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.
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). He was knocked out with a club after this, but that was nothing compared to the feeling of his win.
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.
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
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. Usually, when you think of working hard there is always a reward that comes into
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).”
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
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.
The story is centered around him because the sirens are trying to get to him. Also Cerce told him that he was the only one to hear the sirens and live. This proves that he is the protagonists and the main character (Homer) Odysseus behaves very bravely and heroic as they approach the vile sirens. He uses wax to plug his companions ears to
“ Whoever draws too close, of guard, and catches the Sirens’ voices in the air -- no sailing for him, no wife rising to meet him, no happy children beaming up at their father’s face…” (272). Sirens, female creatures who lure men to death by their voices, is one of monsters Odysseus meets on his way back home. I have heard this story long time ago and really interested in it so I decide to do Siren for my art pieces. I choose picture because I can give viewer a direct image of what the scene is like and they can get better idea what’s happening on there.
Odysseus one of the greatest Greek heroes of the ancient world. The myths of Odysseus are told before and after the Trojan War. The Trojan War lasted 10 years. After the fall of Troy, it took Odysseus ten years to return back to his home. Everyone believed that Odysseus was dead, and his wife and son must deal with suitors.
A hero is defined as a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. When looking at the epic poem The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus ,the protagonist in the poem shows outstanding achievements, courage and bravery . Odysseus travels through the 12 steps of heroism physically but still has self involved motives and does things for the glory of himself. Odysseus has embodied the definition of heroism through his actions and courage but not through his rationale.
A second characteristic that represents Odysseus to be an epic hero is being courageous. Meanwhile, as Odysseus traveled on his quest he landed on the island The Land of the Dead. He was advised by Circe, a powerful witch - who Odysseus met previously in his voyage - in order to go home was to speak with dead blind prophet. When Odysseus was on the island, he presumed to be slightly timid around spirits. As stated in Book 10 of The Odyssey, “From every side they name and sought the pit with rustling cries; and I grew sick with fear.”