Of course Pirate Captain is enthusiastic about the competition and looks forward to claiming victory. Sad to say but Pirate Captain’s shipmates are hopeless oddballs (as a leader Captain is about as sharp as a rusty sword’s dull blade). Still, it will not be an easy task to achieve as his competing pirate participants are indeed formidable.
He exploits the advantages of passive aggressive manipulation, as a means of achieving so called retribution for Othello's overlooking of his promotion as lieutenant. His motive changes throughout the play, and is often controversial, if not indefinite. Iago is able to control and collect information to his advantage. His constant update of news from Othello, Emilia, Roderigo and other characters mean that he will always be a step ahead of other characters. In a story of nobleman, honor and valor, it is almost as if Iago is a breath of fresh air.
After leaving victorious from the Trojan War, he possesses a sense of pride and invincibility, raiding cities and fueling his need for glory. Yes, Odysseus’s attitude allows him to act cleverly and quickly when placed in tough situations, but it is his foolishness that gets him into dangerous positions in the first place. One example is his encounter with Polyphêmos, the Cyclops. While in the monster’s cave, his companions wish to take needed supplies and leave in order to avoid any trouble that might arise. In spite of this, Odysseus refuses to retreat; he is curious to see what the creature has to
He just threw himself in the bloodiest middle of the fray, and hacked his way out. Just as he had admirable strengths of character, so did he have unpraiseworthy weaknesses. His biggest weaknesses were his ambition and his manipulability. Because he was such a good worker, he couldn't help but hope for recognition and reward for the consistently superior quality of his work. It may have been that he was serving a sovereign, King Duncan I [d. August 14, 1040], who wasn't known for appreciation or generosity.
To appease Achilles’ anger, he offers him “seven unfired tripods, ten gold bars, […], seven populous cities […] [but Achilles must] submit to [him]” (Lawall, p.135, lines 127-164). This event portrays Agamemnon as someone who uses his political strength to lure to his side those who might help him gain more power, even after dishonoring them. Agamemnon constantly uses his political power to his own advantage despite the effects on others. Achilles is a
The first of these critics is A.C. Bradley who believes that Othello is one of the greatest of all tragic heroes. The latter of these critics is one F.R. Leavis who believes that Othello does not truly qualify for the tragic hero status. Bradley and Leavis both agree on the fact that Othello never reaches a complete Peripateia, but for vastly different reasons A. C. Bradley’s argument is that “The Othello of the fourth act is Othello during his downfall. His fall is never complete but his grandeur remains almost undiminished”.
Achilles is an unbelievable warrior who doesn’t get the thanks he deserves. He also got his war prize taken away from him and still basically wins the war for the Greeks. Finally, Achilles has characteristics and traits that people can connect with and understand his feelings. Achilles is viewed as a hero, though he isn’t treated great and complains for a while, he still wins the war and emerges as the sympathetic character in the Illiad. Right from the beginning of the Illiad, the reader finds out a lot about Achilles.
The Achilles of ancient Greek legend is often counted among the greatest of epic heroes for his fantastical exploits during the Trojan War as depicted by Homer in the Iliad. While it is easy to become seduced by the power and might of invincible Achilles we must remember to not confuse unchecked power with heroism. While Achilles is indeed powerful, a master warrior by all qualifications, he fails as a hero to be imitated or idolized due to his lack of restraint, his barbarity, his lack of a code of conduct, his impiety and his dishonorable behavior. Achilles wields great courage and fortitude but he is also is critically deficient in the other (perhaps more important) cornerstones of the epic hero: temperance, prudence and a sense of justice or magnanimity. It is the intemperance of the man, famously referred to as the “rage of Achilles,” which is perhaps his tragic flaw, a failing which resulted in the unnecessary deaths of untold scores of Greeks and Trojans and nearly spelled complete destruction for the Greek fleet.
Voltaire uses Candide to throw his beliefs in the reader’s face with the radical extremes of his story. Kaufman mischievously uses laughter to win the minds of his reader, and then slips a lesson in while they’re not looking. Perhaps the best example of this is found by comparing a main character from each novel. Candide is the main character of the like-titled book by Voltaire; hence he has perhaps the greatest lesson of the book. At first we see Candide believing unwaveringly in Pangloss’s teachings, that “all is necessarily for the best in this best of all possible worlds” (Voltaire, 4).
a quick wit accompanied by extraordinary intelligence and a perspicacity for the journeys he must endure and the adversaries that he will have to thwart. Although, epic heroes are created to be a personification of perfection, they also have flaws. These flaws can be used against them by their enemies or even themselves. An essential part of becoming an epic hero is over conquering those flaws or learning to work with them. The two texts that we read contained to easily distinguishable epic heroes.