Jocasta isn’t really known for being deceiving or manipulative in this play, but she does try to convince her husband that all of the prophecies are not true at all. The prophecy with Oedipus is that he was supposed to kill his father and marry his mother, when Jocasta and her late husband Laius found out the prophecy of their new born son, they casted him out of Thebes to die. But in fact that baby did not die because he was taken in by king Polybus and queen Merope of Corinth. Then later on in the play Oedipus gets word of his father’s death in Corinth and then finds out in fact that Polybus was not his biological father at all. When all of the takes place and Oedipus gets back to Thebes, Jocasta realizes that the prophecies could be true and she tries to convince Oedipus that they are not because she and Laius’s son died after they got word of the prophecy that was foretold to them.
The god of sea, Poseidon, does not like Odysseus and intends to keep him captive.. Being a sex slave does not appear to bother Odysseus, he never intended to escape from the island. His son in Ithaka, Telemachos, is a teenager with a sour character who is hungry for answers to questions involving to his father's death. This hunger is satisfied mommentarily when Athene, a goddess who knows Odysseus, encourages him to search for the
His mother Hera did not like the way he looked and threw him off her castle which was on top of the clouds. Hephaestus fell for one day and one night before falling into the sea. The sea animals rescued him and took him to an island called Lemenos. There Hephaestus built his forge underneath a volcano. He collected precious metals, pearls and pieces of coral to make beautiful jewelry.
At first, Telemakos didn’t know their intention, but soon figured out they were fighting to take Penelope’s hand in marriage. Telemakos finally met with Athena for advice. After his meeting with her, he realized he had to change his personality and become sterner and start taking control. People began to assume Odysseus had died because no one had heard from him. Telemakos set out to find Odysseus or see if he was still alive.
Serving as an antithesis to Athena’s generosity, her father Zeus’ interferences prolonged Odysseus’ journey by putting obstacles in his path and killing off his men. In book 12, (lines 385-399 and 417-439), Odysseus' crew were specifically told not to kill the sun-god’s cattle, but they, going against Odysseus’ orders, killed them anyway. Zeus avenged this, through Helios’ request, by sending them a storm, destroying the last ship and all of Odysseus' crew, leaving Odysseus to be swept away to Ogygia. It is clear that Athena serves as Odysseus’ protector and advisor and wishes to see him return home to Ithaca. She does as much as she can for Odysseus to ensure his journey is successful, but there is only so much so she can do with her uncle Poseidon, and father Zeus, working against her to make Odysseus suffer.
Venus appears to him at that moment and persuades him to not kill Helen because she is not responsible; the Goddess explains that this was caused by “the harsh will of the gods.” Being the pious and obedient man that he is, Aeneas obeys his mother and escapes the city along with his father, Anchises, his son, Ascanius, and other surviving citizens. He continues to relate the different ordeals they faced on their journey and how multiple times they attempted to build a new city but after the loss of his father Anchises and the terrible storm he arrived at
Antigone, who was a very strong willed Greek woman, and who valued loyalty to family, was then left with the dilemma of whether or not to bury her dead brother Polynices, because if she got caught burying hum, then she would be sent to death. Luke Skywalker’s problem was that he was a member of the Jedi, and discovered that his real father was a member of the Jedi opposition, the Dark Side. He knew that he had to confront his real father, so soon before an attack started on the area where his father was he did. He was then left with the decision to join his father on the Dark Side, or hold true to what he believed and stay a member of the Jedi. The motives of Antigone and Luke are similar, yet very different in a couple of ways.
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was not always known by this title. He earned his title after remarkable demonstrations of his military genius, political shrewdness, and cultural visions. Many thought his family to be descendents of Hercules. Alexander often thought him as his personal hero. During his youth, Alexander had tamed a wild horse named Bucephalus which he loved very dearly.
Although she cares for and respects her brother, her conscience will not let her disrespect her brother. Despite Creons warnings she buries him with honor and is captured by Creon and put to death. Haimon, who is Creon’s son and Antigones lover has to leave Thebes. Antigone focuses on contrast between characters. Antigone and her sister, Ismene are together in two scenes, the prologue and the second scene.