In fact, bravery needs fear. We all know that in Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus is a brave Greek hero who overcame lots of difficulties on his way back home. He is recognized as the combination of bravery, leadership, and initiative. But Odysseus does afraid of something. According to “The Cyclops” from Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus and his man enter a cave in which the single-eye man-eating giant live.
However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
The epic poem, Beowulf, describes the most heroic man of the Anglo-Saxon times (GÓMEZ-CALDERÓN). The hero, Beowulf, was an amazing warrior with all the unusual values required by a hero. He was able to use his super-human physical strength and bravery to put his people before himself. He stumbled upon disturbing monsters and the wildest beasts, but he never feared death
In the book the Odyssey, we learn many things about Odysseus and his personality. We first find him held captive by Calypso. All of Odysseus’ crew has died but we are told it is not his fault. His failure to avoid temptation ensures his crew’s eventual death throughout the journey. Odysseus is a man of many great characteristics, but also has some faults that he learns from throughout the book.
Jean Valjean caused the death of Javert by going against what Javert believed in his whole life by letting him go free when he had they chance to take revenge on him when Javert had been an enemy his whole life. This threw Javert for a loop because he had been chasing Valjean most of his life and took pride in his work, he was fine up until his life work lost all meaning because of Valjean and he had no other choice but to take his
He didn 't understand why people weren 't nice to him even though he was nice to them. The creature was mad and angry at Victor and decided to take his anger out on his family and killed every single one of them. Victor says “ He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness, in evil: he destroyed my friends; he devoted to destruction beings who possessed exquisite sensations, happiness, and wisdom; nor do I know where this thirst for vengeance may end. ”Victor was furious and wanted to destroy the creature once and for all. They both did very awful things to each other.
Which just shows the problem he 's having with his identity and inner vision is deep. That does also explain why everytime he looks at the old man he became irritated and felt like it was necessary to get rid of the eye. While the heart does resemble the human perspective of the narrator considering that he even bragged about executing the perfect murder. But his conscience started to come back and felt awful about the crime that he had committed, so he confesses to the
Odysseus is very vengeful in this situation. He showed no mercy towards them and killed all the suitors. Odysseus is different from other heroes. Well known heroes do not kill people with no sympathy or mercy. So is Odysseus really a hero?
Gilgamesh was filled with sorrow because of the death of Enkidu, but he left his own people just for their own progress. Its mission is based on selfishness and greed. Conversely, Hector left his family to fight Achilles. Andromache told Hector that Achilles had killed his father, his brother and took his mother as a slave. Hector was selfish and filled with too much pride to stay at home and not fight.
He had killed so many people that he feels that there is no hope for him to be saved, so he doesn’t care how many more people he will have to get rid of in order to stay king and be safe. Macbeth has got so bad to where even the witches are calling him wicked. He thinks that he is so manly because he has killed many people in order to have the prophecies keep coming true, but he lost his manhood when he no longer cared about what was going to happen to him and his wife, before she killed herself. Clearly, you can see in each act that Macbeth is slowly losing his manhood because of all the wrong doings caused by the greed for power that he wants.
But many of these lands were innocent, Especially because there was tons of murdering involved that the people didn’t deserve. “His faults - excessive killing, murdering friends and family, drunken - were dismissed because of his many heroic deeds... but he basically slaughtered anyone that got in his way. ”(Alexander the Great: Hero or Villain?)Innocent means in this case that they didn’t do anything and didn’t deserve to be conquered and killed.
Everyone thought they were irresponsible and uncaring, hard people. Bob was the best buddy I could have asked for and after his death, I felt hatred and revenge towards all greasers. When I read in the newspaper about how Ponyboy and Johnny saved them kids I was held in awe. I’m not saying socs are good people but it would take a lot of courage and guts to run into a burning building for people you didn’t even know. I don’t think many people, including
Paul and most of his friends died before he could see what the outcome would be-it’s almost as if their entire experience was useless. I felt for Paul, because in the end he explains that even his feelings were nothing: “...all that floods over me are but feelings…” The fact that eventually all the soldiers would be nobodies, and that the war would cause them to “fall into ruin,” made me unhappy. I think that the impact WW1 would have on those in the society left to carry on would be outright devastating. Everything the soldiers have been through have left them to become a hollow, insensitive, nobody.
In the past prideful rulers have caused more destruction and downfall than anything. Having pride may be good, but having to much can be the downfall of man. In the play Antigone, King Creon being overyly prideful ultimately leads to the death of himself emotionally. Creon shows a couple of occasions when he has way to much pride; when Antigone and he sister are condemned to death for trying to give burial rights to their brother, but Creon has them arrested and does not care even though he is related to them.
The purpose of Gregory’s narrative of the Frank family is to show what the Frank’s have achieved, and conquered to become an empire. However, with victory comes responsibility. Gregory is also saying how the Frank family lost everything because of their greed. For example, King Clovis was the worst because he killed everyone who got in his way, even family. Clovis killed his family because he wanted the crown for himself.