So he went out and killed Banquo. After he killed him, he felt like he had to do more to control his kingdom, and believed that, “I am in blood, stepped in so far that should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go'oer”(Mac.3.4.135–137). After killing Banquo, Macbeth's confidence was at an all time high. He then went on to kill Macduff's family because he could not kill Macduff, who he found a threat t... ... middle of paper ... ...his ability to pick out flaws in people, unlike Duncan. Transition word Even though Macbeth was a great military leader, he had many flaws that made him a terrible leader for Scotland.
But Odysseus’ hubris prevented everyone’s safe arrival back home, and resulted in a lot of suffering for many people. So pride led to many problems for Odyssey and his crew.... ... middle of paper ... ...let Penelope and Telemachus suffer for an entire year out of his own greed and pride. If Odysseus had returned sooner, he could have prevented additional damage from the suitors to his wife, son, and home. Odysseus’ hubris blinded him, so that he lost sight of what really mattered. Hubris had a negative effect in The Odyssey due to Odysseus giving away his identity, keeping secrets from his crew, and losing his passion to get home.
Not only does Oedipus kill his father, but also everyone else, “I killed them all” (1336). The other men had no part in the scuffle, but in his rage, he did not care who he was killing. As Oedipus becomes king, his selfishness only grows, as does his denial. As the king, he gained the burden of Thebes whenever a problem arose. To find a way to rid his city of the plague, he sent Kreon so that he would have some answers and be able to place the blame on something or someone.
Homer did not put this fact in the Iliad if Briseis did not have a value to Achilles. Achilles abandons his comrades and his dear friend Patroklos because of this woman. He states several times in the Iliad that he loves her or that she is dear to him, so how can that be ignored? "As in my heart I loved Briseis, though I won her by the spear. "(9.418-419 Iliad) It could be argued that he abandoned his comrades because he was too proud but that could not be the only reason, it is part of the story though.
It is known by himself, and by the gods, that he is to live a short, but glorious life, however it is not known how or when his life will come to an end. Achilles himself, wishes to live one of longevity without great glory, and therefore tries to escape his lot in life. Is it just for him to give his life for war, or should he live a life to satisfy himself? Throughout the “Iliad”, Achilles’ actions bring his eventual doom closer to reality than perhaps may have been planned. “Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilles and it’s devastation which put pain thousandfold upon the Achaians.” The wrath of Achilles begins in Book One of “The Iliad.” Agamemmnon, leader of the Greek army, takes Achilles booty prize, Briseis to replace his own concubine, Chryses, daughter of a priest of Apollo, who was returned to end the plague put on his people by the angry god, Apollo.
Although David’s intensions for traveling time seem loyal and admirable on the surface, his true intensions are selfish because David’s motives for time travel only benefit himself. He completely disregards others’ feelings and refuses to accept a life without Anita: the woman who does not love him back. He is manipulative because he wants to go back in time to a point where she loved him. Although he knows her true feelings, his incentive is to manipulate her future to include him. David’s journey to the future is encompassed with remorse because he feels responsible for the death of his family and his loved one.
Oedipus who is a successful king is tragically destroyed when he learns that he murdered his father and sired children with his mother. Since these events have caused a crisis in Thebes, King Oedipus cannot remain silent even though it means he will suffer a tragic fate. Oedipus focuses on regaining Thebes’ dignity and in the process loses his own. In the Death of a Salesman Willy Loman spent his early days as a successful and decorated salesman who travelled to different towns and cities to close big sales. However, age has caught up with him and his company no longer see him as a star salesman.
He became very greedy at this point, striving for whatever would lead him down the path to become king, even the end to his relationships. Macbeth originally was a very good friend to Banquo, however he ruined it because of such selfishness. The avarice overran his mind and Macbeth became very irrational, eventually hiring murderers to slaughter his own best friend and his son. As Macbeth’s jealousy spikes, he decides it is reasonable to murder once again because he says, “No son of mine succeeding. If ‘t be so, For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind,”(3.1.64-65).
There are many ways power and thirst of power can be seen from many different perspectives. Macbeth gets sucked into the world of power and wealth that he is ready to commit many murderous acts to defend his crown. He is ready to killed Macduff’s family, in order to get rid of the fact that there was a chance of him getting the throne. Although at the start of the movie, he is quite hesitant to commit any murderous act, but as the movie goes on, Macbeth gets paranoid and blinded by his own power that he chooses to go against morals. As also mentioned, it is said that the previous king also killed the prior king in order to gain the title.
While heading home from his journey of killing the lion he came across a army that was bullying his hometown so Hercules decided he had enough and wasn’t going to allow it no more, so again he did something about it because he could he marched upon the rival hometown and destroyed them as a reward he was given his wife. He started a family he loved his family but part of him still longed for adventure, it was like a fire built up in his belly that he could not contain. Moyer ask “do you think a hero is created out of guilt.” That’s exactly what happens to Hercules when his mind was poisoned by Hera to kill his family she used the fact that yearned for adventure. I believe that was one of the reasons why he felt so bad the way she poised his mind was she made him believe he was