An example is, after twenty years he is still determined to return home, “I am at home, for I am he. I bore adversities but in the twentieth year I am a shore in my own land,” (1140-1143). Odysseus was always determined to go back to his kingdom and be with his wife after twenty years, Without determination to go back to everything he loves he wouldn’t have been able to go through every obstacle that was in his way, and lead his men to freedom when they were trapped. After the Cyclops finds Odysseus and his men he wanted to know where their ship was so the Cyclops could destroy it and not have any chance of them escaping,”Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth trembled, broke it upon the rocks at your land’s end,” (273-276). Odysseus is determined to not let the Cyclops find his ship and destroy it.
He has to make smart and quick decisions to save his own life and that of his crew. After fighting in the Trojan War for ten years, he is on a long, hard journey for another ten years, hoping to return home to Ithaca to see his wife and son and return to his place on the throne. Odysseus is a hero because he uses intelligence to escape difficult situations, perseverance to continue his journey despite numerous setbacks,
Odysseus has mastered two worlds because “now from his breasts into his eyes the ache of longing mounted, and he wept at last, his dear wife, clear and faithful in his arms” (Homer 616). This quote supports the idea of mastering the two worlds because he has defeated the challenge of getting home and the challenge of fighting the suitors, he was finally reunited with his wife. The next quote is from “Hero’s Journey” and “the hero’s quest is life changing, for them and many others” (Campbell 4). This quoted supports the idea of mastering the two worlds because he has completed his quest and is reunited with his son and
Decades pass, and toward the end, Sam is existing in a nursing home. Michael, now a grown-up, is the main individual who still visits him. Michael brings his own young child, likewise named Sam, to visit his incredible granddad. While the elderly Sam brings up that Jewish custom scowls on naming youngsters after relatives who are still alive, he is unmistakably satisfied and glad. Sam tragically tells Michael that, as of late, he had endeavored to retreat to Avalon, however was sorrowful to find that the area had changed totally.
His home, for example, and his stories and actions in it, show it is a reason for his journey home. When Odysseus leaves the island of Ogygia, he lands at Phaeacia. There, he tells his story to the Alcinous, the king, in exchange for shelter and a way to Ithaca. When talking about why he wants to be home throughout the story, Odysseus says, “Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass/ his own home and his parents? In far lands/ he shall not, though he find a house of gold” (Homer 35-37).
His first instinct after having such a whirlwind of a night is to go to his brother and tell him about it; not to go home to his girlfriend, but to see his brother, his family. After the collapse, Jeevan spends the first few months with his brother in the sky rise apartment and finds that he “ha[s] never felt so close to his brother” (179). Throughout the first two months after the collapse, Jeevan is extremely optimistic; this combined with spending so much time with his brother shows how much happiness he finds from family. Additionally, twenty years after the collapse, Jeevan has settled down, found
Homer in the epic poem writes the life of Odysseus who exemplifies being a hero in such situations with remarkable leadership that he uses to return to Ithaca with his men. Throughout the journey Odysseus and his men encounter multiple obstacles and many near death experiences, but thanks to the leader Odysseus, the men escape from them. Odysseus as a hero and leader encourages his men and makes sure that no man is left behind. For example, on the ship when the men and Odysseus meet the six
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).
In “The Odyssey” Odysseus went on an expedition to fight in the Trojan War, but then it became a journey to return to his wife, son and Ithaca, his homeland. His son also goes on a trip. “Taking Athena’s advice, Telemachus travels to Pylos for word of his father.”(Page 371.) In the epic Odysseus’s son,
He “continued to live in his usual easy and pleasant way” (749). When people are unsuccessful in finding happiness in their lives, they adjust their plans to help attain happiness. Ivan forged ahead in his pursuit by placing more importance in his life on his work duties. This helped him “grow to like his work better and [he] became more ambitious than before”
Her nights and days are wearied out with grieving" (Homer 772). I cannot do anything about it. I have no power here. Now I believe there is still hope. After twenty years my husband has finally returned and I know we can become a family once again.
At Athens, Arcita finds a job in the castle, going under the name Philostrato. Arcita’s hard work eventually leads him to be well liked by everyone. As a result, Arcita becomes Theseus’s assistant. While this was happening, Palamon had been miserably sulking in prison for seven years. Until one fateful night, he escapes with a help from a friend.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Trojan War hero Odysseus exhibits perseverance in the ten years of war and leads his men on the long journey home. Odysseus has to endure the frustrations of the war and the negligence that the gods show to him in his most desperate times. The pain he goes through exhibits his love for the special ones in his life, and it gives him the strength to make it home. Odysseus is challenged during the ten year war, but he will not give up, which proves how he is a true hero. The hero shows how he is a true hero through his actions and not his words.
When Huck was talking about this about the king and duke shows he is maturing and had a true feeling for people. In the book, The Adventures of hHuckleberry Finn by Mark Twain , Huck realizes some important lessons on his trip to save Jim. He takes in the aspects of life, and the line between good and bad. He also knows that now the immaturity of some level of jokes can undermine the lives of others if not thought out right. It is clear that Huck discovered his way of life as a kind and thoughtful person before the end of the book.