Malouf introduced the approach of family rather than fatherhood at the very beginning of the text, when Achilles listened in a narcissistic manner for his own mother’s voice as he stood whilst staring out toward the sea. Achilles’ family associations were defined by vacancy and ruin. Achilles was heavily shaped by his mother rarely being there for him, his forfeiture, as “she had warned him from the beginning that she would not always be with him. She had given him up”. Achilles was entangled “entirely off guard” by Priams proposition to his own lead as a father, “of a son you have not seen for more than half his lifetime”. He literally urged Achilles “as a father, and as one poor mortal to another” for the repossession of Hector. Fatherhood begun to be projected more in variant ways when Somax pointed to his heart and spoke “It’s in our nature. We’re tied that way, all of us. Tied here”. Despite Priams suspicion, he was at odds with parenting and wondered if “what it was to lose a son meant the same for him as it did for the driver”, whilst at the same time Achilles had also been a vanishing father and mislaid his own Dad on such a regular basis that he actually mistook Priam for him. Fatherhood was left, right and center when Priam entered the Hut of Achilles. During an unusual plot twist of Priam and Achilles quickly becoming civil, the two of them realized they had been fathers longer than they had been kings, which influenced Achilles decision of taking Priam’s plea on…
towards Priam due to the fact that Achilles is being strongly manipulated by the Ransom and Priams words, Achilles then begins thinking about giving over the body of Hector.
8) How does Priam appeal to Achilles on p 184 and why does he decide to appeal in this way to him?
As both Achilles and Priam are fathers, Priam appeals to Achilles on a personal Father to Father level and tries to persuade him into accepting the ransom and giving over the body. Priam appeals to Achilles sense of Compassion and…
In the short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Conner tells how a family’s vacation comes to a tragic end in the hands of a dangerous criminal called The Misfit. The ironic title indicates that men are hard to find due to their chauvinistic, short-tempered, and arrogant behaviors. However a controversial ending with the grandmother and the Misfit reveals a redemption scene which entails the behavior of woman. The women, including a girl, in this short story have patriarchal views of…
ruffians like Achilles and instead investigated the quiet lives of those who, like Dorothea Brooke in Middlemarch, rest in "unvisited tombs". The Iliad concludes with Hector's grandiose funeral ceremonies, which last for ten days. But near the end of Ransom, Achilles is taken aback to find himself thinking "unheroic thoughts" about the sanitary preparations for those rites, taken care of by laundresses and washerwomen who compel him to leave before they go to work on Hector's body. Only a novel can penetrate…
Suicide Short Response Paper
Individuals and Families (HHS-4M1)
Friday, April 26, 2013
Reading the information on Suicide amongst teens made me really think and become intrigued by the information provided on the topic. Suicide is generally a touchy subject for most people, including myself, but especially after reading the actual facts about it I’ve realized just how important the problem actually is, and how much people overlook it. Personally, I think allot of…
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This quiz has 3 sections, an identification section, a short answer section, and a multiple-choice section.
A. Identifications: You will be given a choice of 2 people or terms. I will ask you to identify 1 of these. (40 points)
*Great Awakening- The great awakening was something…
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Complications Short Response
In his novel Complications A Surgeon’s Note on an Imperfect Science, author Atul Gawande eloquently deepens the reader’s understanding of the intricacies of surgery and medicine as a whole. He details the theme of how doctors are ordinary people, but possess a talent of the extraordinary that faces difficulties due to fallible individuals, uncertain information, and the unknown. Gawande’s discussion moves and expressively…
ways to prevent mutual fund trading abuses. Therefore, the industry has considered some new rules like trade limitations, short-term redemption fees, and strong language in the prospectus that avoid trading abuses. Clearly, the industry will not eliminate these trading abuses without a comprehensive policy that will apply to all funds and all investors. The imposition of short-term redemption fees or back-end sales lords will reduce the profitability of market timing, but it is difficult to guarantee…
February 26th, 2013
“On Being A Cripple” Response Essay
In the article, “On Being A Cripple” by Nancy Mairs, she tells the reader how she lives her life as a cripple with MS, explaining the hardships that she goes through, but is able to show how positive she can be. There are many instances where Mairs runs into trouble in her everyday life, but she is able to laugh about it which is tough to do for many people. Mairs gives many examples how she lives her life like any other…
Use Ransom to explain why Malouf sees the concept of ‘chance’ as so important.
Fate played a significant role in Homer’s poem ‘The Iliad and in many Greek tragedies of that era, fate was not only the common theme but also in alliance with the power the Gods have in controlling human action. In Ransom, Malouf demonstrates how chance has a key factor in Achilles and Priams pre-determined fates.
Although priam and Achilles both know the end of their story, they know they cannot changed their fate…
Both Priam and Achilles are liberated as a result of what Priam does. Discuss.
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In David Malouf’s Ransom, King Priam of Troy is adamant to restore Achilles’ humanity in the aftermath of his savage desecration of Hector’s body. For Priam, the only method to cease his unending cycle of barbarity and wrath is to venture into Achilles’ camp, ‘with no sign on [him] of royal dignity, and to ultimately’ provide Achilles with the opportunity to ‘simply be a man’. By venturing into a newfound…