In Greek epics, judicial power, military and politics are fairly related. The Greek Males were often virile, brave, semi god (half god half human), and necessary as they represent the men of excellence in an army, which explains that the hero of Greek epics is necessarily a man. Unlike men, the heroes are subject to the powers of the gods. The hero is a victim of moods of the gods, whether good or bad. This is the case for example for Odysseus, who is cursed by Poseidon and helped by Athena.
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For example, Odysseus, a revered warrior, exclaims that yet always it is disgraceful to wait long and at the end go home empty-handed.” (Book Two, Lines 284-298). Odysseus seeks to fulfill the military desires of the Greek warriors who accompany him in combat; he displays how honor for his people is the most important quality of a leader. Hence, both Beowulf and Odysseus act in accordance with the principles of “dulce et decorum est pro patria mori:” a lifestyle of sacrifice and patriotism. (Achilles acts on his own- doesn't show honor for his
“A hero does good for good, not for glory” (Unknown). This quote summarizes exactly what a hero is supposed to do. A true hero is selfless and caring, not prideful and unloyal. A hero does what he/she thinks is best and plans accordingly. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the character Odysseus has just won the ten-year long Trojan War with the help of many loyal Greek soldiers.
Eric Estrella Professor: Corinne Croce ENG 210 September 28, 2016 Antigone The character from the play that I have chosen is Creon. Creon in the play is the king of Thebes and is Antigone’s uncle. Creon is a powerfully built person who cherishes order and loyalty above anything. Creon is also the man who suffers the burdens of the rule he had enforced over his pride to make the Gods satisfy and to make people see he wasn't someone to be disobey too. Before the deaths of Oedipus and his sons, Creon had dedicated himself as an art patronage for the king, but ever since he had become king himself, he has then surrendered himself entirely to the throne and to the power he has now have.
Unfortunately for Agamemnon, this plan backfires and the men all run for the ships. Agamemnon has to get divine help from Athena to get them to come back. Agamemnon is always happy to blame someone else for his shortcomings. He whines, in Book 19, ' I am not responsible/ but Zeus is, and Destiny '. Lesson Summary Agamemnon is a king of the Achaeans, but that does not make him worthy of the title.
In this soliloquy, Hamlet’s tone changes from being frustrated and irritated to sure, powerful, and bloodthirsty. Hamlet begins speaking in a frustrated manner, beating himself up that although there is so much around him that should motivate him to take revenge against his uncle, he has not. Shakespeare’s diction, such as “dull” (4.4.35) and “beast” (4.4.37) show Hamlet’s disgust with only living like an animal, just sleeping and eating. Hamlet is frustrated since he has been lazy, which was not God’s intention. He cannot even fight for a worthy cause dear to his heart, but Fortinbras’ men die for a meaningless reason.
Creon finally realizes that his hubris has not let him effectively deal with his conflicts. Creon has his epiphany and even says, “I have been rash and foolish.” He finally acknowledges that he has let his pride take over for the worse. Creon also realizes that it was his fault Haemon dies. He would not listen to Haemon and take his advice. Creon almost seemed like he wanted Haimon to be angry so he put Antigone in the vault.
Hamlet exhibits strengths and weaknesses as well, although his weaknesses of over-thinking, bitterness, and his inability to accept the death of his father overshadow his strengths. Hamlet’s ability to overthink situations or decisions makes him conclude that committing suicide might be the easy way out of his indecisiveness. Hamlet overthinks every problem that is happening. He overthinks so much that he cannot make up his decision about what to do with the problem. The cluelessness that is going on within his mind makes him lose his mental status, life and the love of his life.