Then Orpheus started playing his lyre and convinced Charon to take him to the kingdom of the underworld, where Hades was. The journey through the River Styx towards Hades was a nightmare: Orpheus first had to pass through asphodel fields (fields that where haunted by ghosts), then he had to pass through Tartarus (the prison of the underworld) and lastly had to pass near Cerberus (Hades three-headed dog) while this one tried to tear you apart. He finally got to the kingdom of the underworld where the god Hades and Persephone where. Hades, amazed to see a mortal in the underworld asked him why he was there, and Orpheus through a song with his lyre sang to Hades and Persephone Eurydice’s tragic story, and asked if there was any way that they could return Eurydice back to the world of mortals. Hades, got moved by his story and accepted to set Eurydice free to the living world under one condition: Orpheus was to do his way through the River Styx back to the mortal world, and Eurydice would go behind him, but he was not to look back to see if she was going with him behind him until he was already out of the underworld.
In the book Night by Ellie Wiesel, Wiesel talks about his terrifying experiences at Auschwitz. Ellie Wiesel was put through unimaginable pain during the Holocaust; he was starved, beaten, and forced to watch thousands of others perish. The Holocaust changed the way Wiesel viewed life and humanity. Jews were treated like worthless creatures. They lost their names and became a number, they were starved, over-worked, lived in terrible conditions, operated on, beaten, and driven to insanity.
Satan truly is a horrific sight to see to both Dante and Virgil. Satan is trapped in ice at the bottom of hell and is inevitably stuck frozen there for eternity. Dante represents the ultimate evil this way because Satan has committed treachery against the greatest man; God himself, and will be forever the worst of the worst. Dante’s depiction of Satan at the bottom of Hell reveals the theme that in Hell the punishment is always befitting of the sin by showing the appearance of the geography and the explaining the ones condemned to the level of Hell. Canto XXXIV geography is foggy and icy.
The separation stage of the monomyth is marked by Satan’s banishment to Hell, and his decision for revenge towards God. His attempts at bringing about the downfall of Adam and Eve, as well as his encounters and interactions with the rest of God’s creation, address the initiation stage. The return is depicted in Satan’s venture back into the underworld, as well as the consequences that fall on everyone, following his actions
In the sixth terrace, the third circle, resides the monster Cerberus. Listed in the notes section of Canto 6, Cerberus is traditionally described as a three-headed dog, whose master was Pluto, King of the Underworld. He was placed at the Gate of the Underworld allowing anyone to enter but making sure no one leaves. In the third circle, Cerberus looms above the souls of the damned, who all lie swollen in the vile slush of putrefaction, or decaying or rotting organic matter. The souls of this circle are sinners of gluttony, people who spent their lives focused only on their craving for food and drink.
In the Geek tragedy, “Oedipus Rex,” Oedipus leads himself to a tragic fate where he is forced to leave Thebes and live the rest of his days in exile. The root of his problems comes from his own decree where he is forced to either kill or exile the murderer of
After Victor’s death, a mysterious figure takes form from the darkness of the room in which Victor’s corpse inhabits and out slinks the Monster. Mournful once more but this time not only for himself, the Monster shares these words, “The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.” Gut wrenchingly stated, it is upon these words that Monster reaches complete solitude now that his potential mate and creator have been destroyed. Through the motif of solitude, the Monster has transformed into an
Grendel has this curse, the so called ‘mark of Cain’. Described as ‘Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild, Marshes, and made his home in a hell. Not hell, but hell on earth. He was spawned in that slime, Of Cain, murderous creatures banished, By God, punished forever for the crime, Of Abel 's death.’ The Beowulf-poets’ analogy of ‘not hell but hell on earth’ is directly symbolic of the wandering nature of Cain, doomed to stalk the land forever. However, the reference to Cain in the actual text is, like most of the aspects of the poem, very short and undetailed.
At the end of the song, the song finishes with a final “Oooo.” Macduff kills Macbeth and tells everyone else, “Behold where stands Th’ usurper’s cursed head” (V.viii.65-66). The final “Oooo” reminds me of the final breath and not only the end to Macbeth’s life but to his guilt and sorrow. In conclusion, Macbeth is truly another great work of art from William Shakespeare. Many other works of art can relate to Macbeth and its incredible plot. To me Macbeth mainly represented sorrow guilt and madness.
As human being we have been taught that death is the demon at the end of the path, place there to hunt us down, ending our journey here on earth. Depending on the believe that each person follows, death could be the end of your persona or the release of our soul to a better place. For generation the thought of death have been a tabu. All over the globe people are afraid of the word, and try to divorce themselves from every topic related to it. As well as death, suffering is a word must people are no comfortable discussing, the necessary amount of suffering a human being needs to build itself, is never share within the different communities surrounding the planet.