Heracles (Hercules): Later Adventures and Death Study Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Pick a hero from a modern adventure movie. Super heroes, action stars, boy wizards – any will do. Compare and contrast the hero to Heracles.
- Do you think Heracles is happy as a god?
- Why do you think Heracles wanders around so much, and keeps remarrying?
- What do you think his relationship like with his dad, Zeus, once Heracles gets to Mount Olympus?
- By the time Heracles has become a god, do you think Hera has really forgiven him? Why or why not?
- Which story of Heracles is your favorite? Why do you like it so much?
- Was there ever a time when you think Heracles acted un-heroically? Why do you think so?
- What are Heracles' most heroic traits?
- Do you think all of the monsters and men that Heracles killed deserved to die? Explain your answer.
- If a guy like Heracles was Greece's greatest hero, what do you think that says about their culture? What did they value in human beings? What did they strive for?