Zeus stuck them all with a bolt of lighting and killed all, except Odysseus. Odysseus, like me, finished the journey “but not with our friends”. (855) In The Odyssey, Odysseus faces many challenges and repeatedly loses the men in his crew. First, he loses them to Circe when they're turned into pigs, then six men were killed by the monster Scylla, and lastly Zeus killed the remaining men. Like Odysseus, through out my journey known as high school, I have faced many “heavy losses” (841) due to bad behavior and heartbreaking
Throughout the epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer vividly illustrates how often times, a person who has gained a certain title will struggle under the pressure of maintaining the continuous justification of the role. This is seen through Odysseus’ endeavor to maintain the responsibilities of a hero along his journey as well as managing the role that come with being a hero. Although Odysseus ventures to become the responsible, classic hero, he acts irrationally whenever he encounters an obstacle as seen through his confrontation with Scylla and Charybdis, proving his intentions of a hero but the lack of ability to execute his heroic actions to the fullest. “‘Hug the cliff of Scylla, take your ship through on a racing stroke.’ ‘Only instruct me, goddess, if you will, how, if possible, can I pass Charybdis or fight off Scylla when she raids my crew?’ ...Circe’s bidding against arms had slipped my mind, so I tied on my cuirass...” (Homer 68-69, 72-74, 164-169) Upon returning from
In any country, kingdom, or household there is usually the one that seems to overrule all in that specified area. Leaders are strong, courageous, and skilled in combat and wits. Leaders are either looked at as an ally or an enemy. They are confident, bold, and respected. In the poem, The Odyssey, Homer gives us insight of how a tough, cunning, and wise man is brought through twenty years of suffering to reach is home that he weeps for so much.
This is important,because this reveals that Odysseus is an epic leader, because he does what he has to do as an epic leader, and if anything goes wrong it would be his men’s fault. The indicated statement distinguishes Odysseus’ men, being ordinary people from Odysseus being a hero.The trait of leadership is where Odysseus surpasses most heroes and thus proving that he meets the standards of a stereotypical epic hero. In conclusion, Odysseus is an epic hero, because his heroic capabilities and traits such as intelligence and perseverance cancel out his vulnerabilities. He is clearly differentiated and recognized between ordinary men and heroes. He exhibits the traits of intelligence, and perseverance, which helped him overcome obstacles and fulfilled his goal to survive.
In fact, the narrator states that his voyeurism “could (…) have been mistaken for the fevered concentration of a Peeping Tom,” but “that wasn’t [his] fault, that wasn’t the idea” (Woolrich 1). The voyeurism he experiences was only a direct effect of his injury and isolation from the rest of the world. Meaning that, had the narrator not been injured he probably would not have partaken in voyeurism habits. Through his perspective, it was only his way of passing time and feeling sane. Even though he is invading and intruding into other people’s lives, the gratification he gets will only be temporarily and more than likely will stop once his injury is healed and he is allowed to be part and interact with society
Once his men began to get taken Odysseus could hear his men’s struggles, “Voices came down to me in anguish calling my name for the last time.” (936) In this final part of his journey to get home to Ithaca, Odysseus allowed all of his men to die when facing these sea monsters. He sacrificed his men, who had embarked on this extremely dangerous mission with him, for his own sake. These stories prove that Odysseus made all of his own decisions and he is the one to blame for many of the deaths of his men. In conclusion, there are many more times in The Odyssey where Odysseus sacrificed more and more of his men because of his own choices and
He is highly contradictory in the rationalization of his own practices but appears to rather revile in his own self-pity. The Underground man has a fondness for pitying himself and rather than take part in society naturally, he forces himself into situations that will
If Oedipus was not a good person, he would not get complimented by the words great and glorious. Oedipus would also not have helped save his citizens without receiving a reward or gift from the citizens first. On the contrary, Oedipus wants to save his citizens from goodwill and also shows responsibility as a king to take care of his citizens. Although, Oedipus is a good person, the second part of Aristotle 's definition of tragedy states that the good person is also an imperfect person whose life is destroyed by a weakness in their moral character, personality, or judgment. Oedipus’s weakness is in his judgment.
Macbeth indicates here that he understands that unchecked ambition can cause people to make rash decisions,which also indicates that he has knowledge that his fatal flaw is his ambition, and doesn 't want to end up doing something drastic. This demonstrates how he wasn 't