Temptation is like a trap, it tries to make you do bad deeds that will affect you. The story The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus was forced to fight in the Trojan War. After the battle Odysseus sailed back to Ithaca, his homeland facing many temptations they could not resist in doing. Odysseus and his men faced many challenges, but most of the challenges were due to their temptations. For example, Aeolus the god of wind, gave Odysseus a bag filled with wind.
Is there value in celebrating certain individuals as heroes? Heroes encourage individuals to aspire to be greater. Heroes possess attributes such as bravery, honor, and justice. On the other hand, heroes aren’t perfect they do have flaws. However, flaws do not negate the positive influence heroes possess.
Odysseus is truly an epic hero, he has many different perils and dangers that he must face. He is a Greek soldier who fought in the Trojan War and is trying to return home. Some of the gods and goddesses are on his side, however, some are not on his side. He was stranded for ten years before he could finally go back to his family, and home on Ithaca. Odysseus is an epic hero because of his physical strength, his mental sharpness, and his cunning ability to always get out alive.
Nausicaa's encounter with odysseus; analysis At the beginning of book six thanks to minerva we are presented with a dramatic scene between the desperate battered hero, odysseus and a young fragile girl, Nausicaa. A confrontation between two polar opposites could go in any direction. Odysseus displays cunning intelligence in order to save his fate. Minerva lures nausicaa encourages nausicaa to the resting place of odysseus with not only thoughts of pleasing her father and mother but the idea of marriage. "Nausicaa, what can your mother have been about, to have such a lazy daughter?
Indicate a person, character in fiction, an historical figure, or a creative work that has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. The paths our lives take are filled with uncertainty and are controlled by far more than our own will. From conception to death, our lives are impacted by countless influences. Whether parents, friends, teachers, or media, the vast myriad of entities that people interact with create a lasting impact on the individual.
Star Wars is a poor epic because its supernatural elements are unconvincing and mundane. In the beginning, lightsabers are talked about quite a few times as Obi-Wan Kenobi tries explaining them to Luke. Despite all the talk, they only use the weapon in battle once. The entire story leads up to the lightsaber fight between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi and the viewers are left unsatisfied and in contempt after this battle. Instead the story focuses mainly on aircraft even though the lightsaber is the main hand-to-hand combat, which leaves many questions that are yet to be answered; for example, where did Obi-Wan Kenobi get his lightsaber and why doesn’t everyone have one?
Throughout his journey, Odysseus and his men faces numerous temptations. When Odysseus is at Circe’s island to rescue his men, as he and his crew were about to depart Circe tell Odysseus “Remain with me, and share my meat and wine’ restore behind your ribs those gallant hearts/ that served you in the old days, when you sailed/ from stony Ithaka. ”(X.509-511). Odysseus falls into the hands of Circe as she tempts the crew with as much meat and wine they want. He and his crew givegave into Circe’s island, regaining the fat he lost, as the year goes by.
Physical attractiveness and physical ability have been held to a very high standard for thousands of years, and are still being viewed as an important societal value today. Men are said to place more importance on the physical attractiveness of women than women do on the physical attractiveness of men (Mazur 281). Men may place more importance on physical standards of women, but in the myth of Polyphemus the Cyclops from Mythology and the tale of King Gilgamesh from The Epic of Gilgamesh men were being criticized for their looks or honored for their physical prowess. The Epic of Gilgamesh and the myth of Polyphemus both enforce the unspoken social rule of being a prime physical specimen, whether it be due to physical capability or physical
Journeys always have a reasoning behind them, no matter if it is physical, mental or spiritual; they have a lesson learned from it. “The Odyssey” includes many great examples from the journey Odysseus went on. Going on a journey could be inspired by a goal to be reached, a state of mentality, or just to oneself or others. Primarily, characters or real people set off on a journey to feel a sense of accomplishment, or even to earn something. In “The Odyssey” Odysseus went on an expedition to fight in the Trojan War, but then it became a journey to return to his wife, son and Ithaca, his homeland.