But once they go and battle for their life, the men do not stay true to power they have. Battling Scylla, “... making her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship” (585 Homer). More and more men die on the way to the point that Odysseus will be all alone. Continuing to travel back to Ithaca, Odysseus’ then loses his shpi later on which brings us back to the introduction of the Odyssey. Lastly, once he returns to Ithaca after a 20 year absence as a beggar, he wants to get his life back.
They have to face many dangerous creatures and gods to get home. Odysseus of course was the leader of the war and had the biggest impact on it, but he does have his rough times. In the book The Odyssey, Odysseus is courageous, persistent but sadly also very conceited. Odysseus is a courageous and brave man because he spoke to the cyclops and he tricked and injured the cyclops. Odysseus shows this courage when he says to the cyclops, “ We are from Troy, Archaeans, blown off course by shifting gales on the Great South Sea.” ( Fitzgerald 495).
An epic tale of gigantic proportions. A wonderous and rich story of the hero named Odysseus. The tale by Homer called the Odyssey is a moving and engaging piece of literature that depicts the adventures of our hero Odysseus. It outlines his return to Ithaca and the travels that he went through after the battles of Troy. The purpose of this is to bring light to the story and promote its wonderful history.
Odysseus’s Traits Throughout the Odyssey, the main character Odysseus goes on an epic adventure with his focus being to get home to his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachus. He faces many obstacles dealing with characters such as the Cyclopes, Poseidon, Aeolus, Athena, Helios, Calypso, Zeus, Hermes, Scylla, and Circe. Odysseus’s men are some of the most valuable people to him throughout the Odyssey. He always puts himself in front of danger for them to protect them even though they all died from an unexpected turn of events soon before he returns home. When Odysseus comes home he greets his twenty year old son and straightens things out on his homeland, Ithaca.
If you were to think about a man with great abilities like being strong, courageous and intelligent, you could think of people you personally or like me, you could think of someone such as Odysseus. Odysseus fits the definition of an epic hero because he is quick thinking, strong and courageous. Odysseus is one quick thinking individual. He has gotten him and his crew out some some sticky situations with his clever plans. One of these plans were how to get away from Polyphemus, a cyclops who was the son of Poseidon.
Heracles’ strength was apparent from the very beginning. Immediately after Heracles was born, Hera sent two serpents to kill Heracles in order to take revenge for her husband’s infidelities, but the child Heracles choked the serpents to death, establishing his strength and power. Later Hera drives Heracles into a frenzy, during which he kills his children. When Heracles then goes to the oracle of Delphi, who was influenced by Hera, to seek forgiveness. The oracle tells Heracles that he must swear allegiance to his cousin Eurystheus for twelve years, after which he will be redeemed and gain immortality.
What type of bonding experience is that, slaughtering men together out of cold blood is a good way to greet your son after 20 years apparently. Finally, you might say that Odysseus is so smart that even gods like Athena recognize his wits. If he is so smart though why did he go into Polyphemus’ lair. Killing 6 men and making their journey even longer. Also, if he is so smart why did he not realize that he spent 7 years on Calypso’s island.
He has been gone for twenty years so, his wife, son, and the people of Ithaca think he has passed away. When he finally returns home many suitors had taken over his palace and were fighting for his wife’s hand in marriage. Odysseus then has to depend on the gods to help him find a way to get his wife and palace back. In The Odyssey, Odysseus put a lot of trust into Circe when she told him to go to the Land of the Dead. She tells him that he has to go to the Land of the Dead and follow certain instructions in order to return home.
When he was born, and before that, he already had gained an enemy, Hera. Hera was the reason behind him going temporarily insane and killing his wife and children. When Hercules awoke from his trance-like state he felt terrible for what he had done. He went to speak to his brother Apollo and asked him what he could do for redemption and he sent him to King Eurystheus. King Eurystheus had some tasks he needed to have completed, Hercules managed to accomplish all 12 of the labors with rare help from Hermes and Athena.
He decapitates a sow and hangs the bloody head on a stick. Under Jack's leadership, Roger twists the spear in the rectum of the sow and the sow screams in agony "He slowly drives his spear into the anus of the sow, torturing it more than killing it” (Golding ) Jack and the other hunters laugh when they see where Roger's spear is located. They think it is funny. Jack has lost his good reasoning. His good senses are replaced with chaos, disorder, and evil.