He could have used his strength and tried to attack the suitors right away. Odysseus decides to use his head to figure out what will be the correct time to strike against the suitors. Odysseus is hero because he uses his mental strength to overcome challenges. Homer’s epic “The Odyssey” main character displays hero mentality when he uses his brain to his advantage. He overcomes the challenge of the Cyclops by thinking wisely.
In many people’s opinion, Odysseus is a terrific hero because of his determination and how strong and brave of a leader he was. Indeed, Odysseus is a hero because he is a brave leader. An example of Odysseus being brave is when he reached Ithaca and defeated the suitors. This shows how a hero should put themselves first before their people in dangerous situations. Odysseus also overcame the temptation of the sirens by putting wax
Some may say Odysseus is the ideal hero. One of the reasons those people might say that is because Odysseus has a hero’s key traits: he was loyal, compassionate, and cunning. Odysseus was loyal to his family by trying his best to get home and succeeding. Compassion was shown by Odysseus when he was patient while plotting against the Trojans. Last but not least Odysseus was cunning when he defeated the Cyclops in the cave whilst escaping.
In the Anglo-Saxon culture a hero was a warrior. Beowulf depicts the adventures of a remarkably brave, larger-than-life hero who demonstrates almost superhuman abilities in battling monstrous opponents. Through Beowulf’s strength, bravery, and, loyalty he exemplifies the archetype of a perfect hero. The heroes of Anglo-Saxon period were best defined as honorable warriors. Beowulf was invincible in his strength.
In his day, he was the mightiest man on earth” (195-200). Just by reading this line, one can see that Beowulf was portrayed as one of the mightiest, most exquisite men in the world at his time. Whether it was his strength, courage, or willingness to please the people, something set him apart from the “normal” individuals. I think this illustration, created by Rubin and Garcia, really portrays what traits Beowulf possessed. In addition to being courageous, powerful, and possessing a willingness to protect the people, Beowulf was able to harness the monster inside of him in order to conquer his foes.
They usually go on adventures, accomplish great things, and are selfless, honorable, and kind. After reading the stories The Once and Future King and The Odyssey, it seems that the character of an epic hero does not always remain static; a hero can still be considered a hero even if he changes in a dynamic way. There are many characters that justify the idea of dynamic heroes, especially those in The Once and Future King, namely King Arthur and Sir Lancelot, but Odysseus
The poem of Beowulf reveals a valiant, epic hero who claims he has endured the impossible. Beowulf is shown exhibiting his public reputation by bragging about his phenomenal endurances and capabilities. The boastful protagonist also displays the value of bravery by defeating foes, like Grendel, using his bare strength to take on foes by himself. In conclusion, Beowulf demonstrates the Anglo Saxon values of public reputation, and bravery in Anglo Saxon society.
Jason recruits the fittest men he could find in Greece-including Hercules and Hylas- and the team of men are known as the Argonauts. After overcoming many monsters and a difficult journey with the help of the goddess Hera and Phineas, Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea finally find the golden fleece. The epic Jason and the Argonauts display the characteristics national hero as an exemplar, vast setting, a quest, supernatural, fate, culture specific, conflicts, epic foil, and its functions are to explain laws, origins, destiny, and values. All throughout the epic, Jason is regarded as a national hero as of exemplar. For example, Jason saved Phineas from the harpies’ torments even though he knew it was against Zeus’s wishes.
Achilles is superior to many others because, he serves as the Greek army 's best warrior. The Trojans are frightened by the strength that Achilles puts forth, that even his war gear makes them want to run away from him in terror. He shows his strength, as he is capable to conquer the power of Hector and defeat him. Achilles is invincible, unlike Hector, as shown when Homer states, “Achilles’ invincible arms-”(20.569) Achilles has a reputation as a power warrior, as shown throughout The Iliad. The face of death doesn’t stop his courage from shining through.
Zeus is highly powerful, strong, charming and persuasive, he 'll give you physical help in combat. Ares is very determined, fearless and decisive, he will give you physical help in combat. Krono is determined, rebellious and a good keeper of time, he will be both mentally and physically a big help in combat. Ouranus has great strength and will provide physical help in combat. Poseidon is a very creative god, he can drown people 's lungs, he will give great physical help in combat.
The qualities that make an epic hero are strength, courage a strong mentality, and the aspiration to achieve heroic acts. Many heroes are considered role models as they make brave decisions attempting to do something extraordinary. Heroes often fight against the causes of evil as they try to make the environment a better place. Hercules (son of Zeus) is one of the many known Gods to Greek mythology. He is supernatural and immortal.