Odysseus doesn’t deserve the title of a hero because he made bad decisions that affected his crew poorly, Athena did almost all of the work in getting him home, and he cheated on his wife multiple times throughout his journey home. My first reason why Odysseus does not deserve the title of a hero is because he made
Odysseus was overly proud and could not see past himself causing the obstacles leading to his ten-year journey in the first place. He was not faithful to neither his family nor men, leading to his men’s death and caused suitors to court his wife. He, as the captain of his men, should have stood his ground more and make his orders more absolute, as it led to his men causing problems as well. Overall, this explains why Odysseus does not have the traits a
In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the character Telemakhos struggles to become a man. Telemakhos lacks confidence in himself and is irritable. Though he has negative qualities that can hold him back from maturing, he also has many good qualities that will help him become a man. At first Telemakhos is too afraid to confront his mother's suitors and starts off insecure about his potential.
(Book IX. ll, 242-250). Odysseus makes the decision to stay and explore what the island has to offer for himself, and this turns out to be a horrible leadership decision on Odysseus’s part because it results in the loss of several of his men. Odysseus allowed his ego and his pride to get in the way of his clear mind to make a careful decision. Like Everett in O Brother
Incidentally, Theseus had a fatal flaw that eventually is what led to his regretful demise, “All of the cares of state, however, and all the deeds of knighterrantry to defend the wronged and helpless, could not restrain Theseus’ love of danger for the sake of danger” (217). With that, this quote reaffirms Theseus as the better epic hero. Unlike Perseus–whose story ended happily–Theseus’s life came to a bloody end, therefore an epic hero cannot be an epic hero if they do not fall victim to their own
Holden hates small talk and rejects interaction with others. His dark view of people and the world drives him to isolation. Holden does get lonely in his isolation, but whenever he starts to form connections with people, he pulls away before he can get close. We see this when Holden leaves his school friends and also when he ruins his date with Sally by telling her “You give me a royal pain in the ass, if you want to know the truth” (148). This roots back to the death of his brother and his fear of getting close enough to someone that he is vulnerable to being hurt.
Therefore he was affected emotionally, mentally, and physically, as by the end of the novel, when Dimmesdale dies, Chillingworth no longer has any sense of self. He ends up dying because his identity became so dependent on
Cather portrays friendship as being unavailing in the long run in order to prove the existential belief that everyone is going to die. Antonia and Jimmy’s romance never became worthwhile in the end, but neither did their friendships with other people. “Most of my old friends were dead or had moved away (Cather, Antonia 220).” Most of Jimmy’s friends abandoned him because of their job or they just became old and slow. No one
They practically shunned him from the city. Once he trained and became really strong he kept saving the city from monster Hades sent to destroy him. Hades was running out of options so he uses Meg as a lure and trapped him into giving him all of his power. In the deal that Hades made to Hercules he promises that Meg would not get hurt. During Hercules attempt to save the city as a mortal Meg got crushed by a pole and Hades curse was broke.
Since people treat him differently, Brent tries to fit in as much as possible. He refuses to go anywhere or let anyone see him without a hat on. I feel like if people never made fun of him in the first place, then he would be confident in going places without a
The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
When Rainsford had to run for his life, this traumatized him; so because of this, he will never hunt again. A third example of him being traumatized is that when ever Rainsford thought about being caught, he got a bad feeling. Rainsford became “sick and numb” when he thought about being captured (Connell 33). Now, whenever Rainsford even thinks about hunting, he will be reminded of this traumatic experience and will not hunt. A final reason that Rainsford will not hunt again because he is traumatized is, when he thought about what the General would do to him, he got really scared.
Extreme circumstances provoke precarious acts. As man attempts to survive, he forgets his moral code and reverts to instinctual behaviors. The boys in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies prove this: As the story progresses, their inner evil is evident through their savage actions and their moral behaviors are lost. In the beginning, the group of boys struggle to maintain a democratic environment. The longer they live on the island, their society turns chaotic: No one obeys the regulations set into place and most of them do not take their predicament as serious as they should.
Ralph reflects upon the groups previous days nervously, scared of the events that are yet to come as their time on the island prolongs. Despite the doubts and anxiety Ralph had about the group and their survival, he persevered through. Ralph is faced with another challenge of confronting the groups’ actions that are damaging their survival chances. Ralph and the group notice a ship and an opportunity to be rescued off the island, but they are forced to watch this opportunity dwindle away due to an ignorant act made by Ralph’s antagonist, Jack. Jack ignored his post of maintaining the fire to hunt a pig causing the ship to evade the island.
Epic Hero Essay “The gods have tried me in a thousand ways. But my first name: let that be known to you, and if I pull away from pitiless death, friendship will blind us, though my land lies far.” In the epic poem “The Odyssey” by Homer, while traveling back from the Trojan War, Odysseus and his men were struggling to go back to their homeland safely after what they had done to the son of Poseidon. Odysseus is an epic hero because he was a great warrior, came from a noble birth and was capable of great strength and courage.