These are warrior ethos from the Spartan days in 480 bc. The fact that the Spartan people would rather die than come home and show dishonor to their people shows the strong dedication and respect they have to their beliefs. I find honor in the dedication they portrayed. When faced with one of toughest battles, Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas was faced with a difficult decision. Four thousand vs three hundred which made everyone believe that the battle was going to be a blowout.
Songs of praise were sung about him. He won every duel. He was feared by his opponents and acclaimed by his folk, …but was characterized by “Hamartia:, or the inherent “fatal” flaw, this finally brought about his downfall, resulting in pathetic tragic end/death.” Odysseus should be considered a greek hero because he was nobel with the fatal flaw (pride), achieved extreme feats, and fought for his own honor. First, Odysseus should be considered a greek hero because he was nobel with the fatal flaw which was having too much pride. While critics say he acted cowardly when trying to get out of the Trojan war, he ended up going and being the brains behind ending the Trojan war.
As he is the king, he is expected to excel in tasks like stabilising the society, settling disputes, calling council meetings and assemblies. He is also the commander of the Greeks in the war. Book 1 begins with Agamemnon brutally rejecting Chryses’ ransom to recover his captured daughter, Chryseis, which results in Apollo sending a plague on the Greeks. He also threatens to kill the priest if he ever came near the ships. Even after Achilles indicating the fact that Agamemnon is responsible for the plague ( Homer, 2003,Book 1,86-91,6 ), he feels entitled to take whatever prizes and honour he wants without apology (Homer,2003, Book 1, 117-121,7 ).When he tries this with Achilles, he incurs the great hero 's rage, with consequences for the whole army.
The emotions on both sides of the battle run high at the start of the war; people are full of patriotism, adrenaline, and hope. If one side loses spirits are crushed, hope is lost, and people begin to look for new outlets because they feel their nation has let them down. This can lead to hostility or complete ignorance of the previous generation, since they are at fault for the current environment. However, on the other end of the deal with a victory, people will latch on to anything the leaders push through media. They are happy and living joyously.
It is obvious that Antigone and Ismene cherished their brothers. Polyneices and Eteocles were fighting over the city, both trying to become the King that year. Since they both wanted to be King and neither wanted to surrender, they went to war with one another and ended up both dying. While one may seem to be more at fault than other and is seen as traitorous by present King Creon, it does not matter to Antigone. They were both her brothers and she loved them equally.
It’s filled with a blatantly clear message and directly goes against the entire concept of war. One of the more memorable verses of song was “War is something that I despise. Because it means destruction of innocent lives. War means tears in thousands of mothers' eyes. When their sons go out to fight and lose their lives.”.
The great irony surrounding Cassis throughout the story is that he uses his greatest asset to his fullest potential when he allows Brutus to take effective control of the republican faction. Cassius believes that his nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. They have allowed a man to gain too much power, way more than he needed, therefore, they have responsibility to stop him. Cassius absolutely hates Caesar, but he also deeply resents being subservient to a tyrant, and there are hints that he will have no trouble fighting for his personal freedom. Cassius does not back down following the almost dictatorial pronouncements of his equal, Brutus, even though he absolutely disagree heartedly with most of Brutus’s decisions.
One of the main characters in the novel, Achilles, is looked up to by his peers as a fearless heroic warrior. When in modern day society, we would see him as a blood-thirsty lunatic. Achilles was not a hero, simply because he was selfish, distrustful, and he acted upon his own instinct without thought of the repercussions he would cause for those around him. The Iliad is a novel about the Trojan War. Previous to the war, three goddesses, Hera, Athena and Aphrodite are competing to see who is the best.
These abilities are important as a warrior because both his men and the hero reflect and are influenced by them. Some of the abilities are excellence in war, courage, leadership and fighting qualities. These qualities are seen through the heroic characters Hector and Achilles. When Achilles is not present with his men, the Greeks are well defeated by the Trojans with no motivation or support. Achilles is also described by his men as a power figure when the poem says “These were his words,/ and all Achaeans gave a roar of joy/ to hear the Prince abjure his rage.” (R 23-35).
Owen conveys his idea through graphically describing his horrible experiences in war. In Dulce Et Decorum Est, the main idea is that it should be lovely and honorable to die for one’s country but actually it is not. Throughout the whole poem, imagery and searing tone were used to convey anger and outrage on behalf of the soldiers. In this poem, Owen uses lots of contradiction. Firstly, with the title which is written in Latin, ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ which is very upper class, language of honor.