An example is, after twenty years he is still determined to return home, “I am at home, for I am he. I bore adversities but in the twentieth year I am a shore in my own land,” (1140-1143). Odysseus was always determined to go back to his kingdom and be with his wife after twenty years, Without determination to go back to everything he loves he wouldn’t have been able to go through every obstacle that was in his way, and lead his men to freedom when they were trapped. After the Cyclops finds Odysseus and his men he wanted to know where their ship was so the Cyclops could destroy it and not have any chance of them escaping,”Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth trembled, broke it upon the rocks at your land’s end,” (273-276). Odysseus is determined to not let the Cyclops find his ship and destroy it.
While Odysseus was on Calypso’s island living with another woman, Penelope was at home trying to fight off suitors and being loyal to her husband who was supposed to be making his way home. Penelope is clever much like Odysseus is with the Cyclops. It had been twenty years since Odysseus had left and the citizens of Ithaca wanted a new king. The suitors were trying to marry Penelope and take over the kingdom because it presumed that Odysseus had died. She said that she would choose a new king when she finished her tapestry that she had been crafting for a while.
Variants of this monomyth relate to all the heroes which makes no exception for Odysseus and Moana. Odysseus, hero in the Odyssey, is a misplaced soldier trying to find his way back to Ithaca where his wife and son await. The author, Homer, narrates Odysseus as a hero doing anything and everything to get home years after the Trojan War came to an end. While Moana is a sheltered teenager who has never been allowed to go past the reef. But when her island is hit with disease, going past the reef is one of the many obstacles she must face to return the heart of Te Fiti to restore her island.
Poseidon, god of the sea constantly throws obstacles at Odysseus because Odysseus blinded his son, Polyphemus. Athena, on the other hand, tries to help him make his journey back to Ithaca. Odysseus, showcases two important characteristics of a hero in The Odyssey: grand events affecting him, and bravery. First, one characteristic that Odysseus shows throughout the story includes bravery. Odysseus shows bravery in many points throughout the poem.
However, he put his foot down and let the suitors know that their recklessness is bad behavior. He also stood up for his mother Penelope to prevent her from marrying a suitor. Even though Telemakhos grew up without his father (Odysseus), he stuck up for his dad in front of the suiters for ruining the house, although growing up, his father was not there to teach him how to be a
Ruled by emotions, our overpowering heart makes us human. For Odysseus, he was ruled by the emotion of arrogance on his journey home after his Trojan War victory. Arrogance is a matter of the mind; the mind deceives humans into thinking that they are greater than the bigger picture of life. By believing himself above the gods, Odysseus spends ten years to reach his wife Penelope and son Telemachus, all while encountering characters of challenge and temptation. In Odysseus’ story, the secondary characters symbolize the traits of human experience, such as greed, lust, love, and hope that will serve to teach Odysseus of his humanity.
In “The Odyssey”, Odysseus is a strong warrior, physically strong and intelligent. A great epic hero who is the King of Ithaca, and was part of the Trojan War. The story begins when the Trojan War is over and he travels back to his home to get back to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus. As he finds his way home from the Trojan War, Odysseus journey to Ithaca is prolonged through a major character flaw in which he cannot control. Through his journey back home, Odysseus makes poor decisions by falling into temptation, and thus people around him suffer from the consequences.
In my family and the family in “Harrison Bergeron” the children cannot full expose their full potential due to handicaps in “Harrison Bergeron”, and in my family whenever my brother would try to use his full knowledge my dad would take it as being rude and disrespectful. Whenever the children try to use their full knowledge or potential they are punished. For Harrison in “Harrison Bergeron” his punishment was death. In my family my brothers punishment was getting ran out of the house. After my dad took a statement the wrong way he told my brother to get his stuff and move out of the house immediately.
However if those strangers are warriors and they want to either take his kingdom or take his food and wealth, then Odysseus will show no mercy to them and end their lives right then and there. A hero never does something like that, but Odysseus does. Yet Odysseus does thinks of others; his crew, his family, his people in Ithaca, and the people he has met during his journeys out to war and back from war. And in return, those people give him kindness and helps him find a way to his final destination. Odysseus is also acutely aware of his surroundings especially for an illusion, for example, the island with the sirens singing.
He comes to Hrothgar, the result of a familial loyalty because Hrothgar helped Beowulf's father out of a difficult spot many years before. Ridding the kingdom of Grendel and his mother fulfills his duty as a hero. Beowulf rounds out his epic qualities by proving himself to be a capable ruler. He clearly does not want power, as he initially refuses the throne of his country and only becomes king when it's clear there is no other option. He then goes on to rule for fifty years, and it seems as if the period of his rule is marked by peace and prosperity.