An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing. Due to their ignorance, and refusal to listen to Odysseus they accidentally angered the god Helios and to appease Helios Zeus sent down a thunderbolt on their ship killing all of Odysseus’s crew except himself. This is proof of how this was not entirely his fault, and how his name and reputation of being a hero shouldn’t be
In The Odyssey, Odysseus boasts of his skill often, a foolish decision that often got him into trouble. He angered the god of the sea, Poseidon, when he claimed that he won the Trojan War without any outside help. It was because of his pompous boasting that Poseidon cursed Odysseus so that he could not return home to Ithaka, as the sea would always place an obstacle in his way. When Odysseus and his men arrived at Polyphemus’ island, even though they saw a giant one-eyed man, a Cyclops, a sight which should dissuade exploration, Odysseus’ counsel was to proceed and investigate the island. This foolish decision lead him and his men to be trapped in a cave for days, fearing that they would be the Cyclops’ next meal.
This cowardice event shows that he is not a hero. In conclusion Odysseus is not a hero because he is missing many profile traits a hero would posses. As I’ve expressed copious times Odysseus is not a hero because he is egotistical, cowardice, narcissistic, and alienated. He sacrifices his crew, is unloyal to his faithful wife, and is a
Menelaus and Agamemnon are an example of men who taker power for granted. The two royal sons took advantage of the situation especially, since they detested Ajax for innumerable reasons. Apart from being someone who clearly took no one’s orders, Ajax was also in love with Menelaus wife. “Ajax did not join the expedition / because that woman was a wife of yours” (ll. 1333-34).
The when he is getting addie to jefferson the wagon almost get destroy in the river and cash and jewel are the one who rescue it not anse he just stand there looking at then almost dying. Then when cash turn the barn in fire jewel is the one who rescue the mules not anse. He just stood there hoping that jewel will rescue the mole but don't move at all. Addie does not
Another reason they are harder to sympathize with and connect with is because readers know that none of the things these characters went through really happened. They were based on real events but, none of these characters actually
Macbeth failed to show devotion to his kingdom when he murdered Lady Macduff and her children. Scar failed to show his devotion to his kingdom when he allowed the resources of the kingdom to become scarce. Macbeth failed to show patience when he visited the witches’ cave, demanding for answers. Scar failed to show patience when yells “Silence!” to his hyena followers to break up an argument. Macbeth failed to show courage when he battled with his conscience.
He was offered a crown three times and he did not accept it each time. This made him look like a non-ambitious leader and he wanted to show modesty as he was not king. The conspirators saw this and began to think that Caesar would gain too much power and ruin Rome. So the conspirators then made a plan to kill Caesar, but Caesar was very suspicious of Cassius and said “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much.
I meant that! There isn’t a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone… I’m Chief!”(Golding 181) This death meant nothing to the power hungry Jack, all he cared about was being leader and in reality that would never happen. Piggy had done nothing wrong, all he wanted was peace and the unification of the tribes so they could have a better chance a rescue. Instead Jack killed him and would hurt their chance of survival even more.
Odysseus was loyal to a certain point, but if a Goddess asked you to do something you should act on it or something bad could potentially happen to you or a loved one. In the beginning of Odysseus’s trip, he slept with the Greek Goddess Circe and had three sons with her. He was not actually that loyal but you cannot say no to a God or Goddess. Odysseus may not have always been loyal, however he had sacrificed all his men and took advantage of their trust to
Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon. The story doesn’t say if Bathsheba seduced David, then that would be a case of femme fatale, but for what I have read David is the one who fell in love with her at first sight and send for her. Not always women are the one to blame into mans misery, but man itself condemn themselves into a path of disgrace because they choose to sin. In this case scenario Bathsheba did not seduce David therefore David sinned as a choice of his own. But Bathsheba still gets blamed for David’s misery although she was just a women that did not intentionally try to get with David.
Because Meursault shut himself away from any outside emotions and didn’t care what choice he took, it became the downfall of him. All of those choices, of him taking the easy way out, could have ended up taking a different route, but because Meursault is a stranger to himself and to his life, his inability own up to what he has done was his flaw. That one choice made an incredible difference in Meursault’s life and he did nothing to stop it, as if he weren’t really there, like he wasn’t in control of his actions or of his thoughts. In a way, Meursault’s character is very similar to that of Hamlet. Both of their fatal flaws is there overthinking about life and in Meursault’s case his emotionless approach on life.