Throughout Homer’s The Odyssey the after-effects of war, both on veterans themselves and their loved ones are shown. The events during war and the effects of war worsen the mental health of those involved in it. The way that war changes people as depicted in The Odyssey by having detrimental effects on their mental health is similar as compared to today’s world, however veterans are more emotionally closed and more recognized to have to deal with trauma caused it than depicted in The Odyssey. War changes people in The Odyssey mainly through affecting their mental state. The grief and depression that is caused by the loss of loved ones in war greatly affects family members in Homer’s epic.
Dealing with Adversity Throughout one’s life, adversity is inevitable. It presents itself unexpectedly in many forms; loneliness, despair, loss of a loved one, stress, and even in the actions of others. In the novel “Three Day Road” by Joseph Boyden, Elijah faces adversity after joining the war. However, the approaches Elijah takes to overcome the several hardships he faces makes him an undesirable model for coping with adversity. Elijah’s approaches are ineffective at coping with adversity because he follows misguided advice and becomes apathetic during war, resulting in major impacts on his life which lead to his downfall.
Odysseus's call to adventure was to leave Ithaca and go to fight in the Trojan War. “He saw the townlands and learned the minds of many distant man, and weathered many bitter nights and days in his deep heart at sea, while he fought only to save his life, to bring his shipmates home” (Homer pg.). This quote presented in the
Veterans and our soldiers are coming home from war or getting out of the military and when they get home they can’t afford rent or they have a mental disease from war. Homeless veterans tend to experience homelessness longer than non-veteran homeless. This should not be happening to our soldiers. This is very undesirable for our troops to come home and becoming homeless. They fight for our freedom and our rights and we repay them by becoming homeless.
This action not only sobered George up, but it also deflated his self esteem. He would rather be engaged in a fight with Ed because that would show that Ed Handby thinks of George as an equal. But instead, “Three times the young reporter[George] sprang at Ed Handby and each time the bartender, catching him on the shoulder, hurled him back into the bushes”(189). The dismissal of his grotesque came only when Ed Handby left with Belle Carpenter and he began to realize and feel ashamed of what he had done. The most important realization he made was that he was not yet a man, and paradoxically, that realization made him more of a man than he was
This sequence of events changes his view and molds Odysseus’ character in regard to his surviving friends and family. For example, Odysseus taunted Polyphemus and incited the wrath of Polyphemus and Poseidon, which led to the deaths of all his crewmembers. That was incredibly unwise, and not worthy of a leader who is responsible for the protection protect of his men. However, Odysseus learns his lesson, and realizes that he needed to grow through his horrifying experience of the earlier deaths. By the time Odysseus finally returns to his home, he not only has a burning desire to avenge his family by killing the suitors, but he also attained a greater understanding for the suffering of others.
Ironic is shown in the lyrics, as well as the video. The song says that the people who we “hail” are actually “the worst of all.” (lines 6-7) The lyrics/singer is trying to express that the people who we hail, the ones we look up to, a famous person, a god, or even a close family/friend, are the most untrustworthy people. Uniformly, the video takes into the life of a boy whose threatened by his dad. We think our dad is the one who we respect, the person who has the most influence. However, not for this boy, his drunken; aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence.
His knowledge of the future still did not enable him to understand the full extent of his punishment. Furthermore, though he claims himself the enemy of those who submit to Zeus, he also argues that sympathizing with Zeus’s enemy—in this case himself—is “a load of toil and foolishness” (14). He believes that it is, and presumably was, unintelligent to align oneself in opposition to the king of the gods. Finally, although he lauds the benefit he gave specifically to the originally “Senseless” humans (16), he later seems unhappy that he chose humans, saying they are useless to him. In the middle of delineating all the good, admirable things he did for them, he laments that humans have “no invention / To rid me of this shame”
He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back. We could see, from this point, The warrior and Duncan’s “worthiest cousin” (1.4.15) is so terrified by his own action that a sound would scare him. While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance.
Upon returning to his native land and seeing it overrun by men so similar in nature to the cockiness he once beheld, Odysseus comes to the realization that his hubris is what had brought him his misfortune and only through humility shall he regain his peace. A. Upon returning to Ithaca, Athene immediately appears before him and disguises him as a elderly beggar and urges him to see the disaster that has become of his noble house. B. His appearance concealed, Odysseus witnesses his home overrun by fools and his family turned cynical.
As a matter of fact, returning veterans are fragile, they are alienated from their families and have to bear the isolation. They also see their friends die in the battle and a lot of more. Hence, the society should give hands to them and help them to get out from
What has distinguished Vietnam veterans from most of their predecessors is that the public 's detestation of the war seemed to be directed onto them, as if it was their fault. Thus they did not return as heroes, but as men suspected in participating in shocking cruelty and wickedness or feared to be drug addicts. The combination of society rejecting them, the government ignoring them, and their families not understanding to them, caused Vietnam veterans to self-destruct both mentally and sometimes physically.
PTSD means Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a deadly disease emotional and physically. For example, it causes veterans to see flash backs of what they have saw over seas, they can physically hurt themselves and are unable to control the disease. PTSD is known to destroy family 's and break them apart even though the veterans can 't control it. "When trauma reactions are severe and go on for some time without treatment, they can cause major problems in a family"(Carlson).This shows how most family 's get divorced after a veteran has come back from war because of how severe the disease is. No veteran wants to admit that they have a disease, because they want to be seen as a tough individual.
So many were disabled physically and psychologically, that they distanced themselves from older generations and those who did not serve in the war. Men that had missing limbs and parts of their face decimated were a common sight on the streets. The term “shell shocked” evolved from the end of the war and applied to men that had been severely affected to what they had seen and experienced while fighting in the Great War. Young and old men came back from the trenches with different personalities and views of the world. Erin Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front shocked and surprised people when it first came out because of it’s raw and universal portrayal of a soldier on the western front.