Othello sends Desdemona back to her chambers to pray for forgiveness because he is going to deal with her cheating. Othello has decided that the only way to solve the problems of his marriage is to kill his wife. However, he doesn’t want the guilt of her blood on his hands so he tells her to ask God to let her into Heaven. Desdemona doesn’t argue with him and she realizes what is going on with Othello, yet she still loves him unconditionally. This turning point shapes Desdemona’s sacrifice from unintentional to purposeful.
I believe John Gardner wrote Grendel, not to make us sympathize for Grendel, but to help us understand why Grendel has this dark, pessimistic view of the world. John Gardner did an amazing job narrating a back story from the monstrous point of view of Grendel. There are many people who disagree and say John Gardner wrote Grendel to make the monster of Grendel seem more monstrous, and barbaric, but I feel these people are not fully digesting the text. There is plenty of evidence that shows Grendel was written so we could better understand the mind of Grendel. John Gardner’s Grendel, is all in the monster Grendel’s point of view.
The grim setting of the Iliad, two defining characteristics emerge from the ashes of the destructive power of war. Human nature is susceptible to violence as Homer clearly shows in the descriptive, brutal death of Sarpedon when two aspects of humanity - cruelty and compassion- arise from the bloodshed of war. The violent death of Sarpedon helps the reader understand the effects of war on the human condition by juxtaposing the acts of cruelty and compassion demonstrated by the epic’s characters. Through the unthinkable atrocities of war and the murder of Sarpedon, Homer lifts the veil of societal expectation to reveal the human side of cruelty. The “killing jaws” of the violent battle spurred the warriors to further engage in dark and increasingly cruel actions, pushing them further into inhumanity.
Off he sat on a headland, weeping there as always, wrenching his heart with sobs and groans and anguish, gazing out over the barren sea through blinding tears.”(5.91-96). which Calypso is the cause of. This quote supports the reason because it shows that Odysseus does not like being trapped on Ogygia, especially with a woman he did not like. If he truly liked Calypso, he would have decided to stay with her forever, and forget his wife. But, he did not which proves his true loyalty to his wife Penelope.
For example, after being dragged by Dardan shepherd's to the beach, Sinon pleads with the men of Troy. He cries, “…What land,”/ he cries, ‘ what seas can now receive me? What / awaits my misery? I have no place” (II, 96-98). Due to how important the family structure is in the Roman culture, the Trojan’s sympathize with Sinon, and doing
The worlds take on wartime violence should be hate, and everyone should want to find a way to stop it. Many people choose to stand by and watch the evidence of violence destroy some people. Many have gotten hurt and many have caused that person to hurt just by talking about something or sharing a picture of something online. Everyone needs to be cautious of what they decide to put online. The things people post can have a durastic affect on someones life.
When people - females nonetheless - oppose Pentheus’ beliefs, he seeks to put a stop to their wild religious practices in any way he can. This leads to Pentheus agreeing to take the help of another, the Greek God Dionysus who is well aware of Pentheus’ prideful ways. Dionysis uses this to his advantage, as Pentheus is arrogant enough to believe that he can rule his city by destroying anything that does not follow in his beliefs. This excess of pride causes Pentheus to believe that he is infallible, which ultimately leads to Pentheus’ brutal death. Had Pentheus shown humility, he would have understood that his beliefs did not supercede another 's, and that modesty would have enabled him to come to reasonable conclusions about what would have served not only him but also his people for the
If the events of deus ex machine in the play are observed from the view that they are truly the god’s way of using and helping Medea, then that can be justified. The gods send Aegeus, since no other reason is available for why he would show up at the exact time needed. They send him so that Medea can take revenge on those who not only wronged her, but the gods. This eliminates a problem for the gods, so they allow Medea to commit the crime of murder. They know that Aegeus has power as the king of Athens and will be able to protect Medea even after she commits such heinous crimes.
Lady Macbeth responds, “screw your courage to the sticking place/And we’ll not fail.” (I.vii.70-71) Lady Macbeth believes that screwing Macbeth’s courage and bravery in place will help him get through the process of killing Duncan, and she believes courage is what will make him manly. For example, Lady Macbeth asks, “Art thou afeard/ To be the same in thine own act of valor/ As thou art in desire?” (I.vii.43-45). Lady Macbeth wonders if Macbeth is afraid to act the way he desires. She somewhat tricks Macbeth into thinking that he desires to be king, to make him want to continue with the plan, ultimately for her benefit of becoming queen and having a good social
Thus, the Furies are to be kept at Athens and become goddesses called the Eumenides and will help good people and yet torture bad people. In the aftermath of this book the Achaeans evolved from a revenge issued form of justice, to a more civil, modern day one. Agamemnon begins with Agamemnon murdering his daughter, Iphigenia, before heading off to the battle of Troy. “Yes, he had the heart to sacrifice his daughter, to bless the war that avenged a woman’s loss, a bridal rite