The Odyssey by Homer is an exemplary story that teaches life lessons to those going on a journey for themselves. It illustrates how the challenges and obstacles one may face can help someone become a better leader. The Odyssey highlights one man, Odysseus, a man filled with excessive pride, experiencing the wrath of the god Poseidon. He expects to arrive at his home, Ithaca, safely to reunite with his wife, Penelope, but unfortunately faces many temptations and setbacks. Due to the challenges he faces, it prevents him from arriving home as early as he thought he would.
“Do you go upon this quest and I swear with Zeus as witness that I will give up the Kingdom and Sovereign to you.” (Hamilton 164). Beowulf, on the other hand, went on his quest to save a kingdom that needed help to defeat the great monster Grendel. “Follower and the strongest of the Geats—greater /And stronger than anyone anywhere in this world— /Heard how Grendel filled nights with horror/And quickly commanded a boat fitted out, /Proclaiming that he’d go to that famous king,” (Raffel 110-114). The different character traits between these two characters suggest a difference in culture too. Beowulf goes on quests to earn pride and help others, while Jason does it to promote Greek lifestyle and get a reward, besides pride.
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 and archetypes. 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 who then, consequently, started plaguing Ulysses and his crew to keep them for ever reaching home. People might think that The Adventures of Ulysses is a book that does not follow the hero’s journey, although conversely, the novel is a good example of the hero’s journey because it exhibits the main stages of the hero’s journey, has a departure to the “special world” and it has necessary
The theme of The Odyssey is that sometimes sacrifices must be made to accomplish what you must. First of all, in the epic, Odysseus makes a sacrifice in order to accomplish his goal of reaching home. When he passes Scylla’s cave, he loses six men to her. However, he passes the cave alive. This shows that he needed to make a sacrifice, but it pays off and he accomplishes getting out out alive and getting closer to home.
Both the reader and Tom recognized this is when Tom is on the ledge starting to figure out that any second he could accidently end his life by one small step that was misplaced also, risking Claire’s financial stability. All it takes is being so close to losing everything, for Tom to see he risked is all. The audience sees this when Tom longing to get back into the apartment and his life, is that he never knew how important it was until he was in a very scary situation, he started to realized everything he taken for grant could be gone in under a second. Absolutely, as the reader laughs about how moronic people can cling unto a ledge seems, the danger of focusing on things that do not matter sinks in
Another example is when Odysseus, and his men are yet again on the threshold of demise by a whirlpool Heavyweight named Charybdis. Odysseus motivates his men once again that if they want to live, they have to keep rowing to escape Charybdis (783, book 12). This portrays Odysseus’ leadership by showing his men pep talk for survival. This more deeply illustrates Odysseus trait of leadership because he and his crew do not want to die
The first example of why being skillful is so important in cases of resilience in Unbroken can be noticed when once the plane crashes into the ocean, Louie immediately puts his wits into action. Highlighted in the text: "Louie knew he had to get Phil 's bleeding stopped, but if he went to him, the raft would be lost and all of them would perish. He swam for the raft" (Hillenbrand 3). Louie backtracked and thought about the situations that could be thrown at him for each movement he made. He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut.
The Long Journey Home Odysseus getting trapped on an island, getting some of his men eaten by a monster, and having all of his men killed was a very tough journey to encounter. But a journey like that can change a person, to do better and be better. Arthur Ashe stated, “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome”. In the Odyssey, Homer uses Odysseus’s journey to show that one’s journey can change them as a person.
Antigone was the nemesis to Creon because she had broken his laws and acted imprudently towards him afterwards. Creon can also be seen as the nemesis if you consider that Antigone in the protagonist or tragic hero. The Chorus in Antigone is made up of the elders of Thebes, they provide background information about Greek history as well as the past of Thebes. Most Ancient Greek tragedies have a Chorus. Creon’s motivation to do what he had done, such as leaving Polyneices unburied or entombing Antigone had arisen from his desire to be a good leader.
An example shining his courage is when him and his men had to go past Scylla when he knew any of them could die and he was also putting himself in danger. Another example is when he chose to be tied up for the passing of the Sirens. This was a courageous act because no other mortal man had been able to do that and make it out alive. One last example is When he came home to all of the suitors in his house. This is courageous because the suitors only cared about getting Penelope and if they cared so much about that why would they want Odysseus to come home to ruin their chances?
Murad, as a illegal immigrant, swam across 14 miles to Straight of Gibraltar, hoping to have a better life. Not only him decide to take a risk, there also have thirty people ride on a Zodiac inflatable with Murad, which also wished the immigration can basically make their life better. Due to Murad and other people want a high quality life, they all must take some risks, such as swimming in a deep and cold water for a long distance and time, or the chances of getting caught by Guardia civil post. In everyone 's life it will have a chance that you 're faced with a problem that involves risk. When you have no alternative but take a peril, you probably do some impossible thing you could not imagine.
He was able to believe in himself and was able to get himself out of situations. He knew he had to leave Calypso, and if I was Odysseus I would have thought like him and used my wits to ensure that I was not being tricked by her, by having her swear on an oath and have her help to build my boat. Hypothetically speaking, if I was not Odysseus and was just a normal man, who had nothing to really live for, I might stay with Calypso because it would be better to live in luxury forever, than live a meaningless life. Odysseus knew he had so much more to live for and if I was Odysseus I would realize that it would be better to die trying to get back home, rather than writing off everything and everyone I would have worked so hard for. Overall I feel that Odysseus made the right decision when choosing to leave Calypso’s island.
Odysseus is not a hero because he stabs Polyphemus in the eye and blinds him. Odysseus is still a hero because he is a leader. Moreover, after Odysseus and his men fight the Cicones, he orders ¨Back and Quickly! Out to sea again!” (Homer 984). When Odysseus commands his men to go back to sea to voyage, he is a good leader because he is telling his men what to do.
Huck leaves the boat feeling guilty for thinking of turning him in, yet he’s still convinced that he has to do it, so he goes and continues on his way. He runs into two slave catchers, who ask to check the boat, which would’ve been the easiest way for Huck to turn him in. However, Huck feels obligated to protect Jim, and convinces the slave catchers that it’s his sick father in the boat, evading the capture of Jim. In this moment, Huck starts to question the ideas of society, thinking to himself, “What’s the use you learning to do the right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain 't’ no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?” (119). What he’s known to be right doesn’t seem right to him anymore, and he’s starting to question his own moral compass.