In Book 3, Hector spurs Paris by taunting and insulting him, calling him a “curse to [his] father, [his] city, and all of [his] people” for his lack of courage and perseverance (3.58). This prompts Paris to present the idea of a duel against Menelaus, in which they will “fight it out for Helen and all her wealth” (3.86). Other times, this fighting spirit is regained through leaders’ compliments and encouragement. Before the war begins again after the duel between Menelaus and Paris, Agamemnon was “quick to salute [Idomeneus] and sing his praises” (4.292). He urges Idomeneus to “be that fighter you claimed to be in all the years gone by,” which spurs Idomeneus to “cut down Phaestus” (5.48).
For it was Oedipus himself who realized that around the time king Laios was killed at a crossroads, Oedipus was leaving Corinth and killed a man at the same crossroads. Utilizing his quick wit Oedipus discovers he must be the killer of king Laios, and the cause of the terrible plague at Thebes. While it was part prophecy that led Oedipus to kill his father and king, it could have been avoided if Oedipus had been in control of his hot temper and not have slain the man at the
Together with Enkidu, Gilgamesh killed the Bull of Heaven and overthrew Humbaba in the cedar forest. But his closest companion fell sick and died after having dreams that gods would punished him for killing the Bull of Heaven and Humbaba. After his friend’s death, Gilgamesh was afraid of death, and started to search for everlasting life. At the beginning of the epic, Gilgamesh is described as person who is two parts god and one part man. From my perspectives, it is this characteristic that defines Gilgamesh a great, but ordinary hero.
Challenging his words and directly going against his warnings as seen in the cases when his men open the bag of winds gifted by Aeolus, master of the winds, and later when they eat the sacred cows of Helios. It is by Odysseus’ and his men’s arrogance and warrior drive that Odysseus loses more and more men till it is just him left. This is the final representation of Odysseus warrior identity physically being stripped away till the ties of his former warrior self are all
He is a big jerk and the reason for Mercutio 's death. "Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me. Therefore turn and draw". Tybalt said this in act three, scene one where the fight happened. He was calling Romeo weak for not wanting to fight him.
These abilities are important as a warrior because both his men and the hero reflect and are influenced by them. Some of the abilities are excellence in war, courage, leadership and fighting qualities. These qualities are seen through the heroic characters Hector and Achilles. When Achilles is not present with his men, the Greeks are well defeated by the Trojans with no motivation or support. Achilles is also described by his men as a power figure when the poem says “These were his words,/ and all Achaeans gave a roar of joy/ to hear the Prince abjure his rage.” (R 23-35).
He gave into rage when the charioteer came towards him. Oedipus had a number of opportunities to run down another path, or use the strength it took to kill the men to incapacitate them long enough to get away. Instead, he chooses murder and fulfilled the prophecy he ran away from. While less than an act of murder, the id in Oedipus is obstinate and quick to imprison himself in his own words. For example, Teiresias, the seer, refuses to tell Oedipus the truth because he believes that Oedipus must follow the
Chivalry was also seen in the short story From Morte D’Arthur. Chivalry is shown in From Morte D’Arthur by the loyalty that Sir Lancelot shows King Arthur. Sir Lancelot battles Sir Gawain for King Arthur as he is the favorite knight of King Arthur. “Here Lancelot is Arthur 's favorite, although he does kill Gawain 's brothers and commits adultery with the queen. And the final tragedy is that eventually Arthur and Lancelot end up battling each other as Camelot tears itself apart”(Adams).
In act four of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" Macbeth murders most of a noble man's family out of impulse and paranoia. He suspected said nobleman of plotting against him, and much like the murder of his friend Banquo, he killed him before he got the chance. But this murder is not like the ones before it, this one is much more sinister. The man Macbeth suspected, Maduff, was suspect because he refused to show up to any events that Macbeth attended, and when Macbeth went to ask the witches they warned him Macduff was to be cautioned. This time Macbeth decides right away that Macduff must go.
Polyphemus, a dangerous cyclops, impacted Odysseus negatively by attempting to kill him and his men. Polyphemus ate some of Odysseus’ crew and prayed to his father, Poseidon, that Odysseus never makes it home to Ithaca and sees his family or kingdom ever again. The narrator explains that Polyphemus, “...caught two more men and feasted on them” (Homer lines 252, 1217). Polyphemus was spiteful towards Odysseus and his crew because Odysseus and his men ate some of Polyphemus’s food and in return Polyphemus ate some of Odysseus men. Polyphemus ate his men everytime Odysseus or a member of his crew made him upset.