Poseidon, god of the sea constantly throws obstacles at Odysseus because Odysseus blinded his son, Polyphemus. Athena, on the other hand, tries to help him make his journey back to Ithaca. Odysseus, showcases two important characteristics of a hero in The Odyssey: grand events affecting him, and bravery. First, one characteristic that Odysseus shows throughout the story includes bravery. Odysseus shows bravery in many points throughout the poem.
Many of these traits that George has are the same to Odysseus. He was a commander for his army while sailing to Troy. Troy was an enemy towards Ithaca. Also, Odysseus had just as many hardships as George. He got sent away from his family battling Troy.
Voodoobrute is the last of its species of creatures that depict themselves as islands and lure in incoming ships. Odysseus looks around and realizes he is in Floatacia, a realm of floating islands and intimidating Creatures known as the Floatacians. Odysseus orders his men to evacuate the island of Voodoobrute and run to another nearby island of Floatacia. As they run, 3 men are taken into the ground feeding the immensely powered Voodoobrute. As Odysseus’ crew sprints they see the floatacians; banshee like creatures flying overhead.
Weakness is a trait all groups of humanity find themselves bound to in many senses, whether it be mentally or physically, but much like Odysseus in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, strength can be found within this turmoil. The tale begins on the island of Ithaca where Telemakhos, the son of the warrior Odysseus, is confronted by the goddess Athena. The Grey-Eyed-Goddess tells Telemakhos to step up and make something out of his life, by setting out on a quest to learn about his father, who has been away for 20 years. While Telemakhos is set off on his journey to find his father, Odysseus is trapped on the island of Kalypso, lusting for his home. He then sets out on a long journey in an attempt to get back to his wife, Penelope, and his family back in Ithaca.
Well the definition of an epic hero is, “a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events.”(Dictionary.com) If that doesn’t describe Odysseus, I don’t know what does. He risks his life in many circumstances, and he’s widely admired for being the one of the reasons the trojans won the war. He is also affected by lots of events throughout his adventures. For example they are almost home and his crew opens the bag of winds that sends them flying through the ocean.“Nevertheless we sailed on, night and day, for nine days, and on the tenth at last appeared the land of our fathers, and we could see people tending fires, we were very close to them. But then the sweet sleep came upon me, for I was worn out with always handling the sheet myself, and I could not give it to any other companion, so we could come home quicker to our own country; but my companions talked with each other and said that I was bringing silver and gold home with me, given me by great-hearted Aiolos, son of Hippotas; […] and the evil counsel of my companions prevailed, and they opened the bag and the winds all burst out.
In Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey,” the protagonist Odysseus’ decision to bring wine with him to offer to the Cyclops, whose home he and his men were invading, was crucial to his entire journey being set in motion. After Odysseus, a Greek hero who fights in the Trojan War, wins, he and his men have to return to their home of Ithaca. On their way, they find themselves in what is known as the Land of the Cyclops. Cyclops were, as Odysseus describes them, “giants, louts, without a law to bless them” (Homer 10). Their lives were spent dwelling in caves and tending to their herds of sheep.
He has then been on a mission, to return home to Ithaca. Odysseus shows why he is an epic hero through his courage and wisdom during his redemptive journey back to Ithaca in books: 9,10, and 12. The courage and wisdom of Odysseus help him to prolong his life and survive throughout his whole journey back to his homelands. For example, Odysseus gouges the Cyclops eye while the giant is asleep, even though the Cyclopes has murdered multiple of his men moments before. Odysseus displays his courage when he states,”So we seized our stake with its fiery tip and bored it round and round in the giant's eye” (B9 L.433-34).
His perseverance is evident in his willpower to get back to Ithaca at all costs. Weather it be traveling near Charybdis, a monster that would suck water and bring ships to the bottom of the ocean, or the Sirens who brought men to their deaths. In spite of all of his obstacles Odysseus kept pushing through the heartache to get home to his wife and son. A Biblical hero that embodies perseverance is Paul. Paul was discriminated against for his beliefs in God and was put in prison and tortured numerous times.
In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus shows many traits of an epic hero. Odysseus faces many obstacle and life threatening situations but he overcome them all. Odysseus is an epic hero because he has supernatural help and he overcomes obstacle throughout his journey by proving himself in order to reach his goal, which is getting home to Ithaca and to take control over his kingdom. Odysseus is an epic hero because he is capable of deeds of great strength and courage. Odysseus shows he is brave/courageous when fights the monstrous Polyphemus and stabbed him in the eye with a giant olive tree.
Heroes always do something that most people don’t.” Philip Zimbardo's statement stays true in The Odyssey by Homer. In the book Odysseus, the king of Ithaca has to leave his family to fight in the Trojan war. He leaves behind his loving wife, Penelope along with his newborn son, Telemachus. Unfortunately, even after the Trojan war Odysseus faces many hardships and troubles returning home to Ithaca Throughout all hardships, Odysseus proves himself as a hero in The Odyssey. For starters, Odysseus is a hero because he shows many leadership like qualities.
The cannibals spotted them and headed straight for them. They ran and ran for miles, until they saw where they had docked their boats. Reed knew Aria wouldn 't be getting her boat started by herself, so he dragged her onto their boat. They climbed aboard and started it as quickly as possible. “You 're a real life saver you know that Mr. Dauzat?” Aria asked.