Antony persuades the mob that Caesar was a god and did not deserve to be killed. The mob turns on Brutus and the group of conspirators. There is most certainly a civil war on the horizon. The complete 180 switch of the mob proves that Mark Antony uses the rhetoric devices of ethos, pathos, and logos in a more effective manner than his counterpart, Brutus.
The Odyssey teaches many interesting themes all through the book. I believe the most evident theme was an individual's relation with the gods. “No, it’s the Earth-shaker, Poseidon, unappeased, forever fuming against him for the cyclops whose giant eye he blinded…”
It showed how a very small and simple gesture was considered as a sin that had to be punishable. Pandora was entirely the creation of male imagination and anger created by Zeus against Prometheus. In his works, Hesiod describes it as “And he bade famous Hephaestus make haste and mix earth with water and to put it in the voice and strength of human kind, and fashion a sweet, lovely maiden-shape, like to be immortal goddesses in face; and Athena to teach her needlework and the weaving of the varied web; and golden Aphrodite to shed grace upon her head and cruel longing and cares that weary the limbs. And he called this woman Pandora, because all they who dwelt on Olympus gave each gift, a plague to men who eat the bread”. Pandora is a wonderful illustration of how male power operates in the Greco-Roman myths.
Moreover, if Artemis can bless humans like Agamemnon with wind,then she could curse those who go against with other natural phenomenon. Evidently, Gods like Artemis achieve legitimacy by invoking fear upon citizens. By achieving legitimacy, Artemis through manipulates Agamemnon into committing heinous acts since she is well-aware Agamemnon’s needs for war. It is apparent the imbalance of power found in the relationship between Gods and humans encourages a behavior that appeases the ruling class: the Gods. Similarly, David tries to appease God in order to benefit from his power.
Atrahasis, Gilgamesh, and the Genesis are mythical flood stories that share many similarities and differences. In Atrahasis, the younger gods complain to the elders of their workload and ask that man be created to take the work load off their backs. The womb goddess is then instructed to create mankind from clay. Turns out mankind for the gods ends up being something unexpected so Enlil orders a drought at first and figures that his ideas to lessen the population is not working. So Enlil has no choice to send a flood in hope to depopulate the society but he first sends Atrahasis to build a boat and gather two of each kind.
In the Odyssey by Homer, numerous gods affect the plots of the stories. They play a key role in causing the adventure to happen, but they also help Odysseus find his way; however, many gods and creatures want to make him suffer. The stories are an account of all the scenarios that occur because of the gods. Some of the gods favor specific people throughout the multiple books; for example, Athena convinces Telemachus to try to find his father.
This quote shows that many Thebans have died from the plague that the Gods have unleashed. One can also argue that they seem this way due to the fact that they waited till Oedipus had become the king of Thebes to punish him and his parents for attempting to go against his prophecy and in turn, attempting to disobey the word of the Gods. However, their not interrupting with Oedipus’ fate can be correlated to the belief that our fates are pre-determined and irreversible, it may have been impossible for the Gods to interfere even if they wanted to. This shows how powerful the ruling cosmic order of fate was; even the Gods could not act against it. The Gods also give an impression of being easily angered as Oedipus essentially wanted to prevent his horrible fate of killing his father and bedding his mother, which is a reasonable notion but Oedipus still angered the Gods despite his honest
In both the statements made by Brutus, they are ethos. It is clear Brutus has built a strong dislike for his view of Caesar getting crowned king. He makes it out to be that Caesar will do no good as king. Caesar will only think of himself as the highest of them all, and forget about the people of Rome who supported him. The statement about the serpent's egg is about how killing him while “in the egg” or before he is crowned, could be explained by if he was killed before he got the power he could do no
For centuries, mortals have scoffed at the actions of the gods, often comparing them to little children arguing over toys. As Honer states, “We men are wretched things.” (Homer) However, what humans fail to realize, is exactly how similar the actions of the immortals are to that of man. The concept that allows readers and audiences to relate to the gods so fully is the fact that they are so similar to humans.
He enlisted the sun God Elagabalus to Jupitar level and went on to build a temple of the god and make senators watch him dance on the altar of the God all day. This was not very pleasing to the senators. He even moved the sacred relics of the Roman religion to the temple so that all the Roman people were forced to worship his god if they wished to worship anyone else. My sources prove this by saying, “The most sacred relics from the Roman religion were transferred from their respective shrines to the Elagabalium, including the emblem of the Great Mother, the fire of Vesta, the Shields of the Salii and the Palladium, so that no other god could be worshipped except in company with Elagabal. Augustan History, Life of Elagabalus”.
Shakespeare had many sources when he was writing a play and one of his most noticeable is Plutarch and Ovid. Plutarch provided some of the bios for Greek and Roman rulers that inspired Romeo and Juliet. Ovid's Metamorphose was used in the play Midsummer Night's Dream. They both played a big part in Romeo and Juliet.
The 2001: A Space Odyssey “Dawn of Man “scene and the story of Ovid are more different in the way that they portray the “Golden Age” of humanity because Ovid’s story is a historical metaphor that suggests that humanity was once free from evil and sin while Stanley Kubrick suggests that humanity always had sinned. In Ovid’s poem, “The Four Ages,” Ovid explains that the Golden Age was a time when “the years went by in peace”, and that the “people were unaggressive, … unanxious… [and] happy”, which suggests that humanity had not sinned yet, and no evil existed, unlike the later on ‘Iron Age’. This description of society as unaggressive, happy, and peaceful suggests that humans had been content and did not harm each other. Ovid clearly shows his
In Metamorphoses by Ovid, there is a reoccurring theme of revenge. Juno is often trying to punish the women who have relationships with Jupiter. There are several instances throughout Metamorphoses which depict Juno carrying out awful acts of abuse to the women that are shown affection by Jupiter. Though the relationships are not pursued just by the women, they are the ones who Juno blames for the love affairs.
A hero is typically someone who is respected for his or her remarkable achievements and assets. Most People define a hero as someone who does something incredible out of the virtuousness of his or her heart. In the “Odyssey,” written by Homer, Odysseus the main character would fit the definition of a hero. However, if you examine more closely, he does not fit the definition that most people think of a hero whatsoever. Odysseus does not do anything out of his heart.
Joseph Dowdall Mr. Nurre English 1 9 October 2015 Perseus the Hero In the story “Perseus and Andromeda” in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Ovid uses Perseus to show society's expectation of how a charming man has an obligation to save a “damsel in distress.” Ovid begins by telling the reader that the Sun has just risen and Perseus has been getting ready for the day; Ovid starts describing Perseus by the way he dresses: strapping on his wings, and proceeding to arm himself with a sword. This wayof describing the hero connects with Ovid’s previous portrayal of Perseus as a hero.