Odysseus cannot be proclaimed a hero because of his tragic and fatal flaw. Odysseus is guilty of hubris, or his excessive pride. One of the most prominent examples is after he defeats the Cyclops. Odysseus had done an excellent job of concealing his identity to the Cyclops throughout the book, yet he reveals his identity in the end. “I called back with another burst of anger, ‘Cyclops – if any man on the face of the earth should ask you who blinded you, shamed you so – say Odysseus, raider of cities, he gouged out your eye!”
The Ancient Greek practice of “xenia” is highly valued, and in Homer’s The Odyssey the practice of “xenia” is vital to receive good one’s fate. For example, the cyclops, Polyphemus, does not value “xenia”, so instead of welcoming Odysseus and his crew, the monster decides to eat the men. As a consequence, he lost his sight, which was primarily from Polyphemus 's blatant disregard for the Ancient Greek practice. His fate could have easily been avoided if he had not eaten his visitors.
Fate and poor decisions went hand-in-hand in the path of Romeo and Juliet’s demise. Did not mention author or book title or genre. Romeo made quite a lot of atrocious decisions. (1.2.64-95) Romeo is dishonest to the illiterate Capulet servant by taking the invitation to the Capulet party, to which Peter (the servant) said Romeo may only attend if he wasn’t a Montague. Since Romeo decides to take advantage of the servant, he ends up seeing Juliet.
Finally, Teiresias caves and tells Oedipus that he is “the pollution of [their] country”(19). He is the murderer of Laios. Oedipus is appalled by the very idea. He calls Teiresias senseless and sightless, a “child of endless night!” and tells him “You can not hurt me/Or any other man who sees the sun.
In Oedipus the King, the Oracle of Delphi prophesied that Oedipus would kill his father and sleep with his mother: "You are fated to couple with your mother...you will kill your father, the one who gave you life!" (Sophocles 873-875). Despite this comparison, they both reacted to their fate in different ways. Caesar is too egotistical and ambitious and chose to ignore the Soothsayer: "He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass," (Shakespeare 1.2.110), while Oedipus took it the oracle very seriously and fled Corinth: "I heard all that and I ran. I abandoned Corinth," (Sophocles Line 876).
Odysseus: A Lousy Leader or a Terrific Leader? In the epic The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus can be categorized as a bad leader because he is a bystander to preventable deaths of his crew members and exhibits poor authority amongst his group. Odysseus dismisses the possible danger of death he places his crew members in.
Mordred is a very despicable guy to trust, so when King Arthur leaves him in charge, his plots were getting crazier and crazier. Then he tried to take queen Guinevere with him and marry her, but luckily, she broke from him. Then tried coming into The tower of London and tried to get her out, but was to hard. On p.368, it says," After the battle of Dover, Mordred had fled away in defeat. Then on p. 373, King Arthur kills sir Mordred for all the pain and trouble he has caused for this by stabbing him with a spear, but before Mordred died, he stabbed King Arthur on his head so hard that it went through his helmet.
In the song” Fixer-Upper” from Disney’s 2013 Frozen, one line stands out: “People make bad choices if they’re mad or scared or stressed” (Becke and Lopez). Brutus truly worried for the future of Rome, and he acted on that. Some may call him a traitor, because he did directly murder Caesar, without consulting other options, and his stab was “the most unkindest of them all.” However, in that Brutus “killed not thee with half so good a will” (Crowther) as he killed himself, Brutus can only be called a patriot. Killing a close friend is a acutely steep offense, and Brutus did just that, seemingly without consulting other options.
He intended to give Caesar the letter at the senate house, but Caesar pushed him aside just like his wife. A tragic hero has 3 characteristics; a fatal flaw, an irreversible mistake, and doom to die. Caesar was doomed from the start, the overtrust in his friends and the intolerance of his warnings. Caesar was even told the day he would be assassinated “beware the ides of march.”
In the beginning of the play, the author portrays Oedipus as a proud and arrogant man which causes him to initiate the search for the answer of the mystery. Oedipus is introduced with a problem in his kingdom so he sends “Creon, Jocasta’s brother, to Apollo, to his Pythian temple.. [to] learn there by what act.. [Oedipus] could save this city” (78-82).
Was Odysseus a Hero? The Odyssey is a story of a Greek hero’s journey home from war. He and his crew set sail from Troy to get home to Ithaca. They have many setbacks on their journey and in the end he loses all of his men. Odysseus has to get home in time before his wife marries another man.
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.
Justification comes from the views of those around a being. Their actions and thoughts lead to what many deem as “justified” or not. Justifying an action is similar to viewing it as the right and correct way to do something. In order to show leadership and guidance, one must be able to justify their own actions and speak for what is right. In Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey,” the protagonist Odysseus takes on an adventure that would involve the death of many beings, innocent or not.
A leader always has strength, but it is what the leader does with the strength that makes him or her great. In the epic poem, The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus leads his men home after the Trojan War and during his journey, many conflicts occur. Odysseus is a good leader because he is motivated and has strong communication skills that help him to control his men, but also convince the crew to keep going so they may reach home. Odysseus’ motivation to return home is evident throughout many circumstances. Odysseus explains to Calypso one of the reasons why he must return home: “Yet, it is true, each day I long for home, long for the sight of home”