Imagine being were swept away from home, away from everything that was dear, to fight a war that was not your own. Odysseus, King of Ithica, was sent into battle soon after his son was born. The great warrior he is, allowed him to win, but due to his overwhelming, vainglorious shouts of victory turned the god Poseidon against him. Poseidon vowed to not let him return to his homeland and set him keep him at sea forever. In his journey to find his way home, Odysseus and his crew encounter many obstacles that hindered his success which leads to the transferring of responsibility.
From his experience in the Negro League and discrimination, to running away from home and his prison time, to his life with Rose and his son Cory, Troy has learned some hard lessons, lessons that, as time goes on and become less true, he still feels responsible to his children to teach them. I believe Troy feels a constant, crushing responsibility to his family, and that what he sees as his “duty” to them leads him to make bad decisions. The first and foremost thing anyone thinks of when they hear the name “Troy Maxson” is along the lines of: Oh I know him, he cheated on his wife, but as we look deeper we can understand, if not agree with, his reasons for doing so. In Act Two, Scene One, when Troy is explaining why he cheated on her, he says: “I can step out of this house and get away from the pressures and problems… be a different man. I ain’t gotta worry about how I’m gonna pay the bills or get the roof fixed.” (Wilson page 68-69).
An outstanding athlete, Louie Zamperini, determined, rebellious, track star and a WWII survivor. A troubled life as a kid, but was pushed by his older brother, Pete, to run. Louie hated it, but then after running more he loved it as he became a very famous track athlete. His life changed in an instant when he was called to serve for his country. Louie Zamperini, from Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, exhibits many character traits but in all, determined, and rebellious are most relevant.
Wallace leaps into the special world with the fury of Murron’s death driving him to become stronger. The first test that faces him is the soldiers that invaded the village. He assumes the role of a leader which is a very important part of his development of a character. He leads the charge against the oppressors and wins sparking the Scottish Revolution portrayed by the movie. Wallace then does to the magistrate what he done to Murron which is decapitating him.
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo shows the hard work and difficult tasks the men had to go through to prove themselves and protect their country. The war will change the men’s attitudes and the way they do everything. Men made sacrifices in the Vietnam War most people would never make in a lifetime, they will not just sacrifice but push themselves physically harder than most any other men. The men will also emotionally change from constantly watching other men die, or killing other men. The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault.
Fred Rogers once said “I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.” In this quote, he analyzed the nature of helping as well as the number of like-minded people in the world. He explained that the helpers were more important than anything else to a hero. The Hero’s Journey, derived from Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth tells the structure and stages that a hero must go through to achieve their goal. The most important aspect of the Monomyth would be the support from the Helper since there would not be a way for the hero to learn from experiences and receive guidance. In the popular book Eragon, by Christopher Paolini, it talks of the hero Eragon who goes on a journey to exact revenge
He was put into camps in which one of the leaders hurt him, beat him and made fun of him. These two traits help describe Louie because he endured brutality many times. He resisted the hard battle in war, while being severely hit. His brother Pete helped him achieve his goal of becoming a professional track runner later on in his life. He was a determinist because he strived to achieve his goal in many ways.
Many people forget that African Americans in this country have been enslaved for longer than they have been free. Coates reminds his son to not forget their important history and that they will continuously struggle for freedom over their own bodies. They must learn to live within a black body. These struggles can be seen in the racial profiling and brutality among police officers in cases such as Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and countless of others. He goes on to describe his childhood and how fear was the root of black existence.
The song is mostly performed in a speech like style of talking blues, unlike usual singing. The song is about a young man who is on a quest to get revenge on his father who left him at 3 years old and the only thing his father ever was name him Sue. This young man always suffered from ridicule and harassment by everyone he met. Sue grew up tough, mean, and smartens up very quickly, even though he usually relocates because of his shame in his name. He was very angry and embarrassed with his name, and because of his father, he swore that he would find his father and kill him for giving him “that awful name”.
This poem tells the tale of the mighty protector of men, Beowulf and his journey through life. He battles inhumane enemies for all that is good. In today 's world, we suffer similar problems in our society. We face the war on terrorism. Everyday, the threats only grow larger as time goes on and the world 's leaders fight to bring peace to Earth.
The main character Derek is an example of both groupthink and deviance. He starts out as a prominent member of the neo-Nazi group, holding rallies to destroy local places run by non-whites. However, after his time spent in jail, he comes to realize that “hate is a baggage” and is pointless. Derek then becomes a changed man and defies the groups’ rules and beliefs. He comes to realize that he has been teaching his brother the wrong values all his life and nothing he has done has made him feel better.
When the suitors plan to kill Odysseus son, Telemachas, Odysseus speaks up to his men, “Friends, have we never been in danger before this? More fearsome, is it now, then when we faced the Cyclops.” Odysseus displays all the characters. In the chapter “Scylla and Charybdis” Odysseus and his men were frightened that Scylla and Charybdis would either beat them or eat them. He had to be a strong leader and convince his men that they needed to be brave. Odysseus put