Odysseus’s journey may seem like it has nothing in common with yours; however, you both have faced many obstacles on your journeys home. Odysseus pines to go home to reunite with his family. This is Odysseus’s one goal, and because he never looses site of his goal, he eventually returns back to his home, Ithaca. I feel like once we find your main goal, you will be on the track to getting back home. Looking at some of Odysseus’s obstacles and how he overcame them with his strong goal of getting home may inspire you to start thinking about getting to a place you call home in a different
Being Determined The Odyssey, by Homer, is an epic poem that is about a hero's journey to come home. In The Odyssey, Odysseus has many obstacles he has to face to find his way home, like Polyphemus the cyclops or Scylla and Charybdis. He finally makes it home and has to prove to his wife that he is truly Odysseus. Throughout The Odyssey, Odysseus has important traits that help him survive resulting in his successful trip back home. In fact, his character traits can connect to others in the world, like determination.
He recalls several times the death of their son and their inability to talk about it, but also feels fortunate that their marriage had survived it. Not speaking of it has also become a battle in his mind. Shiloh is what the entire story is about, the important battles. In the story, there are many different ways Leroy and Norma Jean can relate to this battlefield and I think that’s the importance of the title
An example is, after twenty years he is still determined to return home, “I am at home, for I am he. I bore adversities but in the twentieth year I am a shore in my own land,” (1140-1143). Odysseus was always determined to go back to his kingdom and be with his wife after twenty years, Without determination to go back to everything he loves he wouldn’t have been able to go through every obstacle that was in his way, and lead his men to freedom when they were trapped. After the Cyclops finds Odysseus and his men he wanted to know where their ship was so the Cyclops could destroy it and not have any chance of them escaping,”Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth trembled, broke it upon the rocks at your land’s end,” (273-276). Odysseus is determined to not let the Cyclops find his ship and destroy it.
Odysseus knew that the journey home was going to be dangerous from the moment that Poseidon's son, Polyphemus, cursed him and his ship and doomed him to have many toils and snares along his way home. Despite the fact that he knew this, he had the courage to keep going because he wanted to beat the odds and make it home. His vision of home made him keep going all the way. You have to have the courage every day to get out of bed and do something with your day because that's the only way you're ever going to get anywhere in life. You have to learn how your actions will influence you throughout the rest of your life.
As we still have yet to fathom what my brother and I will become, I learn to understand the extraordinary sacrifices you and Dad have made to make sure that both me and my brother will succeed in a new world. Over the summer as I read the Glass Castle ,I realized how important determination truly was. Although you have faced hardships such as the death of both your parents, Jeanette, the author of the memoir, had a father who disappeared and a mother who lacked decency to feed her kids. Even though your parents were efficacious unlike Jeanette’s, you two were both determined to take control of your future. With a strong sense of determination to get out of dilapidated West Virginia like you had to from Greece, Jeanette states that, “I was
Instead of being sent to a detention centre, his father locked him up in his house and now he is mentally unstable from the years of isolation. The mockingbird also has a compelling importance due to the connections with Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Harper Lee uses juxtaposition to highlight the contrast of a black man and a white man facing racism and discrimination. However in this novel, one mockingbird is shot and the other is pressured to kill. A Mockingbird is considered for someone who displays innocence, kindness and does not want any recognition of the good deeds they do for others.
In the book The Great Gatsby, Nick has a high opinion of Gatsby. Nick admires Gatsby as more than just a neighbor. He doesn't think of him as Jay Gatsby but as "The Great Gatsby". There are many reasons Nick feels this way for Gatsby. The three reasons I believe are more important would be his wealth, his new life, and his romantic heart.
They play off this term by looking at the negatives instead of the positives. A good man only goes as far as how the person perceives a good man to be. One comparison is Red Sammy and the misfit. In the story, both are called good men but they are different in attitudes. That being that Red Sammy being a
John Proctor, Arthur Miller’s main character in The Crucible, portrays these characteristics of a tragic hero. The people of Salem view John as a good person: “No, you cannot break your charity with your minister. You are another kind, John.” But, like a tragic hero, John faces a downfall due to his pride and mistakes: “God help me, I lusted.” HUBRIS In The Crucible, John Proctor has great pride in his reputation. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero’s pride or arrogance is called hubris. A tragic hero’s hubris causes his or her downfall.
When Odysseus came back to his country, he and Telemachus went to visit Odysseus father to see how he was doing because he missed him. So when they were gone Penelope had to take care of things when they were gone. Now days family’s still cheat on each other and aren’t always loyal to one another. Often when a family have children and they graduate from school and go off to college, they go away and make a life on their own. Now if people were to go on vacation away from home and wanted to contact their family’s to see how they were doing all they would need to do is call them on the phone or maybe facetime them.
It will be difficult to be a single mother, but I will do my best to raise Abel to be a man my late husband will be proud of. My only comfort is in knowing that Sam died at sea, where he felt like he belonged all his life. It is very difficult for me to raise my son by myself on a remote bay and it is very tempting for me to move to the city but I want die on this very bay and lie down beside my husband.” She has to depend on the eggs of the chooks and the ducks, the fruits of the orchard, the vegetables and the meat of the abalone for her