In the section “The Cattle of The Sun God” of The Odyssey there is one specific example of this point. It is when the crew is told to not eat Helios’s cattle ,“No sooner had I caught sight of our black hull, than savory odors of fat eddied around me” (Homer line 895-898). Odysseus went to go and pray to Lord Zeus and he fell asleep, he left his men all alone with Helios’s cattle and his men were starving. In a prophecy Odysseus learned that if his men ate the cattle they would all die. Since his men were starving, they killed the cattle and ate them.
Odysseus and the crew arrive at the island of Thrinacia and Odysseus strictly states to not eat Helios’s cattle, but as Odysseus go’s off to pray the crew members disobey. They were starving, so Eurylochus second in command “[urges], and his shipmates cheered again /… once they prayed, they slaughtered and skinned the cattle” (12.379-386). Odysseus’s crewmates were strictly warned not to eat the cattle, but starvation and temptation took over leading them to their death. They were all immediately killed by Zues’s scorching lightning bolt, but Odysseus lives and is now detained greatly because he does not have a crew. The temptations cause numerous set backs on the journey, Through this journey, Odysseus suffers great loss.
"Come, we'll remove the noblest of these cows for offering to the divine beings who own the sky… Better open your lungs to a huge ocean unequivocally than waste to skin and bones on a forlorn island!" The men want into their allurements and have a dining experience. In the event that the men had obeyed and evaded the dairy cattle, they would have still wound up kicking the bucket from starvation. In any case, the men would've wound up biting the dust and starvation appears like a considerably more tormenting and long approach to kick the bucket than suffocating. This additionally demonstrates that the crewmembers were destined to pass on.
The lack of communication throughout the whole journey home will eventually lead to mistrust and betrayal of Odysseus by his crew. Following Scylla and Charybdis they reach the island of the god of the sun, and because of the crew’s spite for Odysseus they don’t follow his directions not to harm the cattle of the Sun. Just in the events of the journey back to Ithaca alone the reader can see how Odysseus’ inability to be a strong leader leads to the dismantling of a good relationship between him and his crew, which leads to a much more difficult trip. Odysseus’ inability to be a great leader for the group leads to a lot of conflict among the crew members. Some point
Just as Odysseus warned his crew, “old shipmates our stores are in the ship’s hold, food and drink; the cattle here are not for our provision, or we pay dearly for it (meaning losing his entire crew)” (page 220) after skillfully escaping from the treacherous hands and mouth of Skylla and Kharybdis on the island of Thrinakia, but they decided to listen to Eurylochus instead, who coaxed them by saying, “You’ve gone through everything; listen to what I say. All deaths are hateful to us, mortal wretches, but famine is the most pitiful, the worst end that a man can come to” and to “better open your lungs to a big sea once for all than waste to skin and bones on a lonely island” (page 221). Similarly, I’ve gone through a moment of self-restraint, which turned into a moment of no self-control. When I was visiting India during the scorching summer at the age of seven, I noticed an increasing amount of stray dogs wandering aimlessly in unsanitary alleyways and on the perilous highways in the overpopulated city of New Delhi. Because I
Because he was Hindu he was at war with himself over killing fish and eating them to stay alive. Pi did eventually gives into his faith, and ate meat to survive. Another huge storm tested Pi, where he lost everything in the boat and was left with nothing ready to die. Even tho Pi had no water,food, or supplies left he stated “above all else never give up
Killing Laius and his men is an overreaction to his anger. This violent outburst shows that he has no self control and he does not show any remorse for what he has done. He also looses his temper with Tiresias when he is trying to explain the oracle to him. It is because of his anger that the oracle becomes true and in the end he looses everything good around him including his children and his sight. Oedipus constantly pushes people away that are only trying to help him, as if accepting help makes him seem
Kreon does not believe Polyneices deserves a proper burial for Polyneices was not noble in Kreons eyes. Polyneices was fighting against Thebes and causing terror. He does not want to give him a proper burial, as shown in the quote “...Polynecius, who died as pitiably - Kreon has proclaimed that his body will stay unburied, no mourners, no tomb, no tears, a tasty meal for the vultures” (Sophocles 22). Antigone is distraught at the thought of her brother being left to be “a tasty meal for the vultures” and soon vows to bury him regardless of the law. Antigone exhibits Fairness by wanting all other aspects to be thrown aside and give her brother a fair right to a proper
One of the days that they were on the island and they saw a ship sailing by which reminded them of fire however sadly the fire wasn’t lit . Ralph finds out that Jack and all his hunters were killing pigs instead of keeping the fire going on the mountains . This obviously in turned angered Ralph that they weren’t doing their job properly and he threw a tantrum on Jack. However, Jack never cared about getting rescued as he looked at the fire with a different aspect. This lined up democracy versus dictatorship war where he started using fire as a weapon by igniting the whole forest just to kill Ralph.