Antigone’s tragic flaw is that she is too passionate and strong-willed for her own good. She insists on burying her brother, Polyneices, even when the king forbade it. When asked why she ignored his demand Antigone replied, “I dared. It was not God’s proclamation” (783, 64-65). Antigone is telling Creon that rather than listen to his man made laws that she would rather follow the higher authority of the God’s.
The Odyssey: Books I-III In book 1 of The Odyssey, we meet Odysseus. He is apparently being held captive by the nymph Kalypso on Ogygia, her island. Ten years after the Trojan War that he participated in, all the other men have made it back to their homes, but not Odysseus. It seems that of all the Greek Gods, Athena feels the most compassion for Odysseus. According to Zeus, it’s only Poseidon that has ill will toward Odysseus for some reason or another and it was his doing that got Odysseus trapped on Kalypso’s island in the first place.
She does not stand up to Othello when it really matters, and accepts her own death far too easily, even to go as far as selecting the bed sheets she is to be murdered on. Dreher, in her essay ‘Domination and Defience; Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare’ states that she is ‘'following conventional patterns of behaviour for wives and daughters, these women lose their autonomy and intimacy and do not achieve adulthood ’, meaning that Desdemona retreats into a state of childlike dependency when upset as a way of avoiding reality. According to Aristotle, a ‘tragic figure’ is defined as a character of noble stature, who embodies virtue as part of their innate character. They do have some vices, which allow the audience to relate to them, and have some kind of ‘hamartia’ or tragic flaw, however their misfortune is undeserved, and their punishment far outweighs this flaw. Their end must evoke feelings of pity and fear within the audience, and their death must be a sacrifice of some kind for a greater purpose.
She “appealed to Zeus to help Odysseus since he has been wondering the seas for ten years”. Then when Odysseus swims to Scheria and crawls under a bush to hide she puts him to sleep so his “distress” would end. Athena also disguised Odysseus as the beggar which got him into the hall of women without being recognized. Athena gave Odysseus beauty when
Many people question whether Penelope and Athena are both in love with Odysseus and might also be competing for his love. Both of these women have way two different relationships with the great Odysseus. He is deeply in love with his wife, as Penelope is in love with him. Such a strong love is what actually brings Odysseus back home. He chose not to stay with the beautiful, immortal, goddess Calypso.
Odysseus does himself no favours by blinding Poseidon’s son the Cyclops and subsequently uses his powers for evil rather than good. He wants revenge and takes his anger out on the man who hurt his son. He makes the sea so dangerous and almost impossible for Odysseus to continue his journey home. The Goddess Calypso’s role in the Odyssey was to show Odysseus’ loyalty and devotion to his wife, Penelope. Odysseus was stranded on the island of Ogygia with the beautiful nymph, but only gave into her against his will.
“Now truly,” he said, “howsoever I pay for it, I will go straightway to Athens. Not for the fear of death will I fail to see my lady whom I love and serve. If I behold her once, I do not care if I should die!” 1398 And with that word he picked up a great mirror and saw that his entire hue was changed, and his face was entirely of another fashion; and it ran into his mind then that since his face was so disfigured with his malady, he might well, if he bore himself humbly, live in Athens unknown evermore and see his lady almost daily. And quickly he changed his clothing to that of a poor laborer, and all alone except for a squire, who was disguised poorly as Arcite was and knew Arcite’s secret, he took the shortest way to Athens. 1413 And soon he went
Just like what the devil did to Eve, he promised her that the forbidden fruit would give her sensations beyond her wildest beliefs but ended up getting her kicked out of Eden and punished humans for eternity. The ocean is like this to Edna because it promises freedom, which is exactly what she has been looking for, and it ends up being the death of a woman who already has a good amount of independence. Chopin also makes Edna seem less than holy in this passage because after all, she is a woman and since her transformation stumbled and was never truly completed, she is stuck between a sacred figure and just another failure. Edna decides to kill herself on her way to beach because of her suffering and search for more and more freedom. The weather amplifies the feeling of pain and hopelessness, the sun is hot and the water seems like the perfect relief to get away from everything.
In life fate is determined by personal choice and High power. In the odyssey by Homer Odysseus and Telemachus make choices that determine their life. Poseidon has bitterness toward Odysseus. “Yet all the gods have pitied lord Odysseus all but Poseidon raging cold and rough against the brave new king” (29). In Greek culture if a man wants to marry a woman You became a suitor for that woman and if anything goes wrong You must be willing to clash for the woman even if A the man is still not in love with her.
But she still hobbled on an imperfect prosthesis, and each activity left her in agony for days. To unwind, she’d watch the dolphins play at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, near her home in Palm Harbor. A young dolphin, Winter, who had lost her tail in a crab trap, caught Kazazic’s eye: “She swam more like a shrimp than a dolphin. I identified with