When entering Helios’ islands, Odysseus warns his men that “the cattle here aren’t for our provision” (Fitzgerald 839). The one simple warning will not the men from devouring the cattle. To avoid such mistake, a great a leader would have scared his men and warned them profusely. Odysseus becomes ready to tell “one man, or two, the prophecy Circe foresaw” (Fitzgerald 721). Yes, he did tell a few of his men; however, a great leader and hero would have informed all the men.
This quote shows reunion of Odysseus and Telémachus. Although they do not necessarily know each other, because of the years they were apart, the undeniably heavy emotion this greeting brought out of both men reveals the gravity of the situation and the strength of a father-son bond. Another important relationship is between Laertes and Odysseus. Odysseus and Laertes reunite after the suitors have been killed. Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461).
Even though he is not entirely good, he still, with all his defects manages to get back home to his family and kingdom. The first display of Odysseus imperfection was his pride. After heroically saving his companions from Polyphemus by deceiving him with the name “Nobody” (147.405-410), Odysseus pride becomes inflated endangering the lives of his companions as they escape from the Cyclops. He states, “[they] could not persuade the great heart in me… in the anger of my heart I cried to him” (150.500). He says “big heart” before telling him to “tell him that [he was] blinded by
In the story it says “… these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest me kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf” (Luke 15:11-32). The eldest son was angry with his father’s acceptance of the youngest son retuning home. In the end his true feelings showed of how he focused on himself and failed to see the value of his brother returning
Oblivious to his father’s disguise, Telemakhos treats him kindly and puts him temporarily in the care of Eumaios the swineherd. Athena then suddenly reveals Odysseus, clad with clean clothes, to his son. Telemakhos, not realizing that the stranger is his father, takes him for a god and begs mercy. Although Odysseus tries to tell him that he is his father, Telemakhos denies the fact as he thinks he is being deceived. “You cannot be my father Odysseus!
A man named Marshall eventually collapsed due to the dysentery. Finally, Shackleton’s journey showed how strong the respect for others could be extremely powerful. Shackleton could have had all the glory, he could have been known throughout history, but he didn’t. He wouldn’t sacrifice his men, or himself, for the glory of being the first. He told his wife “I thought you’d rather have a live donkey than a dead
Had he not had his tact to rely on, he may have been trapped on Kalypso’s island forever. In addition to Odysseus’ tact, his resilience saves him time and time again. He uses this resilience to save himself during his journey home from Troy. After an immortal being warns Odysseus that those who feast on Helios’ cows are fated to die, he is determined to follow her warning, however, when he and his crew find themselves stranded on Helios’ island for weeks on end while a storm prevents them from setting sail, the men are tested. Odysseus makes an attempt to convince them to continue persevering: “Old shipmates, our stores are in the ship’s hold, food and drink; the cattle here are not for our provision, or we pay dearly for it.
He is advised to make an offering to Poseidon “a ram, a bull, a great buck boar… Then a seaborne death soft as those hand of mist will come upon when you are wearied out with rich old age, your country folk in blessed peace around you…” (Homer 189). Odysseus follows Teiresias’ advice to journey out to the sea and correct his mistakes and plans to leave after reuniting with his wife “My dear, we have not won through to the end, One trial--I do not know how long--is left for me to see fulfilled…” (Homer 437). Both men turn to the blind all-knowing prophet for advice and both men deal with Teiresias’ words differently--Oedipus turns a blind eye to his words and insults him whereas Odysseus listens to the prophet and follows what he
We know people like him and that is what makes hims such an interesting person that can be related to. The character is also consistent throughout the film, and we can watch his change, and understand that it makes sense, and is believable with what we know of his values and tendencies. His actions are not predictable, but we can definitely understand where he is coming from and comprehend the decisions he makes after the makes them; nothing shocks us and takes us out of the narrative. The story itself also follows Aristotle’s understanding of the most effective plot, one where a basically good man suffers bad fortune through his own weakness or ignorance; along the same note, is the fact that the drama also reaches its ultimate goal according to Aristotle, bring
In the Both legends Maui go’s on a long tiring fishing trip with his brothers and that's where he fishes the island(s). The Hawaiian legend Maui and his brothers decided to go together and got along and enjoyed echothers company. The Maori legend Mauis brothers despise him and are jealous and planned to go without him, but Maui over hears and hides under the floorboards. Also in the Hawaiian legend, they bring up Maui's parents but in the Maori legend, they don't even talk about them. The ,moari legend seems to have some hate in the relationship and also a lot of tension.