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
A hero, as discussed earlier, face a difficulty or challenge so they had to fight against their fear and overcome the struggle they face. It may appear as if they are without fear but in reality they do posses it. Your ability to tolerate fear is what affects your ability to become courageous, which is what drives heroism. Fear is always in the mind especially in times that requires one to. Heroes usually overcome challenges mentally and physically, but if one is fearless there is nothing to overcome mentally.
Thomas Stonewall Jackson's Accomplishments Thomas Stonewall Jackson, born January 21st, 1824 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and died May 10th, 1863 in Guinea station, Virginia. He was a very well known Confederate general during the Civil War. Thomas Stonewall Jackson was a very accomplished general, because he won the first Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and he graduated from West point academy 17th out his class of 59 students. These victories helped Stonewall earn his name as one of the greatest generals in American history. Though Stonewall died very young due to sickness and injury, he still achieved a lifetime of success.
Two stories, set in completely different timelines, may not have striking parallels at first glance. However, with closer inspection, Homer’s The Odyssey and the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? have obvious similarities, from the characters to the themes shown. The Odyssey depicts the epic hero, Odysseus, as a man who had much to be proud of, being the king of Ithaca, entrusted in the gods, and having conjured up the winning strategy that defeated the Trojans. Despite this, it soon takes a turn for the worst when he ends up taking a ten year long journey through murky waters during his sail home.
In the poem, The Odyssey, Homer gives us insight of how a tough, cunning, and wise man is brought through twenty years of suffering to reach is home that he weeps for so much. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, is a man that is looked at as a celebrity by humans because of his skillful fighting, and by the gods because of his intelligence and wits. The king went through numerous tasks and obstacles to get back to his homeland. One task in particular proves his power and the love he has for his loyal and wise wife, Penelope. Looking at lines four hundred fifty-one through four hundred seventy-one, the moment Odysseus, while disguised by the God Athena, proves to the suitors and workers that he is the rightful husband, king, and lord by stringing his own bow and shooting it through twelve axes; the task was quick and perfect for Odysseus.
Which in the end takes twenty years to do so. Odysseus faces many temptations and troubles through his journey. Despite the many hiccups placed throughout his journey, Odysseus perseveres through the many battles he is faced. With devotion to make it back to his home, through help of the Goddess Athena, he achieves his goal. Hence, Odysseus is by definition a good leader.
This shows Odysseus faced his fear of one-eyed giants that reveals his true identity with his temper and pride to the Cyclops. The connection today, people face these problems and must work to over them. Everyone must survive by their own determination and strengths instead of others. As of today, people are still finding out who we are and what we are supposed to do in our
He is known to be such a great leader to his army, and has a very clever mind. His resourcefulness helped their victory during the Trojan War. The goddess Athena often give him aid especially when he is fighting in a war. PERSEUS Last but definitely not the least is Perseus. Just like Hercules, he is a son of Zeus, but his mother is a princess names Danae.
"The fact is, Unferth, if you were truly as keen and courageous as you claim to be Grendel would never have got away with such unchecked atrocity, attacks on your king, havoc in Heorot and horrors everywhere." (Raffel. 590-594) On the other hand, some people say, winning counts more. This point of view makes sense because they are the one with the victory. However, taking a stand counts more because you put in effort and you stood up for what you believed in and doing what you believe is truly right.
But Alexander didn’t stand down, he built a land bridge to the city, therefore causing him to lose many men due to the counter attacks, though he kept building and smashed through the city and succeeded in overthrowing them (DOC C). Another aspect you need to be a hero is leadership, Alexander was a great leader, when he took over Tyre he showed leadership by not giving up when they refused to surrender. (DOC C). Alexander led his empire well and took over much land, but even after he died, his empire lasted 10 years together before they split up (DOC E). His leadership shows that he was a great ruler and a brave
Greek mythology has been around for just about 3000 years, all by people verbally telling these stories through generations and generations. These stories have been changed and morphed throughout the years, but the stories all hold their moral meanings. A lot of these stories have been based around people or events that happen or affect either one man or multiple others. In Greek mythology there are multiple stories about heroes and wars; such as the story of the Trojan War, the odyssey, and the story of Hercules and the 12 labors. These tales are some of the most popular in mythology, mainly because they have been interpreted in many different ways to the point where everyone wants to know about this story, which then draws a lot of attention to this tale.