However, as Polyphemos attacked the ship with rock, Odysseus again made to yell back to the beast. Around him, his crew muttered, “‘Godsake, Captain!/Why bait the beast again? Let him alone!’” (Book 9, Lines 537 - 538) All the crew wanted was to get out safely. They realized that Odysseus needn’t “bait the beast again.” They ask “Captain!, Why” for they see Odysseus is merely being cocky. Yet, Odysseus ignores them and respond to the monster by shouting “Kyklops,/if ever mortal man inquire/how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him/Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/Laertes’ son, whose home is Ithaca!” (Book 9, Lines 548 - 552) Odysseus makes a very large tactical mistake; he tells Polyphemos’ that his is “Odysseus … Laertes’ son.” Odysseus demonstrates recklessness and selfishness because he wishes to take credit for “put[ing] Polyphemos to shame”.
On the Cyclopes' island, he was interested in meeting the owner of the cave who had such fine cheeses. However, his men only want to steal the cheese and leave hastily because there was an uneasiness about the cave. Nevertheless, he fixes upon staying and not soon after, the cyclops Polyphemus returns. He and his men are now in peril because of Odysseus' recklessness. The consequence of his decision is that shortly after Polyphemus devours most of his men but this bolsters him to conjure a plan to escape.
He uses lambs and ox in the field. Yielding different crops like beans and seeds. Even he mentions chasing of the bears. ( Scott.W, 2012) The most striking thing about Homer’s similes in his epic the Iliad is the use of similes with connection to the peacetime. The war time and peace time mentioned at the same time.
Melancholy and decay are evidenced through the distortion of what is supposed to be a landscape.The painting itself is almost primitive in that it has a child-like nature, and looseness in brush stroke. The landscape seems to be in movement because of the swaying, and exaggerated brushstrokes Atteck uses. There is no central focus on the painting because of all the geometric figures, and movement depicted. Atteck uses a vibrant range of colors. Despite the turbulent and conflicted message she may be conveying, the colors are lively and almost carnival-like.
The figurative dialect creates visual images and meaning all through the poem from its encompassing of a childlike adoration for a cow. Nonetheless, startlingly changes into a vague description of the butcher on a homestead. The initial "I love the red cow," (1) appears to establish an immediate emotional connection between the cow, the speaker, and the listener, to demonstrate how relationships are established even when they aren 't intended to and how difficult it can be once you reach the point at which the connection is
“Rumor went round the town, and noised abroad the terrible fate that had befallen the suitors; as soon, therefore, as the people heard of it, they gathered from every quarter, groaning and hooting before the house of Odysseus.” (336). Citizens have lived without their king for so long; they no longer rely on him. Instead, they find anger in the fact that he had mercilessly slaughtered their kin, rather than praise their king and his journey to return to them. In their eyes, he is not a hero; instead, he is a killer. These views are soon quelled as Odysseus openly shows remorse for his misdeeds, as instructed by the gods, and reconciles with his people.
The conflict of “Hop Frog” is how a King went to a small village and abducted two of the people there (Hop Frog and Trippetta). The King wanted them as his jesters which they were not happy about. Trippetta and Hop Frog decided to make a plan to escape (which they did) after they set almost everyone in the castle on fire. The conflict of “Hop Frog” leads the reader to know how angry Trippetta and Hop Frog were from being taken from their home. Hop Frog was a “cripple” so the conflict also helped the reader understand how bad they wanted to get out of that castle.
The king’s greed and self loathe are his fatal flaws that ultimately lead to his downfall. Instead of doing things honestly and fair Claudius is a character who would rather play dirty and scheme behind peoples backs to find quick and easy solutions to his problems.Overall Claudius deceived his best friend, his nephew, and his wife to try to end up on top and in power but he ended up losing everything he had almost the exact same way that he received through a tragedy caused at the hands of another
After defeating the Cyclops and heading back out into the sea he stood on his ship mocking the Cyclops. When escaping the cave he chose the wooliest ram for himself which shows selfishness. He also leads his men into their own fates. Circe had warned Odysseus about Scylla to not try and fight her even when she already has six of his men, but he did not listen to her advice and tried to fight her and lost three more of his men. Once back to Ithaca there were many suitors insulting him, his wife, son, house, and the gods and begging for Penelope’s hand in marriage.
Hawthorne’s immoral imagery depicts Chillingworth as untrustworthy. Later on, symbolism associates Chillingworth as a vicious person that seeks information for his own well-being. “In a word, old Roger Chillingworth was a striking evidence of man’s faculty of transforming himself into a devil, if he will only, for a
He sounds ridiculous; war sounds ridiculous. War exists merely as a series of “invented games” played by people of power to “break the monotony” of existence. Viewing the letters’ censorship in such a way creates a sense of humor through a contrast of the reader’s light-hearted expectations with the meaningless of war. Bolstering this parallel between war and the protagonist, Yossarian sustains an eccentric stance against “modifiers.” This is oddly reminiscent of WWII, or any war, in which a group of people who differ from the majority become the targets of mass discrimination. Relating a grammatical structure to an oppressed race stands cold, yet sadistically comedic.
One of the traits of a psychopath is manipulation, which Montresor displayed frequently throughout the story. Montresor used glib and self charm to manipulate Fortunato, both characteristics of psychotic behavior. Not to mention Montresor acted kindly towards Fortunato, though Montresor really only wanted Fortunado to endure the consequences of his actions and suffer though utmost misery. Montresor also exhibited pathological lying, for he was deceptive and extremely dishonest. Montresor found Fortunato 's weakness and used it to his own advantage.
Oedipus and Creon contrast in a huge way in Oedipus Rex. They are both main characters with different standpoints and personalities. The interaction between Oedipus and Creon pointed out Oedipus’s tragic flaw and this lead to Oedipus’s exile. Oedipus was a very assertive and curious character. Creon contrast Oedipus because of his manipulative demeanor.