He does not listen to Teiresias’ warning. Teiresias tells Creon to make right of his abuse of power by granting proper burial rights and freeing Antigone from her impending death. Teiresias warns Creon that his corruption, stubbornness, and disregard for citizen’s rights is an abuse of his power. Because Teiresias is always right, Creon eventually decides to listen to him. This conflict proves the quote true because Creon disrespects the gods because of his new power.
However, Creon makes all of his decisions on his own and in pursuit of his professional goal of strengthening his power. The decisions that he makes are bad ones that hurt his people, as well as his own reputation and family. Creon says, “Who is the man here, she or I, if this crime goes unpunished?”(2.82) This quote is an example of how stubborn a king with that much pride can act towards his own family. Therefore, Antigone had every right to disobey the king and follow the divine
First, when Euthyphro defines piety as “doing as I am doing”, Euthyphro is meaning that holiness is prosecuting religious offenders. Euthyphro feels that in prosecuting his father that he is following the example of the gods, and particularly Zeus, the most just if all gods. Socrates seems to find the first definition unsatisfying, he points out that the gods often quarrel, so what is agreeable to one might not be agreeable to all. Socrates then asks Euthyphro to again define piety. The second argument, Socrates has is that piety and impiety are opposites, and that the gods are always in a state of discord.
Unlike Ralph's peaceful, democratic leadership, Jack believes in violence as a way to rule. Jack uses anarchism, the absence of government, as his method of winning over the boys and convincing them to leave Ralph. When Jack is originally unsuccessful as convincing the boys to convert over to his own methods, he resorts to savagery in order to become successful in gaining power and sovereignty over the boys. Jack's disrespect, desire to hunt, and violent tendencies are all ways in which he gains and maintains power over the converted boys. Most importantly, Jack's disrespect towards the other boys makes him fearful to the others, and therefore the boys feel obligated to follow his orders if they want to avoid consequences.
The gods exercise absolute power over mortal actions in The Odyssey. In The Odyssey mortals are constantly making sacrifices to them. Offending the gods creates problems, as seen by the oxen of Helios and Poseidon's grudge against Odysseus for blinding his son Polyphemos. Athena is the most visible god in the poem. Only with her can Odysseus survive his dangerous adventures.
Attempting to defeat the ranks of Achaeans is Hector. While Achilles sits on his rage, Hector is consumed by the battle at hand. Both characters provide a unique perspective on the notion of Greek justice, but Hector’s vantage point is the one of interest here. Homer highlights Hector as the family man who places others above himself. This lack of self-centeredness is observed through the actions of Hector throughout the entire epic and his compassion for others is prominent in his notion of Greek justice.
‘IN A WORLD OF POWERFUL GODS, MANKIND HAS LITTLE FREEDOM’ Powerful gods can have both a negative and positive impact on the obstruction of the freedom of man, as shown in the film ‘Clash of the Titans’. The gods have the ability to completely dominate the humans that live under their rule. Their supernatural authority means that, when the emotions of the gods become uncontrollable, humans will often suffer as an unnecessary result. Man, in comparisons to the gods, seems to be insignificant and trivial. In the movie ‘Clash of the Titans’, we are shown that if a god sees fit, he or she can punish humanity for a choice that it makes that goes against the interests of Olympus.
Initially a humble King of Thebes, Oedipus becomes agitated in realizing his futile attempts to avoid his tragic fate. Oedipus eagerness for discovering the truth about his origin despite the negative outcomes embodies the noble, yet tragic flaw of any good king. The Shepherd’s avoidance of the Oedipus’s questioning exhibits the Shepherd’s strong rationality during this scene. He hesitates in revealing the truth to prudently protect himself and Oedipus from repercussions of reality. The Shepherd insists that the revelation of the truth will result in destruction, “I will be destroyed even more if I do talk” (line 1184).
Some of the times being in book five and six. The gods complain to Zeus and squabble among themselves, while the mortal engage in their own armed warfare. When the gods don’t get what they want they complain and moan and then decide to involve themselves in the mortal war only because the tide of war doesn’t flow in the direction that the gods desire. When they do involve themselves in battle Aphrodite and complain when they get hurt. In this instance it seems to me as if they are not used to using simple logic and reason, they involve themselves in battle yet expect to have no harm done to them.
In this scene in particularly Achilles is enraged at the fact that Agamemnon wants to take his prize, when he satisfactorily worked to this reward. This also relates to human ideas in terms of what is expected as correct behavior. In this specific scene Agamemnon (even if the King) decides to act rashly and incorrectly against one of the highest ranking official in the Greek army. Agamemnon attempts to take what is rightfully Achilles and this is looked down upon by the entire Greeks. So, there is in fact an expectative when it comes to conduct even for the King.