The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
Immortals Movie Summary Theseus and his mother live in a village. Theseus is being mentored by an old man who is actually Zeus in disguise. Theseus was the product of his mother being raped and was considered a social outcast. Hyperion's family dies from a sickness who's prays to the Gods were never answered, so he decides to seek revenge and declares war on Olympus. He begins looking for the Epirus Bow, which he wants to use to free the titans to destroy the gods and attacks several places.
For years after, he had waited for John to come to his door and demand that Mort make it right but he never came along. Now after the divorce, he’s become depressed and withdrawn from everyone. He felt that he needed to be punished for the plagiarism of the story so in his own mind, John Shooter was created. Shooter came to his house and accused Mort of copying his story “Secret Window, Secret Garden” and publishing it in a magazine under the title “Sowing Season”. Shooter tormented Mort for a while, first killing his cat then burning his ex-wife’s house to the ground.
But a father. He is worried yes but also he may feel as though Achilles would be a man of understanding as he is in the same position when he lost his Son, Neoptolemus. Achilles feels that if Hector can kill Patroclus' then Hector does not deserve to live. When Somax reminisces about the death of his second son he remembers that he "was beside [him] self. [He] felt like punching her where she stood" He then continues without question to berate Achilles based on the way he dealt with Patroclus' death.
He had decided to kill Agamemnon but Athena came to him, sent by Hera, and told him to get his anger under control. With that he left in anger and stayed by his ships drowning in sorrow. Here was the fearsome warrior brought to his knees by the loss of a woman, a prize, a piece of property, taken from him by another. He did not fight in the war for a time due to his anger and humiliation but when his best friend Patroclus was slain by Hector he was driven by revenge and rejoined the fight. Hector was considered the warrior-champion for the Trojans, who had persuaded the Trojan warriors to leave Troy and the safety it provided while Achilles was not taking part in the battle.
In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world. The narrator was not satisfied with his brother, which resulted in the horrible things he thought about him. Brother said that “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable…” As a result, the narrator enjoyed torturing Doodle, threatening to abandon him multiple times. He even took Doodle to see the casket that was built for him, and forced him to touch it. The narrator basked in the control he had over his brother.
Odysseus is not a hero due to his terrible character. Disloyalty often arises from someone being dishonest and cheating on his/her husband or wife. That is exactly what Odysseus does while he is out at sea. Odysseus spends “A year with Circe” (Homer, 540) having an affair with Circe while his wife shows loyalty and refuses to have affairs with other men and “refuses to remarry.” (Homer, 743) Also Odysseus’s men kill a cattle, and Zeus “punishes them while at sea” (Homer, 678) by a thunderbolt which ends up killing his men. Odysseus sails away without his men and goes to Calypso.
Is this a commentary on the modern day passiveness towards death and violence? That a boy should fall from the sky to his death for no one to notice, except for his own father, is certainly a kind of indifference. Wendy A. Shaffer, in comparison, questions if Icarus would have listened had Daedalus not spoken in the same tone used in his everyday chastisements. The theme of father and son has also brought about works depicting Daedalus’ reaction to his son’s death. Anne Sexton tells of Icarus plunging to his death “while his sensible daddy goes straight to town,” in her poem ‘To a Friend Whose Work has come to Triumph.’ In the myth Daedalus searches the ocean for his lost son.
When Lavender is killed Cross believes it is all his fault because he was too busy daydreaming about his love for Martha. The author says, “…First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross crouched down at the bottom of his foxhole and burned Martha’s letters. Then he burned the two photographs” (723). He becomes so angry at himself that he burns all the letters and pictures that he has received from Martha. He allows himself to be distracted by his unbearable thoughts of Martha and he faces the idea that he loves the thought of Martha more than his men.
The Myrmidons had also mistaken Patroclus for Achilles, since he had put on the same armor, and had a near identical fighting style. Later that night, Achilles leads the funeral ceremony, complete with a funeral pyre. The next day, an enraged Achilles approaches the gates of Troy alone and demands Hector to come out and face him. Hector requests a pact that the loser is given proper funeral rites by the winner, which is angrily refused by Achilles. The pair fights a fierce duel but in the end Achilles kills Hector, and then ties the body to the back of his chariot, callously dragging it back to the Greek camp.