For example,Oedipus from Oedipus The King by Sophocles is a well thorough example of a tragic hero, as well as Okonkwo from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Both characters are heroic and important people in their societies as well as admired by readers through the imagery of their action. However, the flaw that each of them have ruins their lives and drives them into pain. Oedipus is a mythical Greek king of a city named Thebes, he fulfills a prophecy that said he would kill his father, and thereby brings a disaster on his city and family. Okonkwo, on the other hand, is a wealthy and a well respected warrior of the Umofian clan, a lower Nigerian tribe who gives effort to develop into a powerful and successful person, nevertheless ends up self murdered and doomed as an evil spirit.
The Odyssey In the epic poem, The Odyssey, by the Greek poet Homer, the main character, Odysseus, shows signs of heroism. The poem tells the story of Odysseus, a war hero from Ithaca and his journey to redress himself. Throughout the story, Odysseus proves himself to be the hero through his masterful skills, breathtaking strength, and quick thinking. To finally redress himself, he needed wisdom from several of gods. However, Odysseus has good traits that an epic hero has, but he also have bad traits too, such as, being overconfident and angering gods.
Andrew Neely IPHS: Odyssey of West Professor Hawthorne September 21, 2009 With reference to his speeches in Book IX, why do you think Achilles rejects the three envoys? Does his rejection suggest that Achilles has come to have doubts about the heroic life and ethos? Please support your answer with textual evidence. The most powerful warrior in Homer’s Iliad, Achilles has all the necessary arête (skills) that embodies the traditional Greek hero. In ancient Greece, skill in battle was valued over any other quality and it defined the Greek man.
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.
From Trojan to Roman In Virgil’s The Aeneid, Aeneas, the story’s main character, transitions from being a Trojan warrior into the leader of the Romans. Aeneas has his journey set out in front of him and the gods have chosen him to lead because of his many virtues. He is a leader, he possesses obedience to the gods, and he puts his family first. Aeneas is fearful of the outcome of such a long hard quest as traveling to Italy. Yet, he faces his fears head on, as the Trojans are in a battle to stay alive during a violent storm caused by the jealous goddess Juno.
Evan Ayers November 19, 2012 Gold 4 Creon In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, one feels fear and sympathy for Creon. He is the strong king of Thebes who rules without a bias. He cannot change the actions of Antigone that lead to many deaths in his family. He is ruined by the effects of a family curse that he cannot control. Through multiple problems of which Creon has no control, one feels sympathy and fear for him.
This gave them an edge over the Persians who were fighting for their leaders, without any emotional attachment to the cause of fighting. This morale is captured in Aeschylus’ play, depicting Themistocles march into battle crying- “Forward you sons of Hellas, set your country free…all is at stake now fight!” The last battle of Mycale was won with the synergetic Greek forces driven to liberate the Ionians from Persian lead. This shows how the moral of the Greek soldiers contributed to their overall defeat of the Persians. The Greeks were
The great Achaean warrior Achilles posses all the traits of hero, “valor”, strength, skill, and a quest. Achilles quest is what sets him apart, for its not like most heros, who fight for glory, riches, honor or to protect. He is fueled by rage and hatred and only seeks vengeance. It is this rage that causes Achilles to disregard Hektors plea to return his body “No more entreating of me, you dog, by knees or parents”. This vengeance is for his dear friend Patroklos, who Hektor killed.
Sample Legal Brief Citation: Kreon vs. Antigone Facts: Kreon, uncle of Antigone, who is now the king of Thebes, the very moment he became the ruler he pronounced to follow Thebes’s death rule of burying his own nephews. He proclaimed and was honored to bury Eteokies because he wanted to fight for the city, but he forbids to have a burial ceremony for Polyneikes because Polyneikes was the one that wanted to destroy the city Thebes, and Kreon did not like the fact someone like him wanted to destroy his own city. Antigone in the other hand, is the very opposite of her uncle, she declares to bury her own brother. Antigone does not care what will happen to her. She is eager to break the rules of Thebes for her own brother.
His killing was the result of a love triangle. Over time Darius became frustrated with the indecision of the Greeks. He could not get the Greeks to decide which way they wanted to go. This caused him to, at times, be determined to struggle against the Macedonians with his own forces. Later on, Darius would change his mind again, even sending letters to the Greek soldiers to kill Alexander.