Page 975 definition: an epic is a long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes. Page 979 definition of an epic hero: is a larger-than-life figure from history or legend. Page 1020 definition of an epic simile: sometimes called a Homeric simile, is a elaborate comparison that may extend for several lines. The Odyssey Review and Assess Page 985 5. (Part A) They forgot about there homes; they become addicted to the Lotus and the men that ate the Lotus wanted to do nothing except stay there and eat the flower they wanted to do so for the rest their lives.
Roger found a lodgment for his point and began pushing until he was leaning with his whole weight”. This savage behavior shows that soon or later it will turn out to be survival of the fittest because eventually there will be a shortage of food. The boys begin to hunt each other after running into arguments and fights between the two leaders and fear took over the other boys when the picked tribes. “And we’ve got to be careful and throw our spears like at a pig” “we’re going to spread out in a line across the island- “we’re going forward from this end-” “until we find you”. Jack’s tribe of boys has degenerated completely into savages by killing and hunting their companions.
Sigurd ends up killing the dragon and after killing the dragon he starts to roast the dragon’s heart which is filled with knowledge. A squirt of heart juice hit Sigurd’s finger and he put his finger in his mouth and was filled with great knowledge that informs him that Regin plots to kill him for all the treasure Fafnir the dragon possess. Both of their aids tried to help, but in the end it was themselves that caused them misfortune. In conclusion, both Kreon
Aggravated, Odysseus carefully planned a trap with the help of two loyal men and killed all the suitors. Odysseus is someone who would not be considered heroic today for he was disrespectful, cheated his wife, and killed many people. In the beginning of the Odyssey, Odysseus landed on the land of the Cyclopes. There he and his men met Polyphemus. Odysseus thought very low and rude about him.
The Cyclops cave they were in belonged to Polyphemus, Poseidon’s son. Odysseus’ plan to defeat the Cyclops was to offer him some powerful wine to get him drunk. Then he would have him open the door and on their way out they would use a tree carved and shaved down like a knife, then heat it up and hide in poop. Then after the boulder was removed he would stab him in the eye then twist. Odysseus tells the Cyclops his name is Nohbdy.
Given the opportunity, Odysseus shot Antinous, the most perfidious of the suitors, with an arrow that “hit him under the chin/ and punched up to the feathers through his throat …Like pipes his nostrils jetted/ crimson runnels, a river of mortal red/ and one last kick upset his table/ knocking the bread and meat to soak in dusty blood” (703). Odysseus took his revenge on Antinous by shooting him, which justifies the common idea in Ancient Greece that violence serves as a suitable form of revenge. Odysseus also reinforced this idea when he warned the disloyal suitors “There will be killing till the score is paid. / You forced yourselves upon this house. Fight your way out, / or run for it, if you think you can escape death.
Because Claudius wanted to be king more than anything one can assume the suppression of his id caused him to be so aggressive he killed the king. As seen in Claudius’ prayer in act 3 scene 3 lines 37-73;98-99 he feels guilt but no remorse for what he’s done, as seen in lines 98-99, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” On the other hand in the story of The Complete Persepolis, the battle
The beast rose, angry knowing that a man had come”. Beowulf, to get the dragon’s attention yells out to it, like a cheetah who chase’s it’s pray into a trap and catches it, but Beowulf only had himself. He definitely made the ultimate sacrifice for his people and risked his own life so the revenge-seeking dragon could inflict the pain upon him. Overall, these quotes and example shows evidence that throughout the book, every character observes some kind of revenge/violence, whether being inflicted by them or simply upon
She even says, "He was tall, strong-built something like you.”(960) Jocasta ignores or fails to recognize all the obvious similarities between Laios and Oedipus. Lastly, King Oedipus made a mistake losing his temper when he meets King Laios. "Then his driver tried to push me off the road...he leaned out and caught me on the head with an ugly goad… I killed them. Every one of them. "(1033-1041) Oedipus wronged Laios here by killing him over a small incident and fit of anger.
If you don’t give me the Bull of Heaven, I’ll strike […] to its foundation, I’ll raise up the dead to devour the living, The dead shall outnumber the living”(pg.126) “When Anu heard what Ishtar said, He placed the lead rope of the Bull of Heaven in her hand, Ishtar led the Bull of Heaven away.”(pg.126) When Gilgamesh returns to Uruk and cleans himself off, Ishtar is overcome with lust and begs him to be her husband. Gilgamesh refuses and this greatly infuriates Ishtar. She goes to her father, Anu, the god of the firmament, and to her mother, Antum, and demands that they let her use the Bull of Heaven. She wants to turn the bull loose so she can watch him gore Gilgamesh to death. She threatens to let all of the dead people out of the underworld so they can feast on the living, unless her parents give her the bull.