Odysseus’ Weaknesses In the epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer reveals that Odysseus’ encounter with the Cyclops magnifies his curiosity and hubris, allowing him to defeat the Cyclops despite his weaknesses. Odysseus shows he is a weak leader when he displays signs of curiosity because he wants to see the Cyclops that dwells in his cavern. After climbing to the cavern of the Cyclops, Odysseus alongside his men enter the home of the Cyclops and examine the belongings inside: “My men came pressing round me, pleading: ‘Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed, come back, throw open all the pens, and make a run for it? We’ll drive the kids and lambs aboard. We say put out again on good salt
How far would you be willing to go just to be with your family? For Odysseus in the book “The Odyssey” by Homer, He did everything. Odysseus was away from his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope for 20 years, and he never threw in the towel. Odysseus never gave up, and neither did Telemachus or Penelope. Would you have the strength to persevere?
T. S. Eliot, a publisher and playwright, has said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Courage has many ways of presenting itself to people. Whether it is through physical ways or moral ways depends on the situation. Most people see courage as physical, like a small dog saving a helpless kitten from a fire or a man jumping in front of a bullet for a loved one or complete stranger. There is also the moral side of courage.
Odysseus, the man of many wiles, was a man of many strengths both as a leader and a man, whom suffered many weaknesses like all men do. Odysseus displays his many strengths and struggles throughout his mighty journey in The Odyssey of Homer, a verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum. In book 18, Odysseus displays his great physical strength as a man while disguised as a beggar with this powerful quote. " But don't provoke my fists; do not incite; however old I am, if we should fight, your chest and lips would run with blood; that done, tomorrow we'd be spared another ruckus—I doubt that you'd be visiting with us again—here in the halls of lord Odysseus." (Homer 361)
Although Odysseus proved to have guile on the Island of the Cyclops, he made crucial mistakes. Odysseus’ first mistake was taking his men into the Cyclops cave. This brought upon a dreadful chain of events, for even Odysseus knew. In fact he said “I knew some towering brute would be upon us soon-- all outward power, a wild man, ignorant of Civility” (Homer 8). This quote states how Odysseus had already predicted that the presentence of him and his men would come down on them; but his selfishness made the lives of his men expendable.
Heroism is shown through Hermione Granger, a character from the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling. It's a series about the life of a famous, teenage wizard named Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. More specifically, Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, an evil wizard who wants to overthrow the wizard governing body, become immortal through murderous ways, and kill everyone who doesn't follow him. Hermione shows heroism through braveness, intelligence, and protectionism. She sacrificed her childhood for the greater good; she erased her parents' memories of her to protect her parents during the wizarding war with Lord Voldemort.
“A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.” – Tom Hanks. In the story, The Odyssey written by Homer, there is an individual named Odysseus who has the qualities of a hero. There are many characteristics of Odysseus that give evidence that he is a hero, such as him being dauntless, protective, and devoted.
Odysseus an Epic Hero Have you ever wondered what made Odysseus and epic hero? According to Wikipedia he was the Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. The Odyssey made him famous for his journey after the Trojan war started. After a ten year journey Odysseus was admired, but also hated by many civilians and even gods. To many people Odysseus was a man full of courage, great leadership, and was love towards his family.
“A hero is an ordinary person who has found the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming difficulties”-Christopher Reeve. For that very reason, Odysseus is a hero. He is neither immortal nor god, but merely a mortal like everyone else. His determination to return home with his family once again is what motivated him to complete the treacherous journey. To be a hero like Odysseus is to be talented, brave, caring.
This epic simile compares Odysseus, who is the tenor, to a grief-stricken woman, who is the vehicle. The simile describes the manner in which Odysseus wept as the bard sang the story of the Trojan horse. The simile reveals an emotional connection that Odysseus holds deep in his heart to his fallen comrades during the Trojan War. As he remembers the successes of the Trojan horse, thoughts of his war-stricken friends cross his mind as well. Odysseus always honored his fallen companions, with a particular instance being when Odysseus saluted each killed comrade before setting sail from Troy after the Cicones’ counterattack (Homer 213).