In my opinion, the mongoose and the cobra will always fight. Both animals are strong and aggressive, but based on all the facts, it is shown that the cobra attacks the mongoose as soon as he sees him and the mongoose will attack the cobra if seen. In Rikki-tikki-tavi, the cobra saw the mongoose and started to attack him because he seemed like a threat. This text is important because it explains how they get along with each other and treat each other conclusion, I could say that the mongoose and the cobra will never get
Because Smaug is such a dramatic character in the book, this differs from the Smaug in the movie tremendously with many changes involved in the process. But because of the changes Jackson has made in the movie, this gives Smaug more characteristics and facial expressions than can be imagined from reading the book. Some of the changes that Jackson has made are: turning Smaug into a predictable character, and how he has an incredible
With all of his might, Zeus struck Asclepius dead with only one of his thunderbolts. He was trying to prove there was a profound difference between mortals and gods. However, Zeus was very observant of the great things Asclepius did and turned him into the constellation known as Ophiuchus. The rod of Asclepius is an old symbol that is represented by a serpent looped around a staff.
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.
When battling Grendel’s mother, Beowulf’s weapon and armor began to fail him after “she ripped and … clawed at him”, leaving him defenseless to the “water-witch” (71). Any sane person would have retreated to fight another day, but Beowulf’s wish for fame and glory motivated him to find an alternative way to continue fighting. Also, even though others left him for dead, his power to overcome the impossible left everyone in awe, granting him even more respect than he already had. Did Beowulf expect the new fame? Most likely, since it was his main motivation.
Incidentally, Theseus had a fatal flaw that eventually is what led to his regretful demise, “All of the cares of state, however, and all the deeds of knighterrantry to defend the wronged and helpless, could not restrain Theseus’ love of danger for the sake of danger” (217). With that, this quote reaffirms Theseus as the better epic hero. Unlike Perseus–whose story ended happily–Theseus’s life came to a bloody end, therefore an epic hero cannot be an epic hero if they do not fall victim to their own
The mortal descendants of Zeus and the other gods became the heroes we still hear about today. The book provides moral lessons for children in the story of King Midas who was granted a wish where everything he touched turned to gold, even his daughter. Heracles holds great strength, but that that strength comes at a price of killing people he
And all mortals die when their time is up. Enkidu tells Gilgamesh that in order to not perish and lose everything he will have to go and find a way to become immortal like the gods. Because of Enkidu’s words Gilgamesh starts his journey to realizing something important. When Gilgamesh returns from his failed quest he “looked at the walls/ Awed at the heights/ His people had achieved/
For the Greeks and Athenians, Oedipus Rex displayed how both city-states should carry out their living. Oedipus Rex was a story about a king named Oedipus who discovered that his wife was his mother and he killed his father before becoming king. Traditions were highlighted in the play such as respect for the Gods. In Ancient times, the people looked towards the Gods for their way of living. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus went against the Gods and the fate that was casted on him.
When Joe came into London to visit his son in law, he doesn 't want anyone to see Joe since he would bring down his social status. When Pip and Herbert joined the club, he forgot everything he was brought up on. If you love your past and upbringing it
To this day he refuses to return the sweater just to spite his father and he still has no idea that Charles has it. I asked him why he hated his father so much and he responded sternly, “I like to think of our relationship as business deal. I’m more of a piece of property and I honestly do not remember the last time my father told me that he loved me or my siblings. He doesn’t even call or text me. He sends me emails and they are usually only for when he is mad at me or needs
The 2nd labor, given to Hercules by his coward cousin, King Eurystheus, was the labor of killing “The Hydra”. A Hydra is a monster that is hard to defeat. Located in the swamps of Lerna, the mythmakers told that the Hydra either had 10,000 heads or 10. Nobody dared to get close enough to count them all. While fighting against the Hydra, Hercules realized that when he chopped off one the heads, two more would grow where the missing head was.
The story starts when Zeus sending Prometheus down on Earth to create human. Day by day, Prometheus grows affection with the human race, and he sympathies that Zeus wants the human race have little to no power. Later, Prometheus decided to steal fire from Zeus for mankind, and his action enrages Zeus. Afterwards, Zeus chains Prometheus to a rock and makes him suffer from an eagle eating his liver for eternity. Zeus is consider the mightiest God in Olympics.
Here, he decided which god he would target first. He knew that Zeus was the king of the gods and that hurting him would make all the gods mad. Achilles decided he was going to hurt Zeus. The gods, who were very tall, were having a casual meeting.
Brutus is a person of noble birth and has heroic qualities. Brutus is a person who is fated by the gods for doom and destruction or at least to great suffering. But he struggles mightily against this fate and this cosmic conflict wins our admiration. Brutus is used by people who are close to him, kills his best friend for the “good of Rome”, and ends up ruining everything he tried to protect. And because of this he is forever our tragic hero.