Hero — noun. “A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” A hero can come in many different forms, and can be one for many different reasons. Does one have to match the definition of a hero, or can they be more? In Homer’s
In the epic, The Odyssey, the epic hero in the story exhibits heroic traits, the most important I think is loyalty. In the first episode, it shows loyalty when they are at the land of the Lotus Eaters. The three men that Odysseus brings along, want to stay with the Lotus Eaters because they are so addicted to the drug. Odysseus must literally drag the men to the ship and tie them up for them to be able to not stay on the island of the Lotus Eaters.
During The Odyssey, the hero and king of Ithaca, Odysseus, shows restraint which I think is the most important trait for a hero to exhibit. A very good example of this would be when he and his men were with Polyphemus. His men wanted to leave but he said to stay and see what Polyphemus looked like. Eventually when they had gotten trapped in and Polyphemus’s cave and Polyphemus has fallen asleep, Odysseus had the chance to drive a large stick into him and kill him.
In The Odyssey an epic poem by Homer, Odysseus, a hero from Ithaca, is trapped on his way home from Athens and Troy. His son, Telemachus, goes on a journey looking for his lost father. Both son and father want to reclaim their house from the suitors who wish to marry Penelope, Odysseus’ wife. Genghis Khan, Choi Yuna, my brother, An Thai, and Odysseus have traits like strength, thoughtfulness, and attractiveness. People need heroes with these traits because they need role models and someone to guide them through life.
. The epic hero and tragic hero are two of the most recognizable characters in literature, as well as other forms of media. Both go through their own journeys and hardships, and both heroes have their own, very distinct endings. Two of the most recognizable of these characters are the epic hero Odysseus from Homer’s The Odyssey and the tragic hero Oedipus from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.
In every story or situation that is occurring, there is a hero or a person that you feel takes care of the problem. There are plenty of characteristics that a hero should have that draws you toward them. Odysseus exemplifies a hero through his strategic moves, perseverance, and being responsible. Odysseus demonstrates his strategic moves in the Odyssey during the Trojan war. Odysseus’s brilliant idea is to create a wooden horse.
Guilt causes people to act as if they were in debt. Often times they help other in an attempt to empty their feelings of shame. Other people have compassion. This sympathetic behavior acts upon their willingness to help others because the person cares, not to rid themselves of shame. Between the two Greek heroes, Theseus is greater, possessing compassion to others while many of Hercules’ actions are fueled by guilt.
The respect was shown by both the authors in The Odyssey and Oedipus The King. The heroes were respected by the people on the whole. In The Odyssey, it was depicted when Zeus ordered his daughter Athene to inform Odysseus ' family that Odysseus was not dead (Baldwin, 2017). However, the respect was also awarded to the Oedipus from the people of Thebes and enthrone him as king on solving the riddle of Sphinx that has captured them for years (Mastin, 2009).
Grit is a trait in which not many people can claim to have. Some may even have no idea to what it truly is. Many times, however, we can recognize grit in high-achieving people, whether of the past or present. There are many people in the past who have shown extraordinary amounts of grit, or other character traits along with grit, and one of those people is a hero from the Trojan War. When speaking of the fabled Trojan War, many people can only name a few heroes from that time, such as; Achilles, Hector, Paris, Helen of Troy, or King Agamemnon.
Weakness is a trait all of humanity find themselves bound to in many senses, whether it be mentally or physically. Such weakness is found in the character, Odysseus, in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, where strength can be found within his weakness. The tale begins on the island of Ithaca, where the Grey-Eyed-Goddess, Athena, tells Telemakhos to set out on a quest to learn about his father, Odysseus, having been away for 20 years. While Telemakhos is set off on his journey, Odysseus is trapped on the island of Kalypso, lusting for his home. Odysseus then departs on a long journey in an attempt to get back to Ithaca.
The Greeks are known for constructing tales of great heroes who accomplish what seems to be impossible feats. Two of the most well known of these heroes are the protagonist of Homer’s novel the Odyssey, Odysseus King of Ithaca and the mighty demigod hero Hercules son of Zeus. These two characters are like an orange and tangerine. That is due to both of them having a plethora of similarities as well as differences ranging from traits, to accomplishments, and history. What makes a hero isn't there powers, but rather the path they have chosen to guide their actions.
Odysseus The central character in “The Odyssey,” define as someone who has strength, courage and confidence. In fact, his most desirable assist is his judgement and quick response. Thus, allowing him to escape from difficult situations. In addition, Odysseus is someone who can be recognized as a smooth talker, with this he has the ability to enable others through manipulation.
In the years before Christ the Greeks said there were multiple gods and they also had heroes who weren't quite gods but they were greater than humans. These heroes had to have certain qualities to be considered as one. These qualities are similar but different than those qualities of today's heroes. The greek's qualities consisted of cleverness, courage, strength, a noble birth, must have a companion or guide, they go on a journey or quest or have a goal, they meet dangers, they often face temptation and loneliness, and go to a dark place. They must also have a flaw, like acting without thinking or become angry easily.
Homer, a poet from ancient Greece, wrote The Odyssey in which the values of the Greeks are revealed. As the hero, Odysseus, embarks on a journey home from Troy after ten years of war, one sees the traits that he is praised and rebuked for. Odysseus’ incredible strength and courage as well as his confidence both positively and negatively affect the outcomes of his decisions. Odysseus exemplifies exceptional strength and confidence. More often than not, these two characteristics are what keep him alive; however, he relies on them more than he needs to, which gets him in trouble.