How do you like the beating that we gave you…” (L. 390-392). This piece of evidence has two parts on how Odysseus endangers his men. The outcome of Odysseus’ outburst is a majority of his men dying and being cursed by Cyclops’s father, Poseidon, the God of the Sea. This shows how Odysseus bragging and his arrogance leads his men and him to danger. The role of a leader should be to lead his men to safety and
In fact, all of his actions are only done for himself. For example, he is only fighting his way home and keeping his soldiers alive so that they can help him get home. He shows his selfishness while on the boat, leaving the Cyclops cave. He shouts out insults to the Cyclops, which puts his men and himself in danger, even after almost being killed by the hurled boulder which was sent by the giant Cyclops. This proves that Odysseus is very selfish in his seemingly heroic ways.
He matches Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero because of his fatal flaw. His tragic flaw was attempting to faithfully continue serving the "true" Emperor Marcos Aurelius, not considering the possible consequences he might have to face in order to return Rome to a Republic for the people. Captain John H. Miller was the captain of the American Army. He, like Maximus, does not give up very easily. Even though his mission is to save one man and risk many of his men, he presents a full effort to complete this mission no matter how senseless he believed it was.
Frank made it seem like the SEABEE was swarming around ready to work or fight. Also, making the SEABEE coming to help another SEABEE. Furthermore, the context “CAN DO!” is invisible seals or approval stamp saying that the SEABEE can do anything and nothing is going to stop him. The “CAN DO!” is a war crying, if an order is giving out by the Navy Chiefs and Officers. Finally, I can relate to Frank J. Lafrate “The Fighting SEABEE”.
Imagine being were swept away from home, away from everything that was dear, to fight a war that was not your own. Odysseus, King of Ithica, was sent into battle soon after his son was born. The great warrior he is, allowed him to win, but due to his overwhelming, vainglorious shouts of victory turned the god Poseidon against him. Poseidon vowed to not let him return to his homeland and set him keep him at sea forever. In his journey to find his way home, Odysseus and his crew encounter many obstacles that hindered his success which leads to the transferring of responsibility.
What makes a hero a hero? The ancient poem The Odyssey, written by the epic poet Homer, tells the story of a protagonist by the name of Odysseus and his travels home to Ithaca after being at war in the Battle of Troy for nine years. Odysseus encounters many challenges and obstacles through the many adventures that he faces on his way home as well as once finally arriving home, he has to face the challenge of finding a way to rid the suitors that pillage his kingdom in order to retrieve his position back as lord and husband to his wife, Penelope. As Odysseus had many challenging adventures, he displayed the qualities of cleverness, bravery, and vengeance. One quality that separates Odysseus from the many other heroes of his time is the ability
As a result she is prized with death just because of standing up for what she believes in. Creon, however creates the law because he feels that it will protect the citizens of Thebes and be the best king he possibly can. But nobody else sees it that way. They all hate him for this, and because of it, he is also punished for doing what he thought was best. The expression of these characters is very impactful, but the most impactful tragic hero in my opinion is Creon, because he makes the reader feel more sympathetic by having an anagnorisis, feeling ashamed
Santiago feels, “guilt and angst over having ‘gone out too far’ only to lose everything” (Cools and Stephens 89). Santiago only sees things as a success or failure, so when he returns with just a skeleton, he does not see himself as a hero worthy of Manolin’s admiration. He accomplishes the goal which he sets out to do by catching and killing the biggest fish he has ever seen, but because he can not control the elements around him, he sees it as a failure. Audience members outside of the storyline can separate the adventure into the goals remembering that making our, “vision finer does not mean making it less heroic”(Cools and Stephens 89). If Santiago were to consider and fine tune the experience into what he is specifically determined to accomplish, he would see that his actions were nothing but heroic and marvelous.
Beowulf gives a formal boast about how he will take down the demon to achieve justice. Whenever the Devil sends a demon to make mischief in the world, the Lord sends a great warrior to help protect the innocent people. “Like a man outlawed for wickedness, he must await the mighty judgement of God in majesty” (Beowulf 65). God’s warriors are so incredible that sometimes they do not need any weapons but just oneself and their good will. Grendel does not have any chance against the mighty Beowulf because of his strength, his good fate, and God’s favour.
The decisions Odysseus made during the long trip to Ithaca made positive differences in the story’s result. Odysseus tricked the Cyclops by giving him false information about his identity which opened up the opportunity to escape. Another wise decision made by Odysseus was the fact that he took the path past Scylla recommended by Circe to get home which killed six of his men compared to them all. During the Siren’s song, Odysseus had the men plug their ears and tie him to a post so he would be able to hear the song but keep everyone safe. It may sound wrong for Odysseus not to inform the others of the dangers the crew would face, but if he did the crew would have messed up the plans to get home and chickened out during the