Alexander did not focus only in the money he’s dad gave him but he was interested in all the teachings as he said “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” Alexander was one of the greatest military leaders that existed. He inherited an army who fought with only one purpose as he said “remember upon the conductor each depends on the fate of all”. He was great discussing and convincing other people what he wanted them to know and to do. Alexander biggest wish was to become the greatest warrior the world has ever seen.
Immortality through Glory One of the most common tools writers use to put certain ideas into the spotlight is repetition. In Homer’s Greek epic, The Iliad, he applies the employment of repetition to the old horseman Nestor’s speeches. The context and tone of Nestor’s reiterated speeches serve as a window into Homer’s underlying message that in the context of war, glory is the key for men to gain some form of immortality.
Who needs a hero? Throughout human existence, societies have always looked upon heroes and champions as a gleam of hope in times of desperation. “Like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” In the Odyssey by Homer the main character Odysseus displays many of the great qualities that define a hero and thus forevermore he has been remembered, honored, and reverend by multitudes as an epic hero. Odysseus’s courageous leadership in time of war, his volatile journey home, his strengths and his flaws, have made him immortal for generations to come.
Is Beowulf a Hero? The poem Beowulf, tells of great the great undertakings of Beowulf, a man who has defeated many ruthless monsters and seeks fame and glory. If we take Beowulf and compare him to the Anglo-Saxon ideal hero, Beowulf fills all the necessary requirements but, when compared to modern day standards, Beowulf doesn’t quite make the cut. In the modern day, selflessness is the ideal.
Beowulf Models Bravery After the feast, Beowulf and his men gather at the hall and prepare to take watch as the night falls. Disparate to his men, Beowulf unarms himself and expresses that his intention is to fight Grendel unarmed. Beowulf lies down while boasting that he is just as dangerous as Grendel and his fearful men lie awake, fearful that any of them will live to see morning. This act of bravery is one of the beginning scenes in the poem that set the tone for Beowulf’s chivalric nature, while also setting the tone for the leadership qualities he naturally poses to be king. V. Conclusion
They took the horse inside, only to find that it was filled with Greek soldiers. Troy was doomed. Who won the war? After ten long years,the Greeks won the war.
This demonstrates a huge defiance towards a leader because Corelli is only a Captain, which falls under the command of a General and just by saying that, he puts his life at risk. He becomes more independent as he breaks away from the indoctrination because he is not afraid to go against someone of a higher rank when he feels as though they are not doing their job correctly. It seems as though Antonio believes that the ones in command are just leading the army blindly, not knowing exactly what to do in the time of crisis. Another Captain positioned in Greece also feels as though he should finally do something right which leads him into disrespecting the hierarchy of power and executing a plan without any orders whatsoever. De Bernières writes, “who
There are few fictional characters who so accurately depict the ancient archetype of a hero as Odysseus. In Homer’s The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Odysseus is departing from the Trojan city of Troy in order to reach his home country of Ithaca. Throughout the course of his journey, Odysseus is faces multiple challenges testing his leadership, vigor, and wit in order to prove himself to be a true hero. He accomplishes this by bringing about multiple heroic feats and upholding the impuissant and helpless.
Another aspect that hinders the Achaians is that Achilleus, their best fighter, refuses to fight. With this, the Achaians go into a sort go loosing slump, as the Trojans gain speed and more success. In book two, Zeus’, in order to fulfill Achilleus’ request, sends a treacherous dream to Agamemnon that says, “He might take the wide-eyed city of the Trojans” (92). In the dream Nestor tells Agamemnon that if he attacks Troy immediately at full strength, then it will fall.
The term hubris refers to the act of extreme pride in a foolish manner. Lastly, all the Greek heroes are decedents of the gods, whether it be one of the major gods or minor deities. Heroes have some form of divine relative that gives them an advantageous connection during the ancient Greek era. These traits merge together to create a traditional Greek Hero.
With the Civil War won, Grant took the next step of military career to become commander and chief of the United States of America. Being president then led to the darkest time of his career. By accepting gifts from admirers and allowing himself to be seen with two spectators Grant allowed a scheme to corner the market in gold to be taken place. While attempting to prevent it by selling enough gold to ruin their plans, the spectators had already wrought havoc with business. These mistake led trouble for Grant when re-election was about to take place.
The traits that Odysseus portrays is being clever, determined, and brave. To begin, one of the qualities that I admired most about Odysseus was the fact that he was clever. For example, one way Odysseus was clever was when he decided to not tell the men that rowed the ship about Scylla and Charybdis. In the story it says, “Odysseus decides to tell the men only of Circe’s warnings about the Sirens,” (Narrator 1234). The reason I think Odysseus did this was because he knew the men was going to back out and not want to continue their journey.
What we think about Brutus being Noble... It came to terms knowing to think that Brutus might’ve done the right thing because, although Caesar was trying to bring the city of Rome down and someone had to stop him. For this, we know that Brutus was the hero of Rome and then his life soon ended in the heat of battle. Brutus and the conspirators were trying to make Rome a great city again, but this time under Brutus’s rule, But It ended badly.
Poseidon tells Odysseus that he will suffer on his way back home. Odysseus was being watched by the gods. Athena said he was on his way to the Trojan War from Ithaca. The Trojan’s was hiding the Trojan horse. While the Greeks thought they left the Trojans attacked secretly.
In the poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus wanted to make a name for himself and to have everyone know that he is a hero and wanted to always be remembered. His quest was to get home after the ten years of war in Troy, that he tried to get out of by faking he was crazy. After Achilles, the Greek champion died, Odysseus came up with an idea to get into the city and to end the war. He had the Greek army make the “Trojan Horse”, which was just a giant wooden horse that was hollow and he devised a plan to give it to the Trojans as a peace offering. “The horse which Odysseus led up to Troy as a trap filled with men who would destroy great Ilion.”