Marquis Deveaux II
Professor Steven Karnes
17 October 2016
The Man of Artéte
Gray clouds suddenly appear, moving swiftly, a waterfall of rain starts pouring out. Thunder fills the sky, with its loud roars, lightning flashed down upon everyone in its path. Dead bodies everywhere no one could have survived this but one man comes out with the glowing yellow skin of a god, muscles that would move elegantly with every move, and a man that looked like no other. A man Odysseus. He will survive a deadly storm that the god of god’s, Zeus, throws at him. He is a man that every guy wants to be and everyone woman lusts over. He will get out of any sticky situation with his quick wits. Odysseus is the man that has every trait of Aréte; physical prowess, intelligence, social skills, self-control, courage, and reverence. He shows all of these traits throughout The Odyssey.
In book 10 Odysseus shows his courage when his crew gets turned into pigs by a witch named, Circe. Eurylochus is a man of the crew that didn’t get turned into a pig and he runs back to Odysseus to tell him the news about the crew. Eurylochus says how horrible and frightening it was, that it's too late for them. Odysseus is not afraid though he gets his weaponry and goes …show more content…
In this book, he shows his intelligence by coming up with a lie on the fly to keep his identity hidden. Odysseus goes to Eumaeus’ house, a swineherd that is loyal to Odysseus. Eumaeus does not notice that the beggar is Odysseus but he still invites him inside. The swineherd talks about is his master Odysseus and how he fears he won’t come back. Then Eumaeus asks the beggar about his origin. Odysseus lies and says that he is from Crete. That he fought with Odysseus at Troy and made it home safely. Then he went to Egypt and became poor. During this trip, he said, that he heard Odysseus was still alive and coming back to
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This shows that Odysseus is smart because he came up with a plan he knew that only he could complete. He also was smart enough to know that he could fight off all the suitors after he competed this challenge. This is why Odysseus is smart.
There he lived with his wife and his newborn child, Telemachus. It all starts with his first call to the Trojan war where the outcome is the Greeks victory. There was then another call to action after the Trojan war, but Odysseus fakes to be insane. He then meets with his mentor Athena who guides him to begin a quest. He sails across the Trojan sea to seek out the new land.
What was to be feared was Kirke’s deceitful drink. 3. Odysseus displayed courage, bravery, leadership, and love by leaving to go save his men in the beginning. He showed patience and kindness for not blaming them for their actions, as well as grace for them. He showed humility in taking orders, but (in my opinion) stupidity in what he was willing to do once in the cave.
One characteristic of Odysseus’ that makes him unheroic is his excessive lying. There are many events where he lies for either is well-being or to gain extra information from others. One example is when Odysseus and his crew had been captured by Kyklops and in order to escape Odysseus came up with a plan that involved injuring and lying to him. To trick him, Odysseus says, “‘Kyklops, try some wine. Here’s liquor to wash down your scraps of men.
While Circe spoke to Odysseus, morning arrived. As the new day arrived Circe left, going back up to her island. Odysseus made way to his ship, his shipmates quickly scrambling into place by their oars. The wind was with them , letting the men have a smooth take off from shore. As they took off, Odysseus talked to his men, “Dear friends, Circe has told me that we were to run into Sirens, so she told me what could happen to us if we don’t follow her words.
Odysseus, a man who was known for his adventures, but do we really understand the attributes needed for an epic hero? The King of Ithaca had a very concealed past where it is hardly ever noted that his men were mistreated by their captain and all of Odysseus’ mistakes affected those around him. Odysseus, on several occasions did his men wrong and along his journeys, he became very willful and big headed. In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus has several misfortunes such as losing all of his men and being stranded and not returning home for 20 years, but evidently all of these problems were caused by the mens lack of trust in Odysseus and Odysseus being too stubborn and full of pride. The crew had a very important job in the quests that Odysseus
Throughout the story, Odysseus demonstrates his courage that ultimately allows him to survive. One of these moments was during his journey back to Ithaca, where he faces a race of man eating giants called the Cyclops. Odysseus originally stops his ship there to relish a feast while on his journey back to Ithaca, but while doing so, out of curiosity explores the island. Soon, he finds a deserted house and decides to wait of the owner. The owner was unknowingly one the Cyclops, named Polyphemus.
I am Argos and I will tell you the story of my last day on earth. I heard a voice one I have not heard in along time. This voice belonged to my master Odysseus’,he had finally came home. Though this was the last time I would see him I hung onto all the good words he was saying about me like “I marvel that they leave this hound to lie here on the dung pile;he would have been a fine dog,from the looks of him,though I can’t say as to his power and speed when he was young”. Once I tried to move and go to see him but my old bones would not allow me to move.
Depending on the circumstances and on the relationship he has with the person he is talking to, Odysseus can guide them into doing what he intends through his clever wording and lies. He often uses his lies for his individual welfare, such as keeping his identity secret or receiving help. Other times, Odysseus lies for the well-being of others, by giving them hope and happiness. Odysseus’s utilization of lie not only reveals his resourcefulness in his cunning, but also his thoughtfulness for others. Odysseus’s lies, which might be seen as only a way to conceal his identity, actual discloses aspects of his and other character personalities we would otherwise not
Naturally, he has much to be proud of: his sexy and loyal wife, his bravery, and his victorious battles from the Trojan War and beyond. However, his arrogance creates a weakness in his character that negatively impacts himself and the people around him. The evolution in Odysseus’s personality turns him from an arrogant flaunter to a humble man, and demonstrates that the strifes he encounters during his journey home is not simply new experiences, but also his beginning of a profound revelation. Starting from the middle of the mountain, Odysseus’s new transformation will allow him to soar to the top with eagle
You must be made all of iron" (279-80). While Odysseus is a strong man and a hard worker, it is always better to be on his good side, as he can be very temperamental( third source). We see that he has a temper multiple times throughout his journey, but the most prominent time, perhaps, is when he has the suitors killed when he returns to Ithaca. In conclusion, Odysseus is a hero because of his many great qualities.
In this book, Odysseus has been disguised by Athena as a beggar who has traveled the world. He has been dropped back on Ithaca by the Phaeacians. On his journey back to Ithaca Odysseus has changed greatly. As the prophecy has said he has returned home in a stranger 's ship, without his crew, and as a broken man. After Athena disguises him, Odysseus goes to his loyal swine herder, Eumaeus.
Odysseus an epic hero What makes a person an epic hero? An epic hero is someone who possesses courage, strength, and have a desire to achieve immortality through heroic actions. The only ones that are considered heroes are those who are recognized for saving the day or for doing something heroic to the world. Many is considered heroes for only some are remembered like those who made a great change. For example Odysseus is an epic hero.
Upon Odysseus arrival to Ithaca, Athena hides his identity to help him defeat the suitors. She turns him into a very old beggar to conceal his identity from everyone, most importantly the suitors. Odysseus reveals himself to his son Telemachus, cowherd and the swine herd. The nurse Eurycleia recognizes him because of a scar he got years ago by a boar’s white tusk. Penelope doesn’t recognize Odysseus at first sight because of the disguise.
When reading the odyssey I noticed that Odysseus went through a lot of difficult tasks and journeys and has had more than one near death experience. If you read through the book you will notice that most of Odysseus’ hardships go with a life lesson that teach you what to do or not do in the future in that type of situation. One of the life lessons is when a has to hang onto the tree branch for a whole day to survive because Charybdis swallowed his ship. The symbol or life lesson in this part is determination because he wants to get home to his wife and son alive and it is a hard task,but he was willing do it because he had so much determination to get home. If odysseus didn’t have determination at that time he could have just let go because it hurt or it was hard ,but he didn’t because the need to go to his wife and son was greater.