An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing. Due to their ignorance, and refusal to listen to Odysseus they accidentally angered the god Helios and to appease Helios Zeus sent down a thunderbolt on their ship killing all of Odysseus’s crew except himself. This is proof of how this was not entirely his fault, and how his name and reputation of being a hero shouldn’t be
There is no honored title for those who play the system to their advantage - using subterfuge and trickery in the name of self-interest is not noble. We detest bystanders even more, condemning them for their passivity. To us, they are weak in their cowardice. A hero obeys a code of honor, a hero’s allegiance is to some great cause, a hero answers to a call higher than the constraints of society. And yet, isn’t the coward’s good deed more noble, their victory in their internal struggle against fear and doubt?
Artemidorus’ petition would have told Caesar who every conspirator was and potentially saved his life, but he did not read it. Artemidorus was trying to do Caesar a favor and save his life, but Caesar shows arrogance and does not accept his favor therefore showing his arrogance. Overall, Caesar’s taking or not taking of chances leads to his demise and shows his arrogant
These poems and epic tales that depict them as heroes, but whose values would make the world a better place today? Beowulf is selfless and believes in the greater good for the populous as a whole. Achilles is selfish and believes in what is best for him and the people that he cares about. Today’s society is massively larger in scale to societies depicted in these tales. While a common goal to achieve what is best for the whole is great for a government, it would be near impossible for the hero, or one person, to achieve this.
He could have left the island somehow, but he thought there was no way out. Odysseus brought all this on himself ,and it was his fault that he fell for the seductions, and
Cassius knew and warned Brutus yet Brutus was being stubborn for better words and did not listen. Cassius was suicidal and didn’t exactly speak his opinion when it was needed or could of been heard. Cassius also killed one of his own men during war who was a coward! That shows major disloyalty with Cassius knowing that they shouldn’t of gone to Philippi in the first place. Julius Caesar would of made a great leader for Rome and showed loyalty and gave to his country in his will .
When involving his life, Achilles is extremely selfish. In the Iliad he rejects to go to war since he disagreed with his leader, he decided to withdraw himself from combat. In result, he lost his best friend, that is when he decided to go to war. He went to war when tragedy hit his life. Beowulf on the other hand is selfless.
To be a hero, one must have these qualities, and Brutus does not. Brutus did not show courage in Julius Caesar. A truly courageous person would have supported their best friend (Caesar) and given him the chance to prove himself. To be noble is to be righteous, honorable, and ethical. While some may argue that Brutus embodies these qualities, Brutus allowed flattery and ambition to corrupt his ideas.
His intelligence and cleverness serves him well as he has the ability to strive away from unwanted situations successfully. His loyalty and faithfulness is what motivates him to get home to both his family and people of Ithaca. As well as his bravery and courage which brings him to efficiently complete his expedition? If deprived from all these significant qualities, Odysseus would not have received the title of a hero. Nevertheless, due to him appealing to all the positive and essential traits, Odysseus is known to be one of the greatest and most powerful epic heroes introduced in the art of
It shows up when he and his man are fleeing the Cyclops on this ship and he just could not help bragging to Polyphemus about it and revealing his name. “I would not heed them in my glorifying spirit, and yelled: Cyclops and ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded tell them Odysseus, raider of cities took your eye.” (Homer Odyssey 9.548-51). Another example of his big ego was when he did not take circe’s warning about avoiding Skylla. She even told him how terrible it could turn out, but Odysseus was so sure you could take her down. He bragged about keeping his nerve and using his wits against the Cyclops as an excuse to do it his way.
Beowulf and Archilles are two kings. Beowulf, I find, is a good ruler, unlike Archilles. They both like doing something heroic alone just to get the fame for it, but they’re both really different from each other. I believe Beowulf is a better fit for modern times. Beowulf is a good ruler for his people.
When the suitors plan to kill Odysseus son, Telemachas, Odysseus speaks up to his men, “Friends, have we never been in danger before this? More fearsome, is it now, then when we faced the Cyclops.” Odysseus displays all the characters. In the chapter “Scylla and Charybdis” Odysseus and his men were frightened that Scylla and Charybdis would either beat them or eat them. He had to be a strong leader and convince his men that they needed to be brave. Odysseus put