During the Trojan war Gods picked sides depending on who they thought was justified or to get revenge. The Gods used mortals as pawns in their game of the revenge and justice. Aphrodite saved Paris in an act of justice, rather than letting the cowardly Paris die at the hands of Menelaus. This angered the Greeks and even ones close to Paris. Helen expresses what everyone thinks of him, “‘You’ve come back from the fight.
Sometimes, parents make the wrong decisions for their children, but sometimes they over do it and cause some problems. Lord Capulet pressured Juliet into marrying Paris until the point where she drank a sleeping potion to escape it and then eventually killed herself. This is one of the reasons why Lord Capulet is the most to blame for the actions in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Lord Capulet was part of the reason why the feud continued. He really did nothing to stop it.
Both Agamemnon and Odysseus, have wives besieged by suitors and a son who, logically, dislikes them. The story of Agamemnon parallels that of Odysseus. But Agamemnon's story turned negative: the suitor killed him and married his wife, though his son, Orestes, avenged his death. This foreshadowing effect is only a brief statement by Zeus in Zimmerman’s interpretation as time is a vital resource in a play while in an epic it is held in excess. Homer’s ability to enhance the epic with secondary characters came from years of oral history and time but pays off tenfold.
Throughout Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare make several references about stories of love and tragedy to Greek or Roman mythological people or beings that has some sort of relationship to the story. For example, the story of Helen of Sparta or Troy. In Greek mythology, Helen was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world before her abduction by Paris, Prince of Troy, from her husband, King Menelaus, which had started the Trojan War. The story can be related to Juliet when it comes to who they have to be married to and to whom the fall in love with someone but ultimately, having them reject you in return or having to
Helen is lured by a goddess, a temptation that was impossible to resist. Bella who craves love after being dumped, finds comfort in Jacob. However, she runs to Edward once she knows where she can find him. The “tall goddess among women” (XV. 137) commits adultery and starts the Trojan war.
At this point, Romeo is infatuation with Rosaline, Lord Capulet’s niece and a girl who sworn to remain chaste, is still present. However, as soon as Romeo lays eyes on Juliet, he forgets entirely of his previous love for Rosaline. In fact, Romeo begins to question whether he was actually in love with Rosaline. This establishes that Romeo already makes hasty decisions when it comes to love. Next, while speaking to Romeo in secret on her balcony, Juliet proposes the idea of marriage: “If thy bent of love be honorable / thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow” (2.2.143-144).
Whether if they were written as sirens to lure men to their death or strong females that help them on their way. Penelope is Odysseus’ wife who is faced with many suitors in her home on Ithaca. She is a very powerful woman in this epic being that she is married to Odysseus and is the mother of his son, Telemachus. Since Odysseus has not returned from the war and is assumed dead, many suitors try to replace him by taking Penelope's hand in marriage and Odysseus' property. She has been holding them off by making the excuse that she must first finish weaving a shroud for
Many of the gods made Aeneas fate to reach Italy difficult. At the beginning Juno tells Aeolus: “Aeolus, by order of the Father of Gods and Men You calm the waves or provoke them with wind.” Aeolus created the winds that affected Aeneas and his crew because they needed to stop at Libya. The Trojans would have sunk if it no have been for Neptune who calmed the seas. The goddess of marriage also forced poor Queen Dido to fall in love with Aeneas. As a result, it made Aeneas stay until Mercury reminded him of his fate.
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into the friend,” Martin Luther King Jr. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. Their families have been rivals for ages. Romeo had walked into that party that night seeing Juliet and thinking she is the most beautiful women I have ever seen. This quote is related to this story because it brings out the aspect of hatred among the families and how Romeo and Juliet transformed themselves from an enemy to more than a friend.
Creon had many reason too next in line to rule Thebes. His motivation was just and honorable; therefore, making him the protagonist. Creon’s law is justified by reason. Since Thebes had two rulers, the people must have been divided on who was the best fit ruler just as the people of the United States compare the Presidential candidates. However, when the brothers go to war with each other the people also go to war, creating tension even after
It is my opinion that Venus (Aphrodite) was at fault for the cause of the Trojan war. Despite the dispute amongst Venus, Juno (Hera), and Minerva (Pallas, Athene) for who was the fairest, which was caused by Eris, the mortal world did not become involved until Venus chose Helen, the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta, to be the woman fated to Paris. Once Helen was seduced by Paris and fled with him to Troy, it was then that the Trojan war became unescapable. While other deities were involved in the series of events leading up to the war, I do not believe it would have led to the war between Greece and Troy had Venus chose any woman other than Helen. I do, on the other hand, believe that had the gods not intervened in the Trojan war, and had let