That is when Hera knew that it was going to be hard to break him. Hercules grew up and married a princess and instead of having 3 sons like in the original story he only had 2. Hera didn’t want him to be happy in life. They said that to be a hero in Greece that they would have to suffer. That is when she made him murder his whole family with his bare hands.
In Homer’s Odyssey, gods and other supernatural beings dominated every aspect of mortal life. All living things and phenomena that occur in the world can be traced back to the gods. Seeing as how gods are responsible for the lives of mortals and the state of the natural world, performing deeds that anger the gods would prove to be disastrous while performing deeds that please the gods would prove to be beneficial. Odysseus’ journey back to Ithaca after the Trojan War was took ten years due to angering gods like Poseidon and Helios. However, it was through Athena’s aid that he was able to make it back home.
Myths like these often use figurative language to create more intense emotions in the work, as comparing an item to another sends a more thorough message than simply describing it. The Odyssey specifically uses figurative language to effectively share the message to its audience that, when confronted with death, we are reminded of our mortality and humanity. When Odysseus faces monsters and gods, personification shows that nature is stronger than humans. The comparison of a ship to a bucking horse shows how easily nature towers over humans. After Odysseus’s men eat Apollo’s sacred cows, Zeus hurls a lightning bolt down to Odysseus’s ship.
Odysseus could have also avoided the encounter with Polyphemus entirely had he decided to just take the food and leave without waiting for the cyclops to arrive, sparing him his men. Lastly, by eating Odysseus’s men out of anger, Polyphemus can declare that he did so in self-defense because Odysseus tried to steal his things. Not only can he declare this self-defense, Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea. This means that he is part god, part cyclops. Even if Polyphemus killed his ‘guests’, he is not in the wrong for doing so because the Law of Hospitality never specifies if it should only be followed by man or
He was persevere during his camp game of capture the flag. Consequently, he was persevere to find his mom after she was abducted. Furthermore, he was persevere when he was bellowing to Zeus to let his friend out of the Underworld. Percy bravely agreed to go on a quest, faced the oracle, and killed Medusa, when he didn't really know what was going on. Percy's perseverance had saved him, his father, and the rest of the Greek world.
Odysseus showed strength when he blinded Polyphemus. Odysseus needs strength against a Cyclops because Cyclops are huge monsters that eat people. Odysseus’ drives a stake through the eye of the Cyclops Polyphemus, and this allowed him and his men to escape. Odysseus uses a large stake which he needs to lift up all by himself before driving it deep into Polyphemus’s eye; “Hoisting high that olive stake with its stabbing point, straight into the monster’s eye they rammed it in hard” (Homer, 223). Odysseus plans around disadvantage in strength by using Polyphemus’s stupidity.
Eo is Darrow’s wife and his drive to do everything. Eo is also the reason Darrow wants to fight back against the Gold’s and make the Reds more powerful. Eo tells Darrow on numerous occasions that he has to live for more, which leads me to when Eo is hanged for going to the surface with Darrow to find out that Mars is already a liveable environment. Since they went to the surface the are whipped and Eo is hanged for singing the illegal reaping song. This is all Pierce Brown writes about Eo, and throughout the rest of the story she is Darrow’s driving force to take down the Golds.
Odysseus must brave a sea filled with treacherous monsters who want to kill him and put himself in danger several times. When he and his crew came upon Polyphemus’ cave he didn’t back down he fought for his men. Odysseus even devised a plan he got the cyclops drunk and was able to blind him and told him his name was “nobody”. Odysseus blinded him he cried out saying that nobody blinded him When the other giants came to his rescue they thought that a god had attacked him. Odysseus and him men then escaped the cave by tying themselves to the sheep.
Hercules had tragedy from the day he was born. He lost his family but gained a love interest but soon lost her too. In the start of the movie Hercules was taken away from his parents in Mount Olympus and turned Mortal; well almost mortal. From before Hercules was born Hades and Zeus where rivals, ever since Zeus banished Hades to be the king of the underworld. Hades has been vengeful since and found opportunity when Zeus had a son.
Odysseus tells his crew to draw away from the island and his crew is pleading to him to not show signs of hubris to the Cyclops: “ ‘Godsake, Captain! Why bait the beast again? Let him alone!’ ‘That tidal wave he made on the first throw all but beached us! ‘All but stove us in!’ ‘Give him our bearing with your trumpeting, he’ll get the range and lob a boulder.’ ‘Aye he’ll smash our timbers and our heads together!’ I would not heed them in my glorying spirit, but let my anger flare and yelled: ‘Cyclops 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’s on Ithaca!” (Homer lines 449-460). Odysseus is in celebration after he successfully fools Polyphemus and wants to show his cocky side.