This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Jason And The Argonauts Essay

627 words - 3 pages

Jason was the son of king Iolcus, but the kings’ brother Pelias took his throne from him also killing him. When Pelias took his brothers throne he lived in a constant state of fear that someone would take what he had taken so unfairly. Pelias held Jason’s mother captive and would have killed her if not for her mourning as if Jason had died. Meanwhile Jason was off in Chiron’s cave training and preparing. When Jason had come of age he set off to claim his rightful throne. Meanwhile the goddess Hera controlled her anger towards king Pelias because he had sacrificed to all the gods except her. She made herself look like a withered old woman and put herself on one side of the raging currents. When Jason arrived she asked him to carry her to the other side. Jason did not hesitate to lift the old woman onto his ...view middle of the document...

““Not a bad idea tell you what, why don’t you go. “ Replied Pelias. So the word got out that Jason was looking for shipmates for his amazing adventure. Men knew it was very risky but the perfect crew among them was Heracles, had come together called the Argonauts named after their ship the Argo. Jason had the ship constructed by Argus who named it after himself. Much later they sailed to an island called Salmydessus. The king welcomed them but was not happy. The king had offended the gods he’d been set upon by woman-headed, bird-bodied, razor-clawed scourges known as Harpies. During every meal the harpies came and stole his food. The Argonauts scared the harpies away and they never returned. In thanks king Phineas told them of a danger ahead the clashing rocks. He told them of how to pass through them by releasing a dove could pass through first and return safely than they would do the same. They did just that only the dove returned with a few feathers missing so the stern of the Argo was slightly damaged. Once they reached Colchis where the fleece was held Jason had to do tasks such as fight fire breathing bulls made of bronze. The only reason he survived was that he’d had help from Medea the kings’ daughter who was also a sorceress and she’d taken and interest in Jason. She later led him to the Golden Fleece. While getting the fleece the king who never liked Jason got some dragon teeth that could turn into fully armed warriors he planted the teeth and then they started jumping out of the ground. Jason beat them because Medea told him to throw the rocks at them and when he did they turned on each other. They safely made it back to the Argo. The later fate of both Jason and Medea was tragic. He deserted her, and she in revenge killed their children.

Other Papers Like JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

Ethics: 4th Quarter Deal Essay

1372 words - 6 pages In everyday life, many situations challenge our ethical decision-making skills. One such dilemma is clearly identified in the video vignette “Ethics: Let’s Make a 4th Quarter Deal.” The company Smith and Blackwell punched in a poor financial year and, as a result, bonus cuts and possible layoffs would be looming. Jason Powell, Director of New Accounts has really been feeling pressure since his department is largely responsible for the less-than

Women and Femininity in Medea Essay

1067 words - 5 pages in the beginning of the tragedy. Medea’s first tirade acts as a catalyst in her vengeful epiphany towards Jason with the use of the former characters’ words and actions and ultimately Medea’s words and actions. Within the context of Medea’s first tirade, the theme of women and femininity is initially established through her address to the Greek Chorus. Moreover, Medea’s characterization begins to alter as her interactions progress. To begin

Problem Solving

560 words - 3 pages know. He should of approach his instructor in a respectful way and in a timely manner. He could have let the instructor know then that he is having trouble with the assigned material. Jason also should have made sure he used all of the allowed time in lab to complete his lab work. He doesn’t know if attending lab would have helped him gain a better understanding or not, if he didn’t stay the complete lab time assigned. Jason needs to understand

The Magician

524 words - 3 pages All the children turned around to look at the one who said that. There, standing by himself, was Jason............ "Who said that said the man" his huge hands flaring and long white hair flying like it was caught in the wind "Who is going to eat the magic carrot with powers that are very strong so strong that they could serious damage to you mentally and or physically""Me" cried Jason "I will eat the magic carrot""Are you sure you can handle the

Doc 1

1526 words - 7 pages that ‘the importance of oaths’ is more significant in developing the plot than the other themes. The theme of ‘the importance of oaths’ is a very significant theme in terms of plot development. This is because oaths are very important to Medea, and actually form the basis of the play. When Medea helped Jason with the trials of the Golden Fleece, and even turned against her own father, King Aeëtes, to help him; Jason vowed to always protect her

Environmental Security

2178 words - 9 pages Gore recognized the importance of linking the collection and synthesis of scientific data from the public and intelligence domains. Gore contacted then CIA director Robert Gates about mutually initiating supportive projects. Gates, in turn was supportive and discussions that followed led to the creation of science based group called MEDEA. The name MEDEA was chosen by CIA official Linda Zall for the character in Greek mythology who helped Jason

Do the Friday the 13th films have more to offer than just gore?

1247 words - 5 pages the next twenty years end in murder, and the nickname of "Camp Blood" is given to Camp Crystal Lake. Though the nickname remains, the camp is finally set to reopen in 1979. A deranged Pamela would not let it happen, as she kills all of the counselors except one girl who finally stops the vicious attack, murdering her. The deaths do not stop, however, as Jason vows revenge for his mother. Although no proof is ever found of Jason, the

An Exploration of Shakespeare’s Presentation of the Character of Portia in the Merchant of Venice

2405 words - 10 pages Jason and the Argonauts seeking the golden fleece, with the fleece in this case being her ‘sunny locks’. This leads the audience to expect her to be a traditional, weak female character, when Bassanio says things like ‘and she is fair, fairer than that word.’ Incidentally, Portia is always spoken about in verse (a high flown kind of language) showing she is of high social class. However, this preliminary description is shown to be superficial

Narrative Essay

604 words - 3 pages have showed me or have told me, because I have experienced fights started by telling friends the truth. My experience happened last year, when Jason, Howard, and I were still good friends. I still remember how everything happened. We used to go to the mall often. One summer day, we were shopping in the mall. It was a great sunny day and it was quite crowded in the mall. Jason wore his new white Puma shoes with the silver Puma logo. I was

Wild Water Gets Soaked

629 words - 3 pages Jason and Marie Salerno, brother and sister, have been running their family business, a water park called Wild Water, since they both graduated from the college. The Salernos operate the park, which is located near the New Jersey shore, with help from their parents. Marie’s husband and Jason’s wife are also involved in the business. Wild Water has now been in business for more than 40 years—it is a landmark to both locals and summer tourists

56 Questions on Medea

2456 words - 10 pages Corinth. It is important to mention that the heroine has no shelter, because she left her father's kingdom. 3.How does the nurse feel about what has happened? The nurse attributes the guilt to Jason. She is desperate and sympathetic about Medea's grief. Thus she wants to keep her children away from their mother, for she knows how aggressive her mistress is when she is hapless. 4.Toward the end of the first speech, what does the nurse tell

Related Essays

Medea " One Wicked Woman" Essay

931 words - 4 pages obtain the Golden Fleece. Then she leaves the island with him. Again, she shows her true evilness by killing her own brother. There are two ways this event has been told. One way she does this is that she leads him into a trap, ending with Jason killing him. The other is that her brother comes willingly and she cuts him into pieces and then throws him into the ocean, so that her father is forced to pick up the pieces, thus allowing the Argonauts to

Jason Brings His Own Downfall In Medea, A Play By Euripides

820 words - 4 pages In Medea, a play by Euripides, Jason possesses many traits that lead to his downfall. After Medea assists Jason in his quest to get the Golden Fleece, killing her brother and disgracing her father and her native land in the process, Jason finds a new bride despite swearing an oath of fidelity to Medea. Medea is devastated when she finds out that Jason left her for another woman after two children and now wants to banish her. Medea plots revenge

Compare Ideas Of Giglamesh Essay

825 words - 4 pages time, Jason led the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden Fleece. His uncle, Pelius, stole the kingdom that belonged to him, and his father told him that if he were to bring the Golden Fleece home, his kingdom would be returned to him (Infoplease, 2012). In my opinion, this act was more self-serving than that of an act of heroism, as he was only carrying out this task in order to reclaim his kingdom. Different from the above-mentioned heroes

4th Quarter Deal Essay

1268 words - 6 pages bonuses to its employees. So, Gina plans to side-out proper procedure to faster get advantages to she herself and department. She also tries to persuade Jason to support her decision. While, the Chairman of the Board, Jack has assured Gina that vote will be pass and he will have talked to the shareholders personally. But in the fact, Jack is does not have the power to make this decision without the boards’ actual vote. Jason as a department’s