290-293). This changes the dynamic between the magical forces and the protagonist as he is commanding magic acts rather than having a disguised hand aid him along like in the case of Odysseus and Athena. Although Ariel is an indentured slave, he has a high amount of loyalty to Prospero and his daughter Miranda. In this quotation, Ariel reports on the biddings he has done for Prospero, displaying an element of pride in the work he does for him: “All hail, great master! grave sir, hail!
Great leaders often say that they go with their gut instinct. They are able to trust themselves and not get stuck over-thinking. Odysseus makes many quick decisions that are needed for his journey home to Ithaca. On the island of the Cyclops and Polyphemus, Odysseus gets stuck in the Cyclops’ cave. Any normal man would have given up as soon as he saw the Cyclops eating his men, but Odysseus does not.
Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus is known through many names from the characters he encounters. For instance, he is known as “raider of cities” (561) implying that Odysseus’ reputation will be known toward other islands that he has blinded a Cyclops. This means that other people will know and they will beware of Odysseus. Odysseus’ idea of heroism is him spreading his name so people would be terrified of him. Odysseus also says he his is “Laertes’ son” (561) which is saying that he is the King of Ithaca and related to the god, Zeus.
Odysseus and his men went into the Cyclops's cave (“The Odyssey”). Odysseus and his men all gathered up and stabbed the Cyclop in his eye, and Odysseus had the urge to say his name out loud (“The Odyssey). Another example is when Phaethon had so much pride, he got his father to let him drive the chariot to the sun. His father granted the boy’s wishes and gave him the reigns, but with him not knowing how to control the chariot it went out of control and he later on died (Atsma). This provides the key aspects of Greek mythology and culture because of the important roles Cronos, Scylla, Fatal Flaw/Hubris play.
The decisions Odysseus made during the long trip to Ithaca made positive differences in the story’s result. Odysseus tricked the Cyclops by giving him false information about his identity which opened up the opportunity to escape. Another wise decision made by Odysseus was the fact that he took the path past Scylla recommended by Circe to get home which killed six of his men compared to them all. During the Siren’s song, Odysseus had the men plug their ears and tie him to a post so he would be able to hear the song but keep everyone safe. It may sound wrong for Odysseus not to inform the others of the dangers the crew would face, but if he did the crew would have messed up the plans to get home and chickened out during the
In The Odyssey, Homer portrays the Greek gods in many different ways. While some desire to be feared by humans (Poseidon), others prefer to help guide mortals that they find worthy on their own journeys(Athena and Calypso). They each have their own set of characteristics like other people in the story, but usually show some sort of majesty over the vast majority. Poseidon especially seems to show that conceited and overpowering nature that we tend to associate with “higher beings”. He acts more like a power hungry god than Athena who basically acts as Odysseus’
Dobbs attack Percy, they think he stolen the lightning bolt and Percy has no idea what they talking about. Then Grover now has to protect Percy and get Sally Jackson to go to special camp, from monster that they’re after him and the bolt. Before they arrive, the Minotaur appeared and got Sally Jackson, then she disapppeared. After that, Percy land on Minotaur and pull the Minotaur’s horn and stab in the stomach. In the novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson changes over the course of the novel.
The text states “When the people of Uruk complain about Gilgamesh's arrogance, the goddess Aruru creates Enkidu to contend with the king and absorb his energies”(10). Enkidu becomes Gilgamesh’s helper and loyal sidekick throughout the story. Enkidu is a mythical being and companion to Gilgamesh. Without Enkidu’s presence throughout the story, there would be less evidence to classify Gilgamesh as an archetypal hero. Give these points; it is clear that Gilgamesh exemplifies the qualities of an archetypal hero in The Epic of Gilgamesh.
In the Odyssey by Homer, numerous gods affect the plots of the stories. They play a key role in causing the adventure to happen, but they also help Odysseus find his way; however, many gods and creatures want to make him suffer. The stories are an account of all the scenarios that occur because of the gods. Some of the gods favor specific people throughout the multiple books; for example, Athena convinces Telemachus to try to find his father. Also, she helps him stand up against the suitors and become a man.
Natural phenomenons is a science, but centuries ago the Greeks believed a deity was responsible for the natural causes that were created. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus was separated from his wife and son to fight in the Trojan war for 10 years. In addition, spends 11 more years struggling to get back to his family due to these supernaturals caused by the gods. The Greeks portray the gods to be powerful and merciful. They played a huge role in Odysseus’s heroic journey as a savior and tormentor.