The Iliad

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  • Comparing Oedipus The King 'And Socrates'

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    For their injustices, Oedipus must be exiled from Thebes; Socrates must drink hemlock and die. Discuss the extent to which Oedipus’ and Socrates’ final moments are determined by past acts of autonomy. In ancient Greece fate was an important part of life, it is believed that whatever fate that has been set for you cannot be changed. In relation to Oedipus his life was largely controlled by the will of divine intervention, although his stubborn trait was what brought him to his demise. This notion

  • Euripides Hecuba Response

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    Hecuba Response Paper Euripides’ Hecuba is a classic Greek tragedy that portrays a mother’s grief over the death of her daughter and the revenge she takes for the murder of her son. Over the course of the play, The Trojan Queen Hecuba (the main character and mother) loses her last two children Polybus and Polyxena, cruelly murdered by the Greeks, and becomes a weeping ghostly shadow of her former self. The play takes place at the end of the Trojan War, which means that the Greeks are in a state

  • The Role Of Violence In Edith Hamilton's Mythology

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    No city today is more famous than Troy; all because of a war caused by three jealous women. In Edith Hamilton’s Mythology an account is given on the brutality of the Troy Tale. After the Judgement of Paris and kidnapping of Helen, a brutal war was fought for ten years before the Greeks were victorious. There was many different kinds of violence in the Troy Tale. The three that were most prominent were, physical, mental/emotional and religious violence. Physical violence was everywhere during

  • Oedipus Free Will Research Paper

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    Cody Baumgartner Mrs. Bonderer 10/20/14 Oedipus, Fate vs. Free Will Fate is possible, but can be changed. If told your own fate, and are now aware of it, it may be possible to change it. Something could be done to throw off the course of events. Fate will not be able to be changed drastically “by the gods”, but possibly slowly, over time, to move someone to where they “need” to be. Fate can be decided, or a life can be shaped by the gods. People have free will. In Oedipus the King by Sophocles, it

  • Free Will In The Sisters Brother Eli And Charlie Sisters

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    The idea of fate and free will is a complicated concept, and the many aspects of how free an individual remains unclear. In The Sisters Brother Eli and Charlie Sisters grew up in the same violent environment, but are comparably different. The main difference between them is, which unlike Charlie, Eli utilizes his free will, has a sense of morality, and he wants more out of his life. Intro sentence Eli exhibits more human qualities than his brother, and he realizes that there is more to life than

  • The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia Essay

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    Conversely, the sacrifice of Iphigenia is a complicated issue: it may be argued that Iphigenia, Agamemnon's daughter has to be sacrificed so that the battle fleet of the Greek forces can avenge the reckless actions of Paris and Helen. In this context, the act of sacrificing one's kin for the sake of the state could be deemed a righteous act. Agamemnon's decision to sacrifice his daughter could be deemed a logical decision, especially since the sacrifice was for the sack of Troy and the victory of

  • The King Must Die Maira Quotes

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    My Kingdom Is Better Than Yours In the novel, The King Must Die , Mary Renault acknowledges that moira and good leadership skills exhibit qualities of a great king. In the novel, gods are expected to be seen and moira is the fate. The novel’s concept of moira is that not everyone understands the depth of their fate. True identity is the main concept of the novel ;we are put in this unknown world as children. During the novel, King Pittheus explains to the young Theseus the concept of moira

  • Selfhood In The Odyssey, Genesis, And Job

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    As one reads The Odyssey, Genesis and Job, one comes to recognize that the roles of the human being or beings are dependent on the roles of the divine. The gods emphasize humanity’s understanding of an individual’s sole importance differently over time in all three of the books, as seen through the changes of ideals of selfhood in the Odyssey, from personality to family, the story of Abraham, from family to righteousness, and the book of Job, from understanding to righteousness. Through passages

  • What Are The Similarities Between The Odyssey And Hesiod's Daily Life

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    The Greeks loved myths and stories which were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. Upon adopting the Phoenician alphabet circa 800 BCE, they were able to write down the stories. Homer was known to sing songs about the deeds of heroes and the ways of the gods. He composed two epic poems, the Illiad and the Odyssey. The literary canons depicted war and the journey home, and were based on ancient legends. They were written in a simple, direct, and eloquent language that is

  • Works And Days Hesiod Analysis

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    Archaic Greek society was dominated by religion; the gods were intimately connected with an individual’s everyday life and were perceived to take an active role in ensuring that men lived up to their expectations. In The Iliad the gods directly communicated with men and even adopted human forms to participate in their affairs. Hesiod’s early poem Works and Days does not include the gods as active characters but this was not because religion had become less predominate in the lives of Greeks or because