And King Menelaus of Sparta decided to fight to get Helen back. Even King Menelaus decided to fight and start the war, but he can’t be blamed for defending the honor of his wife and himself. But for the one who knew that Helen is married, but still want her to be his wife and caused King Menelaus’ anger could be blamed for the cause of the war or for the one who started the war between the men. So Paris, the shepherd and son of Queen Hecuba and King Priam of Troy, started the Trojan
In Homer’s, The Odyssey, demonstrates the battle with Odysseus and the suitors he reclaim his significant other and home. Also, in Ovid’s story of Perseus’s battle to acquires a bride in his Metamorphoses. With the two containing similarities, Homer’s illustration of Odysseus’s encounter contradict with Ovid’s explanation of Perseus’s encounter which homer defends the original Greek virtues of the hero, but Ovid revered and imitates these values. Both heroes are put up against weak opponents who do not come close to their skill level and maturity in battle. Perseus’s adversary Phineas, who is a wimp, but he wants to go on with the battle to fight for his marriage to Andromeda.
Odysseus is an epic hero because of his brave and strategic actions. Odysseus left his home to go and fight in the Trojan war. Odysseus was the soldier who came up with the idea of creating the Trojan horse and using it as a disguise in order to infiltrate the city. This is what ultimately defeated the Trojan army.
In Greek tragedies the three main elements are the reversal of fortune, arrogance/mistakes, and recognition. For example, Oedipus, the king of thieves, kills his father, Laius, and marries his mother, Jocasta. He was arrogant because he thought he could get away from his fate and instead does the thing that he was running away from. After they figured out what actually happened. Jocasta kills herself and Oedipus blinds himself because he knows what he has
One example of this is in the quote,”Odysseus defies immortality twice in his journey; he embraces his mortality and that is what gives him the strength to withstand all the difficulties he faces. In addition, he is unbelievably clever and witty. We find out through the Odyssey that Odysseus was the man that saved the Greeks in the Trojan War and helped them win this terrible war. ”(Hero) In the quote it is
His father was Peleus, the mortal king of the Myrmidons a people who, according to legend, were extraordinarily fearless and skilled soldiers. Achilles was a formidable warrior. The most fearless Greek fighter of the Trojan War and the hero of Homer 's Iliad. Legend held him invulnerable from weapons because he had been dipped by his mother, Thetis, in the River Styx at birth, except for the heel by which he was held. The greeks lost one battle after another.
Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet, two rival families that would never allow love to affix them. But as we know in today’s society, love wins. Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers who brought the two rivaling families together, after many years of pain and bloodshed, the positive end results outweigh the bad ones. Similarly love plays a big role in most Greek Mythology stories; Love can be found in almost any Greek mythology story. In Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton, love is essential to life because love can cause unity, victory, and consequences.
Odysseus was a Greek soldier who suffered a great journey just to be reunited with his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus. Throughout his journey Odysseus displayed many traits characteristic of epic Greek heroes. These traits, which were valued by the Greeks and defined Odysseus as one of the epic heroes, included: wit, pride, loyalty, faithfulness, and strength. Odysseus used his wit to win the Trojan War and to ensure the survival of his crew on the journey home. After being blocked outside by massive walls that surrounded Troy, Odysseus planned to build an enormous wooden horse and hide Greek soldiers inside the belly of the horse.
One of the reasons those people might say that is because Odysseus has a hero’s key traits: he was loyal, compassionate, and cunning. Odysseus was loyal to his family by trying his best to get home and succeeding. Compassion was shown by Odysseus when he was patient while plotting against the Trojans. Last but not least Odysseus was cunning when he defeated the Cyclops in the cave whilst escaping.
He is known to be such a great leader to his army, and has a very clever mind. His resourcefulness helped their victory during the Trojan War. The goddess Athena often give him aid especially when he is fighting in a war. PERSEUS Last but definitely not the least is Perseus.
Is someone a hero they let other men die for them? Is someone a hero if they are only trying to save themselves? This does not make up a hero. In the Adventures of Ulysses starts with a crew full of men but as the story goes on more and more men die, at the end leaving Ulysses as the only survivor. If Ulysses were a real hero he would not let other people die for him.
Empathy; the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. An admirable trait, it often coincides with one's resilience. In Elie Wiesel’s Night, he recounts his experiences as a young man during the Holocaust. It is a journey of suffering and survival, where the true devastation of the Holocaust is brought to light. Elies great empathy for his father shaped his resilience which allowed him to survive.
Luck - both good and bad - is portrayed as a critical aspect in the story: A Marker on the Side of the Boat. For the main character, luck supports him in his dangerous journey but it also opposes him. For this individual, his luck kept him alive, also his luck got him acquainted to his probable soulmate, yet luck was the reason he lost her. Earl Wilson once said, “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.”
Theseus is a demigod who was known for his strategy. He lived with his mother in a hut in a place named Troezen. One day his life changed when he was beaten in a fight with a larger boy and went to the beach to have a wave cover him, but instead the sounds of the waves put him to sleep. He then woke up and saw he had been visited by a bird who told him, “do not fear your enemy’s size, but use it against him.” With the knowledge that the bird bestowed upon him he gained the heroic qualities of strategy and bravery.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Greek gods usually use their powers to control the life of the Ancient Greeks. They would help whoever was in their favour, doing things such as giving magical gifts, and punish those who wronged them. However, the men in their society are the people portrayed heroes. The fathers are expected to bestow their sons with a sense of heroism, or courage, and self-identity.