His pride here is shown by his overreaction to the suitors’ attempts at, what they thought was, a widowed woman by slaughtering them all, even those who spoke for Odysseus and tried to support him. Through the course of his journey, from beginning to end, Odysseus showcases his pride, once by shouting his name at a mad Cyclops, and once more by killing the innocent and guilty alike in the massacre at his home hall. This violates the monomyth by its absence of a character change and the hero’s continued
In the beginning of the tragedy Othello tells Brabantio to “Keep up your bright swords signior, for the dew will rust them” (1.2.72-73). This statement gives the reader insight to Othello’s level-head and smart decisions, before he allowed jealousy to cloud his vision. Othello becomes convinced that Desdemona has cheated on him with Cassio; therefore, he is angered and beings to seek revenge for a crime that was never committed. Iago tells Othello “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on” (3.3.187-189).
1st paragraph- Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” Pride is seen by many as a weakness but pride is what encourages many to prove themselves. Odysseus’ major flaw is believing he is greater than any other human, sometimes even the gods. Odysseus demonstrates this weakness when he encounters the Cyclops and enrages him by trespassing into the one-eyed beast's cave. When Odysseus finally escapes he yelled his name to the Cyclops, out of pride, when he could have used a decoy name. Zeus decides to teach Odysseus a lesson for hurting his son and provides many obstacles for Odysseus on his journey home.
Mercutio fights with Tybalt, which led to Tybalt stabbing him through Romeo’s arm in Act 3 Scene. Mercutio is responsible for his own death in the sense that he decided to provoke Tybalt. He would make fun of Tybalt through various jokes, which angered Tybalt. Mercutio even said, “Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?” (3.1.68). He directly asked Tybalt if he wanted to fight and even took out his own sword.
This was when Odysseus encountered some trouble and his arrogance shone through. After he left the cave, the Cyclops was screaming in pain. The cyclops would have never really known who had robbed him of his sight until Odysseus shouted at him saying, “ Cyclops, if ever
The literary works that C. S. Lewis read seeped into his own fictional writings. In the novel Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lewis draws from the literary tradition of Arthurian legend and Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso to shape his book’s story, style, and theme. These literary allusions and similarities contribute to Lewis’ rise to literary significance and the timelessness of his Narnia books. Arthurian legend “subtly but consistently” influenced Voyage of the Dawn Treader’s plot, theme, and characters (Tolhurst 158). Lewis read Malory’s Morte DarArthur for the first time at age sixteen, and it held a lasting impact on his life and works (Tolhurst 142).
For example, in chapter 18, Nick was facing voices that were insulting him, but he just flat up said to them, “Yeah, this Cajun don’t run. Not for nothing,” (372). Finally, this last way is more so on who has changed Nick. These two major people are Kody and his mother. The first person, Kody, serves as the emotional guardian of Nick, with orders to kill him if he shows signs of turning into the monster that destroys the world.
Homer, The Odyssey, published by Mentor, New York (1946). Odysseus is best characterized as cunning for his creative schemes he devises to overcome the many challenges on his return to Ithaca. He greatly affected the main conflict in the novel by killing Poseidon 's son and creating the conflict; however, with his crafty personality he was conquer the many challenges he faced. Queen Penelope, wife to Odysseus, is very clever and stays true to her marriage even with the many suitors in her house and Odysseus departed for twenty years. Athena, daughter of Zeus, is best distinguished as being very altruistic in wanting to assist Odysseus by speaking up for him to the gods and disguising herself as old friends of Odysseus.
Do we control our own destiny, or are we subject to fate? This philosophical question has plagued mankind since the dawn of time, however Joseph Campbell offers a possible explanation. In “The Self as Hero”, an excerpt from his work Pathways to Bliss, Campbell compares accounts from various individuals on their struggles to characters in myths and fairy tales whom embark daunting journeys, finding how both groups overcome incredible struggles to achieve greatness and further their destiny. Throughout the chapter, Campbell subtly conveys his belief that hard work is what creates success. His main claim is that each person has the opportunity to seize their destiny if they have the drive and courage to do so, which is therefore attained through
As Cordelia fought a long hard battle she was then too weak to complete her promise. Her promise was to make her father heart filled with joy, in contrast, another fellow path has found a downhearted collision. A purpose of a hero is to impact those around them and to teach new life lesson of their purpose and values of their journey. King Lear one of those impacted by Cordelia death in which he realized “A plague upon you, murderers, traitors all! I might have saved her; now she 's gone forever!...” (Act Five, Scene 3, line 3450).