He battles and outsmarts a host of fiends including Polyphemus, the sirens, Scylla and Charybdis (twice), and even the underworld itself. He needs to escape the captivity of Calypso to make it home to his family. He must reassure his men to keep their morals high and get them to press on with him. Homer details this theme with Odysseus preparing his men for yet another trial, “Friends, we’re hardly strangers at meeting danger- and this danger is no worse than what we faced when cyclopes penned us up in his vaulted cave with
Kamehameha’s conquest was to unite all the Hawaiian islands, and he was able to succeed. Kamehameha and Mohanda Gandhi have a few similarities, they were both persuasive before and after they were leaders. Mohanda Gandhi faced lots of challenges, for example when he was kicked out of Durban court for refusing taking of his turban, because of these events it inspired him to stop social injustice. Kamehameha was persuasive
“As whence the sun ’gins his reflection ship wrecking storms and direful thunders [break,] So from that spring whence comfort seemed to come” (2.1.27-30). The quotes make Macbeth look like a god as he is given the ability to stop storms(wars) which gives his people hope that they will win the battle. These valorous traits give the warrior an incredible presence of giving hope to his people as if he was a king. Everyone has a time when the maleficent traits are dying to
Other times he boasts about his accomplishment or his challenging adventures that he has accomplished, ““They have seen my strength for themselves, Have watched me rise from the darkness of war, Dripping with my enemies blood. I drove five great giants into chains, chased all of that race from the earth. I swam in the blackness of night, hunting monsters out of the ocean, and killing them one by one; death was my errand and the fate they had earned.” (246-254). This is an attribute that really shows how Beowulf s so powerful and determined. Beowulf, being the first and the greatest hero of them all, he definitely sets high standards for a superhero demonstrating his super strength, his bravery and selflessness, and last but not least his boasting.
It all started when Kalaniopu’u was dying and Kiwala’o, his son, was heir to the throne. That’s when Kamehameha had his bold move, which lead him to be an effective, helpful and wise leader. King Kamehameha was an effective leader because he was wise. For example, Kamehameha placed a kapu on the Sandalwood trees during the Sandalwood Trade, so that no one could cut down the young Sandalwood trees so they could grow and flourish. This lead for Hawaiian Sandalwood to not go extinct (26).
Similar to King Duncan, Mufasa was a fantastic king. He took care of the animals and they loved him. King Duncan was plotted against by Macbeth. Macbeth wanted to rise to the top and become king following Duncan’s death. Scar, who is the main antagonist in The Lion King, plotted against Mufasa because he wanted to become
At this Krishna said to Arjuna ‘it is your duty as a Kshatriya, don’t be a weakling’, Arjuna moaned ‘I cannot’. Krishna tried to reason with him ‘they abused your wife, took away your kingdom, and humiliated your family, fight for justice!’. Arjuna replied ‘I see no sense in killing brothers, uncles and friends for
Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatum, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. You could argue that when he ‘wore the Thane of Cawdor’s robes’ he became a traitor like the Thane of Cawdor. His traitorous actions would have been met with death at that time. God's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power.
Creon was proud in the cause Eteocles was fighting for, however he despised that Polyneices fought against it. So he made a law that Polyneices could not receive his rightful burial as Greek law stated. Antigone would not accept this law, as she was proud of her brother, even though it damaged Creon’s pride. So Creon ordered her execution. Due to this showing of pride that abandons reason, Creon’s son killed himself.
Haemon and his father have several disputes that show, Creon pushing his son away in order to show his dominance. Creon calls his son a “soul of corruption, rotten through” which just reflects how cruel Creon had become, even when talking to his own son (836). This will be the last argument the two have before Haemon kills himself due to neglect and longing for Antigone. The power of the crown causes Creon to act instinctively rather than reasonably when deciding Antigone's fate. His loyalty to his power becomes priority over his family, when he decrees his nephews burial illegal.