When Odysseus encounters Tiresias in the underworld Tiresias tells Odysseus about a smooth journey home “but a god will make it hard for you…because you blinded the Cyclops, his dear son (11.113.116). The god is Poseidon. Also on the journey home, Eurylochus dclares that the men need a break so they land on Thrincacia but are stuck there to starve because “Zeus who marshals the storm clouds loosed a ripping wind, a howling demonic gale, shrouding over in thunderhead the earth and sea at once” (12.338-340). After eating Helios’ cattle when they were not supposed to “Zeus hit the craft with a lightning bolt and thunder” (12.447-448) This causes Odysseus’ men to die and for himself to cast astray into the sea. Monsters prevent Odysseus and his men from reaching home.
He believes society has grown custom to useless things and we don’t need. He states that although you might think you own your belongings, your belongings own you because if something were to happen to your things you would be devastated, so Tyler wants to put an end to all of that. He is trying to make everyone re envision their way of life. He wants to start anew and the only way to reach that goal was to reset everyone’s credit to zero by destroying several buildings of importance. He gained many followers by manipulation and helped them all hit rock bottom, and by doing so they are able to destroy their false self and over, because only when you have reached an all time low you will not have anywhere else to go but up, his belief was once you hit bottom that when you can truly achieve perfection.
“’Tam Lin did what he wanted to do,’ Celia said. ’He was guilty of a terrible crime when he was young, and he could never forgive himself for it. He believed this last act would make up for everything”(377). This shows that Tam Lin has human qualities because like most of us in the real world he has both good and bad features. In conclusion I think Tam Lin is a round character because of his dark side and good side and what he does to try to fix it.
)- Polydectes convinces Perseus to kill the Medusa, a horrifying beast with snakes for hair. But this feat seems impossible because whoever looks at the snakes will turn instantly to stone. 2. Athena, Hermes and Graeae- Athena and Hermes guide Perseus to the home of the Graeae and give the guy some advice. Perseus really commits to his adventure when he blackmails the Graeae into telling him how to find the Nymphai.
Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglass in an attempt to “sivilize” him. Huck constantly discards the ideas of obedience taught to him. Due to his childhood Huck chooses to fake his own death and run away from his father, Pap. This is the first major deceit that appears in the novel. As Huck escapes he leaves behind clues to mislead his father and community, “I took the axe and smashed in the door.
Macbeth can’t be fully blamed for all of the murders as he didn’t personally commit the crimes he got other people to do them for him. This shows that he is not a butcher because although he arranged the murders of Banquo, Lady Macduff and her sons, he didn’t actually carry them out. A butcher would have got great joy out of brutally killing these innocent people. Although some may argue that these murders were unnecessary to the play, they were important to Macbeth’s character as he wanted to get rid of anybody who was seen as a potential threat to his crown. It can be argued that Lady Macbeth is the true butcher; she is the person who persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan.
Many people recognize Beowulf as the hero of Anglo-Saxon time due to amazing strength and courage. Thou he had hero like qualities, Beowulf could also be considered a selfish hero because his speech, thoughts, and actions showed that he would do anything to succeed. Throughout a few defeated battles Beowulf justified his loses to make him look more successful. Beowulf relied on his own destinies so much that is let him to Denmark to fulfill his "Destiny" and kill a known unbeatable monster named "Grendel". Thou he doesnt know the true outcome of his beliefs he wasnt conscious of his own or other peoples lives but instead focused on his natural wanted defeat.
As a result, Poseidon threatens Odysseus with much suffering and the ultimate loss of all of his men. Third, King Aeolus bags all of the storm winds. On a stormless sea, Odysseus may get safely home soon. But his men open the bag, and thereby let out a terrible storm. Fourth, at the Land of the Laestrygens, giant cannibals eat all but one of Odysseus' ships.
Once in a swimming race Beowulf had been attacked by a sea monster and had to save himself. He slew the monster and eight other seas beasts. He also says, “I swam in the blackness of night, hunting monsters out of the ocean, and killing them one by one; death was my errand and the fate they had earned” (Beowulf 176-180). Beowulf uses his past heroic deeds and his confidence to convince Hrothgar why he is a fit opponent for Grendel the monster. Furthermore; Beowulf reaches his lowest point in the hero cycle when he’s faced with three numinous phenomenons.
Finally, he lies to Alex, copes, social worker, Dean, and Aunty Jean. “Dad is sick” Martyn says to his Aunt. He doesn’t want anyone to know that he killed his father so he covers it up with lies. He confirms that he lied because he was scared. He also said “it’s only wrong if you get caught.