Also, he tells Polyphemus that his name is Nohbdy, so that the cyclops does not have any information about him. Lastly, he and all of his men escape the cave by strapping themselves to the bottom of sheep, so Polyphemus cannot find them (The Cyclops). All of these things that he did to make sure his crew had a safe escape shows his cleverness. He used his head and the limited resources he had, which makes him a hero. Another time he shows cleverness is when he creates a plan to get rid of the suitors, instead of just barging in to see his wife and family (“Twenty years gone, and I am back again…”).
When Odysseus and his crew passed by the mainland where the Cyclops lived, they were only going to stay for two days, but then out of curiosity, Odysseus wanted to see what kind of beast the Cyclops was which made them almost die. Odysseus didn 't even ask his crew whether they should do it or not because Odysseus made it seem like their opinion wasn’t important and didn 't matter. In the story, it says “Why not take these cheeses...Yet I refused, I wished to see the cave man, what he had to offer” (pg 818 L198-199). Odysseus deserved to return home from his journey after 20 years because it was mostly his fault. If Odysseus had told his crew about everything like why not to eat the cattle or to not open the bag of the unfavorable winds, his journey wouldn 't have taken 20 years.
He escapes from Annie Wilkes, the devil figure, fully based on himself as he is completely isolated from other people. He goes through many horrible things such as drinking his urine, losing his left foot and his left thumb. But, at the end, he still has the faith and braveness to fight with Annie. Paul Sheldon, like a phoenix rises from ashes, does not only get his freedom back but most importantly, he got his ability to write novels again. From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey.
After defeating the Cyclops and heading back out into the sea he stood on his ship mocking the Cyclops. When escaping the cave he chose the wooliest ram for himself which shows selfishness. He also leads his men into their own fates. Circe had warned Odysseus about Scylla to not try and fight her even when she already has six of his men, but he did not listen to her advice and tried to fight her and lost three more of his men. Once back to Ithaca there were many suitors insulting him, his wife, son, house, and the gods and begging for Penelope’s hand in marriage.
He went through so much pain, tears and brutality. But yet, he has the power of a hero to come home and start over. Most readers know Odysseus as a very vigorous and commanding man. But many do not see his good side, his sensitivity and sorrow, which always seems to be left out. But these feelings and emotions are shown on his way home, which also included how he decided to help his crew.
Odysseus has clearly learned not to be impulsive in his decision-making from his past errors, for example on the island of the Laestrygonians and that of the Cyclops, his bad decision making cost many of his men their lives. This decision to wait and contemplate where he is and think about his decision is very smart because at his palace, there is a “world of pain” (11.132). If he ran home, he might have been killed by the suitors. This question shows that after suffering so much, he finally has learned patience. In response to this, and his whole speech, Athena praises him and says he is “so winning” and he is “worldly-wise” (13.377,77).
Napoleon takes nine puppies and trains them to become his bodyguards and soldiers, enabling him to chase Snowball out, leaving him the sole leader of Animal Farm. He ends Sunday meetings, silencing the voices of the other animals. He changes the commandments of animalism to excuse his indulgence in human extravagances such as alcohol, and even his executions of fellow animals. Napoleon eventually declares himself the supreme leader of Animal Farm and changes, the seven commandments of Animalism to the maxim “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” He then makes the transformation from pig to human and starts walking on his hind legs, wearing clothes, and carrying whips. In the words of the English rock band “The Who” “Meet the new boss, the same as the old
However, the plan failed because some of the crew members opened the bag, since they were curious because the inside of the bag was kept as a secret to them, which clearly demonstrates that Odysseus had supernatural conflict. As the results, Poseidon’s power, the storm winds blew Odysseus and the crew further away from their destination. The third time Odysseus shows that he had supernatural conflict is in the cyclops adventure, and it was caused by Odysseus and his crew, who tricked the cyclops many times. In the Odyssey, it states that Odysseus taunts at Polyphemus, and reveals his real name after Odysseus injured Polyphemus, and tricked him, which enraged him. After Polyphemus about Odysseus, he requested from his father, Poseidon, the god of sea, to curse Odysseus, and ask for revenge on Odysseus and his crew.
He displays a heroic trait of fortitude, such as the event when he foresaw the approaching monster, Scylla. For every ship, the creature abducts six men to be devoured by its six heads. Furthermore, Odysseus showed to be undeniably brave in the battle against the hundred suitors Some believe Odysseus is not a hero because of his excessive arrogance. However, this claim is incorrect because Odysseus also shows kindness when he picked up three of his men and took them back to the ship because they were under the effects of the lotus flower (Homer 373). This action reveals Odysseus as being a compassionate hero because he obviously did not wish for his crewmates to stay behind with the rest of the Lotus Eaters with no chance of returning home, and even cared enough to carry all three full grown men on his
Odysseus In "The Odyssey", Odysseus of Ithaca is put in many difficult situations on his journey. Some people may say that Odysseus was a good leader, they are wrong. I say that Odysseus was a bad leader in the long run, all of his men died because of him and the men were not loyal to Odysseus. Odysseus was selfish and he sometimes had too much pride in himself which got the men and him into trouble. Odysseus was also a clever and cunning man, but he was not a good leader to his men.