Diction and imagery are very important components to a story. It is the way that the author displays their feelings through the character. Homer uses very vivid shifts in tone, sometimes creating room for the reader to learn a lesson. In one of Homer’s famous books, “The Odyssey,” he uses diction, imagery, and tone to show that everything does not always go as planned. Wishing to escape the cyclops’ bondage, Odysseus tries to get out of trouble and assumes that he and his men are safe by lying to the Cyclops.
Odysseus must battle the suitors that have taken his wife Penelope, and may soon kill his son Telemachus. Odysseus defies the suitors and wins his wife and kingdom back. Despite Odysseus' overconfident nature, Odysseus proves he is a hero by showing bravery and intelligence. When it comes to being a hero, being brave is one of the most
He could have used his strength and tried to attack the suitors right away. Odysseus decides to use his head to figure out what will be the correct time to strike against the suitors. Odysseus is hero because he uses his mental strength to overcome challenges. Homer’s epic “The Odyssey” main character displays hero mentality when he uses his brain to his advantage. He overcomes the challenge of the Cyclops by thinking wisely.
His immense power is demonstrated when “he [calls] to his son Hermes and [says]… ‘Go and declare that Odysseus shall return after all his troubles”(Homer 62). Zeus’s powerful authority enables him to positively affect Odysseus’s fate, and, in the long run, guide him through his perilous journey back home. This gives Zeus the responsibility of either building or destroying Odysseus’s heroic stature, and throughout the story there are countless examples of times when Zeus is the one that finally determines Odysseus’s stature as a hero. Although Zeus positively influences Odysseus in many ways, he also diminishes his heroic stature in many situations. One time this happens is when “Zeus … [thunders] and [strikes] our [Odysseus and his crew’s] ship with his bolt”(Homer 159).
John Ruskin once said, “The first test of truly great man is his humility”. In The Odyssey, an epic poem by Homer, the central character Odysseus learns humility through his failures and growth in obedience making him a hero. Odysseus reaches a heroic status through the lessons learned on his journey, which ultimately taught him the value of obedience and the dangers of arrogance. Initially, Odysseus appears to lack the heroic quality of humility, through his narcissistic nature. When Odysseus is leaving the cyclops cave, his egotistical behavior is shown when he tells Polyphemus who hurt him.
A hero can be someone who courage and strength, accomplished bold acts, divine ancestry, and favored by the god. Heracles fit in this category. Heracles is favored by the gods because he is half-god, half-human, he has the courage and strength of his ability, he had divined ancestry because his dad is Zeus, and he accomplishes bold acts such as the twelve labors of Heracles, which no one else could possible do but Heracles himself. Heracles dad, Zeus was married to Hera. His dad had an affair and the Heracles came.
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
Iago’s plan to manipulate Othello into making him believe Desdemona is cheating on him works,which leads to deadly results. Iago was a coward because he was scared that Cassio would call Iago out of his schemes, so he manipulates Roderigo to have him kill Cassio “He hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly;and besides, the Moor May unfold me to him: there stand I in such peril:No, he must die,But so: I hear him Coming”(V.i.20-22). Iago yet continues to play dumb as if he doesn't know what is happening with Cassio and Roderigo, But then Iago kills Roderigo because he fears he will also tell others about him “O,damn’d Iago O inhuman dog!”(V.i.74) this made Roderigo to realize who Iago really is. Then Iago’s cowardliness became even more clear when he killed his wife (V.ii.231-242), this not only brings out his cowardliness but also his hatred for
Hamlet’s views on women is adulterous which pertains to the misogynistic tendencies in the play; thus, Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, sparks up his misogynistic approaches. Hamlet is repulsed with Gertrude since she was quick to re-wed immediately following Old Hamlet’s death and cries: “She married. O, most wicked speed, to post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” (1.2.156-157). Hamlet is shocked that his mother remarries to Claudius, Old Hamlet’s brother, before letting the tears on her cheek to dry. This quotation illuminates Gertrude’s act of incest which can be classified as an aspect of adultery.
He is excited to join and to serve his country, little did he know that war is an aberration. His whole world turns upside down; experiencing grief, and terror. This caused him to become very bewildered. "The wisest were just the poor and simple people. They knew the war to be a misfortune, whereas those who were better off, and should have been able to see more clearly what the consequences would be, were beside themselves with joy.