A secret, a piece of information withheld; knowledge unknown by others. Throughout The Odyssey by Homer, the intuitive Penelope masters the art of keeping her massive secret. Penelope’s well-kept knowledge is seen only by the reader when it is slyly revealed in certain scenes. Only the intellect of Odysseus’ own wife could be cunning enough to unearth the true identity of the strange beggar: to discover the guest is Odysseus. Penelope’s slip of the tongue in Book 19 reveals to the reader that she recognizes the stranger as her long-lost husband Odysseus.
Penelope states, “So every day I wove the great loom,/but every night by torchlight I unwove it;/and so for three years I deceived the Achaeans (19.1332-1334). Penelope tells the suitors that she wouldn’t marry one of them until she finished her weave because she still believed Odysseus would return. She tries to stall as much as she could, and in the end it was just enough. Odysseus is able to kill all of the suitors with the help from his son, Telemachus. Both Telemachus and Penelope stay loyal to Odysseus after being separated from him for 20 years.
He is challenged by this devilish beast; “Aren’t you afraid of me"(143)? Because Simon understands that the true beast is the boys fear that turns them into savages, he simply shakes his head. As Simon returns from his hallucination he sees the man in the parachute that brought fear to the savages. Simon again tries to tell people the truth of the beastie, but falls short. Because the group of boys don’t understand fear, they sadly rip Simon up thinking he was the beast.
This shows an act of foolishness as leader because he did not notify his men of the dangerous obstacle coming towards him, but just keeps put to leave his men to fend for themselves. An example of Odysseus’ arrogance is when Odysseus brags to Cyclops and yells out, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you…” (L. 390-392).
Huck absorbs his father’s words, and although he cares for Jim, never views Jim as his equal. When Huck and Jim are having a disagreement, Huck gives up the argument easily, saying, “i see it warn’t no use wasting words--you can’t learn a nigger to argue” (86). Even when he compliments Jim, Huck’s words show his disregard for Jim’s race. After Huck and Jim narrowly escape a wrecked ship, Jim says he doesn’t want any more adventures, because of the amount of danger it put him into. Huck acknowledges Jim’s intelligence, saying, “he was most always right; he had an uncommon level head for a nigger” (82), but his compliment implies that he is surprised that a black man could be
Hermes then proves that he has no guilt on conscience, boldly telling Zeus and Apollo that he is not the responsible party in the theft of the cattle. Hermes also once again displays his capacity to make a deal when trades the lyre he fashioned to Apollo in exchange for Apollo’s whip and forgiveness. Hermes is certainly proof that you do not have to grow up to be a
Odysseus created an escape plan when he and his men got trapped inside the cave of a deadly Cyclops who had already eaten two of his men. Odysseus kept his cool and devised a plan to hide under the sheep of the Cyclops who were let out of the cave every morning.These actions had an effect on his men, filling them with respect. These are the kinds of actions that make Odysseus an epic hero. The faults of a person may also contribute to them becoming an epic hero. Odysseus’s large ego is one of his faults.
The three Witches contribute the most to Macbeth’s ruin. Therefore, Macbeths desire to become King grew deep in his heart. He desperately wanted the Crown and also the power to rule over the people of Scotland. Macbeth however suppressed his feelings; unfortunately Lady Macbeth’s greediness and the three Witches’ prophecies contribute lot to Macbeth’s downfall. Since Witches predicted that no man born from a woman could kill him, he would not be defeated until the forest of move to his castle.
No a hero from the dead laughed beatrice as she removed her mask too. Her and me have been hiding. Well the end of this tale was as follows claudio married hero that for some strange reason still wanted the jerk bendick and beatrice married as well and never stoped baiting each other everyone revealed there part in the plot to get benedick and beatrice together and all ended good for lovers romances. As for evel mendacious do john he was banished from the country for no less than 20 years. We dont know if borachio ended up with poor margaret heros lady in waiting but for margarets sake we hope not.
None of Odysseus’s men were really loyal to him because of their lack of obedience and honesty. In this episode the men learn that their disobedience causes them their lives when Helios the sun god realizes his scared cattle had been killed. Helios furious goes to Zeus and begs him to punish Odysseus’s men, or he will take the sun and go “down to the House of Death and blaze the sun among the dead” (Odyssey 12. 412). Zeus with no choice left but to punish Odysseus’s men whips up a storm and strikes his thunder bolt to destroy Odysseus’s ship soon after they leave the island.
It is a shroud I weave for Lord Laërtês, when cold death comes to lay him on his bier. (2.100-108) Using the shroud as an excuse to stall, Penelope deceived the suitors by sabotaging her own work to delay her completion. Eventually, Antínoös, one of the extrusive suitors, became aware of her doing. In Book Two, Antínoös says, “So every day she wove on the great loom—but every night by torchlight she unwove it; and so for three years she deceived the Akhaians.” (2.112-114) Secondly, Penelope’s next example of cleverness is when calls the “Test of the Bow”. Odysseus that she will marry the one who wins the “Test of the Bow”, the nearly impossible archery contest.
Odysseus had no choice but to land at this island because the men had no food or water. Unknown to Odysseus and his men, the island was inhabited by bloodthirsty Cyclopes. They went to check out the island and they find a cave in which they find some wine and cheese. The men didn’t want to stay, but Odysseus insisted they wait on the owner to return. While they are eating the chess and the wine, a large Cyclopes Polyphemus is not happy with what he sees and he eats two of the men, and “when the cyclops fills is huge belly with human flesh, he washed it down with milk, then stretched out in his cave among his flocks.” (Homer, The Odyssey, Book IX, Page 277).
The beast is metaphoric of the crude feral nature within every human, though naturally more prominent in those who act on it willingly. Simon later encounters the Lord of the Flies (a pig’s head on a stick that Jack left as a sacrifice for the beast) who “speaks” to Simon while he is having a brain clot. The Lord of the Flies tells Simon that it is the beast, that it’s inside of everyone. “Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill!” (Page 143) it tells him, reminding Simon that to defeat the “beast”, or evil, within a person is impossible to physically accomplish. It’s as if everyone has a ticking time bomb of malevolence that is kept in check by our moral values and societal standards.
The boys kill Simon in the book because the boys think he is a form of fear, the beast. At first, the beast is nothing but the in boys imaginations, but then as time passes, they create images in their head of what the beast looks like. Simon awakens, and then finds the parachutist that frightened Sam and Eric. He then examines it and realizes it is not the beast. He attempts to go inform the others of what he sees, but the other see him as the beast because of his appearance.