The Odyssey by Homer is a book that involves the Journey of Odysseus and his men and the Obstacles they come across. The Odyssey portrays many themes including vengeance, hospitality, courage, bravery and more. Odysseus experiences some good and bad during his journey. He comes across people who help him, but also comes across creatures who hold him back. Odysseus is an Epic hero because of his quick thinking skills, bravery, and confidence for himself and his men.
This quote shows reunion of Odysseus and Telémachus. Although they do not necessarily know each other, because of the years they were apart, the undeniably heavy emotion this greeting brought out of both men reveals the gravity of the situation and the strength of a father-son bond. Another important relationship is between Laertes and Odysseus. Odysseus and Laertes reunite after the suitors have been killed. Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461).
Imagine being were swept away from home, away from everything that was dear, to fight a war that was not your own. Odysseus, King of Ithica, was sent into battle soon after his son was born. The great warrior he is, allowed him to win, but due to his overwhelming, vainglorious shouts of victory turned the god Poseidon against him. Poseidon vowed to not let him return to his homeland and set him keep him at sea forever. In his journey to find his way home, Odysseus and his crew encounter many obstacles that hindered his success which leads to the transferring of responsibility.
Variants of this monomyth relate to all the heroes which makes no exception for Odysseus and Moana. Odysseus, hero in the Odyssey, is a misplaced soldier trying to find his way back to Ithaca where his wife and son await. The author, Homer, narrates Odysseus as a hero doing anything and everything to get home years after the Trojan War came to an end. While Moana is a sheltered teenager who has never been allowed to go past the reef. But when her island is hit with disease, going past the reef is one of the many obstacles she must face to return the heart of Te Fiti to restore her island.
None of us,’ “ said Sylvia, “ ‘Never once. Not underneath, even’ ” (226). In all things considered, Louie 's family knows him the best, they knew that him using his bravery it would get him through the rough parts of his life. The life he had before the war soon took its place back into his life. But not everything was the same; due to all the traumatic events that happened during the war, it took a tole on Louie 's life.
Additionally, Odysseus doesn’t fully take the advice of Circe and uses weaponry, even though Circe warns him not to arm himself no matter the circumstances (12. 234-235). Odysseus’ inability to fully follow directions proves his large ego, and belief that he can do no wrong. As a leader Odysseus should be careful to do exactly what will benefit his crew the most. The lack of communication throughout the whole journey home will eventually lead to mistrust and betrayal of Odysseus by his crew.
In Homer’s Epic Poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus starts off his journey as a man with one simple goal, to win, but as the story goes on, he gets more complicated by acquiring sympathetic traits as he goes on his journey. These traits gained make Odysseus and overall, better leader. Throughout Homer’s Epic Poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus expresses numerous heroic traits that cause him to be respected, both as a leader and as a person. Odysseus’ heroic qualities cause him to gain respect throughout the community as he was a great leader on and off the battlefield. Odysseus uses his intellect to trick and outsmart opponents during his 20-year journey.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus repeatedly shows that he is polytropos, for as Zeus says “There is no mortal half so wise”(3). Using his wits, Odysseus gets him and his men out of several sticky situations in the Odyssey, proving his leadership through his actions that save the lives of his crew member. On the other hand Odysseus’ streak of constantly outsmarting challenges, goes to his head, and unfortunately causes Odysseus to develop a hubris. His pride at times makes him arrogant, believing that he always knows best, which leads to the untimely demise of his crew. While Odysseus proves to be good leader by saving his crew from trouble with his wits, he is ultimately a bad leader because he refuses to listen to advice.
Throughout the journey, they have not formally addressed Odysseus as his official title and in doing so, they show respect and admiration to Odysseus who pulled off yet another feat. Although Odysseus had made rash decisions that brought a fate of suffering upon these men, they praise him, suggesting that they have forgiven him―a sign of trust. Later when the men compare Odysseus to their return to Ithaca, they express their deep devotion for him. Odysseus is the famous face of Ithaca, their king, the closest thing they have of home. The thrill the crew feel when they see Odysseus is of renewed hope of sailing home.
Henry Ward Beecher states, “A prideful man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” Odysseus’s whole reason to keep going is to make it back to his family, but through the 10 years he proves to the reader that he is a braggart and is prideful in his winnings. Odysseus is not a hero for he lets his pride blind his judgment ending in death all around him. Page 996 stanza 456, “I would not heed them in my glorying spirit but let my anger flare.” (Homer 445). Odysseus is telling the king of Phaeacian that after the destruction of the cyclops eye he was on his ship leaving. He called back to cyclops baiting him out of prideful anger.
It 's the right thing to do, And after all we have endured, we must show The gods that we still have a clean soul, And that we are good people indeed!" Odysseus was truly a man of persuasion And his crew decided to follow him onto the island Where the damsel 's cries became louder and more evident. The men approached her and asked What the significance of her cries were. They were given no response other than silence. She was then questioned once more.
Sledge says he stills has nightmares about "the bloody, muddy month of May on Okinawa." He mentions to us about the filth that they struggled with and how he is puzzled that everyone always forgets to mention that part, because filth and fear went hand in hand. Eugene also tells us about his friendships and bonds that the Marines create together. The strengths of this article was Sledgehammer’s was the proof that he provided. He did not have to go around remember all the events off of his recollection, he wrote everything that happened down in his pocket sized New Testament.
They had big ships and rafts to get across the sea. The Odyssey family wasn’t really close because Odysseus cheated on Penelope and Penelope always stayed loyal to Odysseus. When someone were to leave for a while they would have to send messages over paper instead of phones that we have now days. Telemachus, Odysseus son didn’t know his father till he came back to his country. When Odysseus came back to his country, he and Telemachus went to visit Odysseus father to see how he was doing because he missed him.
His reluctance to lead and his weak determination to fulfill his role as the guide of the Israelites to the Promised Land make him unworthy leader. He does not have a resolution of his own and he greatly relies on God for instructions. This in itself can be an indicator of Moses’s bad leadership because without God’s guidance, Moses is unable to properly lead his people. Moses relies greatly on God’s words, feeling lost without them. There are many instances throughout Moses’s journey towards the Promised Land where he asks God for instructions on how to lead his people.