After the raid, he had also given thanks to the Wolverine for giving him a light “war wound” (150) which was indeed an honor back then. Through the strength given to him by the Wolverine for the attack on the Crows, Fools Crow earned honor and respect from his tribe members. He was looked upon during meetings and his words were taken at an important level. Fools Crow was no longer known as the dog lover and now young men looked up to him as their role model. Even his younger brother, Running Fisher, who had been the man back then when Fools Crow was timid was now jealous of his achievements and possessions now seeing his as puny in comparison to his older
Beowulf is an epic hero because he is significant and glorified, risk deaths and he is ethical. Beowulf’s heroic actions result in him being glorified by both the Danes and the Geats. Beowulf fights a monster name Grendel and kills him by his bare hands and ripping. Grendel's arms off. leaving Grendel life into death.
During the escape from the cyclops’ cave, Odysseus made all his men go first before he escaped. Odysseus sacrificed his safety for his men, which shows that heroes make sacrifices. Also, Odysseus sacrificed his way home. Odysseus teased the cyclops about how he was able to to defeat him. That angered the cyclops, so he cursed Odysseus and his men so that they wouldn’t be able to go home.
In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus shows many traits of an epic hero. Odysseus faces many obstacle and life threatening situations but he overcome them all. Odysseus is an epic hero because he has supernatural help and he overcomes obstacle throughout his journey by proving himself in order to reach his goal, which is getting home to Ithaca and to take control over his kingdom. Odysseus is an epic hero because he is capable of deeds of great strength and courage. Odysseus shows he is brave/courageous when fights the monstrous Polyphemus and stabbed him in the eye with a giant olive tree.
Atticus afterwhile took the gun and took aim at the suffering dog. Atticus vividly shows bravery shooting the dog so the rabid dog couldn’t hurt anyone it crossed paths with. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is a very courageous character. His bravery, integrity, and loyalty all show what it means to be a true man and father. Atticus taught me many things about being courageous.
“Quietly, Telemachus goes home and again bears the mockery of the suitors.” (Epic Visit to Nestor, page 727). He did not prove to be courageous to stand in public and make his complaints, until Athena came along and gave Telemachus a needed nudge to store enough confidence within him. Furthermore, before Atehna’s presence by his side, a weakness Telemachus held was that he allowed the suitors to mock and mistreat him, however, though Telemachus holds many inescapable and severe imperfections, he is a man of much strength as well. He is loyal, honest, brave, and devoted. 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.
Later in his interaction with Polyphemus, Odysseus again displays his characteristic cleverness by using the few materials available to him and fashioning a stake with which he and a few of his men would “lift that stake and grind it in his eye / While he was asleep” (Odyssey.328-329). Despite the lack of options he had, Odysseus still came up with a clever plan that he performed perfectly. He even elaborated upon the scheme during the execution of it, despite the fact that the adrenaline must have been running high and there wasn’t time to stop and think: he said, “Noman is my name. They call me Noman” (Odyssey.9.364), instead of giving his real name, with which Polyphemus could invoke the name of the gods and curse him with, or call for help from the neighboring Cyclopes. The final time Odysseus displays his cleverness during his interaction with Polyphemus is when he escaped with his men by “hanging on for dear life” (Odyssey.9.433) to the underside of Polyphemus’ sheep.
This proves the protagonists wit because, in the story, the Cyclops barred Ulysses and his men in a cave with a giant boulder, therefore, had the men killed him, they would have never left the cave. Eventually, the men escaped the cave by tying themselves to the underside of the Cyclops's sheep. Despite his immense intellect, Ulysses falls short on occasion. After escaping the cave, the men made their way back to the ship. Feeling emboldened by his wonderful scheme, Ulysses began to taunt the giant.
Odysseus’ need to be glorious in such a dangerous encounter demonstrates his engrossment in kleos, while he risks the safety of both him and his men. Odysseus “commands [his] men” very often, as they follow his instruction and are subconsciously being sacrificed for Odysseus’ own prestige. Odysseus is considered a hero, abounding with bravery and glory from the Trojan War. Odysseus still remains unsatisfied, keeping determined and set on achieving the greek ideal of kleos and being regarded as illustrious. Odysseus uses his men to fulfill his wants and doesn’t regard them at all.
Odysseus had lots of pride in himself and his crew. Although Odysseus got him and his crew out of the cyclops's cave, he could not hold his pride in as he told the cyclops his name. "Cyclops- if any man on the face of the Earth should ask you who blinded, shamed you so- say Odysseus, raider of cities, he gouged out your eye, Laertes' son who makes his home in Ithaca!" (9.558-562). If he had not done this, life would be much easier for him, because Poseidon would not have had a reason to go after him.