Odysseus was told to be a brave and smart warrior in the Trojan War. He has a strategic mindset, a determination to return home, and the ability to be a convincing speaker. These characteristics help him succeed in his mission even through all the trouble he went through. One of Odysseus’ most important characteristics is his strategic mindset. He is always thinking and planning how to get what he wants or how to get out of a bad situation.
After reading the biography of Louis Zamperini’s life by Laura Hillenbrand, it’s obvious that Louie’s concrete determination remained strong despite doubt and countless struggles attempting to chip away at its foundation. Louie, determined to conquer insurmountable odds and remain unbroken proved to audiences
George had always fought his temptations hard, but there will always be consequences hanging as a challenge. George had always thought of leaving Lennie for his own benefit. George thought that by leaving Lennie, he would have a much better life and would go on living and having
He was continuously showing his army what it meant to be courageous and was injured many times, but he continually pushed himself to harder and harder beyond the limits. He once said that: 'It is a lovely thing to live with courage and to die leaving behind an everlasting renown '. He was keen and perceptive in military strategy and also one of the greatest at analyzing the battlefield, taking it to his advantage, no matter how small his forces may be. In spite of being surprised by Darius ' strategic tactics, Alexander showed cleverness of mind by having his army arrive at the battlefield before the enemy had a chance to prepare their defenses or tactical
He has struggled with surviving, but his perseverance has pushed him through. Crane writes, “ By this struggle
Achilles could remember that there were not only warriors in the world but also different kinds of people, his role was the leader of the Achaeans that would lead them to victory. In this sense the shield tells us that everyone in the world plays a role in something. The importance of this is that if you skip out on things that you should be doing it can cause a lot of regret and pain in only you but others. Imagine if you had an essay to do and it was worth a great portion of your grade, but you procrastinated and didn’t do it. You’d regret the decisions made because of laziness, that would inhibit your goals for initiating the course in the
Feeling the need to learn more about yourself is something in which many of us have felt before, yet in what way do we approach trying to accomplish this? In both pieces, The Odyssey by Homer and The Journey by Mary Oliver, the main character undertakes a journey that teaches them about who they are, what they’re worth, and what they are capable of. In the Odyssey, Odysseus proved himself as a strong and great leader. Whilst on his journey back home, he comes across several different obstacles that he has to battle, face to face with them. In the end he defeats these challenges and reaches his ultimate goal, returning home.
He served as a role model to him providing him with any necessary support that he required at any given time. Also, in order to gain more experience, Steinbeck made daring decisions with others including going to war. Wars are always dangerous and provided a person with only two options, either he lives and comes back alive or he dies. Steinbeck on his side accepted to leave all the worries aside so that he could get some knowledge, which he later translated into writing so easily (Han
The United States’ relationships with other countries has been ever changing since the founding of our country. The ways in which countries communicate is quite important because if something goes wrong, it could lead to war. Providentially, the men in positions of power have always wanted to maintain good relations as well as establish the US as a world leader. Through many processes, the US slowly gained the respect of other countries and was able to make decisions that affected the balance of power in the world. However, some presidential tactics in solving foreign affairs had never before been seen and changed the course of history.
They can be vast and puffy when the sun is out, but also create a storm: dangerous with a bad outcome. Ever since I started, it was a new life for me. I could explore but at the same time, it meant having a great level of wisdom, changing an appearance and having improved work habits leading me to success. I’ve learned a valuable lesson in middle school; Always study hard and maintain it. If anyone follows this path, they can succeed to wherever they want to
How life goes on we experience a lot of things that can either teach us an important lesson or nothing at all. I have learned more than one lesson in my life, but there’s one that I will always keep in mind to help others like it helped me. Thanks to John Tyler High School Drill Team I have self-confidence and courage to do risky things that I never thought I would be doing. Now I believe in myself and I don’t let fear dull my success, I fight for what I want until I get it even if it take a long time, I don’t give up that easy anymore.
The Giver by Lois Lowry embodies the hero’s quest through it’s dystopian and thought-provoking plot. The main character, Jonas’s call to adventure took place when he was selected as the Receiver of Memory. Although this assignment was very painful, it was one of the most honorable assignments that he could have been chosen for. His helper was the previous Receiver of Memory, who guides him while helping him adjust to his new way of life. Jonas crosses the threshold when he begins to learn more about the real world that he could ever image.
Beowulf, son of Higlac, was an epic hero and a good man. He did many noble deeds throughout his life. He saved the Danes, and he fought the dragon in his perishing battle. His ever expanding glory will never be burned in a pyre no matter how big. His accomplishments exceed the expectation of an average man.