Heroes can be static, but they can be dynamic too. Saying that all heroes must be stubborn and unchanging is preposterous; many heroes must change their opinions about many things in order to remain heroic. Odysseus does not have the best personality throughout the entire book, yet he remains a hero and after he kills over a hundred people in the battle of the suitors, he is even given rewards, "Athena lent him beauty, head to foot. She made him taller, and massive too, with crisping hair in curls like petals of wild hyacinth but all red-golden." (Applebee 691) Athena’s blessing would only be given to a hero of epic proportions, and Odysseus fits the description perfectly.
Odysseus is known to many as a courageous king that won the Trojan War and returned home to rule Ithaca but in order for him to complete these heroic actions he had to face many of his flaws. No one is perfect, but what makes a hero a hero is their ability to overcome their imperfection and help the people around them. What makes the Odyssey a classic is that even though it was written 2666 years ago the values of a hero portrayed in the poem can still be related to by today's
An epic hero is an individual who must evoke a sense of heroism through legendary and inspiring deeds (Merriam-Webster). These heroes of tragedy have the ability to determine their own fortune due to the amount of admired characteristics they possess. However, the ideals of an epic hero are constantly fluctuating due to the ever changing ideals of society. Although the characteristics of an epic hero are under constant modification, Beowulf is still an effective modern-day hero due to his acts of courage, compassion, and dedication in relation to his people. Courage can be defined as any individual possessing moral or mental strength in the face of physical pain or indescribable hardship (Personalitytutor).
Hero: “a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities” (Merriam-Webster) Evident in many classic stories, the hero is always the character that makes the justifiable choice. Their role as the hero is never questioned. The hero always prevails, and in the end, the hero accomplishes the journey with greater wisdom, knowledge, and reestablished views of the world that compensates for the horrors they encounter along the journey. In this story, however, the main character cannot be justified as the hero; he can only aspire to be one. Throughout the epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer vividly illustrates how often times, a person who has gained a certain title will struggle under the pressure of maintaining the continuous justification of the role.
Beowulf and Odysseus are two famous epic heroes in the texts Beowulf and The Odyssey. They both go through the “Hero’s Journey,” and display many characteristics of a hero. Beowulf, however, better fits the qualities of an epic hero due to his unselfish personality, his fearlessness, and his nobility. One reason Beowulf is the better epic hero is because his intentions and motives were selfless. He always fought to save the people, not for glory or treasures.
“Once, when the temperature was very high, he pulled his bow out and threatened to shoot at the sun.” ( “ Greekmythology.com” 1). But, besides him having anger issues and being emotionally unstable hercules was one of the best known heroes in greek mythology. He also didn’t live a easy life. He faced many challenges in trials and many dangerous tasks. But, they were all worth it because after completing these tasks he was promised a wonderful life living among the gods.
The task requires courage. Having courage requires one to fear the task, but does it anyways, along with persevering a certain difficulty. Completion of the task will add an outstanding achievement, recognisable to many. One famous hero, Odysseus, conquered is obstacles and returned to his home. His actions, such as blinding a cyclops, escaping cannibals, traveled to the underworld, are very heroic, but also very fictional.
Most epics have focused on the exploits of a hero or, a demi-god. Beowulf, being the hero of this story showed how much this was true. To exploit means “a bold or daring feat” according to the Oxford Dictionaries. Like many protagonists in any story, they are the hero.
A hero is a famous, incredible and recognize person that had made amazing feats or because it has salient virtues. In mostly movies or real life we see heroes and in lots of times it’s just one and its salient what he can do. Some time it doesn’t do that much for impressing and it’s just their virtues or abilities what will make him what he can do, or also, other people can make him became a hero. A hero must past through a call of adventure that will make him go that way and then take a treasure. What a hero can do is incredible and will help other people in some circumstances.
He is supernatural and immortal. The hero has extraordinary strength, being the strongest man on earth he is sometimes he is unaware of the power he posses, Hercules is invulnerable. Although worshiped as a God, he was properly a hero. In his early years, Hercules defeated Thebes from the armies of a neighboring city. Since he was young