He wants to get home so he reunite with his wife and son. But when he gets home he has to prove that it is really him Odysseus. He proves he is an epic hero by battling Polyphemus, escaping the land of the lotus eaters, and battling all the suitors that took over his home while he was on his journey. Odysseus shows he is an epic hero by battling supernatural foes. Like when he battled against Polyphemus,
The entire book he is trying to get home, to save his wife from the suitors and to see his son. I believe this is a humongous mental challenge for him because he is trying to get home, but the gods and everyone is fighting against him. Another mental challenge Odysseus faces are his ego and anger issues. Odysseus always seems to choose the hard way out of situations, this results
Odysseus went on a long journey to get back home to his wife and son. He was the leader for the Trojans and led them into battle he even led some into victory. Odysseus had a Son back home and a Wife back home his wife was starting to loose hope, but his son wasn’t. Odysseus and his family finally got all back together and never left each other’s side. **** Odysseus had a great life before the gods made him go to war.
Percy Jackson is always pressured by his friends to be a hero and sometimes he struggles with it. In the following quote, Percy is reflecting back on his battle with Chrysaor, “The more heroic stuff he did, the more he realized how limited he was” In this quote, Percy shows that his pressure is always being heroic. Percy is thinking about how his friends always depend on him to be a hero. In the battle before this quote, Percy was defeated and only beat his enemy by trickery. Percy is always pressured by his friends because throughout his life as a demigod his friends always have pressured him to be a hero.
His father's presence is the one thing that keeps Elie running and without this presence he might have fallen out of rank and been killed by the SS or the bitter cold. The relationship Elie has with his father pushes him to keep running and continue to live. He decides that he would rather stay with his father in this difficult time than give up
Though they are miles away from the war of Afghanistan, their family encounters a battle of their own. He portrayed this similar struggle in the character of Baba, as he adjusts his lifestyle in America. “For Baba, [America is] a place to mourn his [memory]” (p.140) This line depicts the struggle Amir’s father experience as he leaves his wealth behind Kabul and start a new beginning in San Francisco. Similar with Hosseini’s parents “…it was an even more difficult adjustment for my parents to be uprooted and to have lost everything they had worked their lives for, and to have to restart their lives essentially from scratch and to try to restart a life in an environment that was dramatically different from the one they were accustomed to.” (Hosseini, 2012) The other emigrant characters in the novel experience the same struggle. They serve as a microcosm of other Afghan emigrants who seek refuge in other countries.
Odysseus, a man of honor, bravery, in addition to quick thinking, is a leader who cares for his wife as well as for his homeland. He is so dead set on finishing his quest that he forgets about the immediate moment and subsequently the needs of his crew. He lets his fear control him. Odysseus keeps his hopes high and reaches his goal, but at what cost. He is an epic hero which means he had to face a low point.
From his Pioneering spirit, to the want to help others in his own hometown, many aspects of George’s personality clash to cause an internal struggle that will follow him throughout the plot of the film. Even from a very young age, George Bailey showed an intense pioneering spirit, dreaming of far off lands and finding adventure that would rival any other. Unfortunately for his plans, events in his life led him down a completely different path. The death of his Father lead to the family's business, the Building and Loan, being threatened by the small town’s ‘Scrooge’, Mr. Potter. Mr. Potter owns nearly all of Bedford Falls, George's hometown, and plans to take out the last competition in the town,
Today I would like to talk about a man, who lived his whole life with struggling to make a future for himself. This man did not have any family to rely on, and he lived a life full of hardship that seemed to never end, but he never gave up, he was able to change his future, which at that time seemed inescapable. This man was able to change many lives, including mine. Not only did he make a better life for himself, and in doing that he was able to change his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives. This man is Saleh Abdullah Alkulaibi and I am proud to say that he is my grandfather.
The Epic Hero & The Equal Hero Odysseus & Atticus Finch fought hard fights for what they believed in, putting family, friends and their own safety at stake. Odysseus fought for his side in a war, abandoning his family for years and having controversy with the gods. Atticus Finch fought for the rights and freedom of an innocent black man in a racist town, putting his reputation and his family’s name at risk. They are both dedicated fathers who fight for their children whenever they need to, Odysseus with Telemachos, and Atticus with Scout and Jem. Scout and Jem mean the world to Atticus and he tries at every chance to set an example for them while Odysseus is lacking for a long period in Telemachos’s life.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Trojan War hero Odysseus exhibits perseverance in the ten years of war and leads his men on the long journey home. Odysseus has to endure the frustrations of the war and the negligence that the gods show to him in his most desperate times. The pain he goes through exhibits his love for the special ones in his life, and it gives him the strength to make it home. Odysseus is challenged during the ten year war, but he will not give up, which proves how he is a true hero. The hero shows how he is a true hero through his actions and not his words.