“Quietly, Telemachus goes home and again bears the mockery of the suitors.” (Epic Visit to Nestor, page 727). He did not prove to be courageous to stand in public and make his complaints, until Athena came along and gave Telemachus a needed nudge to store enough confidence within him. Furthermore, before Atehna’s presence by his side, a weakness Telemachus held was that he allowed the suitors to mock and mistreat him, however, though Telemachus holds many inescapable and severe imperfections, he is a man of much strength as well. He is loyal, honest, brave, and devoted. Telemachus, through his actions and doings, proved to be beyond determined and devoted to hold on to his father’s belongings and kingdom and to save his mother from marrying one of the arrogant suitors with harmfully egocentric intentions.
However, when the war occurred, the kids at Kerry Corner signed up to participate in the war, and went overseas; nobody expected it before the war, because people at Kerry Corner were not familiar with traveling the world. Even during the war, young men from Kerry Corner were together, and worried each other fondly. Their families in the States hoped in one mind that their kids could come back safely. After the war, most of the young men came back home safe, and returned to their daily life. Some of them finished their study, and others went to work using their talents from the war.
Most of his struggles come from when he says that no one helped him in the Trojan War and that he did everything himself. All of these struggles that Odysseus goes through help him realize that the gods help him a lot and it teaches him to be thankful. The fact that Odysseus gets affected by grand events helps him become a better hero by teaching him that he can not do everything on his own and helps him be
Simba challenges him and knocks him off his high horse humbling him just in time for his death. In these cases as well as others, the villain is humbled by his defeat by the hero as is the case with Odysseus vs the gods. Although Odysseus is considered a hero by most, he is cruel, controlled by his temper, and more similar to a villain than a hero. Odysseus goes through not a hero’s journey, but a villain’s journey. He returns humbled to his home which has been broken while he was away.
Penelope asks to speak with the beggar, but Odysseus puts her off until nightfall” (Book 17, Italic) Odysseus is shown to overcome his pride while he was a beggar and during his stay with the Calypso. For example, back at home he was always treated like the king of Ithaca but he becomes a beggar overthrowing his pride of a rich king. He only cares for his family now and will do anything now after this long journey to be back with his wife and son ruling his kingdom again. For this reason, he accepts that he is at an equal level of pride and humility.
Usually, epic heroes share common character traits such as bravery,courage,loyalty,. In Homer’s Odyssey, it is my belief that Odysseus is not heroic mostly because he was loyal when he was gone and left his wife. For example, when he went where Hades was all his men went and they ended up dieing.Even though some people may argue he is a hero because he had a good idea on how to win the war,also when Cyclops tried killing them Odysseus didn't say his name and stabbed him so they escaped. I maintain that he is not a hero because he wasn't loyal because he slept with Calypso and his men died.
It unquestionably shows in the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer that Odysseus is indeed a hero. Although Odysseus shows signs of weakness along his journey returning to Ithaca, he is very heroic in many situations to save his men and attempt to return them all home. ADD SENTENCES HERE. Odysseus is undoubtedly a hero because he saves many of his men from the cyclops, he rescues his men from Circe, and he ventures into the House of Death alone. Odysseus in The Odyssey by Homer is a hero because he saved many of his men from the cyclops, Polyphemus.
He instead should have been looking for happiness Biff: “He had all the wrong dreams. All, all wrong”(Miller 138) Biff seems to realize that his father’s idea to accumulate wealth was pointless, and he should have been looking for happiness instead. Jay has also been looking for happiness in his life, in the form of a lost love. Nick : “ but there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed; without a word or gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room”( Fitzgerald
This is the second time the father’s heart has been made heavy by a son. The very one who pretended to be faithful has disappointed him. Nonetheless, the father still loves his son “and he said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. All have sinned; however, the Lord’s invitation remains the same.
A hero is an extraordinary person, but when being compared to another hero, they may seem flawed. In the beginning of time, heroes are known for certain qualities even if some qualities are flawed and or non-existent. Such cases like King Odysseus, from the Odyssey written by Homer thousands of years ago, demonstrates the flaws of a hero from the olden time. Although an epic hero from the Trojan War, Odysseus has many flaws that are portrayed through his journey home after the war. On another note, a more recent hero who demonstrates modern day heroes to be less flawed is Helen Keller, who is a victim of the serious flu that made her blind and deaf at the age of nine months.
I’ve come to terms that not all memories are happy but they are the reasons happy ones can be so much better. That being said, I’ve grown up fortunate. I have a happy family with both parents, a house, and I’ve never been deprived in a survival way. Watching the PBS video I was sad with how many letters Andre Fenton was receiving of people wanting to erase their memories, one guy even going as far to say he wouldn’t mind even if it meant losing all of his memories. At first, I thought how amazing it could be if we could erase memories because I first thought of criminals possibly getting a second chance-if they were able to start completely fresh.