This proves that Odysseus is very selfish in his seemingly heroic ways. As Odysseus exhibits selfishness during his journey, he also has remained loyal and committed to his wife and children. He reveals more true heroic traits than not. He also shows loyalty to his soldiers by keeping them alive throughout his devastatingly long adventure. He loves his wife and children and also provides for and cares for the men who help him fight.
Instead of sparing hectors parents from seeing their dead son, he dragged it passed them, because he felt like it. Achilles and Beowulf come to a disagreement between selflessness and selfishness, Beowulf is a very goof hero. He has been a really awesome hero. He has lots of good values like bravery and selflessness. Also he is very even temperd.
I admire his courage when he went to troy and fight for trojans, even though he left his family,his son Telemachus and specially the love of his life, Penelope. Loyalty, perseverance, cleverness and braveness. These all things are made by love of Odysseus on his family. His adventure with his warrior is like giving their whole life for a nonsense journey because
John Proctor loves his wife, this we already know but Proctor learned how much he loved her and what he was willing to do as mentioned in the play. “… A man will not cast away his good name you surly know that.” “I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name- you will believe me, Mr. Danforth! My wife is innocent,
Hector is a man who cares about his family and believes in honor. He is shown to care for his family when he goes to visit his wife and son before going off to a battle he might die in. During his visit he tries to comfort his crying wife and prays his son will be a better man than him when he grows up, along with says a final goodbye to both of them. His honor comes from when Hector was telling Paris to go out and fight with their men on the battlefield rather than staying locked up in his bedroom in safety. Hector’s behaviors affect his heroic image by making him seem like a hero to the Trojan people.
Heroism is sometimes an essential part of humanity, though those who possess it are rare. How can we have heros if every individual is capable of exceptional leadership and skill? The story The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald, is a tale of wandering for a character named Odysseus. Throughout his journey he begins to understand the meaning of sacrifice, learn the characteristics of wisdom, and truly discover what it means to be relentlessly determined. He often comes face to face with the wrath of Greek Gods, but always discovers a way in which he can return home as well as protect his beloved crewmates.
King Hamlet assured Prince Hamlet would not hurt Queen Gertrude. Hamlet often fought his own conscience of his love for Ophelia, and hatred for Claudius. (Shakespeare, Hamlet: The Prince of Denmark) The absence of heroes in our lives proves to be a matter of opinion. My father and sister have always been my heroes. My father constantly worked to finish tasks for my family in order to benefit us.
Oedipus’s duty as King is to resolve any conflicts, including the mystery of the murder of King Laius. His pride takes over, and Oedipus becomes very single-minded. His cynical stubbornness writes the story itself, “Let the storm burst, my fixed resolve still holds, / To learn my lineage, be it ne’er so low. / It may be she will all a woman’s pride / Thinks scorn of my base parentage. But I / who rank myself as fortune’s favorite child, / the giver of good gifts, shall not be shamed… nothing can make me other than I am” (Sophocles, 1077-1086).
Aeneas’ gravitas, deep-rooted seriousness, is shown when he explains without emotion to Dido that his duty is to get his people to Hesperia or when he hides his feelings of despair in Chapter 1, and instead tries to encourage them. Aeneas’ virtus which is his manliness, courage, character, and valor are perceived masculine strengths. He exhibits virtus in Chapter 1, when he carries his father on his back, holds his son’s hand, and instructs his wife to stay close. Lastly, his dignitas-personal reputation, moral standing and ethical worth, along with his entitlement to respect and proper treatment-was shown when on page 263 he states, “I am Aeneas the Good, and my fame is known on Mount
In Edith Hamilton Mythology Achilles shows the qualities of epic hero because of his great skills as a warrior, his loyalty to his people and friends. Achilles faces enormous obstacles, a journey/missions and also has superior. Achilles is the better epic hero because Achilles goes to Troy to fight in the war against the Trojans to get Helen back knowing he would not make it back home alive. His mother does not want him to and try 's to convince him to stay and protects him with a charm”to Achilles who had already shown himself the best and greatest of all chieftains”(Hamilton 190). Achilles goes on a mission to find hector for revenge for his friends death.