain approval from the Gods to enter Mount Olympus (Puchner 225). War is an act that tears everyone in competing areas apart, yet is the only thing that brings contrasting individuals together.
As the story proceeds, Achilles seems to contradict himself a lot, and the concept of honor helps us understand this better. This behavior is seen most clearly in book 9, when Achilles is asked to fight in the war again. In several parts, Achilles acts or speaks as if he does not care for honor, however he keeps reminding those around him that Agamemnon dishonored him. When Achilles rejects the request of the Achaeans, he says in line 386, “The same honor waits for the coward and the brave. They both go down to Death.” Achilles is implying that no matter how much death or honor one gets, he is bound to die in the end, so honor has no meaning.
The epic poem, The Iliad written by Homer shows the conflicts and events that occurred between the Greeks and Trojans during the Trojan War. Among both sides there are warriors who follow a distinct code, known as the heroic code. This Heroic code helps portray the characteristics of the warriors and their perspective on war. This distinct code is composed of many elements such as arete, acceptance of fate, honour, excellence in war, leadership, courage and power. These traits are shown within the main warriors, Hector and Achilles throughout the epic war poem and helps to guide their decisions.
This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him. In addition, his thoughts and conflicts refer to his idea that if Caesar becomes king, that he will end up harming or endangering Rome. Brutus believes killing Caesar, results to the only solution to help and protect Rome, which relates back to his conflict. Overall, Brutus’ internal conflict involves deciding to kill Caesar, or not, because he does not necessarily want to kill Caesar, but sees it as the only way to protect Rome and its people. His love for Rome and the Roman people proves greater than his love for Caesar, who he somewhat looks to as a friend.
In the Iliad, Hector, similarly acted to please others, none more noticeably than when he valiantly fought Achilles to protect Troy. As Achilles charged toward Hector, his “heart was troubled with brooding thought” as he considered laying “down all [his] weapons”, but he fought after he decided he’d “be much
The portrayal of Achilles' human qualities is what made him a compelling character to the Greeks. Through viewing his rage and suffering, the audience is able to see their own flaws represented in him. Despite his flaws, Achilles is required to redeem himself in order to be remembered as a hero. Achilles' humanity made him an important mythological figure who was considered part of the history of ancient Greece. Through understanding the ancient Greeks' perception of Achilles, we are able to understand how their values have influenced our
As the war progressed, Hector went to try to appease Athena, have mercy on the wife and children, after his brother gave him wise advice – Athena denied (Hamilton 267). Hector was in the war slaying Greek enemies left and right and that evening the Trojans had made the Greeks back up near to the Greek ships (Hamilton 269). Achilles was begged to help his countrymen, "[They (Odysseus and two chieftains)] begged [Achilles] to have pity on his hard-pressed countrymen, they received an absolute refusal" (Hamilton
In order to win in war, troops need a good captain who has the right battle plan, and in order to win in sports, players need a good coach who has the right game plan. A coach also needs to build a relationship with their players. It’s easier to learn from someone you trust. Coaches must successfully inaugurate restrictions and build trust by being clear about the learning and development purposes they set, showing good judgment, being patient and following through on any promises and agreements they make. A coach needs to be someone players can trust with issues on and off the field.
Throughout countless lives, conflict is regarded as a common fact of life that one must endure. People must learn to handle stress and pressure while also being open to the ideas and feelings of others. Many more people over the years have tried to decipher the best way to deal with these unfortunate happenings and some have come within the smaller measure to achieving the great feat. While this may be a complicated and sinuous road to travel, the benefits of various practices can add amazing improvement to one’s way of living and can even help others in order to benefit all of society. Perhaps the best way to deal with conflict is to simply not give up or not stay silent when conflict and wrongdoings are happening such as in “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” by Winston Churchill and in “Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech” by Elie Wiesel and perhaps a closer look must be taken at how these methods affect the situation, how they affect those involved, and how this can help with a person’s emotional well-being.