They stopped on the island to rest on their journey home, and they sacked Ismarus because they were still in combat mode. The gods punished them for this because the gods did not understand that soldiers stay in combat mode after war. Odysseus killed all the suitors who were trying to
Honor and glory was the biggest thing in the whole world for the Greek hero. It was something that gave their lives meaning. Staying home with a family was not something that you would ever do because it wouldn’t give you any honor. For example, Achilles was an undefeated warrior that won many battles for the Greeks. He would not fight for the Greeks after he had his Briseis was taken away from an oracle
Zeus stuck them all with a bolt of lighting and killed all, except Odysseus. Odysseus, like me, finished the journey “but not with our friends”. (855) In The Odyssey, Odysseus faces many challenges and repeatedly loses the men in his crew. First, he loses them to Circe when they're turned into pigs, then six men were killed by the monster Scylla, and lastly Zeus killed the remaining men. Like Odysseus, through out my journey known as high school, I have faced many “heavy losses” (841) due to bad behavior and heartbreaking
"How dare she!" Poseidon seethed, the ornate mosaic flooring of the palace depicting his heroic deeds trembling beneath his form as he paced, raking his hands through his sea-sodden hair; "continuing to champion for that mortal! And of course, my darling brother would take the side of his favorite daughter!" Huffing, the raven-haired god collapsed onto his throne; a crack of thunder sounded sharply in the distance, but he paid no heed, scrubbing a hand over his face. The Olympian still couldn 't believe that the rest of his family could not see reason.
The suitors always underestimated Odysseus’s son Telemachus who somewhat had the same mindset as his father. Before the end of battle between Odysseus and the suitors, Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, joined into the fight and successively killed someone who tried to kill his father. This showed couragement and treachery on both accounts because nobody expected Telemachus to be able to fight (Forman). During the battle, the goddess Athena helped Odysseus to fight against the suitors. Ulysses with Minerva against the suitors was a huge battle between the deities and the people, since Minerva or Athena was the people’s mentor and they had hope that the goddess would be with them instead of Odysseus.
Some characteristics that contribute to being a hero include doing tasks that benefit others and being fearless, but the greatest characteristic is making decisions without the help of others. Again, Odysseus falls short of what he is expected to do. Throughout his entire journey, Odysseus did not make one decision without the help of a god and frankly, Odysseus would not be alive without the gods telling him what to do. “Then Skylla made her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship.” Watching six of his best men get eaten by a six-headed monster could not have been easy for Odysseus because those men were the people that had kept him alive thus far. A true hero would sacrifice himself instead or at least try to come up with an alternate plan that did not involve fatalities.
This leaves one major question: How did the Roman Empire lose it power, land, and supremacy? There were 3 major reason for the fall of rome: Politics, Army Uniform, and most importantly, invasion. One example of an important reason Rome fell was because their leaders were constantly being killed by their successors. This installed a feeling of insecurity throughout Roman citizens everywhere. Evidence that this was a problem is clearly shown in Document A of the Fall of Rome DBQ.
Yesterday was a grim day for all Greeks everywhere as the famed warrior and friend of Achilles, Patroclus, died, and entered into the house of Hades. He was brutally slaughtered by the Trojan prince, Hector and the God of light and archery, Apollo. Patroclus entered the battle to inspire the soldiers and to save the Greek ships by wearing his friend 's armor, accompanied by the Myrmidons. He fought against the Trojans bravely and killed many of them, including Zeus 's own son Sarpedon. He chased the Trojans all the way to the gates of their city, where he met his demise.
Achilles is maddened and appeals to his goddess mother saying, “If I am to die soon, shouldn’t I have what I want?” Feeling only sorrow for her son, Thetis requests Zeus to cause to Greeks to lose until Achilles fights again. Slowly the Greeks are pushed back farther and Agamemnon pleads with Achilles, offering Briseis back. Achilles declines due to his pride and the Trojans come close to burn the Greek ships. Even when a ship was burning, Achilles refused to fight and instead sends out Patroclus. Eventually Patroclus gets killed.
In battle Hector killed Achilles´s best friend Pactorlos in battle. In grief Achilles wants to fight Hector for what he did. Hector has two choices, either to fight Achilles or hide behind the walls of Troy. Hector exclainms doubtedly “What shall I do? If I retreat behind these walls, … And now that I have ruined them all by my rashness, I am ashamed to face the men and women of Troy, or some base fellows may say-Hector thought too much of his own strength, and ruined us all!” (Homer 257) “Either I shall kill him and return in triumph, or I shall die with honour
So, Mercutio decided to brawl with Tybalt. Mercutio’s ignorant decision to duel Tybalt led him to his own death and grief of friends and family. Mercutio was not aware of the consequences he would be facing because of his own decision. He announces in the text, “Ask for/me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I/am peppered, I warrant, for this world.
This was a major contribution to the defeat of the Aztecs. Killing thousands of people, whether they themselves or the citizen from their neighboring cities, this evidently couldn’t be good for the society. By giving sacrifices to god from their own people, was rapid, causing their population to substantially decrease, on top this, the ritual led to the hatred of other surrounding people. The powerful city of Tlaxcala was one of them. Many of their own soldiers have been killed and sacrificed, this rage of anger led the Tlaxcala to join the army of the Spaniards, which ultimately created a powerful force.
Even in Eshu’s story it is implied that Eshu started the fight amongst the Gods, and most likely went on a journey to appease more to his own ego than for the sake of others (Hyde 112). These instances show that tricksters might be the creators of chaos, but when it favors to their agenda then they can quickly remedy the problem. This backs up the claim that the trickster is not the villain in mythology stories. This is what I feel is the most significant about the tricksters, and also the reason why I feel drawn to these three particular figures. The gods also recognize how the trickster can remedy problems, albeit the fact that the problems might not even be caused by them.
As happens to all civilizations, Sparta peaked and then lost the power and glory it once held. In 370 B.C, Thebes defeated Sparta in battle, leaving the Spartan army in critical condition. Seeing their chance, the Messenians revolted and regained their independence, never again to be under Sparta’s control. This pivotal event was especially devastating for the women, who’s roles in society were clearly linked to their domination of Messenia. They were not needed for management of lands and people, as the men lost their purpose for a full-time army.
This is in stark contrast to his earlier remarks in Book Eighteen when he said, “I for one, I’ll never run from his grim assault, I’ll stand up to the man” (18.357-358). Hector’s cowardliness overwhelms him in his paramount battle with Achilles. He attempts to take a stand against Achilles, but envisions that he is no match, and is overcome by his emotions and retreats from battle. Throughout the Trojan army, moments of cowardliness take over the Trojans when they are going to engage in a fight. This demonstrates how the Trojans, while noble, may lose that nobility in battle as their emotion of fear overcomes