You must be made all of iron" (279-80). While Odysseus is a strong man and a hard worker, it is always better to be on his good side, as he can be very temperamental( third source). We see that he has a temper multiple times throughout his journey, but the most prominent time, perhaps, is when he has the suitors killed when he returns to Ithaca. In conclusion, Odysseus is a hero because of his many great qualities. While he has bad qualities additionally, the things he does in order to save his crew show valor, nobleness, and strength.
John Proctor’s role in The Crucible rouses three emotions: fear, shock, and empathy; the same three emotions found in a tragic hero. Near the end of the play John is due to be set free. However, this is in vain as the only thing that stops him from achieving freedom and instead being sentenced to death is his own pride. This is all mutual between Aristotle's depiction of a tragic hero and Arthur Miller’s brilliant and prideful character, John Proctor. A very noble man, John puts his commitment to the truth above all else, including his own life.
A great man, well respected by his peers, with friends in positions of power. Despite having killed Caesar, he had a valid excuse which he had the people believe. Having thought that killing Caesar was the only way to save Rome from tyranny, even though it was obviously not. When Markus Antony said, "This was the noblest Roman of them all. And say to all the world, 'This was a man!’” He gave an apt description of Brutus, wanting to do what is best for Rome, and yet failing to do so, and suffering both internally and externally from his choices; a true tragic
Some may say Odysseus is the ideal hero. 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.
One by one the creature killed everyone Victor loved. First of all The Creature killed Victor’s youngest brother William. The killing of William was the assurance for Victor or somewhat sign that his creation is ruining lives and that is when he should have been a man and took responsibility for his actions. However he did not take any responsibility and just ignored it. Then when the creature met victor and told him to create a female creature for him victor again ignored him and went to Europe with Henry.
His suicide is an act of defiance in asserting the traditional ways of his tribe but also an act of sadness because those ways are no more. In the end, he is neither a good or evil character, but a man who possess both good and evil traits due to the change occurring around him. The story of the tortoise mentioned that as All of you fell “He fell and fell and fell until he began to fear he would never stop falling” (99). This is significant in noting that the good within Okonkwo felt as if his wrong doing would continue to make him fall. His act of suicide can be interpreted as him putting an end to the evil within
In many people’s opinion, Odysseus is a terrific hero because of his determination and how strong and brave of a leader he was. Indeed, Odysseus is a hero because he is a brave leader. An example of Odysseus being brave is when he reached Ithaca and defeated the suitors. This shows how a hero should put themselves first before their people in dangerous situations. Odysseus also overcame the temptation of the sirens by putting wax
The face of death doesn’t stop his courage from shining through. Hector, as well as Achilles, does not fear death but shows courage. Homer has many adjectives to describe Hector such as, “Glorious Hector.”(17.845) Achilles and Hector both parade many of the same qualities. Each demonstrates how their society and Homer determines a hero. They’re adored for their noble qualities and the difficult tasks they achieve.
Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher, defines a tragic hero as a man or woman of high standing that is capable of great suffering both physically and/or mentally. They must also possess many excellent qualities in character, but who will possess one character flaw that will lead to his or her downfall and we (as an audience) accept this downfall because of their fatal flaw. Using this definition, we can deduce that Oedipus is in fact a tragic hero. Oedipus was king of Thebes. By solving the Sphinx’s riddle, he saved Thebes and the people made him king.
An analytical essay on the story man man MAN-MAN, a play upon the word mad man, used to describe one of Miguel’s street most famous occupants. The people on Miguel Street could not tell whether or not Man-man was actually mad, (pp., 38, 41, and 42). Man-man’s character, posed a great deal of controversy and confusion; as his appearance and speech showed him to be completely sane, whereas his action showed otherwise. However, it was evident that madness was common amongst the people living on that street. Man-man; however, proved himself to be the most intelligent, and bravest of all Miguel’s street mad residents.
Odysseus heroically leads his crew and himself through dangerous obstacles, but also foolishly endangers them during the journey home. Odysseus is a hero because he is smart. For example, when Odysseus and his men approach the giant he offers him ¨liquor to wash down your scraps of men¨ (Homer 991). Odysseus is clever by doing this because he can predict that the liquor will make him fall asleep. He knows that the boulder that is blocking the entrance is heavy so he doesn 't kill Polyphemus.
These characteristics make Beowulf a hero. Beowulf’s traits help make Beowulf the epic hero of this myth. Beowulf’s bravery helps him defeat the mystical creatures. When Beowulf fights Grendel’s mother, it seems like all hope is lost before he kills her with the magical sword. Even though the odds were not in his favor, he never gave up.
When killing the enemy he was smart, brave, and noble. Beowulf knew the perfect tactic to bring out Grendel. Beowulf then eventually kills Grendel by tearing off his arm. For this everyone loves him and gives him great treasure especially the king. Although Beowulf liked the gifts he never asked for them.