His leadership helps him and his crew eventually return home to their families. Throughout the book he also demonstrates skill. This helps him fight his way through the many obstacles he faces trying to get home. Resilience is another very important thing that Odysseus displays across the entirety of the book. This is important because it is what keeps Odysseus going on his journey home.
Although Odysseus was angered by the suitors his patience is tested by having to keep his composure and not kill these men in that moment. “O Father Zeus, if over land and water, after adversity, you willed to bring me home” (20.l.101) Instead of Odysseus taking matters into his own hands like he use to he learns to wait for a signal from the gods before he acts upon his plans. This revealed great change in Odysseus, and demonstrated his humble ways after such his journey back home. Overall, In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus’s journey has purpose, meaning, and brings a hero growth to his character. Odysseus endures many aspects that inevitably cause him to change his ways.
Odysseus’s Traits Throughout the Odyssey, the main character Odysseus goes on an epic adventure with his focus being to get home to his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachus. He faces many obstacles dealing with characters such as the Cyclopes, Poseidon, Aeolus, Athena, Helios, Calypso, Zeus, Hermes, Scylla, and Circe. Odysseus’s men are some of the most valuable people to him throughout the Odyssey. He always puts himself in front of danger for them to protect them even though they all died from an unexpected turn of events soon before he returns home. When Odysseus comes home he greets his twenty year old son and straightens things out on his homeland, Ithaca.
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
Once his men began to get taken Odysseus could hear his men’s struggles, “Voices came down to me in anguish calling my name for the last time.” (936) In this final part of his journey to get home to Ithaca, Odysseus allowed all of his men to die when facing these sea monsters. He sacrificed his men, who had embarked on this extremely dangerous mission with him, for his own sake. These stories prove that Odysseus made all of his own decisions and he is the one to blame for many of the deaths of his men. In conclusion, there are many more times in The Odyssey where Odysseus sacrificed more and more of his men because of his own choices and
The Odyssey connection to the real world is what we experienced in life is the journey that Odysseus takes. Odysseus is trying to find his true identity. He sees many great wonders during his journeys, but he continues to desire for his kingdom of Ithaca. An example is after the Trojan war ended, Odysseus and his men's struggles to come home from encountering with Cyclops. This shows Odysseus faced his fear of one-eyed giants that reveals his true identity with his temper and pride to the Cyclops.
While Book 12 of the Homer’s Odyssey explains mysterious Sirens roaming through the island, deadly creatures that are ready to devour anyone as their meal, and gods with quick tempers, Odysseus and his team takes on the challenge to sail home through the Island of Sirens. Odysseus and his team must surpass the death and torture through the human headed bird called Sirens. After he and his men attend the funeral at Aeaea for Elpenor, Circe tells Odysseus that he
In the beginning of The Odyssey, the main characters are shown to us as well as the main setting. We meet Odysseus, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachus.They all lived in Ithaca. Odysseus was stranded at sea after fighting in the Trojan War. When he was trying get out of the city where the Trojan War was his men that fought beside him wanted to stay and fill their stomachs and drink to their content. While his men were drinking and eating, the Cicones who had escaped the city went and gathered everyone they could to make an army to take revenge on Odysseus and his men.
Jason recruits the fittest men he could find in Greece-including Hercules and Hylas- and the team of men are known as the Argonauts. After overcoming many monsters and a difficult journey with the help of the goddess Hera and Phineas, Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea finally find the golden fleece. The epic Jason and the Argonauts display the characteristics national hero as an exemplar, vast setting, a quest, supernatural, fate, culture specific, conflicts, epic foil, and its functions are to explain laws, origins, destiny, and values. All throughout the epic, Jason is regarded as a national hero as of exemplar. For example, Jason saved Phineas from the harpies’ torments even though he knew it was against Zeus’s wishes.
With confidence and smile on his face, he aims to become an elocutionist and to influence more people with his experience; finally he broke through the limits of his body and created miracles one after another. Facing such a dilemma, Nick Vujicic take heart to challenge himself to achieve his goal that other people suggest that is impossible, however he made it. Just as he said“If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. Because the moment I give up, is the moment I fail”，the saddest thing in life is not to lose limbs, but to live without hope and aim. Compared with other people who often complain that nothing can be done, if we only remember what we want to have or lack, and not to cherish what we have, it cannot change the problem at all.