Odysseus and his men had, “ bored that great eye socket while blood ran out around the red-hot bar. Eyelid and leask were seared; the pierced ball hissed broiling, and the roots popped” ( Fitzgerald 499). Odysseus was the leader that would put his life in danger for his crew. He would even trick and hurt a cyclops for them. Although Odysseus was eager to get home
Telemachus is a man in the end because he is more bold. One example of Telemachus being more bold is when the suitors act up and Telemachus starts to insult them and call them fools for the mess they have made. Telemachus says, “ Fools, you 're out of your minds! No hiding it/ food and wine have gone to your heads. Some god has got your blood up” (18.458-460).
These events show that the world is full of horrible people and will take others trust and lead them to their downfall. Near the end of the Trojan war the Trojans were too trusting and were no thinking straight. The Trojans were all drunk praying thinking they won the war but it wasn 't over. One of the Greeks great warriors had the great idea to make a
He used it to outsmart many of the characters, which is most likely why he made it home after the many obstacles he faced. At the Cyclops Island when Odysseus and the 12 chosen men talk to The Cyclops, they can tell he is no good. When the Cyclops asks where their ship is, Odysseus tells him it has been wrecked so the Cyclops doesn’t try to wreck it himself or take his men. Odysseus tells Cyclops, “My ship? / Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth a-tremble, / broke it up on the rocks at your land’s end” (9.
A demon’s wings that is colored white is the most frightening of all. He who strongly believes that his ideal is just, right and for the good of the people; but in the eyes of so many people, what he does is inhumane and evil; thus comparable to a demon. Robespierre is someone that describes the earlier statements. He thinks his belief is right but the wrong aspect about this is he clings too much on that belief that he forgets reality. In reality, his contribution is terrorizing the people and tarnishing the values of the government.
If you were to think about a man with great abilities like being strong, courageous and intelligent, you could think of people you personally or like me, you could think of someone such as Odysseus. Odysseus fits the definition of an epic hero because he is quick thinking, strong and courageous. Odysseus is one quick thinking individual. He has gotten him and his crew out some some sticky situations with his clever plans. One of these plans were how to get away from Polyphemus, a cyclops who was the son of Poseidon.
Depending on each situation and journey, the hero has different roles in literature such as either an epic hero or a tragic hero. Even though epic hero and tragic hero are both heroes, they have distinct characteristics. An epic hero exceeds commoners’ talents. According to fvlweb.fvlhs.org, epic heroes have “bravery, knowledge or
This shows an act of foolishness as leader because he did not notify his men of the dangerous obstacle coming towards him, but just keeps put to leave his men to fend for themselves. An example of Odysseus’ arrogance is when Odysseus brags to Cyclops and yells out, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you…” (L. 390-392).
This is why his speeches were so powerful and why he’s famous. Using your emotions against your mind was one of his greatest tactics. He appeals to logic very well, however he has strings on your emotions like a puppeteer. Stupid people you can’t reason to with logic because they always will make something up that avoids the facts. For these reasons King was forced to appeal to their emotions.
Being smart is good but it can be a bit mean to other people and a bit arrogant. The characters Uncle Basil from ‘’You Can’t Take It With You’’ and Ian Malcolm from the The Lost World are both smart because they both do things unexpected and they like to prove their points. In the short story ‘’You Can’t Take It With You’’ Uncle Basil is smart because he was able to prove his family wrong. Uncle Basil is smart ‘’ They called him scrooge basil’’ (Wuorio 1) and they would insult him behind his back. Uncle Basil is smart because he was able to take the money that his family wanted greedly by hiding it in his coffin and getting cremated with it.