In addition to each author having a different writing style, The Aeneid is used as a form of propaganda while The Odyssey is a record of Greek myths and values. Although written more than six hundred years apart, it is apparent that Virgil pulled much of his writing from Homer’s. This is demonstrated through the similarities in plots between The Odyssey and The Aeneid. The first half of The Aeneid can be summarized as a hero wandering, much like the story of The Odyssey. One example of this is in book 1 of The Aeneid when Aeneas and the Trojans land at Carthage.
Loyalty and honor are the only tragic flaws that Brutus has but these are the reason that he has killed Caesar. Brutus had said that he had killed Caesar for the good of Rome and that his ancestors would have wanted this. Which is true that his ancestors had said that if any man were to claim themselves the king of Rome to kill them, but Caesar had never claimed himself king. The conspirators had only assumed that. So in reality by killing Caesar it wasn’t displaying loyalty and honor it was really showing stupidity.
However, you and I depicted no remorse over the slaughter of innocent people. Only when I realized I had killed my father did I feel the grief of murdering. It has come to my attention that under impulse, you have assassinated Polonius; the King’s chief counselor. I know that you do not feel the penance for killing but I urge you to control your fury before something pernicious arises. Incest is one of the worst sins one could commit, especially between parents.
The act of revenge burned so deep within Laertes heart, he would have done anything to avenge his father's death. When he realized it was not the king who killed his father, but Hamlet, he was more than ready to take his revenge. He wanted to kill Hamlet so bad, that any idea or suggestion that came to his attention would have sounded good to him. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were childhood friends of Hamlet "But let me conjure you, by the/rights of our fellowship, by the cons... ... middle of paper ... ...her weedy trophies and herself/fell in the weeping brook.” (Hamlet. V. i.
They gave him the justification he needed to kill Caesar, which was “its Good of Rome.” The assumption was that Caesar would eventually take the crown, which would never less destroyed Rome according to Brutus thoughts. By making this assumption and joining the other conspirators he set him self up for many problems for him and for Rome. This was one of the fatal mistakes made by Brutus. Brutus actually made two mistakes with Mark Antony. The first was letting Mark Antony live and the second was letting him speak alone at the funeral.
Should be choose to die with the city, he would be fulfilling his oath and be considered honorable by Roman standards. However, should he follow the advice of a dream, which may or may not be accurate, he would be saving the spirit of Troy but risks being labeled a coward for abandoning his city in the heat of battle. Choosing the option of fleeing the city showcases Aeneas breaking the code the soldier must have taken years before. By choosing to instead abandon the city and try to allow for as many of its citizens to flee, Aeneas has saved the city in a way that his oath as a soldier would have deemed a cowardious crime and would have seen him executed for. Through his heroic act of fleeing, he would allow his city of Troy to see a victory through his involvement in the creation of Rome decades later (Virgil 29
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.
While reading, it was thought to keep in mind: does the end justify the means? Brutus’s action had caused his own downfall in the end of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and has proven that the end doesn’t justify the means. Brutus murdering Caesar had been looked upon as a bad and negative thing in the eyes of the Roman citizens. Although Brutus had thought killing Caesar was good for the Roman citizens and their rulings; it ended up not being a justified act in the end. Caesar had been betrayed by Brutus when he murdered him; while Caesar had trusted him and thought him as his right hand man.
Aeneas refuses the offer and tells the man “Those bars of gold and silver that you tell of, spare for your sons” (X.745-746). He then “bent the neck…and drove home the sword up to the hilt” (X.752-753). These five deaths by Aeneas are extremely gruesome, and they go to show that he has lost his duty towards his father and honor. By killing those who are conquered and pleading for mercy Aeneas has lost his way along the path of duty and honor. Let us also not forget the last action of Aeneas, in The Aeneid, when he is fighting the Rutulian king Turnus.
To whoever was burned out of office as a choice of the public should not be reelected, and if any magistrate was to execute a roman citizen without a legal trial, shadowing his brother’s death, that controversy must be brought into the public sphere (Plutarch). Gracchus’s intention proposing these laws was to please the people and weaken the power of the senate that has been inequitable. After his brothers death he... ... middle of paper ... ...resent him as. Gaius Gracchus faced many obstacles in his tribuneship, from the senators, to the consuls and even at one point, the public. After Gaius was murdered by Optimus’s army and had his “head was cut off” (Plutarch), his reform still stood in place after his death (Lenski).