The march to Phillipi was also a bad idea because if they hadn't gone everybody wouldn't have been killed. Brutus also made poor judgment on his friend Cassius. Cassius was the one persuading Brutus to become one of the conspirators, if he hadn't listened to Cassius, he wouldn't have killed Caesar. Brutus was one of Caesar's best friends, but he was not the greatest friend in the world. He killed his own best friend.
Later in the book, Jack left behind all his morals and triumphantly killed a sow.... ... middle of paper ... ...e him over so he could successfully hunt a pig. Roger did not have any inherent kindness, but he did not let it show until the other children became evil. If he showed his true nature early on, the others would never have accepted him. The only one to realize the destructive force overcoming them was Simon. When he had a hallucination about the beast, he realized it was not something tangible, but a part of everyone.
Had Odysseus and his team talked about anything like their plan for getting home, they probably would have gotten to Ithaca. Odysseus not having a good relationship with his soldiers could have stemmed from arrogance. He most likely thought he was too good to ask them what they think should be the next plan of action. In fact, in book ten, Odysseus’s lack of communication cost the crew the fortune of finally getting home. They were on Aiolos Hippotades, the wind king’s island, and he bestowed upon Odysseus a bag of the winds, so that only the west wind is left to blow their sail.
He continued this behavior along his journey in many situations like when he blinded the cyclops and he was too full of himself to let the act go uncredited, so he told the cyclops his name and ended up being cursed for the rest of his journey. He not only told him his name, but even a little life synopsis, “Cyclops, if ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes's son, whose home is on Ithaca” (Book 9). A hero would not be so arrogant and selfish just to get credit for something. After Helios follows Xenia and helps out Odysseus and his men, disobey his orders and eat all of his cattle. This not only was disloyal to Helios, but also Odysseus allowing his men to do this put them in danger because Helios called upon the gods and said, “O Father Zeus and gods in bliss forever, punish Odysseus and his men” (Book 12).
Ordinaraly, Hermes would do no such thing, but because more powerful gods had told him to do so, he had to. Another that helped Odysseus greatly was Alcinous. He kindly took care of Odysseus even though he had no idea who it was. He even held a festival for Odysseus. Then after hearing Odysseus' tale, Alcinous offered a ship to take him home.
Revenge cannot be everlasting like this, there is no good to come when you fight pain(Odysseus) with pain(relatives of suitors) together you just create more pain and suffering. He may have not been a hero that Ithaka wanted but he was the hero the Athena wanted and the God's reasoning are not to be questioned. The text doesn't end with a proper solution, Athena likes Odysseus and she helped him until the end so he can be happy with his family for once since he has been gone for several years.
In some ways, Crusoe is even committing Adam and Eve’s wickedness of rebellion but as for Adam and Eve, disobedience develops out of impatience and dissatisfaction with the position God has assigned them. When Crusoe gets stranded on shore of that deserted island, he can’t help but see his circumstance as the contentment of his father’s prediction that if he ignored his advice, Crusoe would find he all alone with no source of assistanc... ... middle of paper ... ...is father there for a while. Later on, they rescued Friday’s father and a Spaniard from a different group of cannibals that ended up coming to the island. Crusoe and Friday planned on leaving the island. So in order to make this become reality, they built another boat.
Odysseus immediately responded and refused Kalypso’s offer: “My lady goddess…come (Book V, 223-233).” Many individuals would not decline immortality, but he did not ponder over the thought of living for eternity. Odysseus made this decision based on his ethics and because of true love. Odysseus also makes ethical decisions to save people’s lives. For instance, ... ... middle of paper ... ...lusion, Odysseus makes ethical decisions to benefit others, overcomes adversity with vast amounts of courage, and illustrates humility by relinquishing his hubris to rightfully earn the title of hero. Whether Odysseus has to be unfaithful to his lover or saving lives by stuffing ears with wax, he never forgets that others’ lives are at stake and sparing them are of paramount importance.
He could have endured the plague, but out of sympathy for his anguished citizens, he has Creon go to Delphi. When he learns of Apollo’s word, he could have calmly investigated the murder of the former King Laios, but in his hastiness, he condemns the murderer, forbidding the fellow citizens “ever to receive that man or speak to him…let him join in sacrifice, lustration…driven from every house,” (632-3). In doing so, he inadvertently curses himself. Oedipus chooses to ignore multiple warnings, involving truth of his life and parentage. He chooses to disregard the ruinous prophecy of his fate to murder his father and wed his mother, since he thinks he can escape the divination of the gods.
During the prayer scene, Hamlet instantly draws his sword when he sees the King alone. However, Hamlet does not act immediately because he figures that killing Claudius while he is praying won't be fulfilling the revenge his father asked for. “A villain kills my father; and for that, I, his sole son, do the same villain send to heaven. O' this is hire and salary, not revenge” (Hamlet, pg. 68).