Creon views the gods differently. “Be sure, I would have done this had not I wished first of all to learn from the God the course of action I should follow.” (Sophocles, line 136-138). Creon has faith in the gods and refers to them before making any drastic decision, like when Oedipus begged to be killed when realizing about his major fault. He values their opinions and looks to them for solace. Throughout the play, Oedipus is shown to overreact when faced with opposition or disaster.
The easiest difference between the heroes is that Homer's hero, Achilles, is a self-centered warrior, while Virgil's hero, Aeneas, is obedient warrior. In the Iliad Achilles repeatedly asks his mother and other gods for help and receives it. On the other and in the Aeneid Aeneas receives only the help the gods and goddess see fit. Another difference is that Achilles allowed self-pity and anger to overcome him and cloud his judgment, while Aeneas faced his situations head on. While the heroes are very different they are also similar.
this very discontent feeling would further add to the very isolation the Glaspell is trying to portray. How is anyone to feel connected when they much live with a foul personality? “He was a hard man” (Glaspell 181); “Like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Glaspell 181). He gave his wife a dispirited sense of being. She probably felt smothered by his bleak nature and with the fact that the farmhouse was too isolated for anyone to want to visit, Mrs. Wright was left alone.
/ It is not for your health, thus to commit / your weak condition to the raw cold morning.” (II, i; 234-236) Brutus is a loving character through this quote because normally in that time, women weren’t as well recognized as now but Brutus really cares ad loves his wife. Another one of Brutus’s characteristics/actions that make him as the hero of the play is that when he initially he wants to join the conspiracy, he has a different reason to kill Caesar. He doesn’t do it for greed and envy but it’s rather explained in the following quote: “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (III.ii:21-22). Even though Brutus makes wrong decisions, he didn’t want to kill people as much as a person like Cassius wants to. Also, Brutus is
• Though many myths tell of how Zeus is short-tempered and irritable, he is easily manipulated by Athena, who usually goes to him to ask for favors. This reminds me of how, in today’s society, fathers tend to bend to the will of their daughters more than mothers. Also, Zeus’ compassion is mostly shown when Athena is around. He probably favors her because she is known throughout Greek myths for her philanthropic acts and clever deeds. • As you go through life, there will be times when you can stop and enjoy yourself; but you have to remember to get back on track.
 The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, "overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering. " Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos) were yoked to his battle chariot.  In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.  An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality.  His value as a war god is placed in doubt: during the Trojan War, Ares was on the losing side, while Athena, often depicted in Greek art as holding Nike (Victory) in her hand, favored the triumphant Greeks.
This results in people believing in a certain God and only that God, for the other Gods don’t appeal real to them. The outcome of being loved is caused by someone loving it. If there are multiple Gods, which ones are truly real? “And do you not see what is loved of the Gods is the holy and this is the same as what is dear to them”(20).To Socrates, Gods are useless and only take fame for what good things happen, not the negatives. Primarily, the issue faced by Euthyphro is that certain actions and beliefs are good simply because God favor’s them.
He now tells that piety is that which is dear to the gods, and impiety that which is not dear (6). Socrates then praises Euthyphro for this new definition, but still is not satisfied, and so begins to further question this definition until he can turn it into one that he can use in his own practice (6). He begins with telling of how people can have differences of opinions, and how these differences can lead into feelings of hatred, in which Euthyphro agrees (6). Socrates then go's into how the gods themselves can also have there own differences of opinions, which can also lead into unrest amongst them, which they also agree upon (6). He then leads up to his main objection of this definition by means of stating that even though men and gods love that which they think is noble and good, and hate that which is opposite to those things, not everyone thinks this way about all things (Plato, 7).
Jessica Osorio English 110 Antigone Sophocles play “Antigone” demonstrates how the fate of the main characters illustrates the danger of [hubris] excessive pride. The play dramatizes the last stages of the troubles of the family of Oedipus. In “Antigone” Sophocles introduces new sufferings for the survivors of the conflict through the process of Greek tragedy, which consists of Creon transforming from the proud lord of Thebes to a defeated, grief-stricken mortal. “Antigone” has often been regarded as a play of philosophical conflict where one kind of right is opposed to another, where divine and human law come into conflict and the rights of the individual are opposed to the rights of the state (Burke). The play takes up the story of the “Seven against Thebes”, by Aeschylus, but with some changes in the circumstances.
Larkin`s pessimistic view of the world is so deep, that it is almost impossible to find a single positive line in his dreary poems. Pessimistic poems usually have a ray of hope in the end. This is clearly not the case when it comes to Philip Larkin. In his poem, “This be the Verse”, he starts with one of the most depressing lines I have ever read: “They fuck you up, your mum and dad. “ He generalizes his own view of bad parenting and wants to convince you that this happens with every child.