The good, the bad and the
The Bhagavad Gita shows the
power of religion as good.
Krishna, the Lord, uses religion
to preach to Arjuna. In the end,
Arjuna understands his duty is to
fight his kin.
Power is used by Krishna to preach
to Arjuna the importance of one’s
duty on earth, or dharma.
The author is using Arjuna’s
struggle to show significance of
religion is attaining yoga and
fulfilling one’s dharma.
Oppenheimer was one of the “fathers of
the atomic bomb” during World War II. He
uses the quote from the Bhagavad Vita
when Krishna takes on multiple forms,
one of them being death or the
destroyer. Like Arjuna’s duty, people’s
duties can be difficult to do.
The Epic of Gilgamesh shows
the power of seduction,
tyranny and the power to
Gilgamesh has the power as King
however fails to become victim to
the power of seduction by the
Gilgamesh uses his power to become
a King, a tyrant. The power of
seduction is used when Ishtar
attempts to seduce Gilgamesh and
fails leading to the death of his
friend. He attempts in vain to
attain immorality after the death
of his friend.
The author uses Gilgamesh to show
how Kings can abuse their power
and be “power hungry” in the
search for power beyond their
control, and uses the journey’s
end to show how Gilgamesh
became stronger and more apt
to lead Uruk.
After a tyrannical rule and the
death of his friend, Gilgamesh
learns to relinquish some power as
Medea shows the power of
revenge as Medea kills her
former husband’s new wife, the
wife’s father and her children.
Medea has power and uses it
against her husband who turned
away from her.
Medea uses her power to hurt her
former husband, the King. The
author uses ‘The chorus’, a group
of Athenian women, to send us a
message of the importance of
equality and justice.
Revenge is useless and only
leads to destruction.
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Oppenheimer Quotes out of Hinduism's Bhagavad Gita after the
first Nuclear explosion. YouTube, 2009. Film.
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