Before leaving The Land of the Dead, Teiresias told Odysseus that they will face destruction and only he will survive to return home. After the prophecy, Odysseus and his men encountered Charybdis and Scylla. To avoid destruction, Odysseus demanded his men to sail the ship quickly through Scylla and hug onto the cliff. Odysseus did not want his men to lose hope and turn against him if they knew that only Odysseus would return home. To avoid his men going against him, “Odysseus does not tell his men of Circe’s last prophecy-that he will be the only survivor of their long journey,” (Homer 716-719).
For example Hurst writes “‘It is,” I said. “And before I’ll help you down from the loft, you’re going to have to touch it.” “I won’t touch it,” he said sullenly. “Then I’ll leave you here by yourself’’’ (353). In this quote, the narrator forces his brother to touch his own coffin. There is no legitimate reason to make anyone touch their own coffin, other to be cruel, mean, and spiteful.
Mary could not imagine what life would be like without him so she wanted him to refuse Sam’s invitation to go raid the tea ship that came that night. If John went to tonight's event he either lives or dies he has a wife and three kids he’d lose them. His kids would grow up without a father, John couldn’t bare to think of what would happen if he were to die. But in the end he is a Patriot and he needs to stand up for his people. So his final decision now is...he will be apart of the Boston Tea Party.
Rainsford on the other had fell off a boat and landed on Ship Trap Island. Here on Ship Trap Island he was being hunted down by a man by the name of Zaroff. In both their cases they had no one but themselves to help them. Both of the main characters need to rise up and defeat who they are being hunted down by. In High Noon the main character Will Kane is all alone, after he asks many of the people in the town they all ask him to leave.
The men try to navigate the giant ocean waves in a ten-foot skiff on the open ocean. The four men on the ship all have different strengths. “The cook bails out the boat while the oiler and correspondent take turns rowing the boat, and the injured captain lies in the bow spouting cynical remarks and brushing away the seagulls, but also provides much needed leadership” (Bouchard 1). This quote accurately shows how the men use their strengths to their advantage so they can come together to achieve their goals. In order to survive on the life boat, it is essential for the men to work together as a team.
Telemachus then sets off to find more information on his father and his possible whereabouts “I’ll come fetch what you’ve prepared. For I/ will sail to sandy Pylos, then to Sparta,/ to gather any news of my dear father” (33). By doing this he meets with Nestor of Pylos gains the courage to finally speak to the king and discovers that his father has been captured and kept at the nymph Calypso’s island but is still
Whether or not they make us stronger or not really depends on the person and their willingness to ignore what other people think. Lisa Gerrard's Film Whale Rider demonstrates perfectly that certain people like Pai are naturally courageous and prosper despite the negativity of the people surrounding them. My life experience, on the other hand has proven to me that I must work hard to not let other people dim my voice. Whether it comes naturally or not, the will to fight back is possible for every individual when faced with a challenge. Though it may seem impossible in the moment, to know that you have been heard is a feeling that everyone deserves to
The reason I believed this, is because something similar happened to him near the beginning of His adventure. During his quarrel with the Cyclops, Odysseus had the option to kill the Cyclops in his sleep, but instead he overcame the rage and realized that they needed him for another task. “My heart beat high now at the chance of action, and drawing the sharp sword from my hip I went along his flank to stab him where the midriff holds the liver. I had touched the spot when sudden fear stayed me: if I killed him we perished there as well, for we could never move his ponderous doorway slab. (Homer, 758-764) This showed that Odysseus is capable of preventing his emotions take the best of
Many would die throughout the rough journey after being lost and facing food shortages and freezing weather. . Life at sea was a dangerous task and the men at sea would commonly face emotional challenges being away from home for years at a time. The siren song was a tale told amongst sea men and was a song reflected on before death. Throughout the poem Siren Song by Margaret Atwood evidence is shown how the men at sea imagined their angels taking them to heaven as they crashed to end their misery caused by depression and loneliness at sea.
In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is “portrayed” as a great hero that is returning from the Trojan War. But is he really a hero? Sure, Odysseus killed a lot of mythical beings, but this doesn’t decide whether or not you are a hero. After Odysseus leaves Circe’s island during his journey home, she gives him this warning: “I see destruction in your ship and crew” (715-716). Odysseus understands what this warning means—that his entire crew will die—but doesn’t do anything about it.