However, how he handles each challenge determines how long it takes him to return home. In book nine of the Odyssey, Odysseus shares the story of his journey with Queen Arete and King Alkinoos of the island of Scheria. He explains to them what happened on the island of the Cyclops. Odysseus convinces twelve of his strongest men to go ashore the island with him to gather supplies. Within one of the Cyclops’ cave, one of his men exclaims, “Let’s make away with the cheeses then come back – hurry, drive the lambs and kids from the pins to our swift ship, put out to sea at once!
Moral Choices Life is full of choices. Sometimes it’s easy for a person to make the right choice, but other times it seems a bit harder. The writer J.K. Rowling once said, “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”. She clearly states that choices are the fundamentals of our future, since our choices are what lead to our actions. Our choices can lead to happiness, sorrow, grief, anxiety or even bravery.
Gladwell makes the readers believe there is something more to success than it just happening, but rather many things falling into place. The book is very deep having very valid points in some cases, but as Kakutani points out, there are also wholes in his argument. Both Gladwell and Kakutani are right and wrong in my opinion. This is true in a way that Gladwell gives evidence necessary to prove his point, but in other cases gives information that could be
Mallie got a job washing and ironing and started making money, although she didn’t make enough. Sometimes, they could only afford two meals a day, and some days they wouldn’t eat anything at all if it hadn’t been for the leftovers Mallie would bring home from her job. There were also many times when the family lived on bread and sweat water. Jackie’s mother’s dream was to go have her kids go to school. While she was at work, Willa Mae took
During some areas the narration fails to sustain my attention and spark my interest. Simultaneously, I would not say that it’s dull or boring, as it gives an considerable amount of information and I learned a lot from it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wanted to learn more about our history and founding
Polyphemus is Wanted In Homer’s “The Odyssey,” Odysseus meets a cyclops named Polyphemus. The Ithacan army finds a cave full of food, and they decide to collect some goods. The cyclops then comes and encloses them in the cave. Since cyclops eat man, Odysseus must come up with a plan. His plan is to give Polyphemus wine, so then he falls asleep and he can poke his one eye out.
In many mythological pieces of literature, the reader will more likely to find some shape or form of archetypes. Although some may not be as in depth as others, or span over a much longer period of time. Archetypes are extremely common and if they were to not exist, some of these mythology stories being told may not be here today, or at least as interesting as they may seem. Thus seems to be the case here with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In this fantastic work written by Pearl poet, there has seemed to be inputted many specific details that allow the reader to image specific scenes and picturize characters among the story.
In The Journey, the speaker, while trying to be free, is getting held back by the people around him, urging him to stay and help them. The speaker is also trying to get past the physical obstacles he encounters on his journey. The use of detail, dialogue, and setting can be seen clearly in these two passages. Therefore, the authors use detail, dialogue, and setting to convey that people embark upon quests to achieve specific goals, and they learn that they shouldn’t let obstacles interfere with their goals. In The Odyssey, Homer uses detail and dialogue to show that Odysseus, the quester, while trying to achieve his main goal to get back home, learns that he shouldn’t let obstacles interfere with him.
After a short struggle his body decided what to do for him and instinctively he swallowed the small bitter leaves so he could breath, they hurt on the way down, but as soon as he had swallowed behemoth let go, backing away quickly. The earth King sputtered, sitting up and whipping his head around, which considering he was blind didn 't help "what did you make me eat!?" He growled, tail whipping about furiously. Deep down he knew that Behemoth had gone to the garden to seek herbs for the infection that had most likely seeped into his blood by now, but in his fever ravaged mind al, he could feel were anger and
If we do not fully understand myth, legend, and folklore, we couldn 't understand some literature today. Myth, legend, and folklore are the backbone of literature from children 's stories to adult literature. To understand them, we must study them and keep them alive as they offer many life lessons about morality and ethics, and they offer explanations for situations we can 't explain. Without myth, legend, and folklore, we would be an uncultured
Yuanyi Yi Per. 8 Unbroken As a summer reading, I choose to read Unbroken. Before I have choose the book, I have search all the book on the list, but only this book make me want to know what 's happening on the main characters and how he get saved. The main character "Louie Zemperini" was a "bad boy" as story begins, his big brother Pete let he running and ask the school give Louie a chance, that change Louie 's life, and make him want run to Olympic games. But what happening after was change Louie 's life again.
An act of violence that stood out to me would be in Book 9 with Cyclops Polyphemus. In this scene Odysseus and his men find the Cyclops’ home but he isn’t there. Once he returns he finds Odysseus and his men hiding. To keep the men locked in he placing a boulder over the opening of the cave. Odysseus tries to reason with him but he grabs two of Odysseus’ men and eats them.
Another example of Odysseus being a great leader, was when he and his men had to travel to the Underworld to find out how to get home. The Underworld was a very scary and frightening place, but he managed to find Teiresias, and learned how to get home. On the island of the lotus eaters, some of his men were eating the lotus flower,
He devoured two of my men on the spot and imprisoned us for future meals. I wanted to take my sword to Polyphemus right then, but I knew that he alone would be strong enough to move the rock that he had placed across the door of his cave. So, I begun to devise a plan. The next day, while he was outside pasturing his sheep, I found a wooden staff in the cave. When he returned, I got him drunk on wine that I brought along from the ship.
The second quest Tuesdays with Morrie, a quest of a man who is slowly dying of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or A.L.S and his positive messages to humanity. And lastly, there is Every Trip is a Quest about a kid in the summer doing a simple errand. Firstly, in all the quests there is an objective that wanted to be completed, some of them wanted to be simple things like getting bread while others could be saving a kingdom and stopping an unplanned wedding and saving a kingdom. In both the quests it was analyzed that the characters in both of the quests play the same role. For example, Kip was the hero and the quester (every trip is a