Throughout the Trojan War, Hector was always fighting, "he could not be a coward... [i]t was for him to fight always in the forefront of the battle (Hamilton 268). While the epic hero, Achilles of Greece was, "[sitting] alone in his tent brooding over his wrongs" (Hamilton 268). Achilles, although he was persuaded by Thetis (his mother), ran away from the war (Hamilton 260). Hector stayed true to his country and fought for them without question. As the war progressed, Hector went to try to appease Athena, have mercy on the wife and children, after his brother gave him wise advice – Athena denied (Hamilton 267).
The Odyssey by Homer revolves around a king’s experiences in reclaiming his title and power in ancient Greece, giving modern readers insight into the ancient world’s values and beliefs surrounding life and the gods. Odysseus’ main antagonist is a group of high ranking suitors courting his wife and draining the resources in his palace. Because of the warnings from Agamemnon, a soldier killed by his wife's lover upon his return from the Trojan war, King Odysseus cautiously returns to Ithaca after many years, disguised by the goddess Athena. Odysseus and his son plot the slaughter of Penelope’s many unwelcome suitors with a copious amount of Athena’s help. The plan evolves into a massacre, causing an uprising among the suitors’ noble families,
But once they go and battle for their life, the men do not stay true to power they have. Battling Scylla, “... making her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship” (585 Homer). More and more men die on the way to the point that Odysseus will be all alone. Continuing to travel back to Ithaca, Odysseus’ then loses his shpi later on which brings us back to the introduction of the Odyssey. Lastly, once he returns to Ithaca after a 20 year absence as a beggar, he wants to get his life back.
Well known heroes do not kill people with no sympathy or mercy. So is Odysseus really a hero? There is a lot of reasonings to both sides, he could be a hero because he was loyal to his homeland and men. He was also clever and dedicated to all his plans and ideas to conquer creatures and return home. On the other hand, he does not seem much like a hero because he was unloyal by having affairs on Penelope.
Athena thought that this could be even more dangerous then the wars he had won, so she made him look and act like an old beggar. Odysseus went through the trouble to get his wife Penelope to choose him instead of one of the 108 suitors. The only way for Penelope to know how to choose the right suitor or Odysseus was to string Odysseus’ bow and shoot one arrow through twelve axes. When all this is happening Odysseus’ son Telemachus is in the shed, his mother to keep him safe put him there. Telemachus knew that the old beggar was his father Odysseus from the first time he saw him.
And the story of his family and their life in Odysseus’s absence. Odysseus is selfish and hypocritical person, after twenty-years of being at war he expects to walk in like he has never left. Even once he returns, he continues killing, and demolishing a hundred peaceful suitors. Odysseus leave for the Trojan War twenty-years earlier with men, and returns back to Ithaca with no men.
After Hamlet kills Polonius, Laertes faces the same problem that Hamlet does —a murdered father. And that 's where the similarities end. While Hamlet lollygags and broods over the murder for much of the play, Laertes takes immediate action. He storms home from France as soon as he hears the news, raises a crowd of followers, and invades the palace, saying "That drop of blood that 's calm proclaims me bastard" (Shakespeare 97). In other words, not being upset by his father 's death would prove that his mother was stepping out on his dad.
He never gives up on hurting the kingdom that he continued to eat, without an opponent he continues to defeat the kingdoms warriors. Until the hero came to defeat Grendel and finally won because he strived for fame. Beowulf is very ambitious, ready to go to battle anywhere. The epic states “When he hears the tale of Hrothgar’s distress, he sets sail for Denmark to rid the land of its fear” (“Beowulf”). Beowulf did not know who these people were yet he sent sail for this journey just to earn a win on his hero card.
Why do some men look up to a well-known legendary British king while others admire an elder sociology professor suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease? Literature portrays realistic and fictional heroes in various ways, and everyone has its own perspective on them. However, all the heroes share similarities as well as differences regardless of how real they would seem. By comparison, they commonly share heroic traits which contribute to having them go through a process known as a heroic journey. In contrary, they differ in their own goals ranging from saving the innocents from evil scientists or simply helping people lose weight, and fictional heroes tend to possess extraordinary power, unlike realistic heroes.
While Odysseus battles mythical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods… He loses many men in the process of trying to come home, his wife, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus, stave off suitors vying for Penelope’s hand in marriage and Ithaca’s throne long enough for Odysseus to return. The Odyssey ends as Odysseus wins a contest
Our Quester: a young man, very arrogant and shrewd, a very hungry glory-seeker which gets in his way sometimes, and not to old to learn from his mistakes. A Place To Go: He must return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War but he is delayed by the wrath of the Greek God Poseidon. Zeus reasons that he be able to return to his home and sends the goddess Athena to help the quester. A stated Reason To Go: The Greeks have won the Trojan War and are ready for their journey home Challenges and Trials: First, he is detained on the island of Ogygia by the nymph, Calypso, who has fallen in love with him but after persuasion from Zeus she reluctantly lets him go. Then, when he sets sail with his men, Poseidon shipwrecks them on the coast of Phaeacians.
A great leader, a warrior and a husband that became famous because of the concept of Trojan horse and the Greek hero, he was ODYSSEUS. In the world that full of war there might be a leader that will protect and fight his kingdom like Odysseus. In the present day, the politicians might be the hero of his or her community from different risks, enemies, consequences and problems. The movie of The Odyssey, Odysseus tempted many times like when he affair to Calypso, a nymph, but he realized that his wife and son need and wait him no matter what happen but he don 't have ship to get out on that island of Calypso. Hermes the messenger of gods and goddesses, persuades Calypso to let Odysseus build a ship and leave.