Rather than losing his honor, he would rather have his army retreat, than fight and die. This hinders his credibility as a leader because, rather than staying and fighting, Agamemnon is a coward, and wants to leave with his Argives. Along with his self-pride interfering with his leadership, wise Nestor interferes and tells Agamemnon to apologize to Achilles for all the destruction he has caused. Nestor criticizes him of his hubris and tells him, “‘I urged you against it, strenuously. But you, you gave way to your overbearing anger, disgraced a great man the gods themselves esteem-- you seized his gift of honor and keep her still’” (9.129-132).
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).
Telemachus says, “ Ctesippus, you can thank your lucky stars/ you missed our guest - he ducked your blow, by god!/ else I would have planted my sharp spear in your bowels/ your father would have been busy with your funeral/ not your wedding here” (20.340-344). This shows that Telemachus is more bold in the end because Telemachus starts to talk back at the suitors and stands up for what he has to say against them. This proves that Telemachus is now a man because he indeed has learned his lessons about these suitors so he starts to speak up against them and is no longer putting up with Ctesippus, who is one of the suitors. Final example of Telemachus being more bold is he believes that he does have power against the suitors and that it is his house and he has say in it. Telemachus says, “As for the bow now/ men will see to that, but I most of all/ I hold the reins of power in this house” (21.
He used it to outsmart many of the characters, which is most likely why he made it home after the many obstacles he faced. At the Cyclops Island when Odysseus and the 12 chosen men talk to The Cyclops, they can tell he is no good. When the Cyclops asks where their ship is, Odysseus tells him it has been wrecked so the Cyclops doesn’t try to wreck it himself or take his men. Odysseus tells Cyclops, “My ship? / Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth a-tremble, / broke it up on the rocks at your land’s end” (9.
Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals. Later Jack finally kills the pig and to support the fact that Jack did not have the heart to kill the pig. As well as the twitch his dream of, “memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink” (Golding 70) To show how much it was bothering him. Jack,one of the most evil in the book and could be said to have the the leader role in the madness. The quote shows his innocence that completely contrast Jacks personality later in “The Lord of the
You could also say that he was a good father to Telemachus when he came back. Well, if you think about it Odysseus could’ve gotten home 8 years ago if he hadn’t cheated on his wife. This would’ve made the suitor situation easier to deal with and also have more time with Telemachus. While we are on the topic of suitors the first thing that they did as father and son was kill. What type of bonding experience is that, slaughtering men together out of cold blood is a good way to greet your son after 20 years apparently.
Like the end of the video, Odysseus got kill by Cyclops’s father. Otherwise than both medias showed that Odysseus has strong intelligence, strategy, and leadership during the escape. Odysseus is the symbol of intelligent in the story. He considered more perfectly and thoughtful than his colleagues. Both text and video demon that Odysseus and his crews were going to landed on a secret island and find out the truth of it, but they accidentally got attract into a monster's cave and got beset with crisis.
Some disagree, arguing that Odysseus is an admirable hero. They might rationalize this by stating he is a hero due to the fact that he was able to remain determined and courageous despite the hardships he and his crew faced. In fact, Odysseus is valiant enough to trick the giant Cyclops, Polyphemus, that had trapped them inside of his cave, stating ‘“Nobody is my name. My father and mother call me Nobody, as do all the others who are my companions.”’ (9.366-367). At first, it seems that in this predicament, Odysseus is able to undermine Polyphemus’ threats with his cleverness by changing his name so that when the Cyclops yells for help, no one would know of his true identity.
Accessed on 10 January 2018. According to Segal, though the gods hold different reasons for their contempt, it is above all else Odysseus’ hubris that prevents his voyage home. Though intelligent, Odysseus lacks the wisdom to control his nature. “He comes to grief because he cannot resist the temptation to gloat over his victory and make sure that his enemy knows the identity of his vanquisher” (494). Over the course of his journey for self knowledge, Odysseus slowly becomes more and more aware of his fault in character.
1. 61-63.) The idea of killing his best friend, Caesar, for what Cassius portrayed as the good of the republic is an absolute shock to Brutus. He can not pinpoint how he feels about these thoughts and and the actions that this would demand. It is the effect, the insomnia and how upset his thoughts are causing him to be that truly displays the struggle of personal ethics as