They are many ways to define an a epic hero. An epic hero has characteristic like significant and glorified, is ethical and morally upright, has superior strength, intelligence, and or courage, is a strong and responsible leader and much more. These characteristics define two men who are Hector and Achilles. The two men are example of an epic hero. The better epic hero is hector because he had significant and glorified by the people.
In the epic, The Odyssey, written by Homer, a hero quite similar to the ones mentioned before can be seen. He is one of the most remarkable, classic heroes seen in western literature, and he indeed, is the great Odysseus. Several distinguishing traits of Odysseus make him an epic hero, and those traits can even be found in the heroes of today’s world. Throughout the poem, Odysseus establishes traits like determination, courage, and compassion, which prove that he is a true, Homeric hero. Determination is a recognizable heroic trait that Odysseus demonstrates
Then, his hand brushed a piece of string and, with a whoop of delight, he knew he had found the thread which would lead him back out. As he neared the entrance of the labyrinth, the darkness began to fade and he made out the figure of Ariadne, waiting for his return. "You must take me back to Athens with you," she cried, "My father will kill me when he finds out that I have helped you." "But of course you must come with us," said Theseus, "it would be cruel to
Who needs a hero? Throughout human existence, societies have always looked upon heroes and champions as a gleam of hope in times of desperation. “Like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” In the Odyssey by Homer the main character Odysseus displays many of the great qualities that define a hero and thus forevermore he has been remembered, honored, and reverend by multitudes as an epic hero. Odysseus’s courageous leadership in time of war, his volatile journey home, his strengths and his flaws, have made him immortal for generations to come. What defines an epic hero?
When Othello told Lago that he could not have the commander and chief position he wanted, He was going to get revenge on Othello. While Lago was going crazy and mad, He decided to get many character to spread rumors and set objects where they are not suppose to be. The action between all the characters is a major plan set by Lago. The plan was ment to break up or make Othello and Desdemona leave each other so Rodrigo would have the love of his life, Desdemona. At the end of the novel, Desdemona dropped the handkerchief and Lago picke it up and gave it beonca and beonca gave it casio and casio gave it to lago.
Desperate to end the punishment, Cepheus tied Andromeda up to a rock as a sacrifice to the sea monster. But as Perseus was passing by on his journey home from slaying Medusa, he saw the young maiden crying for help and instantly fell for her. Perseus bravely went towards the creature and using Medusa's head as a weapon, turned the creature into stone. He then saved Andromeda from her confinement and took her to his home to become his wife. (Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature) Perseus' action represents an act of heroism.
If you are using a persuasion technique, and something bad happens as a result of your persuasion technique, you are primarily responsible for what happened. Iago suggested to Othello that Desdemona was cheating on him which made him paranoid which caused his downfall, he convinced Cassio to get drunk which made him lose his position of lieutenant, he convinced Roderigo to kill Cassio by using Roderigo’s love of Desdemona against him, and Iago riles up Brabantio by using his prejudice to his advantage by telling him that Desdemona married Othello which leaves him with a broken heart which eventually kills him. This is why the events of the play can be attributed to Iago. One reason why the tragedy can be blamed on Iago is due to the fact
I will explain to you why I think he is an epic hero. Odysseus showed great examples of being heroic but my top three is that he was very loyal to his wife, he escaped the Cyclops, and that he was very intelligent. These are great human qualities to have and some that people today are lacking. One of Odysseus’s best qualities was being loyal. Many people today will not be loyal and be dishonest.
Heracles, a Greek demigod and son of Zeus, is known far and wide as one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology due to his awesome accomplishments. However, Heracles is not only defined as a hero through these actions, but by his characteristics as well. In Euripides’ Heracles, his character is truly put to the test. His most prominent traits shown throughout the story are his loving devotion to his family, his kindness as both a friend and son, and his continued determination during horrendous times. Throughout the story written by Euripides, the loving devotion and care for his family can be seen through everything Heracles says and does.
Two well known heroes, Perseus and Hercules, both display some of those Greek values, but Hercules is the superior hero because he reflects those values more effectively. Firstly, Hercules has consistently been seen and interpreted as “the greatest hero of Greece...He was what all Greece except Athens most admired” (Hamilton, 225). This interpretation asserts that the main ideals of Hercules are also the main ideals of
Odysseus an Epic hero Odysseus is the son of the King of Ithaca Laertes. As he grew up he was taught combat skills. When Odysseus was old enough to take over his father Laertes let him rule Ithaca. Laertes passed away later after Odysseus became king of Ithaca. As he ruled Ithaca Odysseus began to think about marriage.
Aristotle encouraged Alexander to become the king of all greeks. Aristotle giving Alexander encouragement could have been what drove him away from his father model. A famous example, Aristotle told Alexander to be “a leader to the Greeks and a despot to the barbarians, to look after the former as after friends and relatives, and to deal with the latter as with beasts or plants”. Alexander was taught by Aristotle for three years. Philip II summoned sixteen year old Alexander to serve as Regent of Macedonia and Master of royal Seal in Philip II’s absence.