Some people think Poseidon is a villain because he is powerful, aggressive, and brave as stated in the Odyssey by homer, but he is not a very good villain. To begin, Poseidon is powerful. As stated in the text, “A curse on you , little greek , and on all your companions!” roared the Cyclops, shaking with rage. “Hear me, my father, Poseidon the earthshaker, and grant
He also risks his life to save Megara from death. In the myth, he also performs labors defeating many monsters, but he does not do them to save anyone. He does them to console himself over his own guilt. In American culture, heroism is valued because everyone wants to have their knight in shining armor. In Greek culture, it may not have been as important because heroism is not as prominent in the myth.
So the warrior would have to do something that would let his memory be passed on. This society was based on the qualities of courage, being amicable, and the biggest quality of all was loyalty.Even though, for the last battle of Beowulf the all left him alone with the monster except for Wiglaf. He is a very brave man but has flaws and temptations that become his downfall. Although, he was adulated by everyone for killing the monster, he knew that he was a bad king to his kingdom and wanted to make up for it by killing getting the treasure and giving it to the kingdom. In Beowulf, there were similarities and differences between the humanity
Odysseus should not be granted an award for being a good leader in the Odyssey Although he fought well and won many battles he still made some very selfish decision 's. The Choices that the so called "Great" leader made caused the innocent solders to lose their life 's Odysseus chose to think by him self and not discuss with his mates about his dangerous ideas. Odysseus is A man know from the city/island of Troy, he is a so called leader, knight and great fighter. One of his selfish decisions that he made was when him and the soilders wandered into the cave of the cyclops, his soldiers suggested that they should take some food and leave, while Odysseus deiced to stay longer and examine the cyclops cave, This is were things get worse, as
Grendel became enraged by the Shaper's song. He became irritated with other theories but his own. Grendel left what happiness he had and ditches it for nihilism. The Shaper gave Grendel a perspective of life, but the dragon turned Grendel's life around. Instead of believing in humanity, Grendel recented
Hercules the noble teen ? Or a murderer ? Hercules was known for being a hero in the movie, but a murderer in the Myth. Hercules shows that he is a hero through the task he completes in the movie and the Myth. The different archetypes show that Hercules is two different characters in the movie and the myth.
I don't intend to stay here to pile up wealth and riches for you without honour”(The Iliad, 1, 169-171). Achilles, angered that Agamemnon is claiming his war prize, Briseis, can barely restrain his rage. He threatens to leave the war knowing that he is very well responsible for their success in it. At this point in the book, the Gods haven't entirely grown angry with Achilles and Athena even goes out of her way to guide Achilles to not attack Agamemnon. The scene is essentially a power struggle where Achilles is unable to look past his own pride.
Jason, tasked with the duty of stealing the golden fleece in order to take back his rightful throne, not only has to defeat the fire breathing bronze-hoofed bulls and the army of men who guard it, but also must face the dangers (Talus, harpies, sirens, etc) of simply getting to the island of Colchis where the fleece is kept. Even though the whole quest itself was a near impossible task and death or injury was certain, Jason and his crew still go out on a limb and gather up the courage to face peril, and persevere through all the hardships they encounter. Yet another example of a hero with courage in Greek
Using his winged shoes, Hermes traversed across the battle field at lightning speed. Watching as metal clashed against metal, Hermes grimaced as may lives were lost, their souls awaiting further guidance. The reclamation of the body of Hector, who the Trojan king Priam wanted back so desperately, was a difficult task as he also had to lead the souls of the fallen to Hades. The folly of humans existed everywhere, and to a neutral party such as Hermes, it was hard to mitigate the tension between the humans as well as the gods who took the sides of the Greeks or the Trojans all while obeying the word of Zeus. Achilles, who was supported by Athena, Poseidon, and Hera slew the Trojan’s greatest warrior so grotesquely that as a neutral party, it
Elliot Kim Mrs. Ballard English 9H 30 October 2015 High Impact Odysseus is strong, handsome, smart, and a hero, but throughout the story, he falls into many temptations, is irresponsible, and kills ruthlessly. All these affect Odysseus’s heroic stature, or his reputation as a hero. Some may say that Odysseus’s positive attributes, such as his strength, and his negative attributes, like his tendency to fall into temptations, make up his heroic stature. However, Odysseus’s heroic stature is mainly dependent on the gods. Countless times in The Odyssey by Homer, the fate of Odysseus depends on the gods.
Both the graphic novel and the film include examples of comparing, contrasting, and similarities; yet both versions are very different, but similar in some ways. The graphic novel for the story Hercules has a lot of action and differences from the film. For example, in the graphic novel Hera is Hercules’s enemy, in the film Hera is a sweet and kind mother. In the film, there was a guy named Phil who coached Hercules to be as strong as he is known as today. Yet, in the graphic novel there is no such thing as Phil, it never stated how he became so strong.