Odysseus showed the heroism of a mighty hero buy his heroism was not without foibles. The setting of this story is the cave that the Cyclops lived in. The setting gives a feeling of despair and darkness which was not important to the story. Attributes Odysseus shows are leadership, courage, cunning, but also a lack of self-control. The main fallible Odysseus shows is taunting the Cyclops even after he had defeated
The Holocaust is not an easy subject to talk about, let alone read an entire book or watch an full movie on the affair. Yet, to present the despicable situation in a tasteful manor that not only causes people to think, but also creates such strong emotion is truly brilliant writing. That is exactly what is found in both Night and “Life is Beautiful.” Both of these works are masterpieces in their own right. It is truly a spectacle that both of these works cover the same harsh topics yet feel so completely different. Night and “Life is Beautiful” are both similarly fantastic works, however, it is their differences that make them stand out.
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
“Dead?” (I.3.71), the senators are quick to react and treat Brabantio’s grief as a loss of his daughter. They assume his daughter might have died and Brabantio proceeds to say, “Ay to me” (I.3.72), to him it is as if she had died. He believes that his daughter has been “abused, stol’n from him by spells and medicines bought from mountebanks” (I.3.72-73). Brabantio goes on to state that desdemona’s
Ancient Greek culture highly valued hospitality. To begin with, Ancient Greeks treated their guests with respect and kindness. In Neil Dolan’s the article, “Phaeacian Hospitality for Odysseus,” he states that, ”the relationship between guest and host was a matter of greatest importance in the culture.” The author’s words do a good job at creating an underlying meaning of what Greek Hospitality is. Ancient Greeks understand that when they treat a guest with respect the guest will give them more respect in return. In addition, when Odysseus was staying on the island of the Phaeacians,”He (Odysseus) is treated courteously and generously”(Dolan).
Born on the island of Delos to the king of the gods himself and the lovely lady Leto, Apollon, more commonly known as the God Apollo, is easily one of the most salient of the twelve Olympian deities. Patron of the Delphi, along with a myriad else, the oracular Apollo is known far and wide throughout classic art, literature, and even in the modern day astral field of astronomy itself. Of light and truth, healing and plague, Apollo is both harmonious and contradictory at times, yet at his core, a bright spot among darkness, bringing with him order and balance wherever he might go. Twin to Artemis, the polar opposite to Apollo and goddess of the hunt, the two celestial beings further symbolize the solar and lunar forces themselves and as such
Although, there are two sides to every argument, it is much more reasonable and clear to view Odysseus as unheroic. Through his careless acts and help from the gods, Odysseus is evidently not a hero. Odysseus is not a hero due to his irresponsible and illogical actions. As soon as Odysseus and his crew escape from the island of the Cyclopes, Odysseus foolishly shouts to Polyphemus, a Cyclops, that “if any mortal
At the end of the play, the tragic flaw is unveiled to the tragic heroes in what is called a moment of recognition or anagnorisis. In this play “Antigone” there were two central tragic heroes, Antigone and Creon, with both similarities and differences. Antigone’s tragic flaw was relatively due to a positive quality, which is extreme loyalty to her brother in addition to another negative quality, which is being revolutionary. On the other side, Creon’s tragic flaw had a negative motive of extreme tyranny and stubbornness against the laws of nature and gods and human emotions, which caused tragic effects that could not be reversed despite his efforts at the end; consequently, Antigone and Creon’s characters meet at the point of recalcitrance. In this artistic drama, the writer delivers a significant message that utmost obstinacy and pride results in harsh punishments known as “the blows of fate” which are surely acute for anyone to
Another example of superstition transferring to contemporary times, “Romans were extremely superstitious, their world was full of phenomenon making superstitions a perfectly natural part of the relationships between gods and men,” (roman-empire.net). It's natural for humans to be curious and as one can see, it continues to modern day. Superstition and omens is how human beings have made sense of situations and the future for a very long time. Julius Caesar and current culture most definitely can base facts off of
Emilia seems confused and baffled and begins repeating “My husband”? which leads to this scene, Othello says to Emilia, “he, woman/ I say, thy husband; honest, honest, Iago”. To which her reply is, “If he say so, may his pernicious soul/ rot half a grain a day! He lies to th’heart. / She was too fond of her most filthy bargain” (5.2.153-159).