Hercules Poem Project By Madison Ortiz

Task 1: The tone of the poem Hercules by Constance Naden is dread because he is unhappy where he is in life and looks forward to what is forthcoming. The diction in the first stanza be loathsome because Hercules doesn’t like where is in life and wants it to be better. The author uses words such fear, hatred and slave. In the second stanza, the diction is more hopeful to what his future holds. I feel that this poem is from an antagonistic aspect because Hercules is in conflict with Eurystheues.

Task 2:Hercules is best known for his strength, even stronger than many gods. He was the deciding factor in the triumphant victory of the Olympians over the giants. Hercules was the last mortal son of Zeus and the only man born of a mortal woman to become a god upon his death. Hercules wasn’t very intelligent, sometimes his lack of wisdom and intelligence got him in trouble, he held grudges and never forgot them. Hercules was a soft guy; his pride was easily offended. Many of Heracles' great deeds occurred while doing penance for stupid acts done in anger or carelessness. The Greek mythological hero Hercules was famed for his great strength and endurance and celebrated as an extraordinary mortal who, through success in seemingly impossible labors, won his immortal place amongst the Olympian gods. All in all, Hercules was very strong and did great deeds and history will always remember his great myth.

Task 3: In the 2011 movie, Hamlet is alluded to Hercules because Hamlet is comparing his uncle to his father, and himself to . Hercules is known as a great, strong warrior who was demigod and earned a place on Mount Olympus with the gods. Hamlet is saying that his uncle is very much different than his father, like Hamlet is very much different than Hercules. Hercules is seen as a "superhero" of Greek mythology, which is a great difference of Hamlet because Hamlet is in no way seen as a "superhero" or someone to look up to. In this context, Hamlet feels inadequate. Hercules is able to accomplish many great tasks and instead of looking for revenge against Hera for driving him to kill his family, Hercules asks to purify his soul, whereas Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle for the murder of his father and cannot move past the disgust he feels. Thus he feels he is very different from Hercules because of Hercules' strength and courage. Hercules is perhaps the greatest of mythic Greek heroes. His courage, strength, skill and cunning are literally legendary, and were revered in ancient Greek culture. Hercules is honored and admired as someone who repeatedly fought against and conquered evil during his lifetime, a great demigod (fathered by Zeus himself) doing gloriously good deeds.

Task 4: All three so the texts above are connected by they show his strength and power he has. i understand that Hercules wasn't very intelligent, but he was very strong and did many great deeds. Just like Hercules, Hamlet accomplished many great things. In conclusion, Hercules is a great myth and accomplished a lot when he was alive.

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