Odysseus became an even better leader, since he knew that if he told them this they would stop helping him and leave. Although it may seem like he is being selfish, Odysseus needed their help in order to get home, so he didn't say anything. If they were going to die anyways why tell them now and have them leave, then not tell the at all and them not know. Another way this information made him a better leader was when he stated, “I told them nothing, as they would have done nothing. They would have dropped their oars again, in panic, to roll for cover under the decking” (Homer 708).
Also, to dramatize the situation and emphasize the morality of the crew, Homer says "[the crew] put their backs in the oars, escape grim death." This passage shows how, while Homer considers Odysseus heroic, Odysseus may not follow expectations because of his pride and willingness to endanger his men. In this passage, Odysseus continually taunts Polyphemus' against his crew's wishes, and thus risks their lives. However, throughout the reading, Odysseus' claims to have great affection for his crew and wishes to protect them; thus, Odysseus' actions in this scene highlight an inconsistency in Odysseus' character and heroic nature. Because of this inconsistency and Odysseus’ prideful and
According to profiling the heroic leader, they said, reluctant heroes take the actions “rely on loyalty and values other than a propensity for excitement and risk” (Wansink teal. 6). Collins can abandon the dying officer, or he has not responded for bringing back the bucket of water to company’s mean members he can just drink water for himself. However, he pays attention to the officer and means members. He does not notice this behavior is based on heroism, but suddenly he becomes a hero for the dying
Why is Chris McCandless is noble, or brave? He is like this way because he is going to go against the status quote. He is doing actions that people would not normally do in today 's society. People today would not think of doing the sort of things that McCandless did, and ended up losing his life over it. He did things that we would consider slightly insane; mad, but he adhere to a doctrine of no safety and constant adventure, or he went, “Into the wild.” ” Instead of being distraught over this turn of events, moreover, McCandless was exhilarated.
With lots of emotion “Now, captain,” said the squire, “you were right, and I was wrong. I own myself an ass, and I await your orders” (148). The squire reacted with surprise because he did not think that the captain was right about the crew. Though that was a time where seriousness was needed, the squire reacted how he usually would when he thought that he was right and he wasn’t, with surprise. Though their similarities and differences are clearly seen, what makes them friends, that is the main
Sergeant Major’s terrible experience with the talisman is exposed through facial expressions and communications. When it is brought up by Mr. White, Sergeant Major brushes it off hastily as if not wanting to talk about it. As he answers questions about his wishes, “his blotchy face whitens” revealing that his wishes also did not go the way he planned. Sergeant Major also provides the family with many warnings of using the talisman and recommends not using it which restates the danger of interfering with fate. Because he has experienced this, he can provide truthful suggestions.
As displayed in Trifles, men support each other so it was an obvious decision to discard any possibility that Mr. Wright is the cause of his own death because that would display weakness. Mrs. Hale makes the statement about men’s hands being dirty in any attempt to defend Mrs. Wright and hope to motivate the sheriff to think of
A hero is someone who makes noble choices with noble intentions. While he makes seemingly noble choices, Bilbo Baggins makes these choices for the wrong reasons. He completes heroic acts when intending to impress Thorin and the other Dwarves, when his Took side takes over, and when he acts out of fear none of which constitute a noble act. In order to not disappoint him, Bilbo listens to Thorin. When Bilbo is sent to discover the source of the fire in the woods, he goes not because he wants to, but because he doesn’t want to disappoint Thorin.
Huck has been burned with the idea that he is to blame for Jim’s escape. Huck ultimately feels guilty because he knows he has not done wrong but he has no reason not to believe what society thinks because he was only taught one way. Huck imagines an alternate scenario, thinking “s’pose [he]’d’ a’ done right and give Jim up, would [he] felt better...No…[he'd] feel bad” (91). Huck is aware that the right decision based on society is to give up Jim. Huck’s thoughts represent his conscience overruling society and his emotions are more influential.
George’s words, a warning to Lennie not to drink so much lest he get sick, set the tone of their friendship. George may be blunt and impatient at certain times, but he never deviates from his main purpose of protecting Lennie. Unlike Lennie, however, George does go through some changes as the story goes on. The reader learns that he is capable of change and growth during his conversation with Slim, during which he confesses that he once bullied Lennie for his own enjoyment. From this event George learned the lesson that it is not right to take advantage of the
If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever. Amir’s passion was to be loved and applauded by Baba, but his moral obligation was to help his best friend. Turning away from his best friend just exemplified how he was scared and intimidated and that is the worst way to act going through life. The main lesson to take out of Hosseini’s quote is to make the decision that will be the most beneficial to the future because just by one wrong decision, life can go a whole different
He wants the people to notice and realize injustice the law is. However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power. Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face.