“The Great Chain of Being was supposed to keep the Earth in a stable condition and order. Anything that breaks this chain of order was said to disrupt the stability of the universe.” (Wikka 1) Macbeth was selfish to commit this act for nothing but personal gain. In the end he was not even content with the outcome, just like the people around him. “I’ll go no more: / I am afraid to think what I have done” (II.ii.48-49) Therefore, selfishness only leads to unhappiness and trouble for all. This is shown, also, when Macbeth begins to keep his wife out from his life.
<br> It all began when Agamemnon stole away Briseis, Achillesâ€™ woman. To ease the <br>anger Achilles had for Agamemnon, Thetis asked Zeus to provide honor for her son, <br>Achilles. Zeus granted her request by promising that the Achaeans would suffer enough <br>losses to force Agamemnon to come begging for Achillesâ€™ help. <br> The first major change in Achilles was caused by his rage toward Agamemnon. <br>Achilles, the great warrior, allowed his wrath to infest his desire to help his own comrades <br>in the battle against the Trojans.
The Ancient Greeks expressed themselves in many different ways including the houses they lived in, the food they ate, the discoveries they made, and even the way they spoke. Each Greek lifestyle was different, and it was shown in each city-state. Discoveries made in the Ancient Greek time era had a lasting affect on the world, and the way we view various subjects like math, or astronomy. Each city-state in Ancient Greece had different views of value of life, and the mighty Greeks were one of the first civilizations to question the world and how it began. The Ancient Greeks dared to wonder and imagine about unknown things, and their literature and art awed the world.
All three prophetic passages are effective in some way, Jupiter’s prophecy in Book 1, that given by Achises about the future leaders in Book 6 and the description of the shield in Book 8. However, which is the most effective? The first prophetic passage takes place in Book 1. Venus is distressed by the rough treatment her son and the rest of the Trojans have received at Juno’s hands. For example, Venus angrily questions ‘what crime have these Trojans committed that they should suffer all this loss of life and the whole world be closed to them?’ Venus continues to protest that her father has forgotten his oath that a race would emerge from the remnants of troy to rule a great empire.
This prophecy as warned by the oracle of Apollo at Delphi would inevitably come to pass, no matter what Oedipus could have done to avoid these circumstances it would happen. Oedipus’ past actions were determined by his fate. Oedipus is the only character in the play that does not have the insight into the terrible events that have happened in his past. His sudden awareness of the prophecy concerning his mother and father led him to flee from Corinth, ignorant to the fact that he had been adopted. When Oedipus decides to flee from his fate he subconsciously starts to fulfill his predetermined destiny.
Ancient Greek sculpture Ancient Greek sculpture represents one of the most influential artistic movements in the history of art. The statues created by the ancient Greeks in the Classical and Hellenistic era (During the Hellenistic era we see people of all ages in Greek sculpture, Hellenistic Sculpture: 323-30 B.C. ) provided the foundation not only for Roman sculpture, but also for western sculpture as we know it today. Greek sculpture was of remarkably rapid growth, developing under conditions which are not generally believed to be favorable. Few countries ever underwent such rapid changes as Greece, for the suddenness with which the Mycenaean civilization was swept away, perhaps by the Dorians, is unequalled in history.
This myth arose as a way of explaining why all the awful things happen to men in life. Conflicts between Zeus and Prometheus exist, and Zeus creates Pandora’s box with the intent of giving it to her so she can release all the evils to the world of man, an indirect punishment to Prometheus. Pandora’s conflict is similar to the Conflict seen in the Hebrew culture, The Garden of Eden. In both stories, hope exists, but man falls prey to evil due to misled curiosity. It is hard to understand the actions Pandora took at first, after being told not to open the box.
Antigone was very heroic and brave at first, Creon now punishes her, and she does not fight back, but she simply badmouths her father. “O Oedipus, father and brother your marriage strikes from the grave to murder mine (7.40-41) says a coward Antigone. Creon, on the other hand who is supposed to be the strong king of the land, does not manage to control his anger, and fights his own son in an argument. This can be considered a sense of pride, since Creon did not want to change his opinion. Part of being a tragic hero is having a destruction.
Honesty is a big part of life and I have had many situations that have put me up against having to choose to tell the truth or to lie. I have come to the understanding that telling the truth and being honest is always the way to go. My closeness with my family helps with telling the truth they have taught me that being honest my carry punishment but they will stand behind me and always care. My family is a strong influence on my decision making. My parents have had to be tough on me at times on punishments but they are always fair in not being to mean.
I am unsure of why Athena feels so strongly in helping Odysseus so much. My idea is that it is because Athena is the god of war strategy and wisdom and Odysseus single handedly won the war for Helen and she feels that he deserves to go home because he is so clever in his war strategy. She even helps him get off the island where Calypso is keeping him prisoner because she has falling in love with him. Athena has went out of her way to help Odysseus and his family even though “all the gods pitied him, except Poseidon, Who stormed against the godlike hero until he finally reached his own native land.” (pg2 line 25-27) Poseidon was the only one of the gods that didn’t like Odysseus because he had blinded his son the cyclops, but no one had gone out of their way so much to help him, then Athena. In Book 5 Athena and all the rest of the gods except for Poseidon gathered to Olympus to discuss the fate for Odysseus.