"This just means that all his strengths could also be a weakness. In conclusion, to be considered an epic hero they have to have these qualifications. An epic hero should have an outstanding wisdom, good strengths, and have to be brave and not afraid to do something that endangers their life. Odysseus had been really recognized for his good qualities he had that no other could have had besides him.
Our culture has defined the word hero in many different ways one way defines it as a mythological or legendary figure, later expanded to include principal male characters in dramatic works (Boyd). There are many of different heroes in myth that have this definition apply to them. One such example of this type of hero is Hercules who is very famous for his twelve labors (Cartwright). Another way our culture has defined the word hero is one admired for his great courage or noble qualities (Boyd). This definition mostly applies to heroes of today an example of one of these heroes is Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger (Boyd).
A tragic hero, according to Aristotle, is usually noble by birth, has hamaria, has peripeteia, his actions usually result in self awareness, and the audience feels pity or fear for him. A more modern tragic hero would be a man of noble stature or is extraordinary, good but not too good, his destruction proves a point, and his downfall is his own fault but also his own choice. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the protagonist,
Odysseus: Hero or Not? A hero can be defined as a person who has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is a respectable and well-followed leader. The Odyssey chronicles the poem’s epic hero, Odysseus, on his journey home to Ithaca with his men. En route, he encounters many obstacles and challenges but is able to overcome them using his own military knowledge and with help from the gods.
Nelson Mandela is a modern hero of today’s time period compared to Beowulf who is descended from the Anglo-Saxon time period who is very comparable to the hero. The two heroes have very similar traits, but also many differences which distinguish the two to be alike and unalike for many reasons. Mandela was a political man and Beowulf was mighty warrior so the two had very different lifestyles and variant ways of becoming known as a hero, but both were admired greatly by their people which is why both men are considered heroic. Even though the two heroes have their similarities they both have a big distinction between each other. Mandela and Beowulf have many traits that resemblance one another.
Although Odysseus failed to keep his men alive, Odysseus is an epic hero because Odysseus displayed intellect and quick-thinking, and he also displayed loyalty throughout the journey. In the episode, “Cyclops”, Odysseus’ use of intellect and quick- thinking leads to himself and his men to survive for another day. An example of Odysseus’ intellect is written on page 379- 380 where he presents his name to Polyphemus, “Cyclops, you ask my honorable name? Remember the gift you promised me, and I shall tell you.
Master of land and seaways, the gods of old, son of Laertes; all these names reflect the great and mighty hero, Odysseus. So, what makes Odysseus the perfect epitome of an epic Greek hero? His intelligence helps greatly, but with every great hero, there's a weakness, a flaw. Odysseus' flaw happens to be his intemperate pride, which takes him the long way home. Despite his inordinate pride, he has a caring heart for all his men, and the power of knowledge to get him home.
The Ancient Greeks value specific qualities in a person, however they did not value other. Ancient Greeks valued these qualities based on certain achievements or on a performances in war or even inside the city walls making substantial decisions. The Iliad is an epic novel by the Greek poet Homer. The Iliad is based off of the Trojan war between the Achaeans led by King Agamemnon and the Trojans led by King Priam of Troy. This novel focuses on the actions of several characters and how the disparate gods interfered with the war to help one or the other side have a chance to win.
Do you not see how now these flowing-haired Achaeans have built a wall landward of their ships, and driven about it a ditch, and not given to the gods any grand sacrifice? Now the fame of this will last as long as dawnlight is scattered, and men will forget that
In both ancient and modern mythology, a popular figure that re-emerges throughout is the trickster character that more often than not becomes the culture hero. Culture heroes are remarkably the most influential aspects of myth because of their engagement in aiding humans or explaining how things came to be. Prometheus of early Greek culture is not only regarded as a culture hero but also as the builder and benefactor of humans because of the revolutionary actions he makes that aid mankind. Being a Titan who averted being sent to Tartarus after the Olympian’s victory in the war, Prometheus was given the duty of creating mankind. Therefore, even at the very beginning, he serves a significant purpose for the culture that created him (or that
The Greek God’s of the Iliad fight with each other and argue like humans, and most often we cannot be sure that they truly have the human’s best interest in their hearts. In fact, humans very often come across as more noble than the Gods. For example, Prince Hector is the hero to the Trojan army. An example of this would be when Lycaon’s son, Pandarus states in book five that “he marched the Trojans hard to lovely town of Troy, to please Prince Hector.”
Viola is helping Duke to get something in return, but the other Viola from a Twelfth Night is helping Orsino because she is in service to him. The plot of both are quit humorous to read as they each fight for what they want while they still stay in disguise. I like the movie She’s the Man more because its more relevant to our time.
The Greeks are known for constructing tales of great heroes who accomplish what seems to be impossible feats. Two of the most well known of these heroes are the protagonist of Homer’s novel the Odyssey, Odysseus King of Ithaca and the mighty demigod hero Hercules son of Zeus. These two characters are like an orange and tangerine. That is due to both of them having a plethora of similarities as well as differences ranging from traits, to accomplishments, and history. What makes a hero isn't there powers, but rather the path they have chosen to guide their actions.
It’s ancient times before the reign Napoleon or Romans. Before the Persian War and even before Athens built her Parthenon or Sparta held Thermopylae. It’s the era of the Greek city-states where numerous legends and tales born. One of which being the timeless Iliad told by Homer. The Iliad displays a tale of heroes that fight for the Greek or Trojan cause.