He sets out on a journey with a simple goal, to bring home the body of his son and in the process discover what it means to be a man. King Priam sits within the four walls of Troy ravaged with grief for the loss of his son Hector. But his grief is not that of a farther but a king who has lost the air to his thrown. His people are left with no hope and it is this fact that he mourns for most. “The grief that racks him... is also for a kingdom ravaged and threatened with extinction.” Priam is far from what you could call a man.
going to see Helen Minneola’s’ wife after they made peace with Sparta and then taking her back to Troy). During the scene where Paris Fights Minneolas he gets a cut on his thigh, but rather than stay and fight Paris crawls back to his brother and choses to lose his honour and what respect men had for him just to live. This would have made the audience think if him as a coward rather than a brave man as they perhaps thought at the beginning of the scene. Another good example is with Achilles, for the most part he is made out to be a ruthless, do whatever it takes kind of man that wants only to be remembered by people for years to come. Achilles fights for himself but also fights alongside Agamemnon on the attack of troy to gain the remembrance and glory that he seeks.
Homer’s Odyssey takes place years after the conclusion of the Trojan War. King Odysseus of Ithaca was sent to fight in the Trojan War due to an alliance with King Menelaus of Sparta. He was held captive by Calypso and unable to return. His absence back home has had adverse effects on his homeland, especially his family. However, the absence of Odysseus has had the largest effect on Telemakhos, his son whom he left as a newborn.
Statement of point 1: Suffering is more than just a physical feeling. It is also a mental feeling. Introduction to quotation 1: Odysseus was dealing with suffering and pain even before he begins on his journey back home. He was torn away from his family before the duration of the Trojan War. Quotation 1: “He’s suffered so long, separated from his dear ones.”(1.55) Comment 1a: Athena is conversing with her father, Zeus, about why Odysseus’ suffering should be rid because he has been through enough already with the separation of his family.
Wow I feel for Achilles I was mad at my brother and it takes me forever to forget about it, just like Achilles. Achilles is bold for standing up to Agamemnon like that. Blindness infers weakness to some people, and that’s what I think Achilles meant is that he sees his weakness which is that he sees things when there here happening now but that he cannot trust anyone or see into the future himself. When the foremost Greek hero sees his avenue to greatness he then realizes that it is too late to do anything about
The characteristics made the conflict of the novel a lot more intense though out the novel. Charles Kingshaw was the main victim of the whole novel. In the novel, he mentioned that he lost his father when he was young. ‘My father ‘s dead’ He was angry, not hurt. (pg.18) His father who died in war was his hero to him and when Hooper asked him about his father, he felt like Hooper was insulting his father so he was unhappy about it.
This remark also implies that that he is still mourning the loss of his father and is not yet ready to move on. Hamlet also mentioned something rather peculiar: He claims to have seen his father, or rather a ghost of his father, “armed at point exactly.” (1.2.212) Hamlet spoke of the encounter with “oppressed and fear-surprised eyes” (1.2.215), suggesting that he does not fully believe it, yet he still wants to. The ghost allegedly told Hamlet that he must be prepared for revenge, for the new king, Claudius, poisoned his father in order to regain the throne. Both the resentment Hamlet holds towards his mother and uncle and his alleged encounter with the ghost of his father suggest that Hamlet has many family problems to work towards. Hamlet’s id speaks for him when he shows his
In the novel Ransom, by David Malouf we are drawn into the world of two men who on the surface seem so different. They come from completely different backgrounds yet we will see that their aspirations are the same. They have endearing feelings for their family members and both know the feeling of loss of a loved one. Somax is the common man who accompanies Priam on his journey to a meeting with Achilles. Priam is the King of Troy who has led a royal life behind the walls of the city of Troy and he is now forced to give up that comfort so that he may retrieve the body of his dead son for proper burial.
Furthermore, Malouf uses Hector to provide a link between the two protagonists, a link that results in the release of Achilles from his grief and anger. Achilles and Patroclus had a bond that brought them together like brothers “adoptive brother” and Achilles saw him as the “new centre” of his life. Despite Patroclus being a killer in his childhood he exceeds this to become more ‘pure heart’ as an adult. He is torn between his love for Achilles and disappointment at the unheroic sulking of his brother. Unlike Achilles, Patroclus is able to put the greater good before petty personal issues, this is what kills him as he cannot truly see what Achilles is doing and instead gets himself killed wearing Achilles armour by Hector, this loss is too much for Achilles and drives him into emotional darkness.
Armed conflict was a certain tactic to gain and maintain the glory of honour. Refusing a fight was a sign of weakness and cowardice. In contrast, Illiad’s Paris’ distaste for fighting to the death, drew scorn and disdain from both his family and Helen. Helen herself says “You’ve come back from the fight. How I wish you’d died there, killed by that strong warrior who was my husband once.”(3.