Hector is the prince of Troy and has unlimited qualities but there are three that make up who he is. The first trait is his indecisive nature. This quality is laudable because oft times people commit to a path that they should have thought about more thoroughly. “Thus did he stand and ponder…”,
The Odyssey written by Homer describes the nail-biting adventurous tale, of Odysseus and his long journey home, from the war. No journey is without challenges, and Odysseus faces many along the way. He must overcome his own fatal flaws, and become a better man to return home to his wife, and take back his home. In any great hero, is an even greater journey to get there.
While Joe’s investment was coerced into him, he knows that some Americans choose to fight out of their own values and beliefs. His beliefs cloud him, however, with the idea of choice. Joe did not get the opportunity to choose his own destiny, and he is trying to protect those who do have the choice, and protect them. His newfound dedication to protected those who are manipulated into thinking they are invested in war is quite profound
Heroism is sometimes an essential part of humanity, though those who possess it are rare. How can we have heros if every individual is capable of exceptional leadership and skill? The story The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald, is a tale of wandering for a character named Odysseus. Throughout his journey he begins to understand the meaning of sacrifice, learn the characteristics of wisdom, and truly discover what it means to be relentlessly determined. He often comes face to face with the wrath of Greek Gods, but always discovers a way in which he can return home as well as protect his beloved crewmates.
Both of these men are reluctant to go into their respective battles, albeit for very different reasons. In his speech, Nicias is aware that if he were to command the Sicilian expedition, he would “gain honour by it”, but feels that leading the Athenians into Sicily is a mistake, and justifies a loss of honor against certain death (HPW 6.9). This mirrors the statement Achilles makes in his speech, and the reader is reminded of throughout the Iliad, “If I stay here and fight, I’ll never return home, / But my glory will be undying forever. /
A hero is one who takes risks and earns respect from others around him. In Greek mythology, heroes came and gone; they fought with bravery and were respected. In the Trojan War, Menelaus was one of the most significant Greek heroes. Menelaus clearly exemplifies the qualities of the courage and respect in a hero. As the King of Sparta and husband of Helen of Troy, he played an important role in the duel with Paris, the Prince of Troy, to win back his wife from her abduction to Troy.
This excerpt shows off the amazing and heroic qualities of Odysseus. This epic poem was written by the poet Homer. In it the main character Odysseus goes throw many adventures showing off his heroic qualities. A few of these being his bravery, willingness to accept help, and that he is backed by a Greek God. One heroic quality of Odysseus is his bravery.
Still, each of these motivations brings a heated force to Hector and Achilles fight. Although Hector know’s he’ll most likely die in battle, he goes anyway, fearful of “hearing [his family’s] cry as [they] are dragged away” (Homer 254.490). Achilles rage is doubled by his best friends death, and I believe this is what makes Hector cower when they finally meet to fight. Hector knows Achilles is fueled by more than just honor for himself; he needs to fulfill Patroclus’ honor as well. Hector has said his final words to his wife and son, and after drawing in his courage and a valiant attack with his spear, he is defeated.
In Edith Hamilton Mythology Achilles shows the qualities of epic hero because of his great skills as a warrior, his loyalty to his people and friends. Achilles faces enormous obstacles, a journey/missions and also has superior. Achilles is the better epic hero because Achilles goes to Troy to fight in the war against the Trojans to get Helen back knowing he would not make it back home alive. His mother does not want him to and try 's to convince him to stay and protects him with a charm”to Achilles who had already shown himself the best and greatest of all chieftains”(Hamilton 190). Achilles goes on a mission to find hector for revenge for his friends death.
Plus the conditions are bad/awful. Though I am going to re-enlist, because Washington needs healthy men, the people need my help, and I want my freedom. I’m also going to stay due to my country needing me. Plus I will die helping my country instead of dying for nothing. It is important for every soldier at Valley Forge to be asked whether to stay or leave because General Washington needs to know if you will stand with him and fight for what 's right.
Hector’s cowardliness overwhelms him in his paramount battle with Achilles. He attempts to take a stand against Achilles, but envisions that he is no match, and is overcome by his emotions and retreats from battle. Throughout the Trojan army, moments of cowardliness take over the Trojans when they are going to engage in a fight. This demonstrates how the Trojans, while noble, may lose that nobility in battle as their emotion of fear overcomes
Throughout the Ilia, the notion of honor is prevalent. The Iliad demonstrates how essential honor is to the Greek heroes and how the heroes rather die then lose their honor. This paper argues that the pride and honor of the Homeric heroes triggered the epic, lengthy Trojan War. Many situations that Homer presents in the Iliad are due to the honor of the
The story of Beowulf is all about the strength, fearless and a weakness of a man. Beowulf is a brave man he fights for his kingdom with honor. But he forgot on how to be a man to himself. Beowulf tends to fights and kills the monster which is Grendel.
Achilles anger increase with the death of patrocles by him wanting to kill all of the Trojans. Achilles started to throw their bodies in the river which displayed that he showed no remorse or compassion for them. Achilles treated Hector’s body as if he wasn’t a person. He dragged him and kept torturing him for twelve days even thought he was already dead. The burial of hector is a symbol of how Achilles anger is calming down.