Odysseus, being as strict as he should be, wouldn’t allow anyone off the boat until they "vowed they'd never harm the herds" (Homer). This promise though was broken later on and the men had to pay for the mistake they had done. Rather than "die of hunger" (Homer), the crew "slaughtered and skinned the cattle" (Homer). By this act of theirs, choosing to disobey their leader instead of thinking of the ramification and wanting the benefits for killing
If Walter gets punished for this lion and other people don’t get punished for killing another lion, then Walter shouldn’t be punished for this. Disobeying the Lacey Act is something Walter Palmer did in Cecil the lion written by Matthew Drake. Walter should have been punished for killing the lion that has done no harm. He should be punished due to there being proof by the guide that he hired, he’s putting the cubs in danger, and he shouldn’t have killed the lion for no reason. Walter might be putting his career in danger, but he has to face the consequences.
But a little boy broke his fear by trying to achieve the goal of being fed but, in an instant he was shoot. This truly show how much fear has set in for hundreds of men that won’t eat but are dying from hunger. No matter how much your life is at risk or going to be fear can stop what you what to do. The book night portrays a common theme, Fear without it people wouldn’t survive for as long as they did. Without the fear of being afraid of the camp at first arrival or the fear of the Jew not eating because they know they will be killed, there wouldn’t be much hope.
Tim’s expectations were not the case; instead Sam dies by being accused incorrectly of stealing his own cattle to teach other troops a lesson about how serious war is. The unecessary death of Sam inspires Tim to go neutral because Sam was not rewarded for valor and had no glory to his name. Tim doesn’t like that or want that so he chooses neither side of the
Again, on the island of the Sungod Helios, Ulysses' men disobey strict orders and feast on the sacred cattle when he goes inland to pray and falls asleep. The woes that Ulysses faced made his growth as a character more realistic and more credible because it was not simple or absolute. Although his men were not disciplined well and under control he did not make his men do anything he would not
Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?” (Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse. This also proves the idea that nothing part of nature that is a living thing survives in the bunkhouse. At first, no one complained about the dog except for Carlson. Candy refused but then considered what Carlson said because Slim agreed with Carlson. Everyone thinks that Slim is the judge and whatever he says is the right thing to do.
Once again, Eurylochus displays a juxtaposition. He did not follow the others into Circe's home because he knew there was trouble and potentially death awaiting. However, he willingly killed the cattle knowing full-well he and the other crewmen could be punished. His reason was clouded by temptation and
For instance, he left his men in the dark; not knowing the truth about the cattle of the sun-god, and how they would die if they ate them. Odysseus told them, “The cattle here are not for our provision, or we pay dearly.” (Homer 674), not revealing the reason; which divulges his inordinate arrogance. Odysseus didn’t show leadership nor self-control here, so why is he considered a hero some might argue, but it’s inaccurate to judge people from their mistakes. Odysseus was called arrogant, but his real face is heroic; saving his army and winning the war for them. Whoever judged from Odysseus from his errors, was only focusing on the inadequate side; this idea was falsified numerous times.
Odysseus and I share a strong self-restraint trait. For example, even though the Lotus is tempting, Odysseus ordered “no one taste the Lotus, or you lose your hope of home” (52). In other words, he kept his crew from giving into temptation, which would’ve led them astray from their intended course. Additionally, he stopped himself from killing the Cyclops because he knew “if [he] killed him [his crew] perished there as well for [they] could never move [the Cyclops’] ponderous doorway slab aside” (208). Even though he wanted to sink his sword into the
Jack, as a leader of a choir and carries a knife, never expect to face a pig. As such, he had no idea how to counter his fear, and as result he let the pig go. Not just him, Ralph and Simon knew why he didn't kill the pig,"Because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood,"(pg.31). This quote shows that Jack was too innocence and afraid of kills a living creature despise the chance for substenance. Jack's regret for not kills the pig had drove him crazy as he determined to kills next