He paid homage to those friends because some of them passed away fighting and O’Brien wanted to show what made them special, especially because the men who fought and died in Vietnam often came home disrespected and ignored. Every story helped to shine light on the men who lost the fight. O’Brien went into incredible detail about what exactly made each man in his platoon special, especially if there was a story to lay to rest. By sharing these stories, themes of homage and sacrifice were explored as O’Brien hoped to explain what their friendship was and why it was so
The most important relationship is the one between Odysseus and Telémachus because there relationship drives a lot of the plot of the epic poem. Homer draws attention to the significance of their relationship when he writes that “Then, throwing his arms around this marvel of a father Telémachus began to weep. Salt tears rose from the wells of longing in both men, and cries burst from both as keen and fluttering as those of the great taloned hawk, whose nestlings fathers take before they fly. So helplessly they cried, pouring out tears, and might have gone on weeping so till sundown” (Homer 296). This quote shows reunion of Odysseus and Telémachus.
Alfred Noyes apprises his audience about a personable maiden held captive by King George’s men and the significant other in her life in his highly acclaimed narrative poem titled “The Highwayman”. To prevent her lover from returning back to where she was being used as enticement, the young woman shoots herself in the attempt to admonish her love, the Highwayman. The speaker of “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, claims that the love and the admirable aspects of his beloved had encouraged many coveting angels to take her life. The speaker’s everlasting love breaks the boundary between heaven and earth, however, avowing continuous affection. Both authors imply the general topic of love, however they each make their own variations to compose juxtaposing
Also comparable to a modern hero, Odysseus portrays human qualities throughout the highs and lows of his journey, such as sadness when he learns that his mother had died during his time away. Odysseus should be considered a hero because throughout the good and bad of his voyage, Odysseus continued to lead his crew and came through with all of his
Many heroes like Rostam’s king, Kavus, or Odysseus has shown numerous examples of being just. King Kavus has returned home from Mazanderan and has mended his ways of being an arrogant king. This was where he “with the sword of justice he smote the neck of sorrow, and in his heart there was no thought of death…the king grew powerful in his just ways and faith, and the hands of Ahriman were tied” (114). Kavus now has become a just king and became fair to his people. He traveled through his kingdom and gave gifts to everyone and made sure that his kingdom is stable.
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.
Comparing society in Beowulf and society in Frankenstein is like comparing a simple farm to the processing plant; futuristic and totally dissimilar. Although, the core ‘monsters’ are unchanged; grotesque, horrifyingly pagan-esque beings of the dark that strike terror in to the hearts of even the stoutest of fighters and the sanest of men. In the Christian and Medieval world, monsters were human beings with an unnatural birth or a birth deformity (Stitt, 2003). The term ‘monster’ derives from the Latin term ‘monere’ which means ‘To warn’ or ‘to advise’ and ‘monstrum’ which is ‘a sign or portent that disrupts the natural order as evidence of divine displeasure’. The aspect of ‘Divine Displeasure’ is attributed almost perfectly to Grendel, the monster of Beowulf and the terror of Hrothgar.
Yet, hearkening back to Homer 's influence, the people believed that one could lead a life of eudaemonia even in times of war. So strong were the Greek beliefs that they influenced others to share in their ideas of law and order, and even in wartime there was cultural benefit, a glorification of virtues and values such as glory and valour, ideas that contributed to the impending revolution of thought that would ultimately lead to the birth of eudaemonia
As, I reading this poem of Sappho is about love and tragic. Helen love for Paris is more than her daughter, husband and parents. This is the reason she aboard the ship to Troy. She is showing her love to Paris and desire to her lover as a token of her Loyalty to the Greek. In so many words they said Helen was distraction for Paris that why so many Trojans men die in the war.
The character Jack Merridew is a prefect example of what could result if the evil is released. Also the confrontation between Simon and the Lord of the Flies proves how menacing the evil that lies in a humans soul can be. However, the painted masks that are used, can be used to prove Golding’s point of the intrinsic evil of a human. Overall, has proved that without the humanity or the balance of one’s emotions, in can result in the catastrophic downfall of humans and all the is
A legend to a great many people would be somebody who has strength and has gambled or yielded his life for others. To others a man that has found or accomplished something exceptional. In antiquated Greece a legend was viewed as a man frequently of heavenly family, celebrated for his courageous achievements and favored by the divine beings. In the epic "The Odyssey" Odysseus shows every one of the characteristics of a legend, for example, his intelliegence, quality, devotion, and strength. First a critical quality that an epic legend must have is knowledge.
In chapter five, Victor “infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at [his] feet” (Shelley 55). In this sentence, the “spark” is a metaphor of fire, and Victor uses the spark to create life just as Prometheus steals fire to assist human race. Lastly, Victor suffered psychologically by watching his friends and family die one by one, and these catastrophic events happened
Homers use of similes help the reader understand how he is comparing a certain thing, like a specific character, to something else. His Homeric similes go into depth when comparing two different objects, and continues to help the reader view what is happening in the book. Homers unsuspected similes draw the readers attention in humorous, strange ways, and his similes give more understanding. In the end of Book 5, Odysseus is being compared to an ember that has not burn out yet, and is still glowing or barely burning.
In Book 23 of “The Odyssey” Homer uses imagery to show Odysseus’s moment of glory after wiping out the suitors. Odysseus was found, “...in the thick of slaughtered corpses;/there he stood and all around him, over the beaten floor,/ the bodies sprawled in heaps, lying one on another... /How it would have thrilled your heart to see him-/Splattered with bloody filth, a lion with his kill” (23. 48-52). The slaughtered corpses made the scene visually appealing, emphasizing Odysseus’s victory at last against the suitors.
Odysseus one of the greatest Greek heroes of the ancient world. The myths of Odysseus are told before and after the Trojan War. The Trojan War lasted 10 years. After the fall of Troy, it took Odysseus ten years to return back to his home. Everyone believed that Odysseus was dead, and his wife and son must deal with suitors.