In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
Achilles was a epic hero too but, Hector had more character than Achilles because even though he had the same characteristic as Hector. Achilles did not fight for his country. He fight for his own that is a bit different from Hector. Achilles had his arm. The men who follow him to the battle with Achilles.
She goes on to elaborate how she always waits for the longest day of the year, but ends up missing it-- a seemingly pointless topic that alludes to the reality of the lives Daisy and Tom lead, one that Nick mirrors in the novel. Not having to work for anything, their life is composed of worthless decisions and accomplishments that lead to nothing. Having their future laid out for them, their lives are filled with hollow attempts to pass the time. However, in their endeavor to occupy themselves, they become ignorant to the consequences of their actions. They consume themselves with a temporary substitute for a purposeless life, blind to the damage they cause, unwilling to change, waiting for a climax that never arrives.
His desire to be with Liberty 5-3000 or become a scholarly scientist or even just be alone in the tunnel shows that he is far more content with himself than conforming to those around him or the laws set around him. His reference to himself as a transgressor and a sinner is due to the fact that although he feels confident enough to stand for what he believes in and do what he wants he stills feels a sense of guilt for not abiding by the laws around him. The laws that were set around him are set for a reason and purpose, therefore he feels guilt and remorse when he does not abide by them. For example when he was down in the tunnel alone when he was not supposed to be it calmed him and made him happy that he was there and able to sneak away alone however he felt a sense of evil. He writes and thinks alone in the tunnel but he knows it is evil what he is doing and the harsh reality is that he will be punished if
Despite his superhuman characteristics, Odysseus proves to be a false hero whose human imperfections, such as pride, vulnerability, and ignorance, define character. But Odysseus shows he has traits of an epic hero. He showed his intelligence when he disguised him and his men as a sheep so that the cyclops would unwittingly let them out the cave. Also, Odysseus had the hero like quality to lead. He showed this quality by keeping his men together for the most part by earning their loyalty and devotion he lead them and they were by his side even when they fought Scylla.
He had the “strength” to “smash through any bank,” but would not. His morals remained intact. Instead, he strove to help those around him and worked selflessly to fight against the evils. It would be almost impossible to find someone that selfless today. Everyone is so indulged in getting the best for themselves, and wanting to see themselves on the top, that they tend not be compassionate in the way Superman was.
Carton started out as a flawed man that cares about nothing, and thought nothing cares about him too. However he changes into a caring and loving man after he encounters Lucie. His road of life is filled with his love for her, and he will end this road for her loved one. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” He could not win his love from Lucie; however, will be loved by the readers forever. Carton is definitely a round, dynamic, and one of the most heroic characters in all the novels in this
Well known heroes do not kill people with no sympathy or mercy. So is Odysseus really a hero? There is a lot of reasonings to both sides, he could be a hero because he was loyal to his homeland and men. He was also clever and dedicated to all his plans and ideas to conquer creatures and return home. On the other hand, he does not seem much like a hero because he was unloyal by having affairs on Penelope.
Macbeth deeply regrets his murder of Duncan because he realizes that Banqos stratagem is so superior that he will have to make no sacrifices to ensure his son’s kingship, while Macbeth had to endure so much pain only to gain an unfruitful kingship. Macbeth was forced to go against his moral code, suffering so much from regret to gain his short kingship, but because of his fear of Banqo’s abilities, he is worried that Banqo’s son will be able to easily attain the throne. He remarks on Banqo’s abilities that he “hath the wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety.” (58-59) Macbeth knows that Banqo is not so irrational and risky as Macbeth, and that his logical and rational thinking will lead him to not take so many risks while also ensuring his sons kingship. Macbeth risked imprisonment
Vaulting Ambition in Macbeth “I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition, which o 'erleaps itself, / And falls on th’other. . .”. Macbeth like a horse has no spur, he does not want to commit murder but his vaulting ambition causes him to overleap himself and carry out actions which he regrets. His ambition is his major flaw as it makes him desire things which most would find impossible to achieve but with his sometimes crazy eagerness he rationalizes his actions for his unachievable goal.