Everyman is believed to be written in the late fifteen hundreds. The main character, Everyman, has been sentenced to death by his maker and calls on his friends to walk with him to his death. In the process of death God calls on Death and gives him the orders of carry out the sentence and go find Everyman. Everyman struggles in finding people who will accompany him with his walk so he calls on nine friends: Fellowship, Kindred & Cousin, Goods, Beauty, Strength, Discretion, Five Wits, and Knowledge. In this journey Everyman finds that not one of his friends are willing to stick with him to the end.
“I’m nearly dead of it,” (Tolkien 104) Bilbo said a little upset after Gandalf told The Great Eagle that they were starving. Victor suffered after the horrible murders and deaths of each and every one of his loved ones. This happened several times in the book so he was also miserable quite a bit. Another time was while he was on his journey to find the monster. He stated, “I have endured misery,” (Shelley 206) because he was travelling over dangerous grounds with little food.
This arrogance that he constantly flaunts leads to him being cruel at the beginning of the epic. Gilgamesh was described as, “two-thirds of him divine, one-third human... Gilgamesh does not allow the son to go with his father; day and night he oppresses the weak... Gilgamesh does not let the young woman go to her mother, the girl to the warrior, the bride to the young groom.” Gilgamesh is a man with no equals, which makes him feel as if he is superior. Even though Gilgamesh starts out as a cruel, supreme ruler he develops into a very kindhearted man. He is extremely supportive of Enkidu and encourages him in any way that he can. When they are fighting Humbaba, Gilgamesh says, “you will surpass all of them... a friend who knows battle understands fighting... stand, friend, we will go up together.” Gilgamesh also shows that he does have a sensitive side when Enkidu dies.
Watson was never able to forgive the Hyena for what he had done to him in the camp. With all the emotions that went through Watsons body from the time he saw the Hyena to the time he killed him all the memories replayed over and over in his head. Watson secretly held a grudge all those years that he was out of the camp. Watson made himself believe that he had forgiven the man for what he had done, when really he was never able to. To forgive is to forget what one has done to
Hector kneels and pulls Achilles' helmet off, and finds it is actually Patroclus who he has killed, not Achilles. Distressed at having slain someone so young, Hector gives him a killing blow out of mercy. Both armies agree to end fighting for the day, and Odysseus informs Hector of the Patroclus’ identity. Achilles, who had slept through the battle, is told by one of his men of his cousin's death. The Myrmidons had also mistaken Patroclus for Achilles, since he had put on the same armor, and had a near identical fighting style.
They do not ever want to show fear. Even after the war, the men still carry the grief of the war. Tim O’Brien carries the image of the young man that he killed, and it haunts him every day. Jimmy Cross tells Tim that he still has no forgiven himself about Ted Lavenders death. “At one point, I remember, we paused over a picture of Ted Lavender, and after a while Jimmy rubbed his eyes and said he’d never forgiven himself for Lavender’s death.
The novel mentions that the man thought it was ‘October’ but he “wasnt” sure. The reader can only infer that the man and the boy have been in this horrible world for a long time or that they have not but it feels like forever because of the suffering and pain
When he finally dies, Gilgamesh is heartbroken. And he felt so bad for his friend and himself because he lost his only friend. Gilgamesh determine to find Utnapishtim hoping that Utnapishtim can tell him how he might avoid death too. Utnapishtim’s wife convinces him to tell Gilgamesh about a plant that restores youth. Gilgamesh finds the plant and takes it with him, But a snake steals the plant one night while he was camping.