The Odyssey, and the video version of this myth named Odysseus and the Cyclops Part I and II emphasize that Odysseus’s ambition and bravery are the significant characteristics that make him a great epic hero. Odysseus’s passion to venture leads him to start his arduous exploration of the Cyclops. He is always ambitious, and never hesitates when it comes to excavate something dreadful. After the crews’ ship has arrived, he and his men decide to approach the unaccustomed island to have a closer look of a type of creature that people rarely seen—Cyclops. In the text, it says, “Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclopes were friends or foes” (Homer 98) to describe Odysseus’s ardent feelings to discover things that he had never known, and moreover, how curious and aggressive he is.
The tomb of thutmose is said to be one of the most sophisticated of any of the tombs found in the valley of kings. Thutmose the III tomb was found by Victor Loret in 1898. One of the most influential pharaohs found in the valley of kings is Ramesses the II also known as Ramesses the great. Though sadly one of the largest tombs in the valley of kings is also the most degrading and has been ravished by flooding several times. The tomb of Ramesses and his sons was found by Ernesto Schiaparelli in
In Frank McCourt’s novel Angela’s Ashes, a great significance is placed on the mythological hero Cuchulain. Cuchulain, who was born named Setanta, grew up in the Northen part of Ireland like Frankie’s father. At a young age, Frankie’s father tells Frankie the story of Cuchulain. Cuchulain killed the dog of the house of Culain and to repent he guarded the house since the dog no longer could. He later on guarded not just the house but the entire region and became the greatest hero.
Taking risks is a necessary action to live a full life. Although many risks have unwanted consequences, they can also result in good consequences. The Deep, Beowulf, and the Challenger all address the idea taking risks can have positive outcomes. In the epic poem Beowulf, Beowulf takes one of the greatest risks, his life, to protect his people. Beowulf puts himself in danger simply by choosing to fight the Grendel, a huge man-eating monster that has been terrorizing Herot for twelve years.
On May 18th, 1980, Mount Saint Helen, a volcano in Washington erupted majorly. The eruption is the most studied volcano eruption. Mt. St. Helen was known as one of the most prestige volcanoes in the Cascade Range before its eruption on May 18, 1980. The eruption made a big blast that destroyed the northern part of the volcano, crushing millions of the trees below the mountain. The zone was further described as a big debris avalanche.
[Map] Situated in northern France, the heavily-fortified seven-kilometre ridge held a commanding view over the Allied lines. The Canadians would be assaulting over an open graveyard since previous French attacks had failed with over 100,000 casualties. First World War - Vimy Ridge -naval 12 inch howitzer in action to capture this difficult position, the Canadians would carefully plan and rehearse their attack. To provide greater flexibility and firepower in battle, the infantry were given specialist roles as machine-gunners, rifle-men and grenade-throwers. These same soldiers underwent weeks of training behind the lines using models to represent the battlefield, and new maps crafted from aerial photographs to guide their way.
Long ago in a far away land in the most ancient of times, there was a ferocious beast that resided in the great cedar forest as its guardian. Humbaba was an ancient, frightful monster with the features of many vicious animals: the head of a fire-breathing dragon, horns of a bull, the legs of a lion, talons of a flesh-eating vulture, a long, powerful tail, and a body covered in poisonous scaled plates. With seven impenetrable auras of mythical power and strength, Humbaba was virtually immortal. Even with the horrifying semblance, the beast was appointed by Enlil, the powerful Sumerian God of wind, to protect the sacred Cedar Forest of the Amanus. Humbaba was granted the Cedar Forest as his territorial domain; the fearful monster would protect
I myself find it to be extraordinary that tales from 100s of years ago can still be told today. “What makes these legendary beasts so fascinating?” You may ask yourself. Some say it’s the powers they posses such as flying and fire-breathing. Others insist that it is their distinct features that makes these beasts so legendary.
In the book The Epic of Gilgamesh, there are two main characters. Gilgamesh and enkidu. Enkidu was created to be Gilgamesh’s double causing him to have many similarities to Gilgamesh. However They also have major differences. Enkidu is created by Aruru With physical qualities of a warrior and wildman “Hair covered [Enkidu’s] body, hair grew thick on his head and hung down to his waist [...] /
In the Anglo-Saxon culture a hero was a warrior. Beowulf depicts the adventures of a remarkably brave, larger-than-life hero who demonstrates almost superhuman abilities in battling monstrous opponents. Through Beowulf’s strength, bravery, and, loyalty he exemplifies the archetype of a perfect hero. The heroes of Anglo-Saxon period were best defined as honorable warriors.
Well Beowulf was a prince and soon became a heroic king? Beowulf fought and slayed giant monsters and dragons. Beowulf was well known and well loved by everybody. Beowulf was a hero. The textbook and the movie have many differences, such as, Hrothgar’s suicide, Grendel’s attack, and
Odysseus is an epic hero because he was a great warrior, came from a noble birth and was capable of great strength and courage. Odysseus proved that he was a great warrior when he stood up to the goddess of witchcraft. Odysseus proved that he came from a noble birth when he was a prince of Ithaca and became the king. Odysseus proved that he was an epic hero because capable of deeds of great strength and courage when Odysseus and his executed his plan to escape the Cyclops. Odysseus explains that he has been tested by the gods multiple times and has overcome
Future poet Lucy Terry was born in West Africa. The exact date of her birth is unknown, though it is thought she might have been born as early as the 1720s. Historical records on Lucy’s life are extremely limited and thus details of her history have been taken away from scholarly research and conjecture. Lucy was captured when she was a very young girl by slave traders who brought her to Rhode Island. There she was believed to have been first bought by Samuel Terry, who lived in Enfield, Connecticut.
Marlene Oltmanns was born in Perry, Oklahoma on November 1, 1935 to Emil and Alvina Beier (“In Memory of Marlene Oltmanns”) . Her parents had come to America from Germany to escape religious persecution and Marlene and her siblings became the first generation of her family to be born here in the United States. She was the sister of 8 other siblings and the house they lived in had no indoor plumbing until the late 20th century. She was raised to be a housewife, but she definitely did not grow up to be only a wife and mother. Marlene put her family first, but she also had a career and was very active in the community.
Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts (Logan & Winston, 2007). This is in the time era of slavery, and the time era when blacks had to face discrimination every day of their lives. Gates and Higginbotham (2008) said Mahoney was the oldest, wisest, and most strong- willed of the three children her parents Charles Mahoney and Mary Jane Steward had. There is very little known about Mary Mahoney’s parents, “North Carolina natives and possibly former slaves at the time who migrated North prior to the civil war seeking a less racially discriminatory environment soon after their marriage”. (p.362)