Hector is the prince of Troy and has unlimited qualities but there are three that make up who he is. The first trait is his indecisive nature. This quality is laudable because oft times people commit to a path that they should have thought about more thoroughly. “Thus did he stand and ponder…”,
The fact that the Spartan people would rather die than come home and show dishonor to their people shows the strong dedication and respect they have to their beliefs. I find honor in the dedication they portrayed. When faced with one of toughest battles, Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas was faced with a difficult decision. Four thousand vs three hundred which made everyone believe that the battle was going to be a blowout. Being faced with this battle Leonidas asked himself how will Sparta survive?
This is shown by the quote, "Before long they will stand to the right and left of us in combat, in the shouting,"(ll. 1118). The ability to look at battle as just another fact of life as portrayed by the laid back confident speak of this writing right before, as shown in the lines before, a battle of five or six against around a hundred other men is a clear indicator of bravery. This can
The Odyssey, and the video version of this myth named Odysseus and the Cyclops Part I and II emphasize that Odysseus’s ambition and bravery are the significant characteristics that make him a great epic hero. Odysseus’s passion to venture leads him to start his arduous exploration of the Cyclops. He is always ambitious, and never hesitates when it comes to excavate something dreadful. After the crews’ ship has arrived, he and his men decide to approach the unaccustomed island to have a closer look of a type of creature that people rarely seen—Cyclops. In the text, it says, “Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclopes were friends or foes” (Homer 98) to describe Odysseus’s ardent feelings to discover things that he had never known, and moreover, how curious and aggressive he is.
In Homer’s Epic Poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus starts off his journey as a man with one simple goal, to win, but as the story goes on, he gets more complicated by acquiring sympathetic traits as he goes on his journey. These traits gained make Odysseus and overall, better leader. Throughout Homer’s Epic Poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus expresses numerous heroic traits that cause him to be respected, both as a leader and as a person.
“Beowulf” is an epic poem written in the Anglo-Saxon period by The Beowulf Poet. It is the story of a warrior whose battles and sailings are filled of epic hero traits, the same traits that can be seen in others different stories where the main character use to be a hero with supernatural abilities who faces with many struggles, is tested & have to fight against the antagonist. Beowulf’s heroic qualities affect the story creating a feeling of danger, adrenaline and excitement, for example, in the poem you can read “I have never known the fear, as a youth I fought in endless battles. I am old now, but I will fight again.”(pg.62)
Odysseus embodies the traits of an epic hero because he is a great warrior, is a noble birth, does good deeds, faces evil, has humility, traveled many places, and is a national hero. First, Ody shows he is an epic hero through his noble birth. He was born to be the King of Ithaca, loved by all. This showed he was an epic hero because he was not a commoner, but had a high place in society. Along with being the King of Ithaca, Ody was a great warrior in the Battle of Troy.
The characters Achilles, Hector, and Paris in The Iliad retain comparable personalities. Although the characters differ each other in more ways than resemble, the dense trait of pride ties them together. Pride is an important concept to recognize in order to develop a perception on each character throughout the story. Hector upholds strong senses of bravery, compassion, and leadership.
Epic Hero Essay “The gods have tried me in a thousand ways. But my first name: let that be known to you, and if I pull away from pitiless death, friendship will blind us, though my land lies far.” In the epic poem “The Odyssey” by Homer, while traveling back from the Trojan War, Odysseus and his men were struggling to go back to their homeland safely after what they had done to the son of Poseidon. Odysseus is an epic hero because he was a great warrior, came from a noble birth and was capable of great strength and courage.
Throughout the Ilia, the notion of honor is prevalent. The Iliad demonstrates how essential honor is to the Greek heroes and how the heroes rather die then lose their honor. This paper argues that the pride and honor of the Homeric heroes triggered the epic, lengthy Trojan War. Many situations that Homer presents in the Iliad are due to the honor of the
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.
A broad range of literature depicts the lead protagonist as an honorable, selfless and courageous character, despite difficulties, bound to succeed in what they pursue. These common traits define the archetypeyl hero. However these characters contain no flaws and nothing representing the 'human condition' therefore appearing alien like towards their audience . The Anti-hero contains heroic morals, but is plagued with flaws that often lead to the characters downfall. They are considered highly relate-able and appealing towards their audience due to the features of the ‘human condition’.
In the years before Christ the Greeks said there were multiple gods and they also had heroes who weren't quite gods but they were greater than humans. These heroes had to have certain qualities to be considered as one. These qualities are similar but different than those qualities of today's heroes. The greek's qualities consisted of cleverness, courage, strength, a noble birth, must have a companion or guide, they go on a journey or quest or have a goal, they meet dangers, they often face temptation and loneliness, and go to a dark place. They must also have a flaw, like acting without thinking or become angry easily.