Soon” Achilles doesn’t want to be without his partner, he knows he will be soon reunited. In the battle of Achilles in a rage and Hector for his life, Hector was slain down and in his last words where i=his own breath gave out it was replaced by a god that stated “You will not outlive me Achilles” the voice whispered then, “The days are few for you to walk the earth…. In your father’s house in Pthia they are preparing to mourn”. Achilles faces the likelihood of dying, and leaving mortality. Achilles doesn’t make or follow his conscience he
Hamlets anger, which stems from his mother marrying Claudius, bears him serious thoughts of suicide. This results in an attempt at a religious and moral sin which shows a weakness in his character. Hamlet shows some moral sense when he decides not to kill himself due to religious beliefs, which is a paradox that leads to Hamlet’s downfall. His statement “thy commandment all alone shall live within the book and volume of my brain” (I.V.102-103) establishes his tragic decision to let nothing stand in the way of his vowed revenge assuring the death of Claudius, a longer life span and the immunity of punishment towards his mother. As act III begins, the reader sees Claudius’s plot against Hamlet progress.
The objective of his novel is therefore to inform the public on the brutalities of war instead. He wants people to be aware that war is not as attractive as some make it out to be. When the narrator goes to talk to his old war buddy Bernard O’Hare, Mary O’Hare hates that her husband’s friend is writing this war novel. She believes he should call the novel “‘The Children’s Crusade’” since many men are sent to war as “babies” (18-19). She wants his book to stop the reoccurring cycle of men getting sent to war who are still innocent boys.
In the soliloquy he says “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”. This helps my understanding of his struggle to avenge his father. Hamlet’s main problem is that he thinks too much. He reflects and ponders about life and death for endless hours which lead to nothing but depression. His conscience makes him a coward; if he didn’t think so much about committing suicide he would have already killed himself!
Elie and his father have a strong relationship and Elie wants to survive with his father. Rabbi Eliahou and his son’s story makes Elie realize that he has to take care of his father and both of them live. Rabbi Eliahou’s son treats his father badly and leaves the father, because he does not want to be stuck with an old man. His son got both of them killed. In response to this Elie asks, "My God, Lord of the Universe, give me strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s son has done,"(67).
Hamlet’s father tells him that he must get revenge on his uncle for him; he wants Hamlet to kill Claudius. Hamlet promises his beloved father that he will do whatever it takes to make sure Claudius lives no more, but as he will find out it is not as easy as it seems. Many philosophers have come up with different reasons to why they think that the main character, Hamlet, delays in killing Claudius. S. T. Coleridge came up with the solution that Hamlet was incapable of killing Claudius because he thought about the action too much (Coleridge). Hamlet over analyzed everything he did from the time he first saw his father’s ghost, until the time he had finally got around to doing he deed he promised his father.
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.
Anika Engbersen Mr. Judah Honors Junior English 15 June 2012 Laertes and Hamlet: A Son’s Revenge Laertes, Ophelia’s older brother and Polonius’s son in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is a passionate young man who cares deeply about his family. When both his younger sister and father die, readers can recognize his feelings of grief and anger, and can understand his behavior. Hamlet too loses a father, but his reactions to the demise of his father and the way he peruses his revenge is so irrational, it makes it harder for the readers to connect to Hamlet’s loss than Laertes’s. Hamlet and Laertes share as many similarities as they do differences. Hamlet even goes to say “But I am very sorry…that to Laertes I forgot myself; for by the image of my cause I seethe portraiture of his” (5.2.75).
He understands the transience of his life and knows that its outcome is not up to him to be determined. The author demonstrates that Beowulf is doomed to die by use of pass tense language that proposes Beowulf’s life is coming to an end: “Beowulf spoke, made a formal boast/for the last time” (2510-11). This sentence implies that the warrior is approaching his demise and must speak his last words. However, although Beowulf submits the Gandy, 2 outcome of his ﬁnal battle to fate, the poet explains that “For the son of Ecgtheow, it was no easy thing/to have to give ground . .
In the first three lines, Jonson is trying to come to terms with the loss of his son. However, in the next four lines, Jonson seems to question his own grief, “will man lament the state he should envie?” Here, Jonson is asking why we should lament death when his son has, “scap’d worlds, and fleshes rage.” He also starts to try to ease his pain by trying to console himself. This shows the reader that his grief is too powerful for him to cope with and he looks for consolation in order to ease this pain. We see, later on in the poem, that Jonson is trying to convince himself that his son has gone to a better place. Jonson again tries to stop the feeling of grief by saying that his son was lucky to have missed, “no other miserie, yet age?” This suggests that Jonson is glad that his son has escaped old age.