The Odyssey focuses on the obstacles that Odysseus has to overcome in order to make it back to his homeland, Ithaca. Odysseus and his men struggle every single day to fight past the hardships that they must face. After two decades he is finally able to return to his wife Penelope, who has been grieving every since he left. “The Journey” has a similar plot. It is about the struggles that one must confront throughout life.
Eurylochus got what he deserved because Odysseus told them to swear they wouldn 't eat the cattle and they all told Odysseus they wouldn 't. Eurylochus made the whole crew turn against Odysseus and disobey his orders. Eurylochus convinced the crew to go behind Odysseus’ back and do what they were told not while Odysseus was sleeping by saying “Comrades, he said, you 've gone through everything; listen to what I say. All deaths are hateful to us, mortal wretches, but famine is the most pitiful, the worst end that a man can come to. Will you fight it?...better open your lungs to a big sea once for all then waste to skin and bones on a lonely island”(pg 841 L221-257).
Both of theses made the journey longer and costed some people their lives. These count as trials because they gave Ulysses problems after finally being slayed. This novel has an intriguing crisis point where there is almost no hope remaining for the hero. The crisis happens when the crew eat Hyperion, The God of the Sun’s cattle. Hyperion, almost as if he were waiting for the crew to fill themselves up, immediately rushes to complain to Zeus, The King of the Gods and The God of the Sky.
It is here where Odysseus warrior mindset blinds him with the desire for wealth and honor. This desire leads to the death of many of his men by the hands of the Cyclopes and indirectly by Odysseus arrogant need for honor. His trip to Hades is a symbol of Odysseus’ internal fight between his domestic and warrior self. By visiting the many individuals in Hades and allowing them to communicate their views on what is important in life. Odysseus hears from the mouths of his comrades, enemies, and family the significance of family over honor and wealth in battle.
Throughout the novel Odysseus perseveres through obstacles to get to the main goal, returning home. One conflict he faces is the wrath of Poseidon. “All the gods had pitied Lord Odysseus, all but Poseidon”(840), who continuously drew Odysseus’ ship away from his home land. Nether the less he persevered through
Odysseus agrees to help him when he returns from the underworld. Correspondingly, in Virgil’s The Aeneid, Aeneas is told by the Sibyl that his comrade Misenus had been killed by Triton over jealousy of his trumpeting skills. Also, Aeneas runs into the ghost of Palinurus in the underworld who died while the ship was at sail. Palinurus had fallen asleep and fell overboard into the ocean. Aeneas like Odysseus honors his fallen comrade’s requests of proper burial, and does so immediately upon return from the
And these challenges will be shown. George had always fought his temptations hard, but there will always be consequences hanging as a challenge. George had always thought of leaving Lennie for his own benefit. George thought that by leaving Lennie, he would have a much better life and would go on living and having
It also showed how Jack’s leadership lead them nowhere and was no help in actually starting the fire. Jack starts to develop this obsession with hunting and murdering a pig in chapter 3, “ At the length he let out his breath in long sigh and opened his eyes. They were bright blue, eyes that in this frustration seemed bolting and nearly mad” (48). However, his obsession with hunting is shown as early as chapter 2, “ But if there was a snake we’d hunt and kill it. We’re going to hunt pigs to get meat for everybody” (36).
The main conflict Odysseus runs into is the Cyclops. The Cyclops traps Odysseus and his crew in his cave and devours four of Odysseus’ men.”Neither reply nor pity . . . made his meal of the men.” Odysseus who became enraged by this stabs the Cyclops in the eye.
The third reason he is an archetype is suffering a traumatic experience. It has taken Odysseus years to get home and he has had to fight past many obstacles, which has to be traumatic in some way. The fourth and final way he is an epic hero is requiring help from something supernatural. He needed help from the god Hermes when he was going to the home of Circe. He received a plant called “moly” and some advice.
During the start and the end of the fall semester year of 2015/20116 at Montgomery College, my life changed dramatically for me. Going back to school after graduating four years ago at Baltimore Freedom Academy high schoolHigh School has been challenging for me, but of course it’s challenging for anybody with the same circumstances of not being academically active for all those years, and almost forgetting all the retained information that was given from previous teachers. I felt like my brain was rotting, yet the really bad part about it is that, I wasn’t doing what I loved, which was playing organized college basketball. Throughout my journey of the fall semester, challenges came my way from left to right, but the hardest of all that I’ve faced are adjusting to the student athlete life style again at a college level, trying to learn and complete all that’s given to me from my professor, and working a part time job to help support myself. Upon my preparation for the fall semester, I was able to work out during the summer at the Montgomery College gym, the gym was packed with other students that where were in the same
So, he made a comeback. Him and his wife Trisha Yearwood decided to have a 3 year tour. He was actually afraid that no one would be interested, but it turned out better than he ever could have imagined. The first tour brought in millions of dollars and the attendance records were unbelievable. Garth had missed his fans and they missed him.