Well known heroes do not kill people with no sympathy or mercy. So is Odysseus really a hero? There is a lot of reasonings to both sides, he could be a hero because he was loyal to his homeland and men. He was also clever and dedicated to all his plans and ideas to conquer creatures and return home. On the other hand, he does not seem much like a hero because he was unloyal by having affairs on Penelope.
Homer, author of the ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey, explains the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his journey back home after the fall of Troy. Odysseus is illustrated as a man with a very complex personality, to which he obtains the expected qualities of a hero; yet he also acts against the idea of heroism. Many people believe that Odysseus fits the standards and expectations of a hero, because he possesses the desired traits of one. While others would disagree and argue that Odysseus is not a hero due to his foolish and selfish actions. Although, there are two sides to every argument, it is much more reasonable and clear to view Odysseus as unheroic.
His knowledge of the future still did not enable him to understand the full extent of his punishment. Furthermore, though he claims himself the enemy of those who submit to Zeus, he also argues that sympathizing with Zeus’s enemy—in this case himself—is “a load of toil and foolishness” (14). He believes that it is, and presumably was, unintelligent to align oneself in opposition to the king of the gods. Finally, although he lauds the benefit he gave specifically to the originally “Senseless” humans (16), he later seems unhappy that he chose humans, saying they are useless to him. In the middle of delineating all the good, admirable things he did for them, he laments that humans have “no invention / To rid me of this shame”
In the same way he is an incomplete politician also. We cannot justify him as a complete human being rather he can be stated as a helpless king who has declined for his stubborn nature. He is neither a hero nor a villain rather he is a victim of his self-indulgence. (Bloom. 249-150) In Shakespeare 's view, Richard is a failure as a king not because he is immoral, nor because he is too sensitive and refined for the job, but because he misunderstands the nature of kingship.
He was noble and wise. He may not of been born into royalty or nobleness but after being in the war and being loved by the king of Rome, I consider that to be of nobleness. His fatal flaw was loving his family because if he hadn’t talked about wanting to go home to his them or having them as a weakness at all, he never would’ve been so threatened. He makes the mistake of making an enemy of Commodus, the son of the King of Rome. Maximus refused to swear his loyalty to Commodus which put a target on Maximus’ back.
The reason why he got his mother killed was because she was plotting to kill him. ‘‘Nero didn’t trust his Praetorian Guard to carry out the killing, so he ordered naval troops to sink a boat that she would be sailing on.’’ When everyone knew that Agrippina died, he lied by saying that she committed suicide. He also poisoned his fourteen-year-old stepbrother, but told everyone he has an epileptic fit. After killing his mother, Nero had terrible nightmares. (Owen
Nero has his step brother, Britannicus, killed so that his rule was not opposed. He then has his mother assassinated due to her opposition to his relationship with a married woman (Seneca xii). When Nero discovers the Pisonian Conspiracy to overthrow him, he goes out of his way to have anyone so much as implicated as having a part in the plot executed. Much like Atreus, Nero lets his passions rule his life by unjustly killing those that he felt threatened his power. Since all of Seneca’s plays lack dates, it is unknown when he wrote Thyestes.
In the novel Of Mice and Men both Curley 's Wife and Lennie die tragic deaths. Curley’s wife was strangled while her husband was off playing games. Lennie the man who accidentally killed Curley’s wife knew Curley would be made and come after him, so he ran. When George sees what Lennie has done he is distraught. He knows what the other men are going to do to him.
“Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my husband?/That villian cousin would have killed my husband.” (22.214.171.124-101) In the gang fight, Bernardo and Riff were ultimately killed. Bernardo, Maria’s brother, was killed by her lover. Afterwards, she was much more bitter towards her partner, as she was close to her brother and unsure whether to forgive Tony or to leave him. She forgave him in the end, leading to one last punishment, seemingly from fate, as one last death would destroy both of the females in these storylines. Without realizing, their love had stopped the most simple of thoughts from occuring, “Why”?
Jason Compson’s inability to get over the grudge that he has for Caddy, proves that one must forgive what has happened in the past to be happy in the present. Similar to Quentin and Benjy, Jason is an unreliable narrator as he does not accurately give a representation of what is going on around him. Although Jason understands the difference between past and present, certain details are muddled and twisted by his point of view. An example of this is when Jason is asked to show a customer “a churn or a nickel’s worth of screen hooks”. Both of these items are extremely unalike and would never be asked for as a substitution for one another.
He decided to kill those without guilt first. He killed Marston and Mrs. Roger first because Marston was born without a sense of moral responsibility and Mrs. Rogers was probably told to kill the old lady because of her husband. Next he murdered General Macarthur by sneaking up behind him. He then needed an ally so he chose Armstrong because he was kind of a gullible person. Armstrong agrees because he is told that they were trapping the murder.