Another factor of Lee’s moral potency was Lee’s moral courage. Lee wasn’t afraid to stand up and fight even when he knew the odds were against him. Lastly, Lee expressed moral efficacy when Lee had confidence in his tactics and his men to perceiver and win the battle. General Lee was a successful leader because of his leadership and management skills. He utilized all of his available sources of power.
He is considered to be this because he is a heroic and honorable man that has been through many trials and gotten passed them all alive. He is a well-known hero throughout the world. Odysseus qualifies to be the ideal epic hero in all of the categories. For one he was born of royalty. For two he has a special weapon-his brain.
Odysseus keeps his men from hearing their tune and they make it past. Next, he goes by the beast Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis. Five men are eaten, and the rest go to the island of Helios Hyperion, the sun (Homer, Odyssey). Circe warned him not to eat the cows but rather they did at any rate. When they cruise away, Zeus demolishes their boat to rebuff their irreverence (Homer, Odyssey).
“But Zeus’s daughter Athena countered him at once. The rest of the winds she stopped right in their tracks, commanding them all to hush now, go to sleep” (Homer, Odyssey, V.421-424). The gods possess a multitude of abilities including the ability to change their appearance or the appearance of other people as seen by Athena changing into an eagle multiple times throughout the epic. Athena’s ability to change a person’s appearance had also been put into great use by Odysseus after his arrival in Ithaca. When Odysseus planned to infiltrate his own to gather information without being recognized, Athena used her powers to alter his appearance into a beggar to allow for no one to immediately recognize him.
This hold over the ancient Greek world ended, because one lone man named Theseus stepped in and stopped it. Although some question Theseus’ honor, he is considered to be a Greek hero; however, Theseus exhibited the qualities of a true Greek hero of bravery, sacrifice, and strength. First, when King Midos had a giant palace built, he put a maze inside, and kept a terrifying monster; the Minotaur. When Theseus went to his father about it, he said “We can not sit here while this awful tyrant sends innocent citizens in one after another. I will go into the labyrinth, kill the beast, and save the poor people from the ruler.” King Aegeus pleaded him not to go, but Theseus was determined to do this.
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…”).
The hellhound is killed and Annabeth shows Chiron what happens when Percy is in the water. Percy is claimed as a son of Poseidon, through a hologram of green light in the form of a trident. This is a surprise to many as it is revealed that the three elder gods — Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades — have taken an oath to never have demigods children again. Percy's appearance, a clear sign that Poseidon has broken the oath, can only mean strange and obscure events for the future. Percy is granted a quest to find Zeus' Master Bolt which Chiron believes Hades has stolen.
Summary: Cyclops In the story, Odysseus is still speaking to the Phaeacians, but is now telling them of his encounter with Polyphemus, the cyclops. Strong winds blew Odysseus and his men to Polyphemus’ island, where they unloaded and entered a cave that Polyphemus happened to live in. When he entered the cave, he closed the entrance with a large boulder that only he could move, trapping himself, his sheep, and Odysseus inside. After he ate some of Odysseus’ men, Odysseus devised a plan to get the cyclops to move the boulder so that the men could escape. He gave Polyphemus liquor, making him drunk, and shoved a massive makeshift spear into his the cyclops’ only eye.
“Chained to his crag for stealing fire and giving it (and therefore life) to humans, Prometheus is visited each day by a vulture that eats his liver…Prometheus tries to understand the paradox of his predicament” (Gifford 44). However, he feels self satisfaction: And now, for the first time Relaxing Helpless The Titan feels his strength. (Hughes 286) Prometheus, tied as he is, believes in his cause. He shouts in order to end the old order and start
With both of those qualities in his arsenal, he led his army in the trials bestowed upon him. In the end, being a hero means taking the right actions at the right times. This idea is elucidated by the quote, “Heroes are heroes because they are heroic