Telemachus, through his actions and doings, proved to be beyond determined and devoted to hold on to his father’s belongings and kingdom and to save his mother from marrying one of the arrogant suitors with harmfully egocentric intentions. When Telemachus arrives to Nestor, in search of answers, he abruptly became timid and hesitant toward going to the king Nestor himself and questioning him, which proving Telemachus’ weak personality and lack of confidence. “Telemachus hung back in disembarking…. ‘Not the least shyness now…’ ” (Epic The Visit to Nestor, page 727). As one can see, Telemachus, a brave and honest young man, with his father as an idol to look up to, matures over time and becomes more confident with the help of Athena.
Joseph Strorm (David’s dad) and the inspector question David about Sophie but he reveals nothing. His father tells him to go to his room and David narrates, “I set my jaw and turned to go. My father followed, picking up a whip…” (Pg. 51) David knows Sophie is his friend. Even though he knows he will get a beating if he does not tell on Sophie, he believes it is wrong to give her up and resists against his father.
Another quality that supports Odysseus being a hero is that he is blessed by a god, meaning they notice something great or godlike in him. Lastly the most important aspect of his heroism is that he isn’t a textbook hero, unlike Hercules, Odysseus embraces his flaws and mortality which makes him stronger. One key thing that aids his journey is, Odysseus does not escape his struggle and immerse himself in feasting and partying, he experiences only what he is supposed to in addition to nothing that isn’t relevant. Odysseus is able to improve himself, ultimately
In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus focuses his attention on gaining the Greek ideal of kleos while disregarding his men and their safety. After receiving advice to focus his attention on getting him and his men back alive, Odysseus still puts them at danger for his own good. His desire to return home a hero and the advice he receives conflict him, but he ultimately chooses to follow the former. When Odysseus is informed that he can be tied down without wax in his ears to be able to listen to the Sirens, he changes that message and presents it to his men as if only he is meant to listen to the Sirens. He makes this statement based off of his need to be able to say that he had heard the sirens and that he lived through it as well.
To get older, he wants to ride the carousel forward. This is shown when Will asks Jim, “You want it to go forward, don't you, Jim?” (Pg.96) Once again, Jim does not know the truth behind the carousel either, he does not know of the consequences linked to it. Bradbury explains that the carousel is nothing but a cheap trick. Will tries to stop Jim, but he still desires it. Along with that, getting older requires time, you cannot just wish to get older and expect to reach maturity right away.
For Pallas had his heart with manly courage arm’d, so that he might ask from Nestor tidings of his absent Sire…” (Page 40) This exemplifies how when Telemachus is courageous, he is able to achive his goals, for if Telemachus did not have the courage to ask Nestor of his father, then Telemachus would not have learned anything. In order for Telemachus to accomplish any of his goals, he must have courage and he must be brave, for without those attributes he will fail in his life. Without courage and bravery, it is nearly impossible for a person to be successful in life, as is exemplified in Homer’s the Odyssey. Time and time again, Odysseus and Telemachus overcome huge obstacles due to how they are filled with courage and bravery. If these important attributes were absent from Odysseus
It’s because the world he lives in has affected him in such a way to be like this. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, certain devices weigh down the main character in order to equalize him with the others. This short story is dystopian; an offshoot to Orwell’s utopian world. Winston too is weighed down by his own society; he is forced to be a lesser version of himself, all for Big Brother. They don’t do anything to physically change him, but if he is thought to break the rules or is simply too smart for his own good, off to the Ministry of Love.
How a person deals with guilt long term is what really affects their future. As said by Baba in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, “It may not be fair, but what happens in a couple of days, even a single day, can change the course of an entire lifetime” (Hosseini, page no.131). Therefore, one should redeem oneself and should not let guilt govern their future. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the protagonist Amir craves his Baba’s attention for his Baba never thought he was like him and thus, barely made any effort to have a conversation with his son. “I always felt like Baba hated me a little.
The second stanza is strong reminders that while men pay more attention to the desires or their own mind, they fail to see their own failings in life. Only after their eyes became open would they seek help. A great representation of this is found starting in (21-22) where Jesus is alone, not called upon but forgotten, until the time in which mean realise they are downing and have no life vest to keep them afloat. An excellent example of this is (23-26) give reference to the only time that men would see their own demise is also the time in which they would seek help. Foolishly then thinking that even though they did not remember him till the end that they are still good men represented in the second refrain.
And, in the final phase, Odysseus makes good on his fame by reaching Ithaca, but he must remain silent to enjoy his kleos—it is a paradox of the second phase. In this essay, I will compare and contrast Odysseus’s different phases of glory in relation to their development, and how they shape his heroic reputation. First, Odysseus’s initial phase of kleos is strictly passive because the readers hear about his fame from other characters. The step that develops Odysseus’s glory are the stories being told from characters that know little to nothing about his past deeds. The testimonies differ in how Odysseus’s fame is remembered.