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.
Later on Hector killed his close friend Patroclus, and Achilles seeks revenge on Hector. Hector is also viewed as more of the honorable one. Hector knows his role as the defender of Troy. Although of his devotion and love to his family, he could not abide by his wife’s wish for him to stay and not go to war. When Hector faced up to Achilles with his last dying breath, he wanted an honorable burial from his people.
In the story of the Aeneid by Virgil we see the continuation of the Iliad by Homer through the eyes of a Trojan warrior. Each of these stories focus around a particular warrior and their journey to becoming great heroes. While these two stories are similar because of this, the heroes depicted vary in many ways. The types of heroes that we see in these stories are unlike in the fact the qualities required by the hero in each story are different. The easiest difference between the heroes is that Homer's hero, Achilles, is a self-centered warrior, while Virgil's hero, Aeneas, is obedient warrior.
In the play The Burial At Thebes, the powerful king Creon and fearless Antigone both seek the best for themselves by standing by their own values. Creon wants to be seen by the citizens of Thebes as the greatest and most powerful king in Thebes' history by showing them the authority he has through his bold actions. Antigone desires attention and praise from the gods by honorably burying her deceased, beloved brother Polyneices; even if it means she will perish for disobeying Creon's orders. Both Antigone and Creon are stubborn and unwilling to change either their methods to achieve the glory they wish for themselves. However, only Antigone successfully attains the glory she seeks through placing her family's well-being before her own.
In life fate is determined by personal choice and High power. In the odyssey by Homer Odysseus and Telemachus make choices that determine their life. Poseidon has bitterness toward Odysseus. “Yet all the gods have pitied lord Odysseus all but Poseidon raging cold and rough against the brave new king” (29). In Greek culture if a man wants to marry a woman You became a suitor for that woman and if anything goes wrong You must be willing to clash for the woman even if A the man is still not in love with her.
He firmly distances himself from the tragic aspirations of Oedipus and his line. We learn a lot from Creon about kingship and ruling, some seen as just and fair, while at other times we see him as an unfair, contradictory and power thirsty man. The first moments in the play when we see how Creon is a practical man, is when we are told about his decree to not allow anyone to bury Polynices, or even mourn him. Despite the fact that Creon is related to both Eteocles and Polynices, he only allows Eteocles to have a proper burial with full military honors because he didn’t fight against the kingdom, unlike Polynices who is left as “a lovely treasure for birds that scan the field and feast to their hearts content” This clearly shows that Creon will not differ his judgment depending on who the person is. Another time in the play when we see how Creon is a practical man is when he makes his judgment on Antigone.
Hektor chooses to risk his life and the well-being of his family in order to obtain glory over the Akhaians. Later on during the battle, upon a few occasions, Hektor ignores the advice of his peers and compromises the army’s well-being. Poulydamas, Hektor’s half brother, is ignored twice by Hektor because listening to Pouydamas’ directions would suggest that he has more power than Hektor. Because Hektor decides to only go by his own decisions, the army was forced to attack the ramparts at the Akhaian ships and sleep outside the walls of Troy the day before Akhilleus returns to battle. Both events result in
Though they come from different cultures, time periods, and lands, King Arthur and Beowulf do share some similarities and differences. The first and the most vital differences between them is that King Arthur is defined as a romance hero, and Beowulf is said to be an epic hero. According to the myths, an epic hero is a central figure in the epics where he reflects the particular values and heroic ideals of his society. Beowulf, one of the ancient England’s heroes- a brave knight, is described to be the perfect archetype of an epic hero. Like all the epic heroes, this hero of ours “possesses superior physical strength and supremely ethical standards”.
Salvatore Giunta similar to an epic hero. The qualities of ancient Greek heroes do align with modern day heroes. Both modern day heroes and epic heroes are able to be brave when they need to be. Odysseus, an epic hero, was a brave warrior who risked his life for his men when they needed him. Sgt.
In this way people the chances of people challenging Big Brother are lessened. • “To die hating them, that was freedom.” Book 3, Chapter IV Page 281. Winston detest Big Brother down to his inner core. To him, going against Big Brother was the ultimate liberty in life. If he were to die still hating Big Brother, it would make the statement of everything he had stood for in life and the sacrifices he had to make.