Given the leader he is, when Odysseus and his men encountered the sirens, his men were quick to follow his instructions with diligence. Homer writes, “Sirens weakening a haunting song over the sea we are to shun”(690-691). The sirens sing a songs to lure sailors to their death. Homer writes, “I alone should listen to their song”(693-694). Odysseus knowing what the sirens purpose and having prior knowledge of the things the sirens would say to him.
Louie was taken off work duty because his is injured, but begs for a job so he can keep a higher food ration. The Bird forces him to clean up after a pig with his bare hands. Although pushed through this Louie was able to find small victories such as racing civilians which boosted his moral immensely. “He knew what would happen if he won, but the cheering and the accumulation of so many months of humiliation brought something in him to a hard point. He lengthened his stride, seized the lead, and crossed the finish line” (Hillenbrand 216).
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is an effective leader in chapter twelve. A leader who has too much pride is now showing too much humbleness for what’s important by following all the things he has told to do to save his crew and himself. He does what he is told to do to save his crew and keep them safe. “ But now, fearing death , all eyes fixed on Charybdis now Scylla snatched six men from our hollow ship, the toughest, strongest hands I had, and glancing backwards over the decks, searching or my crew I could see their hands and feet already hoisted, failing, high, higher, over my head, look wailing down at me, comrades riven in agony. Shrieking out my name for one last time” ( XII 265-270).
Odysseus in The Odyssey by Homer is a hero because he saved many of his men from the cyclops, Polyphemus. Odysseus comes up with a brilliant plan to escape Polyphemus’ cave by hiding under the rams when the cyclops releases the rams to the fields. He says “First I loosened myself from the ram, then loosened
She is loyal to Odysseus and faithfully waits for his return. Many will claim that Odysseus is truly the hero of this story after all. He is the main center of focus throughout the entire poem, and he helped win the Trojan War with his wooden horse idea. He cleverly tricked the Cyclops, which got him and several other men out of the cyclops’ grasp. He also tried to warn his men of the dangers that would overcome if they killed the cattle on the island.
Odysseus uses his mind to save the Akhaians rather than his physical strength by keeping Antiklos from giving away their disguise, ultimately demonstrating Odysseus’ wittiness is stronger than his physical strength when he faces challenges. Odysseus uses his mental abilities on his way home to Ithaca when they encounter the Seirenes. First, he ordered his crew to stuff their ears with beeswax in order to block out the voices of the Seirenes songs and cries. He then and commands them to tie him to the mast of the ship, so that he is the only one who can hear the calls of the Seirenes, but can not tell the crew to go towards them. This allowed him and his crew to successfully avoid the deadly
In this passage Eumaeus tells some of the other swine herders to get the largest hog and cut him up for their guest. This shows hospitality because Eumaeus wants the best for his guest no matter who the person is. This is shown to continue the theme in the whole book and it is universal because you should be kind and hospitable to everyone. The second theme in this passage includes foreshadowing. From this book, we get the sense that Eumaeus works really hard and ends up with little and the suitors do not work at all, but get everything done for them, and everything they need.
In Undaunted Courage the story is told through facts making the overview blurry at times but informed you throughout. “Clark threw a carrot of tobacco onto the bank, ‘saying to the chief you have told us you are a great man, take this tobacco and shew us your influence by taking the rope from your men and letting go without coming to hostilities (UC Pg. 174).” In Undaunted Courage the story approached in a nonfiction way of facts after facts informing you of every little detail while in The Captain’s Dog they use the facts in the background so the expedition comes to life in the perspective of a dog. “ The Captain spread his blanket on the ground, started a parley, and passed it around. The Chief confirmed that he and his men were from the Shoshone tribe (CD pg.186).” The Captain’s Dog hides the facts which makes the story present but not the
Theseus is the better epic hero because he risks his life for the greater good of society. Theseus shows his bravery by going on a quest to save and avenge many people by killing a monster. He is going to go kill the Minotaur where he would have to go into a maze called the Labyrinth, find the Minotaur and kill him then with “the ball of thread lay where he had dropped it…. The others followed.” (Hamilton 215). Theseus went out of his way to help
He makes this statement based off of his need to be able to say that he had heard the sirens and that he lived through it as well. Circe informs Odysseus that “[he] can hear the Sirens’ song to [his] heart’s content… if [he commands [his] men to set [him] free, then they must lash [him] faster, rope on rope” which he ends up doing, having them tie him down so he can listen to the sirens (12.