Many people think he is not a hero because of his mistakes, but those are mistakes and making mistakes does not make anyone less of a hero. Odysseus is more than a hero. He is a very humane hero who makes mistakes just like anyone else, but in the end was still a hero. This is shown by Odysseus’ leadership when he won the Trojan War, when he saved his men from staying animals forever, and going to the underworld to face his fears and stay brave. Not every hero needs to be perfect.
Elliot Kim Mrs. Ballard English 9H 30 October 2015 High Impact Odysseus is strong, handsome, smart, and a hero, but throughout the story, he falls into many temptations, is irresponsible, and kills ruthlessly. All these affect Odysseus’s heroic stature, or his reputation as a hero. Some may say that Odysseus’s positive attributes, such as his strength, and his negative attributes, like his tendency to fall into temptations, make up his heroic stature. However, Odysseus’s heroic stature is mainly dependent on the gods. Countless times in The Odyssey by Homer, the fate of Odysseus depends on the gods.
Hercules and Theseus, two great heroes from mythology, seem to be similar in many ways. Both extremely brave and noble; with a love of danger and adventure mixed with compassion, creates the perfect heroes. Their stories intertwine with one another’s when Hercules has to save Theseus from the chair of forgetfulness in Hades. Theseus saved Hercules when he was distraught with intent to kill himself. In a similar way, they both stood by their friends no matter the cost.
What makes a person a hero? What defines a person as an outcast? The novel Beowulf is filled with both action packed heros and vengeful outcast. The definition of a hero is a person admired for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities (citation).
Elizabeth doesn't try to stop him either knowing that he needed to do this, tearfully saying to Hale "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"(134). He preserves his pride and dignity and declares the truth at the same time, dying as a man with flaws yet a good man, allowing the readers the ability to categorize him as a tragic
Achilles and Beowulf both slayed a formidable foe, but both of them also have keen differences
The most famous hero of Athens, Theseus, shows that he an example of an exemplary male due to his care and generosity to his friends, his brilliant mind, and his immense courage and audacity. There are many aspects to being an ideal man, and it is hard and rare to fit all the characteristics. Evidently, people even now think that the ideal male and even the ideal person for that fact is one that is nice, smart, and
Some may argue that Odysseus is not a hero because of the assistance he receives from the godsBecause of the assistance he receives from the gods, some may argue that Odysseus is not truly a hero. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is still a hero even with the god 's help because he battles the Cyclops on his own, is respected and followed
After his death, a special veneration or worship, were returned to him to commemorate his memory. The world of the epic is a world of men, hence the woman is almost absent: Helen certainly shows the Trojans in love, Epic exalts masculine values of loyalty and courage in battle. The hero are men and
Greek Philosophy about Fate FATE Fate in different time of periods of mythology defines as there is prevailing power that is supernatural which predetermines the events of human life or even day of death also decided. Human being who have belief on God they believe on fate, which is unchangeable and should acceptable. "A man can surely do what he wills to do, but he cannot determine what we wills" Schopenhauer.(C.S Reddy The fate which is called by Greeks as Moira, is considered ruler of human destiny. It is their firm belief that it is most ferocious and frightening fact of the life that there is no escape from fate.
Aeneas was a level headed person, a good leader and he actually listened to the gods for once. Odysseus was a self-centered glory hungry fool that ultimately wasted his life in search of fame. For example when Odysseus while him and his men were still under attack by the blinded cyclops he makes a point to tell the giant the name of the actual person that blinded him was. Aeneas reflected a law bidding Citizen almost a pawn of the gods. Far as the themes of the Aeneid there is love, death and a constant underlying theme throughout the course of the story which is duty to the state and his
Do the gods in The Odyssey aid the humans or make their existence miserable? The gods, fate, and one’s free will intervene with one another and create the events of the epic. However, the gods have more influence on the fate of the mortals than a mortal’s free will. Although this may be true, humans can determine small variables in their lives. The Odyssey is an epic poem by Homer that depicts Odysseus’ 10-year struggle to return home to Ithaka after fighting in the Trojan War.