Throughout the stories of the Odyssey the main character, Odysseus, is known to have a major flaw that almost gets him killed numerous times. One example is shown in the story Cyclops. As he is fleeing from the island he can’t resist the jest of calling Polyphemus to the edge of the cliff and flinging taunts at him from the assumed safety of their boat, in the ocean. Polyphemeus responds by flinging a boulder that narrowly misses the boat. Shortly after, Odysseus decides to test his luck yet again by revealing his true identity to the angry Cyclops.
The Greek’s viewed man’s character as flawed. The sum of a man’s human traits is defined as human nature. Human nature is the reason for the evils and the flaws of this mortal life. In The Odyssey, the main character Odysseus constantly demonstrated these flaws while on his journey. He continually struggled on his journey and through life.
The Odyssey is an Epic Poem by Homer about what happens to Odysseus and his men on their journey. The story starts with Odysseus telling a story to a king. Throughout the story we can observe the actions of Odysseus and form a personality. Three key traits shown by this character include foresight, resilience, and quick-wit.
In the odyssey, the king of ithica aka odysseus is on his way home, but on his way home he faces many challenges, some include the cyclops, and many different monsters. Eventually after a long hard fight, odysseus makes his way home. The odyssey gives a perfect example of what a hero is, and how easily it is for a person to change. At first, Odysseus may seem like a hero due to his courage and strength, but later on in the story things take a turn for the worse for him and his reputation,
The physical journey, filled with malicious obstacles, Odysseus endures on his journey home to Ithaca is symbolic of a much greater development, both mentally and emotionally, which reinforces his identity. In the Odyssey, Homer has a knack to describe each character with profound detail. Odysseus especially has innumerable characteristics that describe his personality. However, his endeavor and struggle miraculously helps him to discover a new identity. Odysseus’s true identity, Dimock, too, undoubtedly believes that Odysseus’s journey back is a road to establish his identity.
Odysseus was a man who showed great courage and intelligence throughout The Odyssey. Going through the twenty long years of fighting battles that no ordinary man could, he showed signs of perseverance, leadership, bravery, and concern for his crew. Against his will, he was thrust into a series of multiple voyages and adventures that could have killed him and his men, but he fought his way home. On these adventures, Odysseus always put others first and outwitted enemies that were far more powerful than he was. Showing signs of bravery, he always stood up to the fight, and never failed to meet a challenge.
In Homer’s The Odyssey Odysseus goes on a journey to get back home from war. Along the way he goes through monsters, challenges, and obstacles that he has to face to make it back to reach his goal in the end. He has difficulties that change him as a person and how he reacts to events and points. This relates to me because even though both of our lives are different we have similarities.
and he even felt like his father’s name and reputation were being tarnished. Another challenge he faced was that in his house no one had respect for him and he failed to demand the respect in his house in Odysseus’ absence that he deserved. Athena even wondered why Telemachus didn’t take any action to get rid of the suitors trying to court his mother. She tells him “you must not cling to your boyhood any longer/
In The Odyssey, Homer uses detail and dialogue to show that Odysseus, the quester, while trying to achieve his main goal to get back home, learns that he shouldn’t let obstacles interfere with him. In the beginning of The Odyssey, we first hear Homer, the author of the epic, speaking towards us, the reader. He asks that Muse, a daughter of Zeus, enable him to tell the story of Odysseus. He says that he was “the wanderer, harried for years on end, after he plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy” (Homer 371). He continues speaking, and he eventually says why Odysseus is
The Odyssey In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, Odysseus is bestowed with great abilities. But along with this potential, he is cursed with great arrogance. Conveying that even the labeled ‘perfect’ among us have fatal flaws that causes pain and suffering among the ones closest to them. The author, Homer, uses Odysseus’ arrogance to create a melancholic atmosphere to convey the idea that arrogance is a fatal flaw that will lead those around them to pain and suffering.
People face conflicts every day of their lives. We all come across at least one incident in our lives that is challenging and we struggle to make the decisions. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is on his journey home from Calypso's Island to the Cyclops to Poseidon. While back in Ithaca his wife, Penelope, and family gets swarmed by hundreds of suitors. Through numerous examples of suffering, Homer demonstrates how one must overcome their obstacles to achieve success.
His story about how he faced these trials and tests, was written in the Epic: “The Odyssey” by Homer. After reaching home, and completing the trials called upon him, Odysseus was deemed a legend and a hero. In the light of trials Odysseus went through, he revealed a manifold of
Telemachus Growing into a Strong Mature Man Samuel Ullman, an American businessman and poet, once said, “Maturity is the ability to think, speak, and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity.” Samuel’s words hold true in Homer 's The Odyssey. In this extraordinary poem, Telemachus, the Son of Penelope, queen of Ithaca, and Odysseus, king of Ithaca. While Odysseus is at war fighting, Telemachus losing fait about his father coming home. He soon starts to question that he could be dead or alive.
Can dishonesty be valuable if it was used to achieve desirable outcomes? Is lying considered justified if it was involved in a dangerous situation? It is not always bad to lie. As children, we were continuously taught to be honest. We have grown to be implanted with the fact that lying is unacceptable but admissible.
The Odyssey by Homer revolves around the character, Odysseus, and his ten-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. As the epic’s idol, he displays the combination of a clever, handsome, and courageous man popular among the mortals as well as the gods. Essentially, he embodies the ideals of the ancient Greek culture, being adorned with many favored characteristics of the era. However, an intriguing aspect of Odysseus lies in his personality. As the protagonist, he does not manifest the entirety of a stereotypical hero because Odysseus has a fatal flaw—his arrogance.