One of the earliest stories of Gilgamesh is developed from Sumerian texts, one of the most influential and well-known poems (Michelakis & Pantelis 2007). In the epic, within which many episodes are interlinked, depicts an image of a kind who underwent development and tends to understand the world where he was living. Within the version of the Babylonian, hero Gilgamesh 's character is best compared to Achilles. While comparing the characters of Achilles and Gilgamesh, he (Gilgamesh) changed and his nature was affected duet the presence and absence (loss) of Enid his comrade, thus the nature of Enkidu was static. Achilles ' nature and character followed the same pattern as that of Gilgamesh as he was also influenced by the presence and loss of Patroclus his comrade.
Telemachus is a character who undergoes constant transformation and development throughout The Odyssey. His expedition was an initiation into the heroic world of his father, and a voyage that managed to endow him with the familiarity and essential virtues needed to become a future monarch. He demonstrated a great change after he came back to Ithaca and this makes him a remarkable character that developed his character in the
Homer was even born before there was a calendar! Homer is responsible for the first literature known as the epic poem. He wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey, which are both epic poems. The Iliad is about how and when Achilles killed Hector in the exciting climax of the trojan war. The Odyssey is about the treacherous journey of Odysseus during his many years of wandering after the fall of Troy.
Also, Odysseus shows his resiliency numerous times during his journey back to Ithaka, especially when he is faced with difficult challenges such as the journey past the Sirens. Odysseus expresses two main traits throughout the Odysseus that aids him on his quest to allow him to thrive as a hero. The first of these two traits consists of being tactical, meaning acting in an organized manner that is well thought out and enacted as planned. The main part in the poem when Odysseus expresses this is when he meets his son in “Book Sixteen” of The Odyssey. In the beginning of chapter seventeen, right after Odysseus stumbles upon his son for the first time in the long time.
In the epic poem The Odyssey the main character Odysseus shows many qualities of an epic hero. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, has a wife, Penelope, and his only son, Telemachus all struggle as Odysseus goes to war in Troy the day of Telemachus’ birth. Odysseus struggles and fights through obstacles that no mortal on earth has ever conquered. Odysseus demonstrates the qualities of a leader, speaker, and superhuman strength that every epic hero should have. Odysseus shows the characteristic of leadership many times throughout The Odyssey.
Oedipus’s Heroic Journey The Hero's Journey, a common pattern found in many stories, illustrates the stages and steps a hero endures throughout his/her quest. The outline allows the audience to make personal connections to the hero and link commonalities that are mirrored in the audience members’ personal lives. The template for the Hero's Journey consists of three main stages that are then subdivided into steps. Most heroic tales follow this pattern, but each with its own unique story. In Oedipus the King, written by the playwright Sophocles in 430 B.C., the main character completes the classic Hero's Journey with definitive Departure, Initiation, and Return stages.
“Beowulf” is an epic poem written in the Anglo-Saxon period by The Beowulf Poet. It is the story of a warrior whose battles and sailings are filled of epic hero traits, the same traits that can be seen in others different stories where the main character use to be a hero with supernatural abilities who faces with many struggles, is tested & have to fight against the antagonist. Beowulf’s heroic qualities affect the story creating a feeling of danger, adrenaline and excitement, for example, in the poem you can read “I have never known the fear, as a youth I fought in endless battles. I am old now, but I will fight again.”(pg.62) This clearly shows how Beowulf’s heroic qualities of bravery and courage affect the story by making the reader feel
It is an epic poem because commemorates a few important events of the last weeks of the Greek siege of troy and the Trojan War. It is written in the mid-8th BC which is considered to be the pioneer work in the western literature and its tradition. It is most celebrated story of all time. It portays the epic subject of the Trojan war which stirs the scenes of the gorey battle, the frequent interference of greek gods, interference of fate, themes of glory, and achilles’ wrath. It later paved way for Renaissance, Roman and Greek literary writings.
There is a story in which someone claims to be a hero, traveling amongst his men and facing his worst enemies to conclude of being the only prominent one who lives; this story would be the tales of Odysseus. The Odyssey is an epic poem, which is usually a long story in a form of a poem that portrays a hero. This epic poem was created by Homer, at some time throughout the eighth and twelfth centuries and not is much known about the author. In the story, Odysseus and his men encounter multiple obstacles and he is on a journey to get back home to Ithaca. With these tales, it is prominent that several analogical statements can be recurring throughout the story.
“The Adventures of Ulysses” Conveys the Hero 's Journey A Hero 's Journey is a format or a template that most heroic stories include. It has key stages such as The Status Quo, The Call To Adventure, The Departure, Trials, Crisis, The Return and much more. It also has archetypes, the important ones include, Hero, Herald, Threshold Guardians and Shadow. The story of “The Adventures of Ulysses”, written by Bernard Evslin chronicles the journey of Ulysses trying to return to his home, Ithaca, after the Trojan War. He unknowingly angered the God of the Sea, Poseidon, who then, consequently, started plaguing Ulysses and his crew, trying to keep them from ever reaching home.