This is showing how even as he is dying he is still thinking about his people. Some would argue Beowulf isn’t smart and that his pride is in the way of him being a beneficial hero. Meaning it wasn’t smart of him to travel over the seas to fight a monster that he knows nothing about. Also, he thought he was the best of the best and that nobody can beat him. Although some people think that, other understand Beowulf was only thinking about what’s best for the people.
Kirke is a clear representation of one of the women who prevent Odysseus from persevering home. Another major hindrance is demonstrated when Odysseus washes up on Calypso’s island, Ogygia. He is stuck on the island for a total of seven years, having no way to escape and with his fate in the hands of the gods. When Calypso informs Odysseus that Hermes delivered the message that Odysseus can go home, he does not believe it and questions, “‘After these years, a helping hand? O goddess, / what guile is hidden here?/ ...
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
They are role models, but for the most part, not in possession of heroic qualities. Policeman and fireman are at times classified as heroes. Until they prove themselves they are there just ordinary people. If a people are always worried about themselves then how are they supposed to influence others?
While Odysseus has exhibited traits of a hero, he is also selfish and over confident. You can see this when he is sailing away from the cyclops, Polyphemus. Odysseus yells out to Polyphemus, after keeping his identity a secret, “Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/ Laertes’ son, whose home 's on Ithaca!,” (Homer 9.504-505). By saying this to Polyphemus he not only endangers him and his crew, but his city too because of his over confident and selfishness. A different example of this occurs earlier in the poem when he commands his men to fight “backed on the ships, with lances keep play/…/ although so far outnumbered/…//
“I come here alone, and sit To learn your special play: Show me your expertise While my husband is away.” (Winny 87). A person never knows what exactly she meant, but when they are talking about love and alone, the statement can be mistaken into so many immoral ways. However, he answers that he does not want anyone right then.
Achilles’ actions on the battlefield or lack thereof portrays the hero’s absence of honor. Selfishly withdrawing himself from battle, Achilles allows his anger towards the king of the Argives to develop: “But Achilles abode at his ships nursed his anger. He went not to the honourable assembly, and sailed not forth to fight, but gnawed at his own heart”(10). Fighting the Trojans and leading the Myrmidons to sack Troy would have been the honorable thing to do, but instead Achilles lets his pride take over his actions and sulks in his ship in spite of Agamemnon. After Agamemnon offers Achilles many gifts as an apology when he sends an embassy to Achilles, Achilles responds,”[Y]ou have spoken much to my liking, but my blood boils when I think it
Carefully, Leopold brought a hand up to his cheek and softly brushed the three marks. Only five days ago had Brigitta scraped them into his face, and though he had yet to receive an apology, he knew she would never give him one. She was too busy choking on her pride, turning up her nose to any of her wrongdoings. Roderich Edelstein’s daughter, indeed.
Heroes refrain from bragging about themselves or their accomplishments. Supernatural friends or foes often interfere with a hero 's life. Heroes prove to be an influence on our lives to put others first and work our hardest. A hero proves to be a great warrior especially in physically known battles.
Odysseus’ struggles were also mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, when he was eager to please the gods without thinking of the ulterior motives they may have. In the poem, when Odysseus is sitting apart from his crew while they load their retreating ships, Athena urges Odysseus to take a different path. She says, “Don’t delay: pass through the ranks of the Achaeans; restrain them with your gentle eloquence, don’t let them launch their curved ships on the sea.’ At the sound of her voice he knew the goddess, and casting off his cloak for his Ithacan squire, Eurybates, to gather, he set off at a run” (Iliad, Ⅱ).
For example, Achilles is furious with Agamemnon in Book One when Agamemnon steals his wife Briseis. He insists throughout the story that he will not fight in the war and even prays that Zeus should aid in the destruction of the Greeks: “Persuade him, somehow, to help the Trojan cause, to pin the Achaeans back against their ships, trap them round the bay and mow them down” (1.486-488). This prayer is answered by his mother, Thetis, and contributes to Zeus’ decision to turn the tide of the war in favor of the Trojans. Achilles’ emotion leads to the slaughter of countless Greeks throughout the war. Achilles emotional anger cannot be controlled and compels him to lose sight in helping the Greeks lay claim to the city of Troy.
Marcus Luttrell is more than lucky, he is also highly skilled in the art of combat and is a shining example of human determination. Many people speculate that simply surviving does not make heroes, but surviving against the odds that were against Luttrell is legendary. Luttrell has done much more than just serve his country; he has also started charities for veterans and continues to be an avid member of his community.
Leadership can be established in how a hero guides his men and directs them. Numerous warriors from Greek Mythology are lauded for their control and management over their companions in times of difficulty and danger; furthermore, they are a model and an inspiration towards their comrades. Among several brave men, many people considered Odysseus to be incapable of being in charge, but some indications have also shown that his actions for the crew are sufficient. Even though both the controversies of the debate about the topic has information from The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is evidently an effective leader. Odysseus demonstrates as an efficient leader when they come across various threatening situations.
In the novel The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus is portrayed as a bad leader because of his selfish decisions and bad character. Odysseus makes a selfish decision when he leads his crew to stay in Polyphemus’s cave thinking he would offer gifts and Odysseus would “accept (his) help, or any gifts/” he had to “give” (9.726-727). This is a selfish act because he is putting his crew in danger for something that would only benefit himself. In the end, many of his people died and no one benefited. Once again, Odysseus displayed selfish acts when Circe told him “ he will be the only survivor of their long journey” (Homer 764).
In Homer’s the Odyssey, Odysseus’ hubris is his pride. Odysseus is a self-made, self-assured man that prides himself on his tactical victories and conquests. Odysseus is the genius behind the Trojan Horse, the cunning man that outsmarted Polyphemus, the Suitors, and Circe. Odysseus is truly a man who can do it all. Odysseus ultimately wants his fate to be in his own hands.