In literature, a common process for the protagonist to go through is to go on a journey in order for them to develop as a character and to further the story as a whole. This idea of a character’s journey is notably seen in Homer’s The Odyssey, Dante’s Inferno, and Voltaire’s Candide. All three of these texts depict not only the protagonist going through a journey, but they also depict in very different ways these characters use their abilities to overcome obstacles in their path and learn from their mistakes to show their individual character development. In The Odyssey, Inferno, and Candide, Odysseus, Dante and Candide show three different ways how ????????
Throughout Odysseus’ journey home to Ithaca, he faced many obstacles along the way which shaped him into the person he became. As well as Gabby Douglas who made countless amounts of sacrifices and went through exceedingly troublesome times to become the person she is today. Both of their journeys include a road of trials, transformation, and treasure. Just as Odysseus defeated Troy in the Trojan war and went through hard times during his journey home to Ithaca, Gabby Douglas as well faced a road of trials and similar encounters. Gabby’s road of trials occurred on July 31, 2012.
Temptation is like a trap, it tries to make you do bad deeds that will affect you. The story The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus was forced to fight in the Trojan War. After the battle Odysseus sailed back to Ithaca, his homeland facing many temptations they could not resist in doing. Odysseus and his men faced many challenges, but most of the challenges were due to their temptations. For example, Aeolus the god of wind, gave Odysseus a bag filled with wind.
Secondly, Odysseus in all his journeys, in my opinion has been larger than life. Surviving way too many times, has faced way to many difficulties, and he is still intact. An idiosyncratic part of Odysseus’ image is bravery, but he shouldn’t use it as a panacea all the time. He shows strong leadership and more nobility throughout the story than most men. An example of that is when he lead them through book 9 when he got his men out of the cave and got out of the island I would like to add that he which meant he still made sure his men are secure resulting in him looking very responsible and is really a true leader.
Odysseus: A Hero The classic and epic story of Odysseus and his travels, titled The Odyssey, has touched humankind since it was first told in the eighth century. Over this time, people have debated endlessly about whether or not the main character could be classified as a typical hero. Odysseus did some things that could make him seem dishonest or unethical, but does that disqualify him from being a hero? Overall, the narrative portrays a character this is not inherently flawless, but he is an inspiration, as well as someone who can persevere through challenges, and is simply trying to do what is best for everyone, therefore embodying a quintessential hero.
In the Motorcycle diaries, and specially, in these two quotes, “I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel, or perhaps it’s better to say that traveling is our destiny, because Alberto feels the same. Still there are moments when I think with profound longing of those wonderful areas in our south. Perhaps one day, tired of circling the world, I’ll return to Argentina and settle in the Andean lakes, if not indefinitely then at least for a pause while I shift form one understanding of the world to another.” And “There we understood our vocation, our true vocation, was to move for eternity along the roads and seas of the world. Always curious, looking into everything that came before our eyes, sniffing out each corner but only ever faintly—not setting down roots in any land or staying long enough to see the
For most of us, life's an exciting adventure that is filled with hardships, obstacles, that we overcome. In the epic poem, “The Odyssey”, by Homer, the main character, Odysseus, attempts to sail back home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, which took him a span of twenty years to complete. Along the journey he has faced difficult challenges, but has overcame them, and eventually made his way back to his family. This poem demonstrates that with perseverance and determination, people can overcome the toughest of obstacles. His journey could be taken as a metaphor for life and that the challenges he conquered Perhaps, Odysseus’s journey in some ways is like my life and that we both face the similar difficulties to strive and sail towards our personal
“What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create” –Buddha Buddha expressed that you have a power. That is the power of thought. That power gives you anything you want; happiness, health, and wealth.
Departure is the portion of the book before the hero goes on their journey. This includes events such as, the call to adventure, answering the call and crossing the threshold. David and Ryder both receive a call to adventure because, without one they would not be able to go on their journey and prove they are a hero. "Just to be on the safe side, then, it might be best if the four of you and Petra were to make your arrangements to run for it at a moment 's notice, if it becomes necessary" (Wyndham 121), when the group decides it 's best if they run away into the Fringes before anyone finds out about their deviation is the call to adventure because, it sets his path for his journey.
Joseph Campbell, the author of The Hero With A Thousand Faces, writes, “The crossing first of the open sewer, then of the perfectly clear river flowing over grass, the appearance of the willing helper at the critical moment, and the high, firm ground beyond the final stream. These are the everlastingly recurrent themes of the wonderful song of the soul 's high adventure.” (Campbell 20). These themes presented by Joseph Campbell illustrate what has become known as the “The Hero’s Journey” or “Monomyth”. The Monomyth structure has grown to become the most widespread form of storytelling and writing throughout all forms of media.