In addition, these are some characteristic to defined a epic hero between Hector and Achilles because they are both an epic hero but, mostly Hector he fits most on the characteristics of the epic hero. Hector was a brave man that did for his
Two well known heroes, Perseus and Hercules, both display some of those Greek values, but Hercules is the superior hero because he reflects those values more effectively. Firstly, Hercules has consistently been seen and interpreted as “the greatest hero of Greece...He was what all Greece except Athens most admired” (Hamilton, 225). This interpretation asserts that the main ideals of Hercules are also the main ideals of
unlike Lancelot, The Knight of the Cart, Beowulf was not full of a want for the love of somebody else, but is instead an epic poem of a man with amazing strength, and power. With battles fought against monsters, and dragons for glory. Although the theme may have been different for these stories. The main characters shared a lot of the same heroic traits. For instance, Lancelot who was the most legendary of the round table for his strength in combat, and courageous determination.
Hercules is the best known as the strongest of all mortals, and even stronger than many Gods. He was deciding factor in the triumphant victory of the Olympians over the Giants. He was the last mortal son of Zeus, and the only man born of a mortal woman to become to become a God upon his death. Offsetting his strength was a noticeable lack of intelligence or wisdom. Once, when the temperature was very high, he pulled his bow out and threatened to shoot at the sun.
In the epic, The Odyssey, written by Homer, a hero quite similar to the ones mentioned before can be seen. He is one of the most remarkable, classic heroes seen in western literature, and he indeed, is the great Odysseus. Several distinguishing traits of Odysseus make him an epic hero, and those traits can even be found in the heroes of today’s world. Throughout the poem, Odysseus establishes traits like determination, courage, and compassion, which prove that he is a true, Homeric hero. Determination is a recognizable heroic trait that Odysseus demonstrates
During the Anglo-Saxon period an epic poem, Beowulf, was published; since then many have given him the title “an epic hero.” Throughout Ancient times, the ideal hero is thought to have exceptional quality and character. Beowulf was blessed with the gift of superhuman, meaning he possessed great superhuman strength. But Beowulf goes beyond the expectations of any normal hero: Spiderman, Superman, and Hulk. An epic hero is one who puts society before his own life and will battle till fate decides who wins. A hero’s purpose is to sacrifice his life while trying to aid others.
The Epic Hero Hector Hector and Achilles were two great epic heroes. Both greatly defined the definition of an epic hero. Yet, one man stood out as the better of the two epic heroes. Hector. Hector is the greater epic hero because he is ethical and morally upright, he is extremely courageous, and he also shows communal ethos.
To be a hero like Odysseus is to be talented, brave, caring. Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus has shown to be more than enough capable in many ways. “A man skilled in all ways of contending”(Homer 371). He was the one person clever enough to formulate a plan in order to escape the cyclops's cave. He was the one person strong enough to string a bow when hundreds of others failed to do so.
I will explain to you why I think he is an epic hero. Odysseus showed great examples of being heroic but my top three is that he was very loyal to his wife, he escaped the Cyclops, and that he was very intelligent. These are great human qualities to have and some that people today are lacking. One of Odysseus’s best qualities was being loyal. Many people today will not be loyal and be dishonest.
He is supernatural and immortal. The hero has extraordinary strength, being the strongest man on earth he is sometimes he is unaware of the power he posses, Hercules is invulnerable. Although worshiped as a God, he was properly a hero. In his early years, Hercules defeated Thebes from the armies of a neighboring city. Since he was young
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
Heracles was born and he turn out to be a divine hero in greek mythology , the last mortal son of Zeus and half brother of Perseus. Heracles is a god ,Heracles is known as the strongest god of all gods and mortals , he is the most intelligent and has the lack of wisdom. Also he is considerd as a half god but his parents are Zeus and Alcmene. He takes up grudges and never forgets them but even though he would do anything for a real nice friend. His favorite things to do and to have is woman and food and wine.
Hercules grew up with his mother and step-father Amphitryon. Everyone in the village knew that Hercules was different because of his strength and anger. "He was the strongest man on Earth and he had the supreme self-confidence magnificent physical strength gives. "(Hamilton86)