heroes- Theseus and Perseus

Topics: Medusa, Greek mythology, Theseus Pages: 2 (404 words) Published: December 21, 2013
In the books of Theseus and Perseus details summary of Theseus volunteer to go to Crete to be sacrificed to the Minotaur. He promised his dad that he would be on white sails not black sails. But he rides on the black sails so his father Perseus was the son of Danae and Zeus. Perseus went to see Medusa. to cut her head off. He came back with Medusa’s head, he used Medusa’s head to turned Phineus into stones. Theseus and Perseus are courageous and proud, yet it is there impulsive actions lead them into bad decisions that cause suffering

Theseus showed courage when he offered to be one of the victims. He fought the Minotaur with his bare hands. He also showed courage in everything he excelled in; he would offer to fight against a villain if he had to. Perseus is courageous because he is not afraid to fight Medusa. Truly it is a scary and dangerous thing to fight a monster. Perseus displays his bravery when he was willing to fight the Gorgon. But little does Perseus know, Medusa is harder to kill than he thought.

When Theseus slays the Minotaur, he feels proud, because no one else has been able to kill it, which also made him feel powerful. Theseus wants to show off that he can be proud to kill the Minotaur. And prove it to everyone that he can do it without being frightened. Perseus feels proud when he cuts off the head of the Gorgon, Medusa. When he went to the palace he showed the evil king, Polydectes, the head of Medusa, so he turns to stone. Perseus was able to take his mom back.

Theseus is impulsive because he saisl “I'll kill Minotaur”. When he killed the Minotaur they arrived on the island of Naxos. In the morning he abandoned Ariadne the island of Naxos. Theseus forgot he is riding on black sails. Theseus dad commits suicide because Theseus forgot to ride on the white sails. His dad thinks Theseus is dead. Perseus is impulsive because he wants to prove it to Polydectes to bring the Medusa's head. He came back with Medusa’s head and shows it...
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