When Odysseus left for Troy during the Trojan war, he left his whole life behind. He left behind his very young son, Telemachus, and his wife, Penelope. After the war, Odysseus started his journey back. Odysseus’ whole journey home was prompted by the fact that he wants to get home to his family and kingdom in Ithaca. Odysseus made it through the many trials and tribulations he was faced with to see his family.
All through The Odyssey, the characters develop in a certain way that interchanges the outcome of the book. Odysseus is able to develop knowledge and wisdom to deal with his men during the battle and the suitors who were frustrating his wife. In addition, he came back home as a hero after the Trojan War. Telemachus developed into a mature man who could deal with any problem in his father’s absence. However, based on the story, it is evident that, Telemachus demonstrates a great change basing upon the times the characters were away from Ithaca.
In the eyes of many, he was seen as a hero, contributing to the defeat of the Trojans with his strategic thinking, being favorable in the eyes of the gods, and possessing strength. Yet, he was one that dealt with suffering. He was away from home for over ten years. Those ten years spent longing for his wife and son, wasted on clinging to the last thread of his life, constantly battling creature after creature, and just barely evading death. An example of his yearning for home is when he is trapped on Kalypso’s island, “But when day came he sat on the rocky shore / And broke his own heart groaning, with eyes wet / and scanning the bare horizon of the sea” (V.163-165).
George Washington is remembered as one of the most famous and influential presidents. Some have described him as a god from his leadership to his appearance. He was very prominent and influential in some of the most significant parts in shaping and building of the United States. Many of things he did have made our country the way it is today such as creating the cabinet to the United states president and creating the first copyright law. His ideas and actions are the reason the United States is the way it is today from what he has done in the past.
What makes Odysseus a hero is that despite his selfishness, lack of self-control, pride and violent nature, he fights against the odds to fulfill his destiny with the help of the gods. Even though he is not entirely good, he still, with all his defects manages to get back home to his family and kingdom. The first display of Odysseus imperfection was his pride. After heroically saving his companions from Polyphemus by deceiving him with the name “Nobody” (147.405-410), Odysseus pride becomes inflated endangering the lives of his companions as they escape from the Cyclops.
Great altruistic leaders that you respect from the deepest part of your heart can also make huge mistakes that can result in severe consequences. But at the end of the day, people still look up to them. Odysseus from the epic poem, The Odyssey, and Everett from the Hollywood film, 'O' Brother Where Art Thou' were astounding leaders whom their men admired. Although Odysseus and Everett are portrayed as very similar characters, there are many distinguishable differences between them.
17.A. This question asks about the primary example of figurative language in the third paragraph. The best answer choice is A because the songs are personified to have told a tale of woe. 18. D. This question asks about what he provided sentence is an example of.
The great record was broken by Bill Shoemaker now named the “oldest jockey” to win the Kentucky Derby (Shoemaker becames oldest). It all started back when Bill turned 17 and began professional riding. Just a month later a race was won by Bill with many more to follow. Breaking another record with the most wins in a year with 485 wins (Shoemaker becomes oldest).Along with all the races he has won bill has won four Kentucky Derbys, two Preakness Stakes, and five Belmont Stakes. Bill Shoemaker has overcome many obstacles in his career, including breaking his leg and being in a serve car accident.
There is a quote by J.R.R Tolkien that goes “faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens”. In The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagels, the crewmen perfectly embody this quote. If a person is truly loyal to someone then they will stick with them through tough times like crewmen do to their leader, but sometimes the leader may not deserve the loyalty he receives. In the epic poem, the epic hero Odysseus and his crewmen go through a series of trials while trying to return home from the Trojan War.
The Odyssey an epic poem written by Horner tells the stories of the hero Odysseus attempting to return home after the Trojan war. On his journey homeward , he and his face many difficulties that make it nearly impossible to get back to Ithaca safely. Odysseus is king of Ithaca, making im the obvious commander of the Greek soldiers, Beas of this distinction, some label Odysseus having being a leader but others label as a hero.
In The Odyssey, the character Odysseus can be considered a hero because he demonstrates many characteristics that are attributable to most heroes. After the battle at Troy, Odysseus strives to sail back to his homeland (Ithaca); however, he encounters some issues along the way and Poseidon attempts to make it impossible for Odysseus to return home. At the beginning of this journey, Odysseus wants to make it back to Ithaca with all of his crew alive. This selfless goal displays Odysseus acting for the greater good because he knows that these men have families that depend on them and would like for them to come home. Along the journey home, Odysseus and his crew come across a cyclops and become trapped in the cyclops’ cave.
Hero — noun. “A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” A hero can come in many different forms, and can be one for many different reasons. Does one have to match the definition of a hero, or can they be more? In Homer’s
Odysseus went through a lot of adventures. And through good and bad time he almost always is getting out of the situation. Through all the adventures he showed an “Epic Hero Trait” and that is clever. He always makes a plan or decides something important. He got through the Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis, and now even his own home.