In the novel “The Odyssey” retold by Barbara Leonie Picard (initially by Homer), Odysseus was a significant character who changed. Throughout the story, he changed by learning how think before acting, being honest and communicating with his team, and becoming persistent toward his main goal which is going back home. He also displayed many of Art Costa’s "habits of mind” such as teamwork, persistence, and stop and think. We can learn from Odysseus’ journey as we read about him.
Throughout the book Odyssey the main character demonstrates that working hard will help to achieve any goal, even if it seems impossible. In particular, when Odyssey and his men got trapped by the King of Cyclopes he does not give up but, creates a plan on how to escape from the monster. Odyssey exclaims, “ We had escaped!”(56). This shows that the plan was so clever that Odyssey and his men had escaped the Cyclopes with no
Odysseus should be considered unheroic because he refused to listen to anyone's suggestions and kept putting his men in dangerous situations.For example, Odysseus’ men told him to take the cheese and lambs and leave but Odysseus told them,”Ah, how sound was that! Yet I refuse, I wished to see the caveman, what he had offer- no pretty sight, it turned out, for my friends” (Homer 5). This demonstrates unheroic behavior because they didn't know whether or not the cyclops would be nice but instead of putting safety first, Odysseus insisted on meeting the cyclops. He let his curiosity take over and stopped caring about what would happen to them. Also, when Odysseus and his men finally escaped from the cyclops cave, Odysseus continued to yell at the cyclops,” O’ cyclops would you feast on my companions, puny am I in a cave mans hands? How do you like the beating we gave you? (Homer 13) This shows that Odysseus wasn't worried about what the cyclops would do to him and his men, he just wanted to get revenge on the cyclops for keeping them in his
To manipulate is to control or influence a person or situation cleverly or unfairly. Greek literature demonstrates the captivating theme of manipulation at best through the manipulation of mortals by gods and goddesses. Specifically, The Odyssey by Homer illustrates the various ways this theme is portrayed through the main character Odysseus by gods and goddesses who detest him on his journey home to his home, Ithaca. Further, these influences in his life change his fate, mainly as determinants. Evidently, one can see an instance where Odysseus’s fate is influenced for the worse where Poseidon, god of the sea, swears to make Odysseus’s trip home a living nightmare. At a separate juncture, Zeus strikes a lightning bolt on Odysseus’s ship, killing
“Να είναι καλύτερος άνθρωπος από τον πατέρα του”, from the darkest struggles and stressors, the strongest heroes endure and reach their greatest potential. The greek quote mentioned above describes what has pulled me through since my father’s passing in 2011. I started at Perrysburg High School after a long three years following that traumatic event. Despite the immense pain, I would not let my grades fall. My father always cherished and motivated me to achieve good grades that could help me in life. The shyness and held in emotions prevented me from wanting to associate with anyone else. On the bright side, this was just the beginning of the life-changing experiences that were yet to come. In the Odyssey, Odysseus had to encounter a million obstacles and hardships leading to his return home to Ithaca, but in the end he returned home.
The Odyssey and Speak both have many common archetypes. The characters suffer, and they go through rebirth and they also go through a sense of loss. In Speak Melinda was raped by one of her classmates and was keeping it a secret her entire freshman year, in the Odyssey, Odysseus was trapped on Calypso’s island for years and was forced to lay with Calypso. The characters’ rebirth in The Odyssey and Speak are both very similar; Melinda finally realizes it is okay to tell someone if something like that happens to her, and Odysseus finally makes it home and is able to feel clean again, and to be with his love Penelope. In both readings, the main characters go through a sense of loss, Odysseus is physically lost at sea, and is trying to make it back home, and Melinda has lost sense of who she is and doesn’t feel herself anymore. These three archetypes will be further explained in the next three paragraphs.
For most of us, life's an exciting adventure that is filled with hardships, obstacles, that we overcome. In the epic poem, “The Odyssey”, by Homer, the main character, Odysseus, attempts to sail back home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, which took him a span of twenty years to complete. Along the journey he has faced difficult challenges, but has overcame them, and eventually made his way back to his family. This poem demonstrates that with perseverance and determination, people can overcome the toughest of obstacles. His journey could be taken as a metaphor for life and that the challenges he conquered Perhaps, Odysseus’s journey in some ways is like my life and that we both face the similar difficulties to strive and sail towards our personal
We all face many obstacles throughout our life. Obstacles such as going to work, exercising, or even making your bed. Since our lives are our own journeys we all face different obstacles. John Kuol is an 18 year old who has been on an inspirational journey his whole life. The title of his story is called Escaping Death, and John Kuol did literally had escaped death,The obstacles he had faced were some that most people will never even face in their entire lives. John Kuol is an inspiration because when he was 4 he was separated from his family when hundreds of soldiers burned down his village. He is a hero, he survived after moving from place to place and being separated from his family and friends. He is a hero just like Odysseus. Odysseus, the legendary Greek mythology hero was a hero in his own way. He also had faced many obstacles in his story The Odyssey by Homer. Both Odysseus and John Kuol overcame their obstacles because they worked hard to survive. Life is a
The magical Disney classic Beauty and the Beast begins with an old woman pleading with a cold-hearted prince for shelter one frigid night. The prince is repulsed by her ragged appearance and turns her away. The woman warns him, “Do not be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.” The prince, however, remains unconvinced and orders her away a second time. It is then that the woman transforms herself into a lovely enchantress and as punishment turns the prince into a monstrous beast. Beauty and the Beast is a story in which the central theme is appearance: it opens with the prince’s failure to look past an exterior and ends with Belle’s success at looking through the exterior.
“The Odyssey”, a mythical greek epic by Homer tells a story about Odysseus journey back home to Ithaca, after fighting in the Trojan war. The first problem he gets into is when sailing through the Ionian sea and getting shipwreck and stuck on Calypso's island. When
How does the character Odysseus progress as a character throughout the progression of the chronicle? At what moments do we as the readers see him change? A writer’s structure that is built during an Epic is that the character must have a conversion of personality during their excursions in the
Every Journey In the grand scheme of things, travelling will always be an adventure. Whether it be a hike, a walk, or even a drive to the store, it’s still an adventure. In The Odyssey by Homer, and 600 Miles to Timbuktu by Kira Salak, both Odysseus
The book of Joshua begins as God commands Joshua to cross the Jordan River and to courageously lead Israelites into the Promised Land. Joshua sends two men to spy Jericho. When king of Jericho searched for the spies, Rahab hides them. In return of her favor, she pleads the spies
It was thought only planaria can regrow their spines, however, it turns out that some humans can also perform this feat. This was done by a hero back in the times of the ancient Greeks. Telemachus, the protagonist of Telechamy (the first four books of The Odyssey by Homer), is introduced as a victim for the vultures and finished at the end of the fourth book as a confident prince. This was all because of the help and advice given by of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, into Telemachus’ sedentary life. Telemachus’ metamorphosis from an idle coward to an accomplishing hero was all due to the efforts of Athena’s encouragement. She was able to change of Telemachus’ personality because of her encouragements and helpful deeds, and that led him to accomplish