On the Cyclopes' island, he was interested in meeting the owner of the cave who had such fine cheeses. However, his men only want to steal the cheese and leave hastily because there was an uneasiness about the cave. Nevertheless, he fixes upon staying and not soon after, the cyclops Polyphemus returns. He and his men are now in peril because of Odysseus' recklessness. The consequence of his decision is that shortly after Polyphemus devours most of his men but this bolsters him to conjure a plan to escape.
Everywhere he went, including his hometown or the beautiful valley of Charmounix, he was always shaken by the fact that his tedious monster was loose, hunting both his mind and body. Moreover, every time Victor try to distract his gruesomeness by appreciating and enjoying the present, he would be always dragged toward darkest memories from his past and his future full of anxiety. Such that whenever Victor encountered his inhumane creation, he does not reconsider his creation’s feelings, but rather easily become swayed by his own morality; that his creation was the only cause of his suffering and it should be exterminated. Even after countless opportunities to reconsider his ideas, Victor performed futile effort toward his issues, which he continuously applied his idea that his logic was the only thing that was
Together, Scylla and Charybdis are big suprises to the men on the ship; “ More fearsome, is it now, than when the Cyclops penned us in his cave? What power he had! Did I not keep my nerve, and use my wits to find a way out for us” (583 Homer). He says these words of encouragement so the men go into battle with courage and trust in one another. But once they go and battle for their life, the men do not stay true to power they have.
In the end, they all realize they could have never changed their fate. Oedipus’s belief in that he had free will and that he could stop the prophecy from coming true ended up being a guideline for fate to get the prophecy to start. McHugh says, “Oedipus, driven by what he believes to be his free will, compulsively continues his search for the murderer despite the warnings he receives.” (no page) Oedipus’s pride also was a factor in his tragic end along with him believing he had free will.
Jack’s desire to become the chief over the tribe causes him to harm Ralph with his spear: “Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph” (181). It represents a symbol of power for Jack, causing greed to overcome him, making him think that he’s capable of killing the beast, but in society, evil cannot kill evil, showing that corrupt politicians will always exist within our government. In addition, the spear symbolizes the evil does when the controls of civilization are released, ultimately resulting in the downfall of society. Although the savagery use of the spear is also established by Ralph during the pig hunt, Ralph is more repressed and despite his ideas towards the civilization, he also has an evil side. Jack’s complete savagery regarding the dominance of power through the spear replaces Ralph’s disciplined community on the island.
The lotus flower puts you under a spell to control your thoughts. The beauty and taste of the flower pull in people to eat it, but once it's been eaten you never want to leave. When the flower takes over your mind it makes your only thoughts to stay forever and eat the flower. The bliss of forgetfulness is hard to
In, “The Lotus Eaters,” three of Odysseus’ men were sent to bring back information about the inhabitants of the island of the Lotus Eaters, but instead, at the urging of the Lotus eaters, they consumed the Lotus flowers without hesitation. The men were adamant in their wishes to remain, as “they longed to stay forever, forgetful of their homeland [but Odysseus] drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, [and] tied them under their rowing benches.” (lines 210-213) After the men ate the cursed plant, Odysseus felt that it was his responsibility to bring his men back home safely. Later, in the tale of “The Enchantress Circe,” Odysseus and his men arrive on an island where the goddess, Circe turns Odysseus’ men, who had wandered off, into pigs. Later, when Odysseus confronts Circe, “The goddess, realizing she has met her match frees Odysseus’ men.”
Jack’s non-existent rules are a way for him and his tribe to pretend like they can hide behind a mask and take away the boys ability to function as members of a civil society. Towards the end of the story, the lack of laws take a toll on all the boys on the island: “The breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like vapor. These painted savages would go further and further” (236). The breaking of the conch and the loss of two boys are prime examples as to why a society cannot function without rules.
This is where Plato 's theory of education comes into play. His first stride into overseeing education being, to control (read censor) particular kinds of music, poetry and art - particularly Homeric poerty - during the earliest stages of childhood in order to sheild them from characteristics that vexed Plato. The criticism levied against them being both theological in nature and political. Homer 's depiction of Gods is unedifying due to the fact that they are at times fickle, false and display bad conduct. The heroism dipicted is one of rabid desire for revenge, this among other things instills a fear of death in the young.
Room 101 is frightening for the readers and also for the people in the 1984 universe. This is because no one knows what mysteries lie behind the door of this room. And the mystery of Room 101 never ends. In the waiting room for Room 101 men and women who have committed thoughtcrime or have been disobeying the government, sacrifice and scream to not let them into Room 101. "Do anything to me!
Percy’s experiences align with the Hero’s Journey because of these three reasons. First, separation happens to Percy for a while. I know this because in the book it says that he has ADHD and dyslexia so that is what makes him separated from the rest of society. Then, the call to adventure happens. I know this because there is a danger that starts them on their journey and the danger is the monsters that come for them.
Do you think you could handle having the fate of the world in your hands? Well, this prodigy, Ender Wiggin, did not think he could handle it, he could not even handle fighting with his brother Peter. In the book Enders Game, a science fiction novel, Ender Wiggin is called upon to train in the International Fleet to become a commander and fight against the buggers. In his journey he faces many obstacles, like his brother, bullies, and Command School.
Though many aspects of this chapter enhances the corruptions and detriments of society, this quote specifies on how this lifestyle poisons our morality. I can relate to this quote regarding my academic life. As Howard would say “you are all victims of the Scarsdale School systems,” many students, myself included, work tirelessly because of fear. We are scared of competitors and standards, and have truly lost sight of what we hope to achieve and why. I find myself stressed with the goals to beat other students, get into the best college possible, and please my parents.
The potential to be evil lives in everyone. Some may claim to live a life without sin, but the temptation of wrongdoing constantly lurks in our environment. With this in mind, if one soul was able to harness the powers of the most villainous monster, they would surely achieve world domination. With this creation, your hopes and dreams will become reality; if you chose to make Friday an international holiday, it could be achieved. In order to concoct such a creature, a strict step-by-step process is required that should ensure an emotionless subject willing to do your deeds.
Everyone has their own obstacles face. Certain restrictions that limit or halt our journey from our main goal or destination. In The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, we can examine some characters with their unique flaws that leads to their undoing. The ones that differentiates themselves from the rest are those that can mature or grow in character throughout the whole of their journey. Odysseus demonstrates this by acknowledging his pride, foolishness, and by not repeating his past mistakes.