For example, Tybalt and Mercutio draw their swords against each other in order to fight for their houses’ honor, and finally both are killed for this reason. Romeo on the other side at first avoids fighting due to his marriage with Juliet, but when he thinks himself as an offspring of Montagues murders Tybald to take revenge for Mercutio’s death. Consequently and according to Coppelia Kahn, “the play is constantly critical of the feud as the medium through which criteria of patriarchally oriented masculinity are voiced”. Moreover, the fact that Mercutio takes part in the feud although he is neither a Capulet nor a Montague reveals that “feuding has become the normal social pursuit for young men in Verona” (176). Lastly, the nature of the feud involves obscene sexual innuendo towards women, something that becomes evident when someone considers the puns the Capulet servants make with language referring to sexuality, such as their wordplay regarding Montague’s women virginity: “I will cut off their heads…Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads; take / it in what sense thou wilt” (1.1.20-24).
He first attempted to convince the queen Tomyris that he wished her for a wife, but she knew he wanted to marry the kingdom to his own, and denied him, causing him to prepare yet again for war. However, his royal advisor Croesus tried to convince him otherwise, saying to instead make allies out of their two peoples, not more war. But Cyrus ignored his advisor’s wise council and led his army against Queen Tomyris and her forces, and lost his life in the battle. This is where Clio ends, and where Book II, Euterpe begins, and where the Persian War starts to fully form as a massive conflict between the Greeks and
The purpose of this essay is to answer the question of how accurate the Hollywood movie, Troy, really was and whether it portrayed Homer’s tragic, charming side of the story or the predicted historical side. Troy is precise in its portrayal of the setting and the intensity of the Trojan war. Nevertheless, the reason to why the war occurred has many believable theories. The story was written by a very famous Greek writer and poet, Homer, the author of the well-known Iliad and Odyssey. The source of the Movie Troy came from the Iliad, an epic poem written by Homer around 800 B.C., despite that the actual war occurred 400 years before.
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. Athena was with the suitors, but she never gave both sides an easy way to win. Athena would let the suitors miss Odysseus and in return, she tested Odysseus knowledge of how to win in a battle based on his experiences. Every one of the suitors tried, at least tried to kill Odysseus and one of them was the son of Damastor named Agelaus who was killed by the spear that Odysseus had used in the battle (“Homer”). Odysseus would never harm anybody without any reason, but in this case, he needed to protect his family and carry what the deities wanted him
Patroclus believes his cleverness can outdo the Trojans in battle. He thinks his logic should be able to persuade Achilles to let him fight as Achilles in his armor. In Chapter Sixteen, Patroclus uses logos when he is trying to persuade Achilles to let him fight in the war as Achilles. Ethos, pathos, and logos are being used all throughout the Iliad to persuade characters to do certain things in the story. In the Iliad, there are many times where the characters are influencing each other on what each other should do in a conflicted situation.
In the book it was stated that Antigone felt very strongly about burying her brother no matter what Creon said. In the text after the play it is written by senior editor Paul Moliken that “When Creon Forbids the burial of Polyneices, he is denying Antigone the opportunity to perform one of the most significant duties that Greek society allowed for women. Thus, he is attacking her identity, and that is a part of the reason she opposes his orders” (Sophocles 67). This is significant because it shows why Creon was
This is the case for classic epic heroes, such as Oedipus, Odysseus, and Aeneas. This conflict inspires the theme of fate vs. free will in each of these classic epics. Although these characters have free will, they are not permitted to use it as an attempt to avoid what is inevitably destined for them. Therefore, each author establishes an interconnected relationship between fate and free will, which ultimately impacts the journey of each character. Homer’s The Odyssey depicts the story of Odysseus as he travels home following the Trojan War.
Medea: The Revengeful “Let death destroy Jason and Jason’s children! Let the whole ancestry of Jason be destroyed!” (Fredrick, 2015 , p. 18) Studying the case of Medea, effects of PTSD made her commit Spouse revenge filicide because she wanted to punish her husband, Jason, for betraying her and breaking the oath he took. In his article, Combat Trauma and physiological injury, Brian Lush uses the same method Jonathan Shay used to interpret Achilles’s actions in the Iliad for Medea’s situation. Lush explains “Although Euripides did not cast Medea as a male solider as its protagonist, the play depicts Medea as suffering from the background Trauma, betrayal, isolation and consequent symptoms attributed to combat veterans with lasting psychological injuries” (Lush, 2014, p. 25). Hence using Lush’s view on Medea’s character as a devoted warrior suffering from Traumatic hardships in her experiences with the man she gave everything to, we can understand why she wanted revenge.
He lies and risks other’s lives to let himself live. A hero should be valiant and willing to put others before himself. On his way back from the Trojan War Odysseus and his men had to fight the monster, Scylla, in order to go back to Ithaca. Odysseus wouldn't tell his men that eight of them are going to be eaten. It states in the novel “No mention of Scylla--how to fight that nightmare?--for fear the men would panic ”(pg 278).