Achilles loss of his brother affects his sanity and enrages him to an inhumane vengeance on Hectors body. Achilles struggles to get a grasp on the loss of his broth Patroclus and takes all his anger out on Hectors body after killing him. Achilles convinced himself that his anger would stop after he had killed Patroclus’ killer, Hector. It just continued to enrage him further, as after every time he mutilated Hectors body it receded to a peaceful untouched state. The reader is able to understand the depth of Achilles and Patroclus’ relationship and the strong connection that they shared, which went deeper than just adoptive brothers and cousins they were soul mates.
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.
Malouf uses simple stories of Somax to show the harsh and yet enjoyable realities of life to Priam but it also gives them a sense of their own humanity to which has been hidden until now. One story of Somax’s that Malouf entails is the death of Somax’s sons, it allows Somax to show Priam that not all is peachy outside of the kingdom and that war doesn’t only happen from kingdom to kingdom. Malouf does this to show that Somax is his own person that he to suffers from grief and loss. Somax shows Priam what he’s missed out on while he’s been living up to everyone else’s expectations, one thing he teaches him is how food is made up of ingredients and made by humans and is not just brought to you. Malouf shows Somax as the true hero because without him, Priam would have never have faced Achilles in the manner he did, “man to man”, “father to father”, Somax showed Priam how he could appeal to Achilles by sharing his stories or his losses and showing him of the real world.
Humans are their voice and at the same time humans are what is putting them through pain. Hundreds of dogs each day suffer. Starved and deprived of water and love. Not only dealing with the pain of being beaten, trapped, unloved, but a pain of hunger and no way to stop the never ending moans of emptiness of their stomachs. Each day hundreds pass away or more appropriate term murdered.
This means that the gods had key roles in the fates of mankind, an idea which is hinted heavily upon during the course of the play. The title character of Aeschylus’ production, Agamemnon, faces various challenges which ultimately end rather poorly with Clytaemnestra organising his assassination. It could be argued that this was destined to happen from the very beginning of the sequence of events due to the family curse that circles his house. Atreus’s house was known for the curse that seemed to pass down through the generations of his sons which involved terrible things, ie murder happening between the children and the fathers. Atreus himself was involved in the tragedy in which he murdered his brother’s children and served them up as a dish to eat.
Because his loyalty to his father is so strong, he continues to mourn his father even though his uncle and his mother have already persuaded the court as well as the kingdom to embrace the new reign. Another example in which Hamlet demonstrates his loyalty to his father is when he vows to carry out or fulfill the wishes of the ghost of his father. By promising to avenge his father and kill his uncle, he sacrifices his reputation, sanity and
Achilles also stated “if destiny like his awaits me, I shall rest when I have fallen” meaning he doesn’t care about whatever happens to him in the battle with Hector, but just as long as he shows his participation and grief. When Hector and Achilles faced each other he had great determination into killing his foe in spite of his best friend, twirling his shaft twice at Hector killing him. Achilles seems to be sensitive once Priam brings up his father, then his mood changes and sadness fills the room. Overall, Achilles seems to have much love between his companions. 2.
As Hercules tried on the cloak, his body begins to burn immensely with pain. Knowing that he is near death he asks his friends to build a pile of wood on Mount Oeta where he would burn to death. Gilgamesh has come to realization that his selfish pursuit of glory alienates the gods which caused the death of Enkidu. After Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh pours out his grief to the tavern keeper: "After his death I could find no life, / Back and forth I prowled like a bandit in the steppe, . .” (Gilgamesh, lines 63-64).
Frankenstein and the Creature shared an uncontrollable need for vengeance. After the Creature murdered Elizabeth and Clerval, Dr. Frankenstein devoted his life to finding the Creature. He tracked him across the continent; he sacrificed himself by going through fatigue and the bitter cold which was all driven to simply get revenge on the Creature for his actions. Dr. Frankenstein even says, “revenge— a deep and deadly revenge, such as would alone compensate for the outrages and anguish I had endured” (Shelly 169). The Creature all the same was driven by vengeance during his time of existence.
Then he shows his body in a very bad way. Zeus sents King Priam. Priam is Hector’s dad and he went to get his son’s body. He wants to give his son a proper burial. Achilles does not want to return the body at the beginning, but Priam changed Achilles mind.