Odysseus’s large ego is one of his faults. Odysseus traveled to a cave, home to a Cyclops. In the cave, he blinded the Cyclops by stabbing him in his eye. The Cyclops opened the way for Odysseus and his crew to leave. This was when Odysseus encountered some trouble and his arrogance shone through.
(380) While his men were scared, Odysseus built his raw to blind the Cyclops even though he was scared. Odysseus told the men not to give up because there’s a chance that they could make it home. He motivated them to battle it out. Cummings also showed the heroic trait of courage. One example from the book The Good Soldier that shows he has courage is in lines 106-109.
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
This shows an act of foolishness as leader because he did not notify his men of the dangerous obstacle coming towards him, but just keeps put to leave his men to fend for themselves. An example of Odysseus’ arrogance is when Odysseus brags to Cyclops and yells out, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you…” (L. 390-392).
Homers contributions to Greek mythology is displayed by his work. To begin with one of the most surprising things about the Iliad is how well known the details of the full Trojan War story Homer leaves out. The poem gives no details of how the war started. There are many of the most popular incidents in the opening and the closing parts of the Trojan war and if you pay attention. For example when the sacrifice of Iphigenia happened, and Odysseus and Achilles came along in the poem, , and one of the most important ones the Trojan Horse, and the fall of Troy.
The reason I believed this, is because something similar happened to him near the beginning of His adventure. During his quarrel with the Cyclops, Odysseus had the option to kill the Cyclops in his sleep, but instead he overcame the rage and realized that they needed him for another task. “My heart beat high now at the chance of action, and drawing the sharp sword from my hip I went along his flank to stab him where the midriff holds the liver. I had touched the spot when sudden fear stayed me: if I killed him we perished there as well, for we could never move his ponderous doorway slab. (Homer, 758-764) This showed that Odysseus is capable of preventing his emotions take the best of
Though Gilgamesh and Odysseus possess great strength and sharp minds, their own flaws of visionless are similar, and this does not help them with their journeys; like the duty of killing supernatural enemies like Humbaba and Polyphemus. These heroes are both men who have been granted certain strengths, Odysseus with physical, while Gilgamesh has been granted mental strength. We see Gilgamesh’s mental strength used to get over his fears of living life without his dear friend. In these two epic tale we see our heroes being lead by the gods to reach their outcome. The trial these heroes face is not the monsters or the journey its self but it is themselves they have to face.
He uses his intellect to get out of Polyphemus’s cave and deciding to rick 6 men to Scylla, instead of sacrificing everyone to Charybdis. When Odysseus’s men were trapped on the island of the cyclops’. Odysseus’s men were stuck in Polyphemus’s cave and were eaten by Polyphemus for supper. So the mighty Odysseus was smart enough not to kill the cyclops, because they would never be able to move the massive stone that blocked their escape. Odysseus also outsmarted the entire population
It is an epic poem because commemorates a few important events of the last weeks of the Greek siege of troy and the Trojan War. It is written in the mid-8th BC which is considered to be the pioneer work in the western literature and its tradition. It is most celebrated story of all time. It portays the epic subject of the Trojan war which stirs the scenes of the gorey battle, the frequent interference of greek gods, interference of fate, themes of glory, and achilles’ wrath. It later paved way for Renaissance, Roman and Greek literary writings.
Odysseus seems to emerge victorious from perilous situations, and that is what makes him such a notable figure in Greek mythology. Odysseus shows his intelligence and craftiness when he is on the Land of the Cyclops and is faced against Polyphemus, the cyclops. It seems like an unfeasible task to escape Polyphemus’ cave, after all Odysseus is less than a fourth of the giant’s size. He then decides the best way to end up victorious is to outwit the giant. With this in mind, Odysseus gets
I 'm a pacifist, if you want to know the truth" (46). Without doubt, this exemplifies Holden’s ability to make observations. Holden doesn’t wash his face because the gore made him look tough and he likes it but he also proclaims that he’s a “pacifist”. Holden does one but says the opposite, this demonstrates Holden’s poor observation skills. Furthermore, in the novel, Holden says “I 'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
As the monster progresses in the story, he eventually begins trying to befriend multiple people, just by knocking on their cabins only to be attacked by them and chased away (Shelley 78). This shows him being misunderstood as he only wanted to become friends with anybody he could, but he was just assaulted instead. The monster eventually begins to become self-destructive and says he will get revenge on all mankind and he will kill all of Frankenstein 's family, even after he caused the death of four others (122). Eventually, Frankenstein dies and the monster goes to see his dead body. The monster is immediately filled with regret and explains how he is truly sorry for everything that he has done and that he knows there is no way for him to fix all the mistakes he has made (180).