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
I’d like to know” (Odyssey.9.274-276), not out of the goodness of his heart, but because he wants to destroy their ship. Odysseus, ever the quick thinker, realizes this, and instead of replying with the truth, which would leave him with no ship to sail back home with, he lies and says, “My ship? Poseidon smashed it to pieces / Against the rocks at the border of your land” (Oddysey.9.275-276). By not disclaiming
Imagine that your brother is suffering from an incurable disease. Everyday, you must watch as he endures pain and suffers, both of you knowing that he is inevitably going to die soon. Do you think it is ok to end his suffering? This is a controversial topic that has many sides and opinions to it. In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, George is faced with the strenuous decision of whether or not to euthanize his close companion, Lennie.
Poseidon Endangering Odysseus Throughout homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, goes through many physical and mental challenges and hardships. One of the greatest challenges that Odysseus overcame to get home was the wrath of Poseidon. Throughout the whole epic poem, most problems Odysseus faced can be traced back to Poseidon. There are many examples to prove that Poseidon was Odysseus biggest change. The first reason for Poseidon being Odysseus’s biggest threat is, Odysseus made Poseidon loathe him when he didn’t thank him for sending his pet, the Kraken, to help get the Trojan horse into the city during the Trojan War.
His fate and journey are ultimately changed by the actions of others who are selfish, greedy, and foolish. The suitor’s greed gave him the extra desire to finally return to Ithaca, and his journey changed as he became desperate to return to Penelope. The selfishness crew caused his journey to be delayed, as he was forced to travel for ten extra days. The foolish crew, and their need to die with full stomachs caused Odysseus to be alone and stuck on an island with Kalypso resulting in more time away from
The epic “The Odyssey” by Homer, tells the journey of Odysseus and his crew as they tried to find there way home. Their journey was very difficult and took place over many years. Odysseus and his crew face many challenges and obstacles, and he had to make many difficult decisions. Just like Odysseus, I will encounter temptation and make difficult decisions on my journey throughout life. Like Odysseus I will face many challenges regarding curiosity.
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. Meanwhile, Odysseus gets thrown off of course sailing back from Troy and that’s where his hardships begin. After battling for 10 years, Odysseus leaves Troy in hopes of coming home and seeing his wife Penelope and now almost grown son. But he soon gets thrown off course because his men upset the gods.
She ate six of Odysseus’ best men right before his eyes, and he was filled with fear. However, he had to keep sailing on the voyage home to protect his other men. Odysseus did not let fear hold him back even when a disaster happened. This great example can be applied in my future life on my trek to become a writer. I can bypass the fear that binds me and replace it with steadfast
I meant that! There isn’t a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone… I’m Chief!”(Golding 181) This death meant nothing to the power hungry Jack, all he cared about was being leader and in reality that would never happen. Piggy had done nothing wrong, all he wanted was peace and the unification of the tribes so they could have a better chance a rescue. Instead Jack killed him and would hurt their chance of survival even more.
Imagine if you were born into a country filled with poverty, fear, anxiety, despair and sorrow. The pain and suffering you would go through every day was so violent that you and your family had given up on all measures of hope. Every day you would fear persecution and you couldn’t even feel safe in the comfort of your own home. But what if there was a sliver of hope of escaping this drama occurring in your homeland by leaving by boat. All this drama gone in a flash, wouldn’t you want to try?