Odysseus and I both have demonstrated leadership. After their fierce encounter with the cyclops, Odysseus lead the men away safely with minimum casualties and kept his wits. In the Odyssey, Odysseus said, “Old shipmates, friends, the rest of you stand by; I’ll make the crossing in my own ship, with my own company, and find out what the mainland natives are.” (898) Odysseus’s leadership kept his men together and their trust in him. He was one of the first ones off the ship to lead his men into the unknown land. Likewise, I showed leadership by holding my position while playing center defender in soccer.
After six years he couldn’t resist the pull of adventure and departed to the South Pole. Falling short, Shackleton made it 97 miles away from the pole. But that didn’t stop his intrepid spirt. Shackleton hired the best crew he could find and sailed to Antarctica! As the Endurance’s crew traveled, Shackleton saved lives, stopped skirmishes, and risked his life for his crew.
He only traveled with his pack and a rifle covering close to 500 miles (Wise, Legands of America 1). While on his way to discovering Northwestern Wyoming, Colter used his prior knowledge of the wilderness and a trail previously made by the Indians in earlier years (Moulton). In the fall of 1807 Colter saw bubbling ponds and steaming water called Colter’s Hell, which is known mostly as Yellowstone as a whole instead of just one spot in the park. Even though Naïve Americans had seen this before, John Colter was the first white man to have seen the thermals, geysers and the natural beauty of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole (Nelson). Colter crossed Wind River Mountain and through Jackson Hole almost 20 years before Davis Jackson’s name was given to the valley, and Coulter had no intention of naming the valley (Nelson 65).
[Odysseus] drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches…(page 373 Lines 47-49).” This shows his intelligence by only sending in three men. However, Odysseus being clever only helps them in only one situation, and by the end of book 12, a majority of his men end up dying. What Odysseus did in one situation should not depend on whether he is a hero, but rather should be based on what the outcome
They need the glasses to have a fire source for heat and a signal for help. In Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, the quote, “Life in nature is nasty, brutish, and short” is an exact short summary of almost the whole book. Since the boys lost their innocence, they were starting to become Leviathan and started to kill things and not care or understand the government and why we needed it. The Leviathan government doesn’t have the fire because they went their own way and want their own power and no norms except to just have fun and not care, but now realize that they need it, so they take the power from the norm/try to get help/sustainable government. This is exactly the loss of innocence in the reversed Prometheus.
This scar from the Green Knight helped Gawain to realize his faults and the things that make us human in life. As he realizes these imperfections it says, “Gawain stood their speechless for what felt like a century, so shocked and ashamed that his stomach churned and the fire of his blood brought flames to his face and he wriggled and writhed at the other man’s words.” (179). The Green Knight had tested Gawain and by being honest two-thirds of the time, Gawain was allowed to live, even though he would always live in shame from that moment on. Others believed that he was brave and stood up, but Gawain was ashamed while the knights thought he was honorable. “And he showed them the scar at the side of his neck, confirming his breach of faith, like a badge of blame… though this I suffered a scar to my skin… So that slanting green stripe was adopted as their sign, and each knight who held it was honored forever, all meaningful writings on romance remind us: an adventure when happened in the era of Arthur, as the chronicles of this country have stated clearly.” (187-189).
Even though he won the case, his success didn’t matter anymore. The negative stigma towards him destroyed his life, and the only way he saw to escape it was to kill himself. No matter what people say, the Reconstruction Era was a failure.
When Churchill went into the House of Commons he said “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat” verify his devotion and hard work (Commire, Klezmer 251). The fact that Winston Churchill overcame a difficult childhood and helped shape the world proves his greatness. Though both Henry the V and Winston Churchill were great men, Churchill was a greater man. The killing of prisoners by Henry the V was unnecessary and cruel. Granted that the killing of prisoner at times is necessary, and some deaths aren’t his fault such as “the 12,000[elderly]”that belonged to the enemy (Commire, Klezmer 611).
Only six of the seventy four passengers survived and one of the passengers lived to tell the story of the man who risked his own life while fighting to save everyone else’s. In the article “The Man in the Water,” by Roger Rosenblatt, the theme is heroism. One reason as to why the theme of “The Man in the Water” is heroism is because the man in the water did something that nobody else would do. He had the compassion to place everyone before himself.
He is also a very proud man that think he deserves a little extra compared to other like what he says to Giles Corey “Mister Corey, you will look far for a man of my kind at sixty pound a year! I am not used to this poverty; I left a thrifty business in the Barbados to serve the Lord. I do not fathom it, why am i persecuted here?! I cannot offer one proposition but there be a howling riot of argument. I have often wondered if the Devil be in
He attended university and studied hard. He was the tenth prime minister of Canada. During the 21 years that he served as Prime Minister, the longest ever served in history, Mackenzie faced lots of hard decisions. Although Mackenzie had limited fans, he proved himself as an effective leader socially, nationally, and through the very dark times of war. Mackenzie made lots of important allies during the war, and quite possibly prevented Canada from breaking out into a civil war.
After the death of Prince this month on April 21st, so much has been said and written about him that one has to sort through all of the information and find the true facts. He was an extremely private person even though he was such a huge celebrity. The one true fact that can not be disputed is that Prince Rogers Nelson was one of the most naturally gifted and talented musicians the world has ever seen. Was he a hero? You decide.
“ Stop denying your heart, and what a terrible decision in the first place to go against me even if you 're one hundred times more powerful than me for a stupid fight you lost!” Nintendrone then threw Sonio back down to Earth with no power at all. The saga didn’t even end there for him, the Gods that lended him some of their power to Sonio were so mad he gave nothing back to them, that Zeus, Theseus, and Aphrodite executed him. Nintendrone then apologized to his angels for ignoring them before Sonio had a fight for him. After this fight, Nintendrone then became the most powerful God in the universe. Whose life shall have no end from today til the end of
4My father was a justice of the peace, and I supposed he possessed the power of life and death over all men and could hang anybody that offended him. This was distinction enough for me as a general thing; but the desire to be a steamboatman kept intruding, nevertheless. I first wanted to be a cabin-boy, so that I could come out with a white apron on and shake a tablecloth over the side, where all my old comrades could see me; later I thought I would rather be the deckhand who stood on the end of the stage-plank with the coil of rope in his hand, because he was particularly conspicuous. But these were only day-dreams,—they were too heavenly to be contemplated as real possibilities. By and by one of our boys went away.
Eminent Father, excuse me for I knew not what I was doing. Dear, sweet Rebecca Nurse shall be hung! Poor John Proctor, his notoriety scattered to the twist, all for the sake of doing right. I have not been as equitable as he has, and he is the heathen! Goodness, I fear I am to be faulted for this confusion, accomplishing more damage than help.