Topic Sentence: We believe that the way Zeus punished Prometheus and Pandora was very unfair. Zeus is unfair to many people but this instance he was especially unfair. Argument #1: Zeus had a cruel side to him, like many ancient gods, such as when he punished Prometheus for stealing the flames of Olympus and giving them to the mortals, thus giving the mortals ability to evolve and learn. He condemned Prometheus to having him strapped to a rock while a giant eagle ate his liver daily, only for the liver to regrow so as to repeat the torture for all of eternity. We feel it was a very cruel and unusual punishment.
Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses and is considered one of the most angry, moody and greedy Olympian gods. He was known to be angry when insulted for example when he blinded the Cyclops Polyphemus because his father, Odysseus, had made fun of him.He is the son of Cronus and Rhea and was swallowed by his father along with Hades,Demeter, Hestia and Hera. However, in some stories it is believed that Poseidon, like Zeus, was not swallowed by Cronus because his mother Rhea who hid him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was eaten by Cronus instead. After the gods defeated the Titans, the world was divided into three and Zeus, Hades and Poseidon drew straws to decide which they would
People of Uruk complain about the nature of Gilgamesh’ tyranny to gods as they can no longer tolerate the king’s unjust behaviors: “His companions are kept on their feet by his contests, [the young men of Uruk] he harries without warrant. Gilgamesh lets no son go free to his father, by day and by [night his tyranny grows] harsher. (Gilgamesh, I.166-170)” People rely on the king to protect their rights and the country, but Gilgamesh does the opposite by taking away their sons and daughters for his personal needs. The people of Uruk feel oppressed under Gilgamesh’s rule as Gilgamesh gives himself the right to sleep with women on the first night of marriage and to take away sons from the household to appease his appetite for war games. Instead of feeling safe under a divine ruler, people feel threatened and pray to gods to protect them.
Gods created Pandora to punish man Gave Pandora gifts including a box Told not to open box Heard voices to open up the box When she did open the box, curses like death, illness etc. Came out as well as hope King Midas was a powerful King who was extremely greedy, but when given the chance to have any wish come true he wished
This quote shows that many Thebans have died from the plague that the Gods have unleashed. One can also argue that they seem this way due to the fact that they waited till Oedipus had become the king of Thebes to punish him and his parents for attempting to go against his prophecy and in turn, attempting to disobey the word of the Gods. However, their not interrupting with Oedipus’ fate can be correlated to the belief that our fates are pre-determined and irreversible, it may have been impossible for the Gods to interfere even if they wanted to. This shows how powerful the ruling cosmic order of fate was; even the Gods could not act against it. The Gods also give an impression of being easily angered as Oedipus essentially wanted to prevent his horrible fate of killing his father and bedding his mother, which is a reasonable notion but Oedipus still angered the Gods despite his honest
He is said to be the son of Cain and because of that he was labeled from day one (Sanchez). It could be argued that he kills people who are at the hall because they are all having fun and socializing, but he isn’t able to do that so he punishes those who can. Readers see both sides of Grendel in his backstory because he is evil, but he is not evil for no reason, like
Even though Gilgamesh is the main character, his treatment of people was unacceptable and made his people hate him. “ As king, Gilgamesh was a tyrant to his people... he had the privilege of sleeping with their brides.”(15). Gilgamesh was not a good person, even when he came back he was not seen as a hero by his people, the past hurt the present. Also, usually a hero comes back with pride and gifts but in the epic, “As the end of his journey. And returned to Uruk.
Therefore, his tragic flaw is hubris, or excessive pride that causes his transgression again the gods. It also marks the change from democracy to dictatorship. Some of his errors in judgement include making decisions because of narcissism, not including the gods’ law, refusing to bury the body, and condemning Antigone to death in the cave so he is not blamed for disobeying the gods’ law.
He was selfish and corruptive making his kids, the gods, hate him and overthrow him. The gods end up overthrowing him and starting their own age of power. Despite how their father was, the Gods still had a need like to act similarly to him. Most of the Gods ignore their kids, the demi-gods, only paying attention to them when they need them for a quest or if the child is disrespectful to the
Zeus disliked the ‘creatures’, but ‘he could not destroy them’. He did, however, force them to the live on earth and denied them immortality.Prometheus felt sorry for humans, so when given the task of presenting offerings to the gods, he decided to manipulate the situation.He decided to trick Zeus into taking the lesser offering, saving the best for the humans. By doing this, Prometheus ensured that humans got the better end of the deal. Angered by this trick, Zeus punished humans by
The government might have a different perspective and vantage point. They viewed a group of people that they couldn’t control, therefore, they tore the Native Americans down slowly. They probably felt like this benefited the Native American people because they’ll be more like them. They wanted the Indians to be more modernized and like other citizens. However, this wasn’t a wise or fair way to do this.
Kingsolver’s first goal of the Poisonwood Bible is proposing how an individual could make peace with the aftermath of their worst mistakes and flaws, as shown through the voices of the Price girls. Kingsolver’s decision to leave Nathan Price voiceless represents the seemingly untouchable arrogance and offensiveness of large powers that drag peaceful innocents into conflict for their own gain. Nathan has no voice because Kingsolver wanted him to be viewed from the outside. Nathan is the uncontrollable darkness that festers in humanity; he is the crimes of a previous generation that are inherited by a new, unsympathetic one that is helpless to change its past and must come to terms with it. Therefore Kingsolver’s main goal of the Poisonwood Bible was for different generations and their individuals to question their preexisting beliefs and spark moral conversations and debates amongst each
What were the most effective points the other team made? The most effective points the other team made was lack of moral from the townsmen, they hunted down and killed many aristocrats. The other team also referenced from the bible, saying “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also” they stated this saying the townsmen had no mercy and had no moral that the bible taught them. Their points were effective because it focuses on that fact that the townsmen had no moral and the revolution wouldn’t have happened so