Odysseus went through a long, rough adventure and survived the entire voyage while managing to keep his family intact. Odysseus’ flaws don’t cover up the hidden positive actions that were made through his actions. Therefore, Odysseus is the archetype hero people claim he is. Since the beginning of his travels, Odysseus cared for his men and watched their backs. When encountering the Cyclops in Book 9, he strapped his men to the sheep to help them escape and let himself exit the cave last.
Dastan glanced to his left and saw that Xander’s ship was in fact beached. He called out the order “ Ready your weapons and prepare to land, we are going to finish this” he heard the sound of swords and axes being readied and he swung the front of his ships towards the beach and prepared himself for the battle to come. They landed on the beach with a thud finding it oddly strange that they faced no immediate threat, but the continued to pile out of the ship and started to make their way to the village. As they neared the village they noticed that the pirates were indeed occupying the village and they seemed to be at ease, as if they were sure they would not be attacked. After surveying the scene for a few moments Dastan realized that Xander’s crew was relatively small and as he looked around he realized that many of the pirates died in the attack on the island.
Another way to describe him would be to examine his obsession with Sheila. Every day he would watch Sheila in awe and dream he could have her. He never talked to her, yet knew all her moods. Just before the date, he prepared the canoe for departure with many amenities so that Sheila would be relaxed. These luxuries included cushions for her to lean on and a radio for music on the way back.
Richard Connell Biography and Short Story Connections Every person has a different way of seeing what the world is made of; the peace-keepers and the peace wreckers, or the loins and the lambs. When it comes to, “big-game hunter” (1) Sanger Rainsford, he sees the world divided between two classes “the hunters and the huntees” (1), one in which he is gladly the hunter. Little did he know the tables would soon turn against him. On a “dank tropical night” (1) Rainsford finds their yacht near an island commonly known as “Ship-Trap Island” (1). Soon after his fellow friend bids his goodnight, Rainsford hears a distant “pistol shot” (4) coming from the island.
Within one of the Cyclops’ cave, one of his men exclaims, “Let’s make away with the cheeses then come back – hurry, drive the lambs and kids from the pins to our swift ship, put out to sea at once! But I would not give way—“ (Homer, IX. 253-256). Here, Odysseus exercises his free will. He decides they are to remain in the cave and wait for the Cyclops to return and reward them with gifts, as dictates in Greek culture.
This is shown again earlier in the book when Odysseus is desperately clinging on to a tree branch over a deathly whirlpool waiting for his raft: “And ah! How long, with what desire I waited! Till, at the twilight hour when one who hears and judges pleas in the market place all day between contentious men, goes home to supper, the long poles at least reared from sea…” This simile gives a clear picture of Odysseus’s exhaustion and enduring strength. This helps the audience better relate to Odysseus, and develop a deeper relation with this book. The other critical literary device most effectively utilized by Homer in the story of The Odyssey was personification.
Odysseus rises up after Circe turns his men into animals and he goes off to save them, forgetting what they just did letting the wind go and sending them away from Ithaca. He says to Eurylochus “But I shot back, Eurylochus, stay right here, eating, drinking, safe by the black ship. I must be off. Necessity drives me” (10.299-301). Odysseus is willing to sacrifice himself and leave his other men on the boat as he feels it is his duty to get them back.
BOOK IX.V5: Odysseus Meets Carbouranium and Gets Enchanted “The vexing encounters we had with the Lotus Eaters and Polyphemus caused many of my men to grieve deeply for our dear comrades which we have lost. Though it made my men glad to have escaped death and live to tell of the tale one day. “We carried on throughout the sea, many of the men 's spirit were absent from all the rowing since there was no wind to aid us. Nine whole days we had tackled such madness from Poseidon Earthshaker sea, yet now we see that our trauma had payed off. “The temperature of the air dropped steadily surrounding the lower part of the ship.
I just hoped that the rest of my family were land sick too so we could retreat back to the ship and sleep. Unfortunately, that wasn 't the case. My brothers were running around the dock releasing all their energy showing no signs of seasickness. The second
In the third stanza, the speaker is talking about ‘good men, the last wave by, cry bright’ which suggesting with ‘last wave by’ could be refer to the ocean or sea where a good wave comes in and crashes upon shore then dying off and taken away. Then the speaker went on to say ‘their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay’ suggesting that they have lived life fully before getting old which confirms them ‘dancing in a green bay’ could think of life under water mainly plants and algae live in the sea. Having such a great life full of highs keep fighting don’t let death take you away. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. In the fourth stanza, the first line is talking ‘wild men’ who are brave and do not go out quietly but make noise and fight not letting death take them with open arms.
For example, when Louie, Phil, and Mac were stranded at sea for forty-six days, he had kept everyone’s spirits and hopes up so they wouldn’t all be overcome with insanity. Louie and his crew had just crashed their B-24D Army Air Force bomber into the Pacific Ocean and the only crew members that had survived were Louie, Phil, and Mac. These three men had made their way onto the inflatable life raft where they had suffered from a lack of food and water, heat stroke, poor hygiene, and just overall terrible conditions. But, to keep everyone’s minds sharp Louie suggested singing songs and to keep talking to each other about anything that would keep their minds off of the current situation that they were in. While the men were on the raft Louie said, “Within a few days of the crash, Louie began peppering the other two with questions on every conceivable subject…They told and retold stories…Phil sang church hymns; Louie taught the other two the lyrics to “White Christmas”(page 152-153).