At the end of the play, his own mother killed Pentheus while she was at the state of being possessed by Bacchus; not knowing it was her son. Why does Pentheus get killed? This essay discusses three possible explanations for that. The first and the most important reason is, of course, that Pentheus denies Dionysus being a god. Dionysus came to Thebes to prove to everyone who he was but Pentheus's refusal could mislead people.
Unable to find justice in Sparta Polychares started killing every Spartan that crossed into his border. Sparta demanded Polychares to be delivered so that he could be punished, but Polychares never came so in vain the war started. Alkamenes son of Teleklos, king of Sparta surprised the Messenians and one night entered a Messenian city killing everyone in it. Euphaes fought for four years bough neither side had gotten anywhere until the fifth year when a major battle took place. This battle forced the Messenians kings hand and he ordered his people to retreat to a fortified fortress in the mountains of Ithome.
Antigone: Creon's Flaws In the play Antigone, I choose Creon to be the tragic hero because he is the King of Thebes and he looses everything he has. Creon being King makes the audience believe that something like that can happen to the King then what can happen to us. Antigone the niece of Creon, The sister of Polyneices was punished by Creon for burying Polyneces after his death, Creon has forbidden anybody to do so. Once Creon punished Antigone the blind prophet Teiresias told him that the Gods will take revenge for his actions, then Creon tried to change everything but he is too late. Creon's tragic flaws were his stubbornness, the abuse of power and the actions he took to cause the downfall of the Thebes.
As a result, she postponed Hercules’ birth so that his first cousin, once removed, would be the one receiving Zeus’ prophecy. Hera did not stop there though. Once Hercules was born, she sent two serpents to kill him. Yet this didn’t go as Hera had planned. Even as a baby, Hercules had enough strength to strangle the serpents and cast them aside.
Rather than just thinking of a monster Grendel look almost human like and had sensitive hearing which was his weak point. Yes, he did get his arm off but it wasn’t ripped off rather than crushed between the entrance doors of the mead hall. There also was an argument between Unferth and Beowulf about how Beowulf lost against Becca in a swimming competition. Beowulf lost because he had to defeat the monsters that were there. In the movie he exaggerated how many he killed.
The Iliad sets the tone of this epic story by beginning with fighting that magnifies throughout the entire text. King Agamemnon has kidnapped Chryses’ daughter and refuses to give her back even after Chryses has begged him. Agamemnon, rudely, responds to his request calling him “old sir,” telling Chryses if he does not leave, he will make his daughter work until she is old and tired. After hearing this, Chryses leaves afraid for his and his daughter’s life. Chryses prays to the god Apollo that he would punish the Achaians for the pain they have caused him.
During this time he worked on creating a second monster, but destroyed it before finishing and then returned to England, where he got accused of murdering Henry, but this soon turns out as a mistake. In fact, Henry’s neck shows the same finger marks that were found on William's neck, leading to the assumption, that the Creature murdered Henry as well. The third murdered Person was Victor’s wife Elizabeth. Her murder occurred on their wedding night. Frankenstein left his new wife alone to hide because he assumed the creature was going to kill him after it threatened him with the words “I will be with you on your wedding night”.
However his soft-talking did not effect Odysseus, and he killed Eurymachus. Justice in the Odyssey can go either way: crimes are either too severely punished or not punished at all. This is so, in the example of the Antinous – Telemachus conflict. Antinous sought to kill Telemachus because he never told him that he was leaving Ithaca. They found him, but they never actually executed the punishment.
Beowulf earned his reputation by killing nine sea monsters, all while competing in a swimming race. Beowulf did go on to lose the race, but earned a great deal of respect in his homeland when his people heard the story. Michael earned his reputation much in the same way as Beowulf. Michael, however, earned his reputation on the basketball court in North Carolina. At the University of North Carolina, Michael became college basketball's best player.
A typical hero goes and slays the monster to help the people, but Beowulf does this for fame. In order to gain fame during this period, one must do something “heroic” like killing a monster. So, when Beowulf kills the Grendel, the people praise him. “Slowly toward Herot again, retelling Beowulf’s bravery as they jogged along” (537-538). Also, toward the end of the poem after he kills the dragon, Beowulf demands to have a barrow on the coast and name it after him.