Odysseus sacrificed many of his men just to see this “ caveman”. Many lives would have been safe if Odysseus had listened to his men and had taken the sheep and cheeses for the rest of the voyage. Another example of how dangerous Odysseus is when
He feels hated and ugly for much of his childhood, but after meeting Arthur, he trains his hardest to overcome his appearance and become the greatest knight in the entire world. In most versions in the tale of king Arthur, Sir Lancelot is depicted as a handsome, charming man. But in the once and future king, he is ugly and deformed. This leaves room for much more character development, but he finds this difficult due to his inner contradictions, “For one thing, he liked to hurt people. It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.” (White 339) All of these strange feelings contradicting each other inside him cause him to have a lot of problems growing and changing.
Because of Odysseus’s sharp intellect, cunningness, and with the help from the gods, he finishes the heroes’ journey. Odysseus’s main flaw in The Odyssey is his pride and not being able to control his crew. Test, allies, and enemies happen when Odysseus blinds Polyphemus who is the son of Poseidon. When Odysseus and his crew first found Polyphemus’s cave they could’ve just stolen food or left but instead Odysseus wanted to stay and receive a gift. After his men and him escapes unnecessarily losing two men in the process, Odysseus taunts Polyphemus which leads to him saying “ Hear me Poseidon, sustainer of the earth, god of sable locks.
Odysseus’s long and difficult journey back to his homeland after his time in the Trojan War was surely one filled with hardship and adversity. The great leader was forced to deal with intimidating enemies, rough travels, and even alluring deities. While he does his best to manage all of these struggles during his voyage, Odysseus is also unaware of the other conflicts taking place back in Ithaca, his home and where his family has been awaiting his return for several years. Much to Odysseus’s obliviousness, a group of suitors have essentially taken over his palace, hoping to marry Penelope, his wife, and claim his throne. Homer’s The Odyssey describes all that the protagonist does in his power just to come back to his family and kingdom throughout
After that he took the hardest sheep to escape, by not only taking the leader sheep, but he also hangs there all night instead of laying on the ground, because his men had to stay under the sheep. The second act in witch Odysseus shows loyalty is the episode is when they go to the Lotus Eaters. Three of his men get addicted to the flower,
His family found the timing to be inconvenient and only a select number of people attended the ceremony. This is another way that Tristan is trying to deal with the grief that he has been handed in life. His reasoning for becoming married is that he could make a son that would replace his brother, Samuel. Tristan knew that this move was a selfish one, but he could not fathom anything else. He was crazy in love and the sad fact was that it was only because of the stress caused of his brother dying.
By being so greedy, only caring about his opinions, beating his wife for saying things he disagreed with, and not accepting any offers the jewelry stores were offering brought him bad luck. Also, by caring about his family 's future, not present life distracted him and made him into a bad man. In my opinion, this book teaches lots of useful lessons and everyone should take in
His dad beats him and his mom does not care about him she just cares about her reputation as a wealthy woman. Will Cole change his ways. Relationships that Changed Cole. Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.The book is about a 15-year-old boy that is named Cole he cares for no one and he thinks everyone hates him. He is wrong though Garvey Edwin and Peter may be able to help him.
Because they ignored death and continued in their mission they have already done something many wouldn’t, and because they were doing this for others, it proves the claim that anyone can be a hero if they do things that most wouldn’t for others. Additionally, heroes exist in literature, and typically in literature, a hero’s deeds are larger than life. An example of this would be Odysseus from The Odyssey. The Odyssey is a Greek epic about Odysseus, who is a man separated from his family for a very long time and has many arduous challenges that impede his journey home. One of these challenges had Odysseus venture to the underworld to meet the shade Teiresias, who tells him, “Under strange sail you come home, to find your own home filled with trouble: insolent men eating your livestock and courting your lady (Homer 11.
This establishes a BLANK of strength and confidence that provides him with safety and respect in the end. Within the land of Polyphemus, Odysseus and his men are tempted by wine and cheese to trespass into an unknown cave. The indweller of that cave, Polyphemus the cyclops, returns to see them stealing his food and entering his home. He welcomes them initially, but then soon turns hostile. He devours two of Odysseus's men on the spot and imprisons Odysseus and the rest in his cave for future meals.