When Odysseus left for Troy during the Trojan war, he left his whole life behind. He left behind his very young son, Telemachus, and his wife, Penelope. After the war, Odysseus started his journey back. Odysseus’ whole journey home was prompted by the fact that he wants to get home to his family and kingdom in Ithaca. Odysseus made it through the many trials and tribulations he was faced with to see his family.
Two stories, set in completely different timelines, may not have striking parallels at first glance. However, with closer inspection, Homer’s The Odyssey and the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? have obvious similarities, from the characters to the themes shown.
Next, is national heroism which is that his home recognizes him as a great person, everyone knows Ody is a great ruler and when he isn’t home for so long, Ithaca starts to fall apart, especially with the
Ask yourself this question: are you loyal to the law? Do you think the law deserves loyalty from you? The character Odysseus in the novel The Odyssey , by Homer, is in a similar situation. That is, does Odysseus deserve loyalty from his crew? After fighting 10 years in the trojan war, Odysseus begins his lengthy journey home.
When Odysseus finally escapes he yelled his name to the Cyclops, out of pride, when he could have used a decoy name. Zeus decides to teach Odysseus a lesson for hurting his son and provides many obstacles for Odysseus on his journey home. Odysseus’ common flaw of pride is relatable to a present day hero because
Now, what if Telemachus could pick up the Odyssey and read his very own Telemachy? The most important lesson Telemachus can learn is the progression of his maturity is and it is provoked when he mourns about his father and shows respect to the Kings of the other countries. In Book
Odysseus’ heroic qualities cause him to gain respect throughout the community as he was a great leader on and off the battlefield. Odysseus uses his intellect to trick and outsmart opponents during his 20-year journey. Odysseus, going through these tough battles, had to suffer losses. Odysseus was that kind of man that cared for his men and mourned them, but he knew that life must go on. That lead to a caring side of him that is expressed as he goes through the monster Scylla and whirlpool Charybdis (Homer, 821, page 1010).
THE ODYSSEY Intro The Odyssey by Homer translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Odysseus the hero, he made it through alive. Odysseus left his wife and newly born son at home so he could go fight the battle of Troy. For his return home he faces many trouble to get home and be with his wife and son.
Alexander Hamilton was a heroic and bold man. He was born in the West Indies and from his early life, the odds stacked against him. His father left when he was around the age of ten, and him and his mother got very sick. His mother did not survive but Hamilton did and then moved in with his cousin who later committed suicide. Hamilton’s personality consisted of wanting to be a hero, and wanting to prove himself worthy of respect.
He then battled there for 10 years. It was a hard battle then Odysseus finally succeeded and won the war between the two rivaling cities. Back at home, on Ithaca. He left a newborn son named Tellemicus, and a wife named Penelope. As well as an entire city throw into chaos because everyone thinks he’s dead.
Beowulf The heroism of Beowulf was exemplified in two separate phases: (i) youth; and (ii) age. It was also illustrated on three separate conflicts with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon (SparkNotes). It was through these encounters that Beowulf has been molded into a hero. His years of being youth depicted his character of being an unfettered warrior and his mature years, on the other hand, portrayed that he is a reliable king (SparkNotes). These two phases in his life showed two different virtues which has been reflected as the story progresses and how Beowulf changed from a young man to a mature man full of vigor.
Odysseus was a very smart man because he created a plan that would destroy the city of troy so the Trojan war could end. he encountered many different things on his way back home to Ithaca. Where he left his wife for more than 10 years. Odysseus ruled Ithaca so it was very important for him to go back home with his people. Odysseus had courage, strength was wise,wonderful leader/commander but also had desire to end war and go back to his people.
Since the time of 8th century B.C.E., the story of the significant hero Odysseus has been told by Homer in the epic poem, The Odyssey. It is broken down into 24 books, which separate each part of the story. The first four books are called The Telemachy, where Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, struggles when suitors arrive, ill-mannered intruders who covet Penelope, Odysseus’ wife. Odysseus’ importance is shown when in his absence, problems arise such as Telemachus’ sheepish personality, an infestation of suitors, and also shown when even the Gods and other kings recognize and respect Odysseus.
In Book Two of the Odyssey, Telemachus demonstrates his increasing maturity by confronting the suitors, gaining respect from the elders, and preparing to look for Odysseus. Telemachus demonstrates maturity in Book Two of the Odyssey by confronting the suitors face on. By gathering the suitors together he can talk to them about what he wants to happen from now on. By confronting the suitors Telemachus gains maturity because he is taking a leadership role. He also is gaining maturity from confronting the suitors because he is facing his fears.
Throughout The Odyssey, Odesseus’ son, Telemachus, arcs as a character completely, maturing and becoming a man by the end. Only a small child when his father, ruler of Ithaca, left to fight in the Trojan War, Telemachus lived without a biological father figure for nineteen years of his life, and without any sign Odesseus would ever return. Suitors overtook his estate. His mother became a prize to be won. Telemachus was immature and rather conflicted; he knew he needed to defend his mother and the estate from the suitors who continuously feasted upon Odesseus’ abundant stores of meat and wine, but he was unsure how to take charge that way.