The Queen who was Laios' wife, is also Oedipus's mother, who he will marry as the new king of Thebes and contribute even more to his eventual downfall and death. Oedipus was taught to believe his parents were Polybus and Merope, when he hears word that those may not be his parents he decides he must know the answer. Oedipus decides to go to Thebes and find the truth of his origin. During the journey he ends up fulfilling an earlier prophecy that he would kill his father.
My objective is to demonstrate how life was back then for the Olympians. It all starts out when the mother of the three gods marries a guy named Cronus. His ambition was to eat every single kid born to his wife. Somehow Zeus fought his way and made it out alive without being killed by his wicked father. Though Zeus knew his father was stronger than him,
Thinking his real parents were in Cornith. Oedipus headed to thebes, on his way over their he confronted a problem with an old man and his servants. He ended up killing all, but one
Hercules fell in love with the daughter of the king King Eurytus of Oechalia, Princess Iole. The king promised his daughter, Iole, to whoever could beat his sons in an archery contest. However, King Eurytus dishonored his promise and denied giving the hand of his daughter Princess Iole to Hercules, when he won his sons. Hercules ' intentions were rejected by the king and his sons, with the exception of one son and brother of Iole: Iphitus.
Polydectes is worried when Perseus shows up, and then Perseus ends up killing Polydectes, which then stops him from marrying Danaë. He then saves Andromeda from a sea monster, sent by the Greek god Poseidon. In the textbook, on page 359, states, “Perseus sprang once more into the air unveiling the dreadful head of dead Medusa to the monster, which reared its dripping jaws high into the air. The mighty tail stiffened all of a sudden, the boiling of the water ceased, and only the gentle waves of a receding ocean lapped around a long, gray ridge of stone.” Perseus then marries Andromeda, and becomes the new king of Argos.
With beign power hungry and to minimise the suspicion brought upon him, he ordered two murderes to murder both Busquo and his son, Fleance. Fleance got away but his father didn’t. The witches then told Macbeth to fear Macduff and told him no man born by a women can hurt him. He then ordered the murder of Macduff and his family but Macduff fleed to England. When Macduff heared about the masacure of his family, he vowed to kill Macbeth.
This drives him to become a blind beggar when his wife/mother commits suicide. Throughout the play, one can see that Oedipus’s fate was determined by forces outside his control, as seen by his lack of agency over the events leading to his eventual fate. The intractable gods’ manipulation in Oedipus’s fate is clearly shown by the various prophecies delivered by various oracles and prophets in the play. The first word of god in Oedipus the King commands the citizens of the plague-infested city to “drive out, and not to leave uncured within this country, a pollution we have nourished in our land” (96-98).
King Laius and his queen Jocasta received an oracle, delivering some news of a prophecy “it declared that doom would strike him down at the hands of a son, our son, to be born of our flesh and blood, but Laius, so the report goes at least, was killed by strangers, thieves” Jocasta was telling Oedipus about the oracle that she and her husband received long ago about their own son that he would kill his father. But when her husband; the king, died it was reported that he was killed by strangers or thieves meaning the prophecy did not come true. If the report of the murder stated that one man killed the king then the queen would have suspicion, but because it was a group of people she did not give it much thought and thought the prophecies were futile. Denying facts and being ignorant to the truth will not make fate
But as Perseus was passing by on his journey home from slaying Medusa, he saw the young maiden crying for help and instantly fell for her. Perseus bravely went towards the creature and using Medusa's head as a weapon, turned the creature into stone. He then saved Andromeda from her confinement and took her to his home to become his wife.(Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature) Perseus' action represents an act of heroism. Saving Princess Andromeda from a deadly sea creature took a huge amount of courage and was a danger to his own life. Perseus wasn't required to save her and could have died in the process, but did it nonetheless, earning the title as a hero and having the action being recognized as an act of heroism.
Therefore, the fate of the curse will cause their downfall. Similarly in Richard III, Richard has vaulting ambition to become king which makes him evil, causing him to commit the murder of people who are in the way of him obtaining power. For example, the princes, who see through Richard’s schemes, are murdered by his orders. Therefore, vaulting ambition turns him ruthless
While there, Bellerophon rejected the King’s wife, Anteia, who told him that she was in love with him. The King knew that he couldn’t punish Bellerophon himself after his wife told him that he needed to be killed, so he sent him off to the King of Lycia to have him killed. The King of Lycia knew he couldn’t kill him, so he sent him off to slay the Chimaera, thinking that he would never come back. Bellerophon conquered the Chimaera, along with the other creatures Proetus sent him to kill. The King then became friends with him and gave him his daughter to marry.
Just like nearly any other hero in the Greek mythology world Perseus' life was a very interesting one, full of adventures. He was the son of the god Zeus and Danae. His reputation and character quickly turned him into a local hero of Argos. However, his life wasn’t just a smooth one, I where he had two caring parents who never left. In reality long before Perseus was out of his mom, Danae’s womb, there was more to the story of his birth.
Throughout the story, Odysseus demonstrates his courage that ultimately allows him to survive. One of these moments was during his journey back to Ithaca, where he faces a race of man eating giants called the Cyclops. Odysseus originally stops his ship there to relish a feast while on his journey back to Ithaca, but while doing so, out of curiosity explores the island. Soon, he finds a deserted house and decides to wait of the owner. The owner was unknowingly one the Cyclops, named Polyphemus.
When one thinks of Ancient Greece many individuals come to mind and one such person was Pericles of Athens. He was a peerless statesman that guided Athens during a Golden Age of Democracy, transformed the Delian League into an Athenian Hegemony, patron of the theatrical arts, and renovator of the Acropolis. None this facets of Pericles are the subject of this paper. The aspect that will be the topic of discussion is the only office Pericles ever officially held, general or strategos. While his political and cultural accomplishments endlessly researched and discussed his military exploits and how they affected his other accomplishments have not received the same amount of attention.
Intelligence, loyalty, and fearless are only a few traits to describe Odysseus. In the Odyssey he proved to be extremely intelligent. The first time Odysseus showed his intelligence was when he told Polyphemus the cyclops that his name was “nobody.” He did this so when the cyclops ran away he would yell “nobody blinded me” rather than stating his name. He also shows his intelligence by the way he and his crew escaped the cyclops’ cave.