n this essay we are going to focus in one of the characters of Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night: Duke Orsino. Orsino is the first character that we see on stage in Twelfth Night. He is a Duke, and he is in love with a girl called Olivia. Olivia is mourning the loss of her brother. In Elizabethan society, women had to obey their fathers in choosing their future husbands, but we have to realize that Olivia is free to choose her man, because he has no father and no brother.
He tries to warn Odysseus, he says women are no longer faithful. Odysseus should keep certain things secret from his wife Penelope, even though he doesn’t believe Odysseus is in danger of being murdered by his own wife. In the Odyssey, Penelope, takes on the role of both a mother and sometimes a seductress. She led the suitors into making them believe that she would re-marry again, but Penelope is awaiting the return of her husband. An example of mothers in The Odyssey would be when Telemachus ordered Penelope from her room, to show the suitors of his intentions on claiming his father’s throne.
Creon, king of Thebes, gave Eteocles a proper funeral, but forbidden anyone to give Polyneices a burial. Hence, Antigone begins. Antigone disobeys Creon and performs the burial ritual for her brother, Polyneices. Creon, enraged, sentenced Antigone to her entombment. Haimon tries to reason with his father Creon, but Creon is blinded by his own pride.
However Apollon claimed that proper action to make revenge of his father and punish the dirty desire. As they both made sense about their argument, people voted about this situation, they made a tie. Finally goddess of Athens voted for Orestes and he got an acquittal. Story of Hamlet : King Hamlet suddenly died. Queen Gertrude remarried with his brother Claudius and he became a king.
He tells Theseus (Duke of Athens) that she must marry Demetrius (a young nobleman) or she must die. He asserts this in lines 40-45, specifically lines 41-42. He says, “I beg the ancient privilege of Athens; as she is mine, I may dispose of her” (I.i. 41-42). This statement displays for (1) he doesn’t care about his daughter; (2) and openly displays his emotions towards his daughter.
This is how Homer “gained his fame.” Many other scholars also believe the idea that “Homer” could have meant any travelling scholar, as there were no written records back then. The two poems are talking about a period in Greek history during the Trojan War. The Iliad is a lengthy poem about the Trojan War, and its’ ending. The poem starts out with the Achaean army taking over the town of Chryse and continued to tell the story of a greedy leader in the Achaean army, Agamemnon, and how he makes enemies with one of his best fighters, Achillies. The story goes on to tell about how the gods toy around with the humans, and take sides over each other that other gods may not like.
Telemakhos In The Odyssey, Odysseus’ son, Telemakhos, embarks on a journey to find information of his lost father. Being the heir to the throne of Ithaka, it is understood by the rest of society that Telemakhos’ behavior should match that of his father’s. However, Telemakhos does not mature into a man worthy of comparison to Odysseus by the end of The Odyssey. Only with the help of the people and gods around him does Telemakhos embark on his journey and return safely. The first chapter of The Odyssey is called “A Goddess Intervenes,” and rightfully so.
As well, Egeus states that Hermia is his sole property and so she must marry Demetrius. However, Lysander insists, “I am belov’d of beauteous Hermia. / Why should not I then prosecute my right?” (I, i, 104-105). This quotation points out that Lysander loves Hermia even though Egeus and Demetrius do not allow them to be together. Later on in the play, Hermia tries to runaway with Lysander to his aunt’s home, where the Athenian law does not apply.
This uncertainty indicates his weak connection to Odysseus. He further complains about his “hopeless” situation with the Suitors. Athena advises him on ways in which to conquer them, before vanishing and revealing herself as a goddess. “In Telemachus’ heart she [implants] spirit and daring and [brings] the image of his father to his mind even more strongly than before….”(11). With this new-found confidence, he intervenes when Penelope asks Phemius, the minstrel, not to sing of Odysseus.