The third reason he is an archetype is suffering a traumatic experience. It has taken Odysseus years to get home and he has had to fight past many obstacles, which has to be traumatic in some way. The fourth and final way he is an epic hero is requiring help from something supernatural. He needed help from the god Hermes when he was going to the home of Circe. He received a plant called “moly” and some advice.
Both authors tell a story about a character that recalls of flashbacks of the war, where they grieve over the past decisions that have affected them for the rest of their life. Firstly, both of the authors’ stories end with the protagonists surviving the war, but making them feel regretful and unworthy of living. O’Brien survives after being a soldier during the
Men fighting other men is a given occurrence, seeing as the story takes place during the civil war. It seems almost expected that a novel that’s setting is amid one of the most critical battles in American history, but there are more ways to depict this than strictly brutal, hand to hand combat. First off, and most obviously, Henry enlisted to join the civil war and throughout the story he is in involved in battle, witnessing battle, or witnessing the harrowing
Life was very hard in those trenches. One can imagine how hard it would have just to keep oneself alive, when there is firing from all round and also at times there was scarcity of food or water and corpse lying all around. Mallory lost many of his friends in the battle which is clear from the letters he writes to his father and wife. Mallory writes to his father after he survived World War 1 "Life presents itself very much as a gift," he wrote his father from France at the end of 1918. "If I haven't escaped so many chances of death as plenty of others, still it is surprising to find myself a survivor, and it's not a lot I have always wanted.
As we read stories about different heroes, we come to know that the heroes usually struggle to achieve their missions; but in the epic The Aeneid, not only does the hero of the poem suffer, but the characters, who cause his suffering, also face their own problems. In The Aeneid, obstacles are placed in Aeneas’s way as he journeys to fulfill his destiny, and as he faces these obstacles, he comes face to face with emotional characters. The characters: Juno, Dido, and Turnus, are portrayed as characters, struggling with emotions, who are unable to make decisions because of their foggy mindset and in return cause problems for Aeneas. One of Aeneas’s biggest issues, is a goddess named Juno, who is not happy with the destiny Aeneas is to fulfill.
During the war his life felt heavy and difficult to get through. Water in the end of this story represents how life can change. Early on he had a happy and easy existence, but ultimately war changed his life to be a scary and difficult one, where he literally had to survive in the wet
In his several journeys, he faces several hardships that delay this goal. These hardships, occurring especially during his call, challenge, and return, include, but not limited to, lack of crew members, death, a cruel witch, and loneliness. Despite these hardships, Odysseus progresses through them with his emotional and physical strengths. Throughout The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus demonstrates the qualities of an epic hero, physical and emotional strengths, through his call, challenge, and return in this poem. Odysseus proves his emotional strength as an epic hero when he stays with Calypso for several years but despite this, his heart only lies with Ithaca and Penelope during this time, not with Calypso.
Caravaggio was devastated when this happened and has had to learn how to live with four fingers, the clock relates to Caravaggio as well because he needed time to learn how to adapt to the situation he was put in by both armies in the war. He used the time and became in control in his life and his thoughts about what happened to
There are a large number of themes and ideas in this novel that range from the overall depiction of World War I to the personal struggle of a soldier in comparison to what the people from back home believes what is happening during the war. These focuses within the novel are explored through the particular themes of bombardment, trench war fighting, different, disagreeing impressions of war, close emotional bond between men, organization of men on the warfront, and loss of innocence among the
“Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway and “Speaking of Courage” by Tim O’Brien both deal with the difficulties of veterans returning home from war. Both of the protagonists, Krebs and Bowker respectively, experience trauma, which leads them on a search for self-discovery and an outlet for their pain. At the end of each story, neither of the characters wants to participate in society anymore. Despite the similarities, Norman Bowker is more forthcoming with his feelings, ultimately making him a more successful character. In addition, the similarities and differences between the authors’ styles accentuate those that occur within the characters of the stories; both authors use symbolism to show the changes in the dynamic characters over the course of the narratives.
Soldiers go through traumatic experiences in and out of war. In war, soldiers sacrifice themselves to protect their country. Odysseus somewhat sacrifices himself to bring him and his men to safety. Losing people is a big obstacle when in and out of war. Watching your friend and fellow soldier die in front of you is one of the most horrendous experiences a soldier can face, this experience
He says “these days I live in three worlds: my dreams, and the experiences of my new life, which trigger memories from the past” (20). Ishmael Beah is struggling internally with his haunting dreams of his new life, and the dreams of his old life that he wishes he could return to. Just like his home country is under convulsion, so is his mind and heart. Beah has a nightmare that then triggers him to remember his family that is lost at war. He remembers his father saying to him “If you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen.
A few symptoms have been brought to light where many of these war veterans are unable to rejoin society after experiencing trauma they endure during war. Mr. Henry yearned for a normal life, but could not have it because there were challenges in his life that had to do with his age, alcoholism, and other psychological problems. He experienced severe panic attacks, which made his life extremely difficult. He would have episodes of severe shaking and sweating just thinking of the war, these were results of his
Veterans today face many challenges still from when they fought in the war. After they have served in the military they go home to their families. For a while though the family is not used to that mom or dad back and, for the kids it is weird because they haven 't been around that parent and they don 't really talk to that parent. Veterans also get flash backs from war also so they are sometimes get scared or they get really weird. So yes Veterans still face challenges today like going back to their families and flash backs from
The soldiers, the country and the families of all the men in the war were all impacted by the war and especially by PTSD. PTSD is a really big anxiety problem that develops in some people 's minds after seeing people die or witnessing harsh things.This war was not like any other war; this war was not even planned out. After the war, a lot of men did not get the health care they needed even though they should have been guaranteed care with full insurance for both physical and emotional needs. During the Vietnam War, the emotional impact to the soldiers resulting from PTSD often having a tragic ending for those who served. Before identifying PTSD, “Nostalgia” was the term used to define a condition characterized by melancholy, incessant thinking of home, disturbed sleep or insomnia, weakness, loss of appetite, anxiety, cardiac