In the text. He stated “ O Cyclops..Puny am I...How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal?”( Homer 171 ll.388-341). Odysseus gloating represent that even though, he’s hero, he’s still arrogant and impulsive even after the deaths of his men. His victory over Polyphemus is a very good and honorable thing but some might consider him to be no difference to the Cyclops whom he called “monstar” , when he’s
Along with being the King of Ithaca, Ody was a great warrior in the Battle of Troy. Ody showed he was a smart ruler by using the Trojan Horse to win the war that lasted 10 years. This proved that Ody was an epic hero because he went away, went into combat, and fought for his homeland. Ody was considered a national hero for fighting this war. He proved he was a good leader and earned the respect from his people in Ithaca.
In the beginning of the play, the author portrays Oedipus as a proud and arrogant man which causes him to initiate the search for the answer of the mystery. Oedipus is introduced with a problem in his kingdom so he sends “Creon, Jocasta’s brother, to Apollo, to his Pythian temple..[to] learn there by what act..[Oedipus] could save this city” (78-82). Creon reports that the Black Plague will terminate when “the man whom had murdered the previous king of Thebes, Laius,” receives death or banishment (112-113). Oedipus is oblivious to the fact that he is the killer of Laius so he orders his men to begin to probe for clues. He wants to be projected as a king who will go to any extreme for the kingdom’s prosperity.
A hero can mean many different things. It could be a man unknowingly be chosen and rise to the point or a man that chooses to be the hero. But is the man that chose to be the hero really going to do the heroic things oppose to the man chosen on the spot. In Metress 's literary criticism, he suggests that Atticus was not a model of moral courage. The critic 's argument is invalid because Atticus did not need to volunteer because Judge Taylor already knew Atticus 's standpoint and work ethic.
Odysseus was considered a hero to the greeks, because not only did he exceed in all of those things but he represented them effortlessly. He did this by honoring the greek god Athena throughout his entire journey, like a hero should, and achieving glory throughout his trek. making the right choices all of the time is no simple test for a normal human. It is in humans nature to make mistakes and cave in to temptation. But the greeks didn’t care, they thought a hero should always
Heroes come and go; some retain their honor, while others are stripped of all their glory and become tragic heroes. Despite belonging to different eras, both Oedipus from Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, and the comedian Bill Cosby experience a similar, successful fate then controversy leading them to their current state. Oedipus and Bill Cosby stood as elite symbols to their followers. However, when tragedy struck it didn 't take long for these heroes to crumble. Oedipus’s followers thought that he would lead them through their times of struggle as their king.
However, although Rachel’s argument is influential, what makes it weak is that the evil intentions of Smith and Jones do not directly correlate to the two forms of euthanasia. In the Smith and Jones case, they both intended harm to their cousin to gain a large inheritance. For this reason, because they were both morally wrong, there is no moral difference between the cases. Also, just because one fails to prevent the death of someone else does not mean that they have the same moral intention an active killer. For example, failure to prevent someone’s death could be due to inaccessibility or ignorance.
“I called back with another burst of anger, ‘Cyclops – if any man on the face of the earth should ask you who blinded you, shamed you so – say Odysseus, raider of cities, he gouged out your eye!” (IX 558-561) Right before they depart from the island, Odysseus shouts out the above statements. This is most certainly foolish and a clear mistake on his part. This is because as a result of his hubris, he further intensifies his punishment from the Gods. It is clear that Odysseus wants to be known for taking down the mighty Cyclops and feels an overbearing amount of pride from accomplishing such a task. Furthermore, Odysseus attaches a title to his own name as the “raider of cities.” Clearly, this is only one event that occurred yet he is so eager to boast about his achievements that others could not do previously.
Even after escaping the cave by blinding the monster, Odysseus invites trouble by boasting, “Kyklops, if ever mortal men inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities took your eye: Laërtês’ son whose home’s on Ithaka!” (Book Ⅸ, Lines 548-552). Rather than regretting, Odysseus continues to be arrogant and selfish, despite the consequences that may come from his actions. He craves the glory that is awarded to those who defeat a monster, so Odysseus quickly takes credit for his deed, without thinking of the repercussions that could come if he reveals his name. In spite of these early faults, as Odysseus continues his journey, he learns self-control and humbleness. When Odysseus returns home to Ithaka, he is disguised a beggar.
Finally, Teiresias caves and tells Oedipus that he is “the pollution of [their] country”(19). He is the murderer of Laios. Oedipus is appalled by the very idea. He calls Teiresias senseless and sightless, a “child of endless night!” and tells him “You can not hurt me/Or any other man who sees the sun.”(21). This is an ironic statement because the king seems to be under the impression that he is the one who can see the reality of the situation, with his analogy of the seer with