People may say that Odysseus is not loyal to Penelope because he has affairs with Calypso and Circe, and isn’t loyal to Penelope when he came back. However, Odysseus is loyal because he has reasons for why he is with other women and he shows his loyalty to Penelope when he reunites to Ithaca. Also, this story can help people in the real world. This story can help relationships in ways that if a loved one leaves for a while to never lose loyalty for them. Always have hope in seeing each other again and to never lose the loyalty between each other.
Odyssey displays many traits of leadership. First,his leadership is demonstrated when his crew obeys his commands. Homer’s text states that his crew “delivers me from my restraint.” Because his crew respects him, they obey him. As well as demonstrating strengths, he also portrays character weaknesses.
He is a god who truly deserves more recognition. Thetis seems to be doing the best she can with her situation, but she still comes off as hopelessly melodramatic. Yet she still retains her resourcefulness. For example, going to Hephaestus for help was a wise decision on Thetis’ part.
According to Merriam-webster.com (2014), A Hero "is a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities". A person can rarely be called a hero if they are not brave. If this person is not able to speak up or act in a way that backs his cause or defends it because of fear of the consequences then they are not considered a hero since they lack valor. A hero to me is someone who recognizes the consequences of their heroic actions and is committed to continuing their cause until the truth comes out even if it means suffrage to them since that displays how truly courageous they are. Merriam-webster.com (2014) states that initially the word hero derives from both the Greek as "hērōs" or Latin "Heros"; it was first used in the 14th century.
but it doesn’t stop me from working hard and taking pride on my achievements. Based on my beliefs nothing is given because of fate, or luck, nothing is a coincidence as well it’s in God’s hands. But God gives us free will we make choices and we should take responsibility from them as well. To conclude, in a Rotter I-E test I would be considered a external locus of control person because my beliefs of someone more powerful than anyone which is God is in control. But I do not considered myself of external locus because I do believe I’m the one responsible for the choices I made God has given us free
Beowulf is the strongest of the Geats. He likes to win, but he doesn’t like to lose. The Anglo-Saxons desired richness, power, and appreciated heroic actions of warriors. Beowulf had much power, he killed nine sea monsters, and he kills everything with his bare hands. Anglo-Saxons spoke Old English which was the language that
(Raffel. 590-594) On the other hand, some people say, winning counts more. This point of view makes sense because they are the one with the victory. However, taking a stand counts more because you put in effort and you stood up for what you believed in and doing what you believe is truly right. Therefore, taking a stand counts more.
According to “Hrothgar’s Sermon”, “Beowulf, my friend, your fame has gone far and wide, you are known everywhere” (McArthur). Beowulf's reasoning for coming to the land is not fame, he came to keep his father's promise, and that is what every heroic leader should do. Knowing you have a loyal leader gives you more courage to do what they believe is the right choice. According to Loughman, “His comrades willingly go with him because of their confidence in his ability to lead them and to achieve their objectives” (Loughman). Beowulf never let his army down, he gave them assurance by coming to their land and having the courage that they will defeat
He showed Dorigen actually having a strong will of her own and not just blindly following the words of others in contrast to the character Constance who was the protagonist in the Man of Law’s Tale. Dorigen not only proves herself to be of strong character and morale but she also chooses what is right and what is honorable. Her husband, Arviragus, also displayed chivalry in how he chose to protect his wife’s dignity. The squire Aurelius did not disillusion himself into thinking that he was Dorigen’s love and because of that, he decided to do what was good and to what was right. The Franklin presents several themes throughout the tale such as good prevailing over evil and the power of love but he stresses the moral of keeping true to one’s self and being truthful.
Irene Jacob gave strength to Desdemona that I felt was vital to her character. Irene Jacob has a beautiful voice that exudes strength. Desdemona, although not defiant, stood up for herself and pushed back against Othello while still remaining loyal to her husband. It is difficult to explain how powerful Irene’s portrayal was. She fought for her life while remaining the loving wife.
Another way it is helpful, it gave hope to the crew that they were going to make it back home so they would fight to get back home. The second example is Odysseus is loyal to Penelope. This a good trait for a leader because no one would want a man who is not loyal to their wife to be their leader. Another way this is helpful,it give the men someone to trust and not leave them in the sea while Odysseus finds a way back home without his crew. The last reason is
Shelly’s family is one tight-knit group that doesn’t allow lying as an excuse for their wrongdoing. Although this is one of the toughest positions to advocate for, I truly believe that the Novinska’s are all about honesty with one another, and making yourself a better person in the long run. More specifically Shelly talked about that not lying will make them a better person, and it will help the people around you as well. I related this to the concept of Slippery Slope or the Domino Effect. By implementing honesty into Drew and Lewis at an early age, they seemed to not lie as a result when they got older, this was proven by her few examples
Journey When I was in sixth grade I started playing the cello with very little experience, and with the development I have gone through the past three years has not just made me a better cello player. That experience gave work ethics, and the values of hard work skills to help me through life. Life is like a huge adventure, and it’s the journey that makes the destination worth it. Furthermore, as people move through life they go through a frustrating struggle of attempting to reach a goal, and that destination is nothing without the journey.
Intelligence, loyalty, and fearless are only a few traits to describe Odysseus. In the Odyssey he proved to be extremely intelligent. The first time Odysseus showed his intelligence was when he told Polyphemus the cyclops that his name was “nobody.” He did this so when the cyclops ran away he would yell “nobody blinded me” rather than stating his name. He also shows his intelligence by the way he and his crew escaped the cyclops’ cave.