The consequence of his decision is that shortly after Polyphemus devours most of his men but this bolsters him to conjure a plan to escape. After he successfully exits the cave by blinding the cyclopes, he and his surviving men board the ship. As a result of his pride, he calls out to the monster, "If anyone asks who put out your eye, tell them it was Odysseus of Ithaca!”(Hinds 109). Considering the fact Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, the cyclops calls out to him and therefore starts the troublesome voyage for Odysseus back home. When he returns to Ithaca he learns to control his hubris by replacing it with patience.
MYP Assessment - Polyphemus v. Odysseus The lawsuit should move forward. This is because the soldiers wanted to steal Polyphemus’s food and sheep, and Odysseus could have just left the cave without ever encountering the Cyclops and saved the lives of his men. Odysseus says that the soldiers were pleading, “‘Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed, come back, throw open all the pens, and make a run for it? We’ll drive the kids and lambs aboard. We say put out again on good salt water!’”(988).
Odysseus created an escape plan when he and his men got trapped inside the cave of a deadly Cyclops who had already eaten two of his men. Odysseus kept his cool and devised a plan to hide under the sheep of the Cyclops who were let out of the cave every morning.These actions had an effect on his men, filling them with respect. These are the kinds of actions that make Odysseus an epic hero. The faults of a person may also contribute to them becoming an epic hero. Odysseus’s large ego is one of his faults.
Book 9 of The Iliad focuses on the Greek fighter Achilles, whose pride keeps him from accomplishment. In the satire Animal Farm, the pride of the animals clouds their judgment, and they are unable to see that they are suffering. In these texts, pride prevents the characters from seeing the consequences of their actions. In The Odyssey, Odysseus made a rash decision because of pride that caused him years of suffering. When Odysseus arrived in Phaeacia, he told the story of how he was held captive by a Cyclops and escaped by blinding him.
As described, he slept on a bed of leaves and drug his foot through the dirt leaving trails wherever he follows. It is unsafe for someone who is alone to leave such obvious trails, making them an effortless target. Because kleos was so important to the people of Ancient Greece Neoptolemus had to pretend to not know of him; Philoctetes stated, “Have you not heard of the name? Not heard of any word of the misfortunes which ruined me?” (Line 270-271). He began to panic, and gave in to Neoptolemus’s deceitful scam by telling everything about himself, including the bow he mastered from Hercules.
Odysseus is temparmental and it impairs his ability to be a successful leader. For example, Odysueuss states “I began to taunt the Cyclops-men around trying to check me, calm me, …‘so headstrong,…why rile the beast again’”(Homer 9.92-94). No good leader would endanger his men because he couldn’t control his temper. A leader should always have a level-head and be sensible
and when napoleon decided to build the Windmill. Squealer convinces the animals in all three situations. When the first apples began to fall of the tree, the pigs had the other animals collect them. The other animals thought that they would be shared equally between them but the pigs had other ideas. The pigs declared that all milk and apples would go to them only.
He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back. We could see, from this point, The warrior and Duncan’s “worthiest cousin” (1.4.15) is so terrified by his own action that a sound would scare him. While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance.
The conflict of “Hop Frog” is how a King went to a small village and abducted two of the people there (Hop Frog and Trippetta). The King wanted them as his jesters which they were not happy about. Trippetta and Hop Frog decided to make a plan to escape (which they did) after they set almost everyone in the castle on fire. The conflict of “Hop Frog” leads the reader to know how angry Trippetta and Hop Frog were from being taken from their home. Hop Frog was a “cripple” so the conflict also helped the reader understand how bad they wanted to get out of that castle.
As can be seen Beowulf is a very attention to reputation and want to get people’s identity. In general, Beowulf is a brave and responsible, have the ideal person, The three times of battle, the first two is to help Hortghar destroy the monster. His character is largely influenced by his father, he lost his father when he was younger, so he let himself become more powerful, he want to be the people 's heroes, because his father had received Hortghar help, so Horghar also hope to get return from Beowulf. Treasure and reputation is a status symbol, so beowulf 's life in trying to
They (including George and Hazel) had an instinct that it was wrong, but no one was willing to break out of it. However, Harrison did it. Even though the result was not successful, at least he tried. I personally think that putting into action is more important than just thinking of it. Therefore, his effort is worthy of being a hero.