Another characteristic all heroes have is having overcome complications in order to accomplish their final mission. Odysseus faces many obstacles throughout his journey and with his bravery and intelligence he overcomes all of them in order to complete his mission, this makes Odysseus hero. Odysseus had to come up with many complex solutions to a lot of different problems in order to survive his trip home and reunite with his family. For example, during the War Odysseus thought of the idea of the Trojan horse which helped the Greek’s win the war. " Finally, they decided to resort to a trick thought of by Odysseus..."
Breydon Baragary Mrs. Scherer English IV 11 November 2017 Clash of the Titans A hero is somebody who faces enormous adversity; usually the characteristics of a hero are courage, composure, persistence, initiative. Usually the hero will face the adversity and may fail at first but eventually will always prevail in the end. A hero also is successful in overcoming obstacles to achieve what people thought could not be done.
Heroes can be men, women, animals, or even objects that inspires your soul and mind. The world of heroes is a huge world full of dreams and challenges that anyone can be part of if it he believed in his abilities. “Hero” is a simple word with many great and valuable meanings; he is the one who faces his challenges and obstacles without any fear or worry, as Zachary Hamby says that “Obstacles make them stronger, preparing them for their final showdown” (3). When people think of heroes they imagine supernatural creatures that god have created to save their lives from danger. A hero is an example of courage, insistence, and selfness.
Throughout The Odyssey there is a constant thread of learning and growing as the books progress. This development does not come easy, however, as emphasized through the long, dramatic tale and recounting done by Odysseus. But despite the struggle, Odysseus does indeed become a better man in numerous ways. By persevering throughout a multitude of heroic and tragic tasks from which few others could survive, Odysseus, ultimately finds a way to thrive. Odysseus is most definitely a hero—this is clear from the beginning of the epic—but he truly earns this title well after the Trojan War ends and his long, misguided travels begin.
Odysseus was a hero of the Trojan war, Aeneas a hero of Troy and Rome, Oedipus a king who accidentally married his own mother. They were all to a certain extent ordinary people who went through harsh life changing events throughout their journey to become the heroes society thought them to be. Even though they went through many challenging obstacles created by the gods themselves at times, they all seem to always accomplish what they were set to accomplish. Almost as if it was by bear fate. Nevertheless each and every one of them were set out to do something no matter how long it took or what happened in between.
Who needs a hero? Throughout human existence, societies have always looked upon heroes and champions as a gleam of hope in times of desperation. “Like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” In the Odyssey by Homer the main character Odysseus displays many of the great qualities that define a hero and thus forevermore he has been remembered, honored, and reverend by multitudes as an epic hero. Odysseus’s courageous leadership in time of war, his volatile journey home, his strengths and his flaws, have made him immortal for generations to come.
Also the problem with him is that he wants results, but he wants them really quickly so he does not have to wait for them, like in the end of the chapter when he was not getting any results after meditating and fasting for years he decided to try something new, which shows that he is a very impatient kind of character. I concluded that because whenever there is a problem with his life, he decides to start/try something new. In addition this also compares the life of Siddhartha to everyone's life, because before this quote he said how everyone has a group of people they could go to and have connection with, as they speak the same language, do the same things, but he has no one. He also went as far as describing the animals in the forest and each animal had someone who they could be with, like the two sheep, the apes, the fish in the water, and more. To me this shows like he was missing home, and wanted to have someone he could talk so, especially Govinda, since he was the one person who was always with him during his bad and good
Who is the man who is willing to fight for ten years to return to his family stopping at nothing? Who is the man who never ceases in his fight to return home, no matter how difficult his decisions or how grueling his trials are. That man is Odysseus. The Odyssey is an epic poem in which a hero, Odysseus, embarks on a thrilling quest to return back to his home and family in Ithaca after succeeding in the Trojan War. In his several journeys, he faces several hardships that delay this goal.
Throughout the twenty year journey, he shows many moments of great bravery, and heroic actions, which is why he can be considered an epic hero. Here he fits one of the many qualifications of being an epic hero. Odysseus is a fantastic example of an epic hero. Another way that Odysseus proves to be an epic hero, is that he was tempted quite often throughout his
No matter what is thrown at him he never stops trying to get home, getting past a Cyclopes, the Lady Circe, and sirens. He even gets through the Underworld and lives. Despite this, Odysseus does have faults about him, though not as many as there are qualities. He is a worldwide symbol, an archetype, of both nobility and bravery. Odysseus, the epic hero of the Odyssey, a great leader with many attributes as well as flaws, is no ordinary man.
The Odyssey, Trojan War hero Odysseus exhibits perseverance in the ten years of war and leads his men on the long journey home. Odysseus has to endure the frustrations of the war and the negligence that the gods show to him in his most desperate times. The pain he goes through exhibits his love for the special ones in his life, and it gives him the strength to make it home. Odysseus is challenged during the ten year war, but he will not give up, which proves how he is a true hero. The hero shows how he is a true hero through his actions and not his words.
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell does an excellent job in taking the expected and making it the unexpected. He shows that although hard work and dedication are important to be successful, they are not the only determining factors. Each chapter started out with a story of someone who seemed to have risen from nothing into something, and he carefully broke the situation down and analyzed the time periods, what their religion/ ethnicity were, family life, and what was occurring in the world during their youth. In each part he connected back to previous stories/examples to continue making the point that it is almost impossible to truly make a successful career out of nothing on your own.
This story set in a dystopian future will hit close to home as it is read and the protagonist Guy Montag can be surprisingly similar to yourself. Maybe it was the heroic quest which drew so many to its pages or the sense of empowerment and rebellion it leaves you with, but no matter the reason you turn the thin fragile pages, you cannot help but read in amazement as Guy Montag goes through a transformation of a lifetime. A transformation of both body and soul which not only changes Mr. Montag forever leaving
Kennedy was very dedicated to his career and worked very hard to get to the top. Although he had many advantages such as the Kennedy legacy following him and a supportive father, he did face challenges such as all of his health problems. Competitiveness was encouraged between the siblings and was a healthy. Although Jack’s sickly childhood held him back as a child, he was able to find ways to use his abilities to his advantage. Joseph Kennedy was a big influence in Jack’s life.
Not everyone can be a hero, one must possess extraordinary qualities to obtain this title. Whether the conquest be to slay a dragon or overcome social standards, the journey is what develops the character into a hero. In this fiction novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck is put to the test in every way possible. His quick wit and survival skills are what allow him to adapt to harsh environments and eventually what helps him save the day. Huck is only twelve years old when our story unfolds, yet he has to experience a few situations that make him mature at a much faster pace.