Fernette Ferdinand Professors Colwell and Rodgers IDH 1110 October 21, 2015 Odysseus Stages of the Hero’s Journey One of Campbell’s Stages of the Hero’s Journey, is challenges and temptations. Which is what Odysseus faces many time, through fighting with Polyphemus the cyclops, and the many suitors that he defeated. But even when odysseys faces many circumstances, he always conquers his quest through his cunning and clever ways. Ultimately, Odysseus is forced to make allies and enemies in the special world, and he has to pass certain tests and challenges that are part of his training in his journey to get back home to his family. When Odysseus faced the cyclops, he stated “We are Achaeans on our way home from Troy, but by the will of
Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, displays the frequent literary tool known as a hero's journey shown through Odysseus and Telemachus, often drawing a comparison between the two. A hero's journey is defined as a hero who journeys on an adventure, along the way learning a lesson and winning the overarching conflict of the journey. Odysseus’ hero's journey starts in Homer’s epic, The Iliad, which depicts Odysseus’ call to adventure with the start of the Trojan War. On the contrary, Telemachus’ hero's journey is fully shown in The Odyssey, with his call to action being to find his father, Odysseus, who has been gone 20 years. Both Odysseus and Telemachus learn a lesson throughout their journey.
Odysseus’ Journey to Heroism The Odyssey is an epic poem by Homer, set in 800 B.C between Ithaca and Troy. This epic poem portrays Odysseus, the king of Ithaca’s journey back from Troy. Penelope, Odysseus’ wife waits for him at home along with their son, Telemachus. Suitors think that Odysseus has died, so they harass Penelope and Telemachus because they want to become king.
Oedipus the soon-to-be king, solved the Sphinx 's riddle, which had been killing the People of Thebes when they were unable to solve the riddle. The people of Thebes loved and respected Oedipus, for saving them. For defeating the sphinx he was praised by the people of Thebes and married to widowed Queen of Thebes Jocasta. Jocasta 's late husband had been killed by a "group of robbers" . Oedipus The King again becomes a hero when he promises to save the people of Thebes from a plague.
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 ????????
Thesis:In Sophocles play ‘Oedipus the king’,Oedipus is an example of a tragic hero because he changed from a hero at the beginning of the play into a tragic hero by the end by experiencing power,tragic flow,downfall and death. Oedipus changes into a person no can believe of,because in the beginning he was a hero for the city of thebes by solving a riddle to defeat the monster that was killing and taking over thebes. Claim:Before the play Oedipus defeats sphinx and becomes a powerful king,At the beginning of the play people rely on Oedipus’s power and help. Data:For example the priest says “Oedipus greatest in all men’s eyes We pray,find some strength again and rescue or city”. Warrant:From this quote readers can see that how empowered oedipus feels like and how people in thebes rely on him,Clearly this scene represents the power stage of the tragic hero.
When creating a story, many great minds will use a pattern to enthrall readers and shape them into a hero. Established by Joseph Campbell, The Hero 's Journey is the iconic template many utilize to plan their imaginative tale. The Hero’s Journey is the cycle in which the protagonist ventures into an unknown world where he or she will go through a series of adventures and learn moral lessons. Heroes in ancient myths such as Homer 's epic poem, The Odyssey follows this formula since the protagonist, Odysseus, faces hardships throughout different regions that ultimately change his once arrogant character. Throughout Homer 's monomyth, Odysseus undergoes challenges that teach him the importance of humility.
From the beginning Oedipus was destined to fulfill a terrible prophecy, but through particular events that follow the steps of the Hero’s Journey, Oedipus becomes a powerful king of Thebes, only to be destroyed by the prophecy that should have ended his life as a child. The Hero’s Journey typically leads to self-confidence and power, however; the Hero’s Journey of Oedipus leads to his tragic demise. The Hero’s Journey lays out the steps of Oedipus’s future actions, which create suspense, fear, pity, and other emotions that captivates the audience. Similar to many famous stories, Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles in 430 B.C., follows the Hero’s Journey path, which is evident in Oedipus’s departure, initiation, and return.
When the people of Thebes find out Oedipus is the killer of Laius, the former king, Oedipus goes through his tragic downfall of great suffering. Oedipus boosts himself up and degrades others, but it turn he ends up suffering greatly and pitying himself for it. Oedipus’ display of pride throughout the story causes him to feel great pity for himself as he suffers his ultimate downfall.
It is here where Creon, the new ruler of his homeland, tracks him down and attempts to force him to come home. For Oedipus has become holy and the place in which he shall die will be blessed. Oedipus denies his former ally and with help wards him off. After a tough confrontation with one of his sons, Oedipus finally dies in
In the beginning of the tale, Oedipus conquered the Sphinx and liberated the people of Thebes by solving the riddle that resulted in her death (45-50). Oedipus is well-known for solving riddles in order to grasp an understanding of his life (138-141) due to uncertainty and mystery of his past. This relates to the mysterious Sphinx throughout the entire story as he deciphers the questionable history of his birth, his marriage, and the death of his biological father. Oedipus is called upon to once again rescue the suffering citizens of Thebes to resolve the ongoing famine and plague.
Throughout the tragedy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus displays his imperfectly noble being for all to see. While Oedipus had saved the Thebans from the Sphinx’s riddle, Oedipus’s nobel pride and anger lead to his destruction as he attempted to find Laios’s murderer. In his mistreatment of Teiresias, and his false allegations towards Creon being a usurper, Oedipus shows his imperfectly noble character as he foolishly attempts to fight fate and the gods will. Oedipus and his imperfectly noble nature appear again and again as he attempts to solve the murder of the previous King.
However, though Oedipus begins in a position of power, he is not truly free. Living in fear of a destiny once foretold and burdened by his kingdom’s sufferings, Oedipus does not truly reach freedom until the truth of his situation is exposed. Oedipus finds his vocation as the saviour