The epic poem Beowulf is about ponderous dragon, with razor sharp talons. The epic poem The Iliad is about a boundless warrior who rakes havoc one anyone that gets in their way. How could these two heroes be alike? There will to fight is one reason, but they couldn’t be any more diverse. The chilling dragon is more trustworthy than the boundless warrior.
Both of the brave warriors come to figure out what their destiny must be, they are destined for greatness but they must go through great storms to achieve it. Being fit to become king comes with being a great warrior, but you must also act as a hero. In Asgard, Thor is known as someone powerful and brave, always ready for a fight and always ready to defend his people. He is supposed to become the new king of Asgard, the only problem with that is that he is arrogant and acts poorly because of his anger. He thinks he knows best but to him, violence is usually the answer.
There are many contributing factors to support the reason that Odysseus is more of an admirable hero than Achilles.During the Ancient Greek time period, heroism was greatly valued, and heroic characters in epic poems were courageous warriors who showed expertise in their ability to fight in battle. Both of these individuals, Achilles and Odysseus are heros in themselves, but Odysseus is known for being a more credible hero due to his actions. In the Odyssey three major events occur: Odysseus defeats the cyclops, escapes Calypso’s island, and visits the underworld.Odysseus is more of an admirable hero than Achilles due to his extreme leadership skills and his talents he portrays in difficult situations. Odysseus is seen as a leader
The actions of both MacArthur and Macbeth show their rise and inevitable fall, is due to their hunger for power. Macbeth and MacArthur both have military backgrounds which contributes to their strong leadership skills, They also were both naturally very talented in the military aspects of the respective times. Also acting as if they are loyal to their leader, while it turns out that they are actually not. However, their rise to power seems to turn into two very different directions and how they reached their highest rank;
In the epic novel The Odyssey by Homer, the audience becomes familiar with the main character Odysseus in such a way that one can create a detailed character sketch of Odysseus. Odysseus is an extraordinary character. His amiable qualities of physical strength, mental power, and wit, as well as his less admirable characteristic of arrogance all make up his heroic character. Throughout the novel, his characteristics allow him to grow from an arrogant hero to a humble survivor, appreciative of the goal he worked so hard to achieve. Odysseus has amiable characteristics that allow him to be associated with the stature of a hero.
Songs of praise were sung about him. He won every duel. He was feared by his opponents and acclaimed by his folk, …but was characterized by “Hamartia:, or the inherent “fatal” flaw, this finally brought about his downfall, resulting in pathetic tragic end/death.” Odysseus should be considered a greek hero because he was nobel with the fatal flaw (pride), achieved extreme feats, and fought for his own honor. First, Odysseus should be considered a greek hero because he was nobel with the fatal flaw which was having too much pride. While critics say he acted cowardly when trying to get out of the Trojan war, he ended up going and being the brains behind ending the Trojan war.
A significant amount of being a hero involves physically fighting. One could say since Achilleus is fighting and presenting a hope of victory for the Argives then he is portrayed as more heroic. However, hero’s are praised for their selflessness in battle and their good hearts, not acting on anger and revenge. Patroklos sets a good example of a hero, with such empathy for his countrymen he says, “… such grief has fallen upon the Achaians. For all those who were before the bravest in battle are lying up among the ships with arrow or spear wounds” (XVI 22), and then pleading with Achilleus to let him go into battle.
However, heroism can take place in our everyday lives by simple brave actions. A hero has many noble qualities such as courage, humility, patience, being selfless and caring. They will put other people before themselves and make sure others are content. Heros are also intelligent and like to think ahead to plan on a good result. Although Victor very well fits the role of a tragic hero with a fatal flaw, he also fits the role of a hero.
These traits are treacherous within a leader and definitely not found in an idol. But since Odysseus learned humility, he is considered a hero. In conclusion Odysseus is a hero because he is intelligent, resilient, and humble. He uses his wit and intelligence to save his men in more way than one. His resilient attitude has helped him overcome the direst circumstances.
Sometimes, the hero is the underdog, but in other cases the hero is someone who's already known by all for being incredibly strong or brave. Not to mention, most people root for the good guy, but every great story has an even greater villain. In reality, a lot of times in these types of stories, the hero's endeavors are hardly ever impetuous. Stories including superheroes and villains, excite people because they leave sitting at the edge of our seats, dying to know how it ends. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero not only goes up to battle once, but three times; which leads the question: why does he do what he does?
The Greek God’s of the Iliad fight with each other and argue like humans, and most often we cannot be sure that they truly have the human’s best interest in their hearts. In fact, humans very often come across as more noble than the Gods. For example, Prince Hector is the hero to the Trojan army. An example of this would be when Lycaon’s son, Pandarus states in book five that “he marched the Trojans hard to lovely town of Troy, to please Prince Hector.” Indeed, Hector is the ideal hero, even compared to Achilles or the Gods. He is a man of compassion, bravery, and virtue.
He was believed to be the greatest warrior to walk the Earth. Achilles was a feared for all his power. Hector states, “I will no longer fear you as before…(74).” The people truly were scared of him. Achilles’ god- like strength made him respected for his power but feared for his