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. Good leaders should not put their followers at risk; risking lives instead of saving them demonstrates weakness. A weakness that Odyssey has is selfishness.Odyssey puts his own crew in jeopardy for him to hear the sirens.Homer’s text states ”Me only she permits those strains to hear.” Another weakness odyssey portrays is behavior.
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. Throughout the process, Hephaestus proves himself to be amicable and charitable.
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.
I take great pride in what I work hard in because this makes me succeed. I know it is up to God for my succeeding or not 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.
Their culture valued human contact, family, virtue, and a good story. They feared humiliation and loneliness in their lives. 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.
"The fact is, Unferth, if you were truly as keen and courageous as you claim to be Grendel would never have got away with such unchecked atrocity, attacks on your king, havoc in Heorot and horrors everywhere." (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.
He would have never left his country if he was not compelled to do so on the behalf of their relationship to show he is loyal till the end. 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).
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.