The Odyssey focuses on the obstacles that Odysseus has to overcome in order to make it back to his homeland, Ithaca. Odysseus and his men struggle every single day to fight past the hardships that they must face. After two decades he is finally able to return to his wife Penelope, who has been grieving every since he left. “The Journey” has a similar plot. It is about the struggles that one must confront throughout life.
“Beware of the little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship….” this is stated by Benjamin Franklin showing that challenges will be faced during great quests and journeys. The characters in The Odyssey and Troy face many defiances during their journeys and they need to power through those challenges even if they were small. In each narrative it is clear that both of the main characters proceed on a journey in order to right their wrongs or to complete a task, but through their selfishness and the natural causes they face hold them back from their final goals. In The Odyssey, Odysseus goes on a 10- year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus battles mythical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods… He loses many men in the process of trying to come home, his wife, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus, stave off suitors vying for Penelope’s hand in marriage and Ithaca’s throne long enough for Odysseus to return.
The fight between Odysseus and the archetypes is a continuous struggle; a struggle that occurred for ten years. This epic is known to all as The Odyssey. It originated orally from Homer, the most famous epic writer known to man, yet translated by Robert Fitzgerald. The Odyssey is about this mortal named Odysseus whom is trying to find his way home. He has to overcome many different challenges, along with archetypes.
Homer who wrote The Odyssey, which is an epic poem wrote in the 8th century describes the difficult journey of a man named Odysseus had to endure. This story can easily be compared as a journey through life as the man trying to find his way home went through many obstacles until he could go home to see his wife Penelope. The parallelism between my life and Odysseus life is similar as later in my life I will have to face hard times trying to get to where I want to get. Just like Odysseus, I will encounter problems and make difficult decisions on my journey to becoming a doctor.
In the entire poem, it mentioned Ulysses longing to go away and adventure. His longing occurred because he was curious about the world and to satisfy that curiosity, he desired to travel to answer his questions. His curiosity about the things around him and the world allowed for him to adventure and his will to continue wondering. Differently, Odysseus’s curiosity sometimes caused trouble for him. Odysseus was curious about various things going on around him at his obstacles, which lead to trouble for him sometimes.
I will provide reasons why they should and shouldn’t and then I will give my answer. When people say that student-athletes shouldn’t be paid they say that their job is to go to school and get their education. But they don’t have the time to have a job like many other students. When asked why not they are told that they
Depending on Others, Can Teach Self-dependence From a young age people are often told, contradictory things. People are told that they should try to do things on their own, but are also told that, if they need help they should ask for it. These conflicting messages are exceptionally difficult for soldiers trying to assimilate back into society after the war. As soldiers return home, they often try to live self-dependently, but sometimes they need help and have to depend on others. This effects Odysseus because when he needs help, he has to rely on the gods to lead him the right way.
The third reason he is an archetype is suffering a traumatic experience. It has taken Odysseus years to get home and he has had to fight past many obstacles, which has to be traumatic in some way. The fourth and final way he is an epic hero is requiring help from something supernatural. He needed help from the god Hermes when he was going to the home of Circe. He received a plant called “moly” and some advice.
I constantly worried myself with what all of my friends and classmates were getting in comparison to what I would get, leading to an unhealthy thought of academic success as a competition. As a big math and science student, I would focus the majority of my time towards my biology and calculus courses in high school and then continue to take easy writing and English courses because I thought that if I took a hard writing course, it would hurt my GPA too much. Even though grades do provide the desirable incentive to perform better, they also cause the undesirable effect of restricting student learning. I kept limiting myself to what would keep me in the running with my friends versus letting myself to explore different subjects and disciplines, like creative writing or the humanities offered at my high
I have acknowledge that my family members and school played a major role in my childhood and one such interrelated relationship they had was the pressure from my parents to be normal. Don’t get me wrong but I loved learning so much, however school simply ruined it for me. The early hours of waking up to the horrible facilities that my school had were just some of the reasons that put me off from exploring my passion and love for learning new things. The fact that everything was just memory based and had no stable reason on why we were performing this constant repetition. It almost drove me crazy as a child.
Juggling school, extracurricular activities, and giving to others is an exceptionally difficult task. It is a delicate balance that we always are struggling with, but Jesus teaches us that if we put others’ needs before our own, He will put our needs first in Heaven. My goal for the final year of NJHS membership is to view the service I do as something that I want to accomplish, not only as something that is required. It has always been hard for me to strive to work toward something that has no payoff, but seeing the service through the eyes of the one being served can show you how much the payoff really is. The appreciation you receive makes it all the work worth the time and trouble.
I faced and continue to face many different challenges in my daily life, those that every teenager faces, and also those that have been presented to me because of the kind of environment I placed myself in. It 's difficult trying to balance everything, it is for every young adult, but FUMA taught me to be disciplined and responsible, so I can overcome adversity and excel at what I do. Fork Union helped me learn to make the most of my time, and after some much needed thought, I decided to try applying for an after school job instead of competing athletically anymore. It was hard at first and I didn 't know if I could keep it up but I 've worked there for two years now, alongside my schools stressful five point grading scale and daily personal