Joseph Campbell, the discoverer of the hero 's journey, explicates how all the adventures and stories of heroes’, within every culture, follow the same idea and similar stages. The hero’s journey follows the basis of the hero setting out for departure, encountering a crisis, most commonly resulting in a victory, and returning home changed or transformed, having to adapt to their new perception of the world. The Odyssey, written by Homer, follows the journey of Odysseus on his effort to return home. Odysseus begins his adventure by setting off to Troy to engage, with the Greeks, in the Trojan War, and when the war is won, he faces difficulty making his way back home to Ithaca and his family. Similarly, T’Challa, hero of Wakanda, also so known as black panther, experiences challenges with defending his throne and nation from an outsider
Odysseus went on a long journey to get back home to his wife and son. He was the leader for the Trojans and led them into battle he even led some into victory. Odysseus had a Son back home and a Wife back home his wife was starting to loose hope, but his son wasn’t. Odysseus and his family finally got all back together and never left each other’s side. **** Odysseus had a great life before the gods made him go to war.
“Like strength is felt from hope, and from despair” (Homer). Odysseus -the reigning king of Ithaca- took part in the Trojan War for 10 long years. He then ventured on for another 10 years to return to to his homeland of Ithaca. On and on he raced to go home but was challenged with many challenges along his journey. Three major events were when Odysseus got caught in the land of the cyclopes, the journey through the ventures, and when he challenges the suitors to a duel to win back his home and wife.
He sometimes almost gave up but he kept on trying until he went back home. Odysseus was trying to go back home to go to his family and friends and become the king again in his throne as he deserves. Odysseus was treated like a hero when he, came back from his journey because he fought his way back home just like a hero and a good warrior. Odysseus, also was the king in Ithaca he was ruling there until he left and left his son in charged. Another reason that he is a hero that he left his throne, so he can go and defend his people.
Telemakhus The Odyssey, written by Homer, tells the story of the adventures of Odysseus's journey. During his return, Odysseus encounters treacherous waters, horrifying beasts, and angry gods. The story also focuses on his family and friends that wait for his return back home in Ithaca. One character that shows the qualities of a hero is Odysseus's son, Telemakhus. The heroic qualities of Telemakhus are patience, boldness, and intelligence.
Hector chooses to go to war, even though his wife and son beg him to stay. Next characteristic is that he performs courageous deeds. Hector risked his life to fight in war. "Once again on the battlefield, he was eager for the fight, and better fortune for a time lay before him(Hamilton 194)." Hector leads his army to protect Troy.
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” Jesse Owens said discussing the correlation between determination and making dreams come true. This message translates directly to Homer Hickam 's memoir October Sky. This theme emerge very early in the book in Sonny’s many relationships; then later in his interests and goals. Sonny is determined to achieve his goals, even after multiple failures.
Another characteristic all heroes have is having overcome complications in order to accomplish their final mission. Odysseus faces many obstacles throughout his journey and with his bravery and intelligence he overcomes all of them in order to complete his mission, this makes Odysseus hero. Odysseus had to come up with many complex solutions to a lot of different problems in order to survive his trip home and reunite with his family. For example, during the War Odysseus thought of the idea of the Trojan horse which helped the Greek’s win the war. "Finally, they decided to resort to a trick thought of by Odysseus..." (Trojan War section 6) This shows how Odysseus proves himself by being able to make solutions to obstacles in order to overcome obstacles in very rough situations.
In The Odyssey Homer makes Odysseus’ journey to his beloved Ithaca excruciating. Odysseus encounters many friends and foes throughout his journey and has to be a leader throughout his experiences. As an example, he encounters Polyphemus and Poseidon, both of whom make his journey mentally and physically painful. Odysseus faces countless scenarios in which he has to save multiple people in those situations. He also encounters the suitors, who are a group of men that try to marry Penelope, when he returns to reclaim his home.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is an epic hero because he is on a quest, has superhuman intelligence, and performs brave deeds. Odysseus is an epic hero because he is on a quest. He is on a quest back to his homeland to Ithaca which he hasn’t seen in ten years and his quest turns into a long journey of twenty years. “What of my sailing, then, from Troy? What of those years of rough adventure, weathered under Zeus?
His commitment to creating a place he believed to be fair and just was a lifelong commitment. Bills, arguments, disease, complications of all sorts, and everyday life in general dangling in front of him always taunting him. Along with all of those things let us include running and defending an entire country!
“The Alchemist”, is a story of adventure, hope and lesson. As a shepherd, Santiago travels discovering more about himself and his surroundings as he goes. Different decisions and opportunities detour Santiago on his path to his Personal Legend. Qualities fulfill Santiago making all of his aspirations possible, some help him as others devere him from his ultimate goal. Santiago is a man of his word.
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.