In the short clip of April and the movie Hercules, April and Hercules had trouble finding who they really were because of all the challenges that they faced. April and Hercules were similar because they both were different and did not really fit in with the crowd and they both had to find out who they really were. April
Santiago and Edmond had to go through their fair share of challenges and temptations, however Odysseus’ were far more significant and was more of a hero. It took him about ten years of hardships to get home, only to find another challenge waiting for him. He never gave up and kept fighting through, with hopes he would one day see his wife again. Odysseus is the epitome of Christopher Reeve’s quote, as he truly is “an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming
Hercules is very similar to Beowulf, an epic hero. They both share certain qualities, including some that make them desirable to each one's culture. Beowulf is valuable to the Anglo-Saxon people, and Hercules to the Greek people. Although Hercules was originally a foolish boy who made mistakes, he grew into a fabulous hero who is there to save the day. Hercules is a Beowulf-style hero because he has qualities of an epic hero, and is treasured by a group of people.
When this love ended, she found herself unable to reassume her dignified position. For that reason, she took her own life. Both Perpetua and Dido, were independent women capable of defending themselves towards the community, but their destinies were different. Perpetua was able to stick to her ideals no matter the obstacles she was facing, and she was executed for it. On the contrary, Dido, despite her admirable personality and courage, got herself in a situation that she could not handle in the proper way and due to her lack of control, she decided to end her life rather than find a way to deal with the issue.
The definition of a hero has evolved over time. According to Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, the first definition of a hero is, “a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability.” In The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus is a hero according to this definition. Odysseus is a hero because he used his strength to overcome tough circumstances. Odysseus battles many mortals, immortals, monsters, and even gods. He has to make smart and quick decisions to save his own life and that of his crew.
In the story Hairball by Margaret Atwood, Kat is living in a fictitious world as she lives life with a fake persona, but in reality she is lost and does not know who she truly is. Firstly, Kat has gone through many personality changes throughout her life; from her childhood as the pure Katherine, to high school Kathy, and blunt university Kath, to finally her present chic image Kat. Her character change suggests that she was constantly looking for who she truly was. However she still does not find her true self as at the end of the story she says, “... [I am] temporarily without a name.”(45) At this scene, Kat gave away her tumor ‘Hairball’ which symbolizes giving away her image as Kat. This indicates readers that she is back at another personality
According to Zeus, the supreme god of all Greek mythology, the epic hero Odysseus is destined to return back to Ithaca, where his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope await for him, no matter what challenges arise on his journey back home. Odysseus faces several challenges on his
In addition, we have Hercules. Hercules was a Greek hero that had done many things to become a hero. He had completed the nearly impossible 12 tasks assigned by the gods. That’s a big thing to compare to but I think that they are very similar while
The heroic ideals of the Anglo Saxon people In the Anglo Saxon period to be a hero was to be a warrior. A warrior was the brave one who would step up and fight for their people or in some cases to gain fame. These warriors were not afraid of anything. They were smart, courageous and intelligent always up for the task. In this case a great warrior was Beowulf.
Throughout ancient literature, the authors and poets of the time depict their characters in multiple different ways. While some depict their characters as flawed individuals, others paint their characters as perfect, god-like beings who can do no wrong. In no story are the lines between perfect and flawed more skewed than in Virgil’s Aeneid. Virgil shows Aeneas as the perfect hero - the hero destined by the gods to bring the Trojans to Italy, and who fulfills his duty to his people, the gods, and his family before himself. However, due to Aeneas’s human feelings shown many times during the epic, Virgil portrays Aeneas as a flawed character in his grand Roman epic, The Aeneid.
April had on a mask that was different than everyone else 's, but Hercules was always different. April and Hercules were always different, and at first did not know their true identity. They are both taught by someone that they are not who they think. They both undergo a journey to find who they really are. They stumble and fall.