In the beginning of The Odyssey, in the Telemachy, Telemachus is weak, and naive. The suitors bullied him around and he was too scared to do anything about it. However, it is at the end of the book that he shows his manhood. He was a weak boy when the story starts. By the end of the book, however, Telemachus, with the help of Athena, becomes the leader he is destined to be: fighting alongside Odysseus as an equal, killing the suitors.
Since Hector killed Achilles best friend Achilles doesn't care about pride anymore, just revenge. “Wolves and lambs don’t share a common heart—they always sense a mutual hatred for each other” (Homer, Iliad 22. 327-329), this epic simile shows, Achilles’ actions brought on by justice for Patroclus’ death scream for blood. Achilles’ actions after killing Hector hurt Priam and his family, leaving them emotionally distraught and furious furthering the raging battle into Troy for fair Helen. Mortals have been shown to fight a war of vengeance and justice but the Gods also had a part in this
An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing. Due to their ignorance, and refusal to listen to Odysseus they accidentally angered the god Helios and to appease Helios Zeus sent down a thunderbolt on their ship killing all of Odysseus’s crew except himself. This is proof of how this was not entirely his fault, and how his name and reputation of being a hero shouldn’t be
In The Odyssey the main character Odysseus loses shipmates to a Cyclops. Odysseus was the main reason the Greeks beat the Trojans in the Trojan War and due to this he became arrogant and believed he was a step above the world. This sort of arrogant demeanor is what caused his friends death and nearly took his own too. He saw his companions faces “turn to grief tallying those who had not fled from death.” (Homer 09. 382-383) He took battles that could have been avoided but were necessary in his return home.
Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!’” (668, 473-480) In this passage, Odysseus has defeated Polyphemus and is now sailing away. However, Odysseus’s ego and cockiness catches up to him as he taunts the cyclops with words of retribution for his fallen comrades. This, however, gets his group in trouble as Polyphemus hears his banter, and uses the direction that it came from to hurl a mountain top at them, all but beaching their ship. This, to any man with self-control, would be the point at which he turned his butt around and got out of there asap.
Odysseus comes up with a plan to escape. He gets the Cyclop drunk, claims his name is nobody, then stabs his eye and leaves him blind. The next day, when the Cyclop open the door to let his sheep out, Odysseus and his men make a run for it. When the reach the boat Odysseus reveals his true identity and brags to the Cyclop that he got away with what he did to him. Since the Cyclops was son of Poseidon, Poseidon curses Odysseus with a bad trip home because of what he did to his son.
He suffered immensely during his voyage back home. The main reason Odysseus couldn't go home was that he infuriated Lord Poseidon. “Poseidon is stiff and cold with anger because Odysseus blinded his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, the strongest of all Cyclops… The Earthshaker has been after Odysseus ever since, not killing him, but keeping him away from his native land” Odysseus desperately longed for home after fighting the war at Troy. Nevertheless, his desire could not be fulfilled because he maddened a god. As a consequence, Odysseus was kept away from Ithaca.
An example of him being overconfident is when he taunts the Cyclops. While he is sailing away from the island, he taunts the Cyclops by yelling, “Cyclops, / if ever mortal man inquire / how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him / Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: / Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaca” (Homer 484) He was being overconfident because by saying his name, he let the Cyclops know who really injured his eye. Another example of him being overconfident is when he decides to listen to the Sirens. Odysseus puts beeswax in the ears of his men but decides to not do this to himself. He instead has his men tie him to the back of the mast of his ship.
He is a great observer, and he looks quite through the deeds of men” (1.2.199-204) Caesar doesn’t trust Cassius very much because he sees him as a danger to people. In fact, he said that Cassius should be feared by nearly everyone, but doesn’t fear him himself. In conclusion, Caesar doesn’t like Cassius because he can’t trust him as being as loyal as the people he surrounds himself with. However, Caesar likes Brutus because they are close friends. When Cassius asked Brutus if he didn’t want Caesar to be king, Brutus replied, “I would not Cassius.
Polyphemus and Poseidon’s relationship is not loving or respectful. Polyphemus doesn’t see Poseidon as a father, and he yells at him to give Odysseus a rough time at sea. Poseidon seems to love Polyphemus, but the relationship is not equally loving. Not many valued characteristics. Odysseus had just blinded Polyphemus and yelled his name at him, and Polyphemus tells Odysseus that he will ask his father to give him a hard time at sea if he does not stay on the island.
“You’re Beowulf, are you – the same boastful fool who fought a swimming match with Brecca and lost” said Unferth within lines 239-24. Beowulf knew that he could handle the demon, but Unferth was furious because he felt as if the Danes people and himself, could fight their own battles. He felt as if it made his people look bad, because they needed help from an outside hero. I feel as if in that same way some people around our school look at someone and just think they aren’t what or who they say they are. During football season, some of the guys that I thought were my friends would talk about how I wasn’t any good or couldn’t save the team from a big play at any given moment.
As they made their way back to the garrison - to home – there wasn 't much chatter. There was a quiet companionship during their homeward journey but Porthos wasn 't able to enjoy it. He thought of how his brothers must be ashamed of him. They took him back with open arms, as he knew they would, but he felt that by taking off the fleur-de-lys they all wore so proudly, he had essentially abandoned them. As he grew up, Porthos told himself he didn 't need to know his father 's identity.
Huck is saying that Jim is uneducated and teasing him because of his intellectual level; however, Huck is not too intelligent himself, therefore correcting Jim shows verbal irony. Jim also has age and maturity over Jim, but because of his low social class, Huck still remains superior. Those are the ways the authors make their novels satirical with the use of diction in order to differentiate the intellectual levels of the