Homer uses similes in The Odyssey to help the reader to understand how one with good reputation acts and how they are father-figures to others. Odysseus returns home with the help of the gods and his perseverance. Odysseus and Telemachus kill the conceited suitors and bloodshed falls upon the godlike warrior’s household. Odysseus’ beloved wife in incredulity of Odysseus’ return doesn’t welcome him. “It would have warmed your heart to see him, spattered with blood and filth like a lion”(Lombardo 354).
This is what drove him to become courageous and fight in the war, abandoning his other potential fate, where he could have lived a long happy life. WHEN DOES ACHILLES CHOOSE TO FIGHT IN WAR? EXTRACT Q AROUND LINE 64 Achilles also joins the Trojan war again to avenge his best friend, Patroclus. Instead of feeling dutiful like Hector, Achilles was driven by grief and madness when he made this choice. What drives Achilles to fight is more personal.
She also aids him afterwards when the other gods are contemplating whether Odysseus is guilty or not. They decide he isn’t by saying, “There will be killing till the score is paid.” Odysseus’ last mentor and helper is his family. His memories of Penelope and Telemachus kept him going and gave him the encouragement he needed to come home. Penelope, although surrounded by suitors, stayed faithful to her husband. She says, “Eurymachus, all my excellence, my beauty and figure, were ruined by the immortals … If he (Odysseus) were to come back to me and take care of my life, then my reputation would be more great and splendid.” The same cannot be said for Odysseus, though, as he cheated on Penelope with Circe and Calypso.
Named after the protagonist, Euripides play ‘Medea’ brings out the sufferings of a lonely wife, seeking revenge from her husband after he betrays her. To some extent, Medea’s actions towards her husband are reasonable. Despite Medea’s love for her children, she slays them both to return the same feeling of loss towards Jason after he betrays her. Her actions were understandable since Jason only wanted his children for power. However, Medea also ends up proving that her husband was right because her actions were indeed barbarous.
To begin, the first category of love, storge, is a Greek word meaning empathy bond. This love can be described as fondness of familiarity. In “Romeo and Juliet,” Lady Capulet says, “ I beg for justice, which thou, prince must give. Romeo slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live”(III.i.180-181) Tybalt, portrayed as a cruel and prejudice man, is hated by most; even Lord Capulet shows disapproval of the actions of Tybalt. However, he is family, and that natural love makes the Capulet family want his death avenged.
I am the son of a great man. A goddess was my mother. Yet death and inexorable destiny are waiting for me as well. A morning is coming, or maybe an evening or noon, when someone is going to kill me in the battle, with a throw of his spear or an arrow from his bow.” (Achilles to Lycaon, Homer, 2003a, p.
When Achilles was under the impression that he was not receiving his prize of a woman from Apollo 's temple, he became extremely agitated and refused to accept the outcome. Achilles lacked the virtue and devotion that Cato possessed; Cato heroically gave up a woman he so deeply cared for without question, while Achilles would not accept the result. Alexandrian Appian, a Greek historian from the second-century, stated that Cato had a “ high-souled philosophy” and this is proved in Catos willingness to surrender his wife despite caring for her deeply. Cato’s dedication to his own principles is absolute; this heroic notion is further evidence of his deserving title
This conversation goes on for a while before they realize everyone has a different opinion. Misopeliades tell the men that he thinks it’s a bad idea for Achilles to go and fight in war because he never does anything right. Misopeliades feels Achilles will only make things worse than what they are already. Misopeliades thinks he is only thinking of going to the war because he wants to be seen as respected by his people. The whole war wouldn’t be as bad if Achilles didn’t become so enraged over such a little situation.
The gods were discussing about how dangerous she was. Just because she was the daughter of Hades. Her friend, Thalia Grace, daughter of Zeus was standing next to her. Thalia’s face was completely red. Zarah did not know if it was because of embarrassment or anger that her father was discussing their execution so casually.
Medea now hates her children and Philoctetes wishes the generals who left him a miserable punishment. Both of the tragic heroes call out for the gods to witness the wrong they experienced and the pain they had to go through.Thus, the very tragic states of these characters will win them the support and sympathy they need. Medea was supported by a group of female Corinthian women. Throughout the play, these women will voice their opinions on how Medea was terribly wronged. Philoctetes also gained the support of a group of male sailors.