And at its climax, the chorus, representing his Theban people, disavowed King Oedipus and his contributions to Thebes saying it would have been better without him. These acts combined drive the humiliated Oedipus towards self-punishment, exile, and to his piteous, shameful fate. Sophocles in Oedipus the King puts the idea of truth and knowledge in the spotlight of Greek and modern audiences. Although Oedipus himself meets a collectively negative end, the power of truth is revealed through his misery. Some things are best left to the Gods rather than in the minds of men, it would have been to Oedipus’ ignorant bliss.
It could be said that he is not a hero because after he defeats Polyphemus, he yells to him, “If I could take your life I would and take your time away, and hurl you down to hell! The god of earthquake could not heal you there!”(479-481). By saying this, he was challenging a god and belittling Poseidon's power, which does not aline with Greek values. Still, this does not make Odysseus less of a hero. What he said was wrong, but he was punished and he changed his ways.
[This goes to show that you should not be silly and get angry over trivial things because the gods are not going to happy and bad things will happen. I’m going to edit in here, this is just a filler sentence.] The portrayal of even the most powerful epic hero as flawed, sometimes to the point of altering fate for the worse, serves as a warning and a cautionary tale of exactly how influential rage can
The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad and The Odyssey are epic works. The main characters, Gilgamesh, Achilles and Odysseus, from the three legends portray excessive pride as seen in the poems. Their extreme pride trait makes them arrogant, as a result, they can hardly handle any situation correctly with honor, as required. In all the three epics, pride is depicted as a destructive force that not only destroys the individual but the whole society. Gilgamesh is the main character in The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Stoicism is selflessness and epicureanism is selfishness. In the play Julius Caesar the philosophies of stoicism and epicureanism are highlighted throughout the play, in which we see how it influences the characters, Brutus and Cassius when they kill Caesar and eventually die for those beliefs. The beliefs stoicism and epicurean play an important part in the play Julius Caesar. These beliefs are the ones who help in Brutus’s and Cassius’s decision making. Brutus ideals follow the ways of stoicism.
The second stasimon also speaks of following laws especially those of the gods. The stasimon gives an example of the dangers of disobeying the laws of the gods. The household of Labdakos is cursed because he disobeyed the laws of the gods. The stasimon closes with a tribute to the god Zeus praising his incredible power. In the third stasimon, the power of Zeus is also described as full of mystery and unavoidable.
Then the beast’s tentacles, was wrapping around the ship and was trying to bring it down. So Athena and I Grabbed swords and started to stab and chop it tentacles off. Poseidon, the god of the sea , Saw that it's beast was getting hurt and that it was about to die, So he told the kraken to retrieve and the battle between the Kraken ended their. And I Odysseus said to the beast. “ I Odysseus defeated The Kraken and made the Goddess of the sea, Retrieve”.
Creon and Antigone represent the madness in the world when a certain aspect of life is taken to the extreme. Their thoughts were unchangeable and its only consequence was the destruction of their lives. In Sophocles’ Antigone, a classic Greek tragedy that draws a parallel between claims of state and familial loyalty; both the aspects are brought to life. Where Antigone singles out the private sphere of life, Creon puts weight upon the political sphere. Where Antigone was a devotee of divine law, Creon came across as a supporter of the human law.
Pride destroys both Oedipus and Othello. Oedipus and Othello both learn from their experiences that pride is destructive, and that men who choose to be proud are made for great suffering in this life. Oedipus and Othello feared even greater suffering
I believe that due to Zeus’s function as a god, his supremacy, and his power, Greeks along with other gods were frightened to discuss the problems with these affairs and therefore had to accept that Zeus could do as he pleased. Zeus’s main function is to carry out law and order, and initiate discipline when the rules are violated. He protects,