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.
Usually, epic heroes share common character traits such as bravery, smart and strong. In Homer’s Odyssey, it is my belief that Odysseus is heroic mostly because he had to stay strong for his family. For example, he is a loving father and husband. Even though some people may argue say he is a killer , I maintain that he is a hero because he would always find a way to get back home to his family no matter what challenge he had to face.
It also gives us an understanding of why he is also very loyal to his good friend Tom. Tom never really had the safest or best ideas, but Huck trusted him and was loyal because that is a value he has. A counterclaim that can be made against Huck is that he also showed some bad values by not turning Jim in. At the time, there was of course slavery going on and to help a wanted slave was considered wrong and dishonest in the eyes of many people. Some may say that Huck was a dishonest person because of his choice to not turn Jim in.
He was loyal to his kingdom and his people by doing the “moral” right things. He ruled with honor and fidelity for 50 years. To conclude Beowulf was a loyal ruler because he did not let power fever take his “moral” right thinking. The theme of loyalty has impact Beowulf through him being a trustworthy
How is Atticus a Hero? Some critics believe that Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a hero; however, others insist that his character does not mirror that of a hero. A hero is commonly identified as a person who has admirable character qualities, such as going above and beyond to help others without giving a thought to reward or recognition. Atticus is a hero because he possesses many heroic qualities, such as: immense courage, valuable wisdom, and great integrity. Atticus is brave because he stands up for what is right, even when doing so causes him to be questioned by many of the townspeople, “Atticus sighed, ‘I’m simply defending a Negro—his name is Tom Robinson,’” (Lee 86).
When they get back to the boat and Odysseus yells out to the Cyclopes his name. Which means a harder journey for Odysseus and his men because Polyphemus is Poseidon's son.In this book Odysseus shows his pride when he yells from the boat and almist gets him and his men killed. In the movie Odysseus pride is most shown when he blames her situation solely on his men. He acts extremely self centered, self righteous and all important. Odysseus does not show any respect for his men after everything they have been through.
Some might argue that he only did it for himself cross says “ Benjamin Franklin...looked out for his own interest “ which cannot be proven another reason people question his patriotism is because “Franklin did not fight in the war. “ (wattenberg 3 ) but they are completely overlooking everything else he has done to show his patriotism and benjamin has proven them wrong many times by showing them his love for America in many different ways. Benjamin Franklin is a true american hero . Benjamin has shown many characteristics over and over again as to what a hero is and that is why many people look up to him today. He will always be someone many americans admire and love because of his heroic actions towards this county.
Some may argue that Odysseus is not a hero because of the assistance he receives from the godsBecause of the assistance he receives from the gods, some may argue that Odysseus is not truly a hero. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is still a hero even with the god 's help because he battles the Cyclops on his own, is respected and followed
Due to the extreme obstacles and challenges his faces, Odysseus has created a lot of controversy on whether or not he is a hero. Yet, the way he handles these challenges is immature therefore, Odysseus is not a hero because he was selfish and greedy towards the lives
Many people think he is not a hero because of his mistakes, but those are mistakes and making mistakes does not make anyone less of a hero. Odysseus is more than a hero. He is a very humane hero who makes mistakes just like anyone else, but in the end was still a hero. This is shown by Odysseus’ leadership when he won the Trojan War, when he saved his men from staying animals forever, and going to the underworld to face his fears and stay brave. Not every hero needs to be perfect.
The second example is Odysseus is loyal to Penelope. This a good trait for a leader because no one would want a man who is not loyal to their wife to be their leader. Another way this is helpful,it give the men someone to trust and not leave them in the sea while Odysseus finds a way back home without his crew. The last reason is