The first time this happened was on Ismaros, when his men refused to leave- “On the spot I told them: ‘back, and quickly! Out to sea again! My men were mutinous, fools, on stores of wine. Sheep after sheep they butchered by the surf, and shambling cattle, feasting- while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones.”(Homer, 155-160) Only thanks to the strength of his army were they able to decimate the Cicone soldiers and escape, albeit with their numbers drastically reduced. The men likely would not have held their beach, had Odysseus been a weaker leader.
¨All i ever wanted to do was hit people, is that so bad? Does that make me a bad guy?¨ (Lynch 1). Arlo disagrees that it makes him a bad person, but he agrees that Lloyd needs to change the way he plays football. At football practice the next day the football coach called Lloyd a career jay-vee player, and Lloyd took it too seriously and shortly after Lloyd quit the football for good.. Arlo still loved football so he kept playing and practicing, and he made the jayvee team as a freshman. This was a huge step for Arlo in
All threw The Odyssey Odysseus, our hero, who shows many heroic trades, but I think the most important one is loyalty. In the first episode, he showed loyalty is with cyclopes, Polyphemus. In this episode, he shows loyalty in many way, one way is he talks to Polyphemus to get him drunk. Once he is drunk Odysseus takes another act of loyalty by taking some of his men and driving a steak in the cyclops eye. After that he took the hardest sheep to escape, by not only taking the leader sheep, but he also hangs there all night instead of laying on the ground, because his men had to stay under the sheep.
There are many lessons Odysseus and is men learn on their journey home in the Odyssey. Unfortunately, only Odysseus makes it home and the rest of men are dead because of their foolish actions. In the Thrinacia and The Cattle of the Sun episode of the Odyssey Odysseus’s men once again disobey him and cost them their lives. The men and Odysseus learn valuable lessons throughout their epic journey, but in the episode the most important lessons they learn are; temptation can lead to death, being obedient can save your life, and trust your instincts. If Odysseus’s men would have been more obedient to their leader Odysseus perhaps all of them would have made it back home alive.
When visiting Cyclopes’ Island, he is forced to save many of his men from the beasts. He retorts after the battle in these words, “‘How do you like the beating we gave you, / you damned cannibal? Eater of guests / under your roof!’” (Homer 874). Odysseus overcame this burden of saving his men, including himself, and defeated the Cyclops. He took this major responsibility in stride and escaped with many lives.
This reveals to his son that athletic skills and being a strong athlete are not the only way to make an impact on the team. The author also desires his son to realize the skills that football can teach him such as how to be a leader, work as a team, and most notably to discover that he can only control certain aspects of life instead of solely playing football for the purpose of enjoying the game. All of the personal experiences and wisdom are given to Ted in order to justify how lucky he is to even be playing a collegiate sport and that he should be grateful for the skills that the game is teaching
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
There are many images of Jesus shepherding his flock with sweet sheep around him, this gives the wrong impression, it was not an easy job. Shepherding has always been a difficult, an edgy business, they were meant to bring sheep back and also ward off enemies. In this film, Father James depicts a real priest as a shepherd. The man in the opening scene of the film who threatens him could be seen as the black sheep of his flock, that goes without saying that obviously not all the other characters are without flaws. Father James encourages the weak, as shown when he tries to help Dylan Moran's character Michael, a wealthy business man in coping with his lack of mortality.
I would not have believed that such things could happen on our farm. It must be due to some fault in ourselves. The solution, as I see it, is to work harder. From now onwards I shall get up a full hour earlier in the mornings’” (Orwell 25). Even at a time when the only thing the animals can feel is despair, Boxer voices his continued loyalty to his leader, Napoleon, the pig behind this sickening act.
Aristotle’s “Golden Mean” defines excellence not as an act, but a habit: “ the good of a man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence/virtue in a complete life…” This perfectly summarizes what Eric Liddell risked in that extremely valuable race by following his soul feelings in order to act ethically with his beliefs no matter what. Moreover, during the football game between Iowa and Michigan, something happened during the last play that Michigan claimed the ball was fumbled before the goal line but Iowa insisted he had scored before Nile Kinnick dropped the ball. Nile Kinneck was Iowa’s best back and captain; therefore, he was asked a direct question from the official, which required an honest answer in