However, the low point does not define the hero, the action and recovery to the low point is what defines the hero. Knowledge of the future can cloud the judgement of even the most intelligent people. Odysseus makes his decision and he has to face the consequences and deal with the grief of losing his men in a tragic way. He learns that his actions can determine the life of others, or at least how they live their final days. Odysseus finishes his quest and makes it home.
Odysseus is lost, trying to find his way back home. Isn't that sometimes just like us? It’s a simple thing to pine for: finding your way back but yet it is so hard. Odysseus may be a hero, but he, like us, is a human and there are flaws and that makes us imperfect.
Every day our society labels people as either good or bad. As human beings we strive to reach the standard of good, to be a good person, to be the hero of our own story. Yet frequently we fall short. We mess up. The Greek playwright Sophocles brilliantly provided an answer to these moral mysteries in his work, Antigone: “Think: all men make mistakes,/ But a good man yields when he/ Knows his course is wrong,/ And repairs the evil: The only/ Crime is pride” (Sophocles).
Additionally, he does not keep control over his shipments, which causes the crew to intensify the unfavorable outcome. Odysseus is a stubborn man who only does what he thinks is best instead of thinking of what is best for everyone. He was, however, a great leader when
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
The client will have healthy self-love and an understanding of one’s true self required kindness (Boontarika Narknisorn 2012). The clients view themselves as people who can commit errors (Boontarika Narknisorn 2012). This kindness can lead to letting go, flexibility and forgiveness. Since they have kindness, they actually can express kindness to other and this will allow the client to accept themselves and become brave (Boontarika Narknisorn 2012). For example, they do not simply blame others when get angry in their
I thought that this chapter was interesting because I think in a similar way. He believed that for one to be moral, they need to have an appropriate motive for undertaking a task. It cannot be based on selfish reasons and it does not have to appease the public. You do something because it is right. He also states that we often mistake ideas for our own because of conformity.
An epic hero is considered to be an individual who is beyond any standard human being. The qualities of an epic hero consist of intelligence, loyalty, and bravery. In The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus obligates all of the traits and further more in which represent an epic hero. His driven and ambitious curiosity has gotten him and his crew into unwanted dilemmas, yet both his strength and intelligence has gotten them securely out of them. His self-centered and arrogant character sets him where he shall not be, yet his loyalty is what brings him to peace and resolution.
Creon, however creates the law because he feels that it will protect the citizens of Thebes and be the best king he possibly can. But nobody else sees it that way. They all hate him for this, and because of it, he is also punished for doing what he thought was best. The expression of these characters is very impactful, but the most impactful tragic hero in my opinion is Creon, because he makes the reader feel more sympathetic by having an anagnorisis, feeling ashamed
The significance of being a hero in real life or in literature is the development of certain elements of their characters that bring out the qualities that allows those around them to follow faithfully; without doubt or question. Beowulf and Odysseus both have their own individual paths that they have taken in their quests; during these quests they are able to establish to those around them through their acts the establishment of their hero status. Odysseus, also known by the Latin name Ulysses, was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey (Encyclopedia Britannica). Beowulf is an epic poem from Old English relating to the hero exploits of Beowulf and his battles.
Harrison may be a hero to some and may not be to others because everyone has a different point of view and witness the situation from different positions. However, in my point of view, he is a hero because he had an effort, was brave, and his goal was heroic. In most societies what he did would make him a hero. In the story, all people were facing the same law.
A person who is a good leader may have many different qualities. First, if you’re a leader you must accept that not everyone will agree with your stance on issues, and you may not even get credit for all your accomplishments as a leader. A good leader is someone who leads by example, not force. Set a good example for those following you. Instead of forcing them to do things the way you think it should be done, show them that you are doing the right thing and that they are capable of making moral decisions too.
One thing we need to realize is that trust is the main thing that makes it possible for organization or companies to do their work. But, trusting on a person we don 't really know is actually not a wise thing to do. People will likely often lying to us because we don 't what they 're thinking. They will take advantage and can control us. Trust is a very valuable
He proves his intelligence and strength. He remains positive and calm no matter the circumstance. His flaw is that he is too good-hearted, which in the end, gets him killed. Both Maximus Meridius and Captain John H. Miller have the qualities of a tragic hero, which are: a high position, a fatal flaw, and a downfall caused by their flaw. It is clear that Miller is a superior example of a tragic hero because he displays a larger amount of humanly traits such as fear and his situation is tragic because if he was still alive, his life could have been better, he could have been around the love of his life, unlike
Odysseus’ leadership qualities The journey of Odysseus attempting to return home, to Ithaca, after being being in Troy is recited in Homer's epic named the Odyssey. Greek gods are extremely impactful in the voyage of his crew and himself. Without challenges, leadership skills are not able to be identified as clearly. Not all of the gods cause challenges for Odysseus to face yet some do.