Heroes can range from the well-known Superman to Harriet Tubman during the American Civil War, to the very parents that get you up in the morning. Despite who the hero may be, heroes are said to display selflessness, humility, and integrity. Specifically, epic heroes are expected to also illustrate loyalty and devotion. In the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is depicted as the bigger than life epic hero of the epic poem that has had such an overwhelming impact on Western culture. However, his character flaws and the byproduct that are their consequences negate his heroism.
It 's always a good idea to listen to the story, but the main point of readings is to get further knowledge from them. The three main themes in (Ulysses) are, live life to the fullest, you can never get enough of life, and the old get old and hand over to the young. The first theme in (Ulysses) is living life to the fullest. Often people don 't understand how fast life goes by and before they know it they are already old. By this time they are wishing they would have done much more things when they could.
Time, something no one wants to waste because everyone only has a limited amount, some people even less than others. The Odyssey is a great epic about a man and his long journey home after the Trojan War and all of the hiccups he experiences on the way home. Another story dealing with time sensitivity is A Monster Calls. This story entails a young boy and his struggle to deal with his monster, his mother 's illness, and the little time he has left with her. Both stories have similar themes that are interpreted very differently.
Many people that include me having the misconception that we have plenty of time so enjoy while we can. We all neglect the fact that time waits for no one and as how unexpected the future may be if we do not allocate our time wisely, we might lose the chance to do what we want or even treasure those that we cherish about. People always said that only near to death, we will flash back our life and start to regret. Attending my uncle’s funeral was the most intimate distance with death in my life, at such as young age, having adorable sons yet spending all his time working but not with his family. Through this incident, I started to reflect on my life and realized that things in life should not be taken for granted.
I never really had a hero that I looked up or wanted to be like. Of course I have people in my life who I would consider “good people” but never anyone I would consider my hero. It took me some time but I have come to the realization that I have been my own personal hero all along. I have conquered all the battles and war life have thrown at me and I do know that there will be more for me to overcome. Although, this time I am ready like never before because I know that I have to save myself.
Big Walter was seen as “a man who loved his children”(PAGE) according to Mama. Even though he was financially unstable, he “” QUOTE. Walter was introduced as a man who cared about nothing other than his business. He had sacrificed his sister’s dream of becoming a doctor, and held the power to wipe out Mama’s dream for a better home. Walter sees the gender roles as boundaries keeping him from loosening up to his family.
Depiction of a hero in the Iliad differs from Troy. Achilles can be considered the hero of both the Iliad and Troy, but there are differences in his portrayal (some of them were discussed above). Due to the change in cultural expectations of a true hero over the years, Hector is more convincing than Achilles as the hero of Troy. During Classical times, a hero was usually born or conceived in unusual circumstances, faced opposition from the very beginning and undertook a series of extremely difficult tasks. Generally, a hero had a special weapon or clothing, earned fame for his quests and died in an unusual way.
In the book called The Odyssey by Homer, it mainly follows the story of a king of a village called Ithaca, hundreds of years ago-This man, is named Odysseus. Odysseus goes through many adventures after the victory of the Trojan War. However, this is where Odysseus, is not being as strong as a great war hero and a king as he should be. Although Odysseus was seen as a very strong person, physically and mentally, he lacks the appreciation and the care of his crew throughout the trials and didn’t think through many of his actions thoroughly and how they would affect not only his crew but people around him. At various times throughout the story, mainly through the trials, Odysseus made many decisions and forced his crew to go through many potentially lethal situations without preparing his own crew, or situations that were just a waste of time.
Beowulf Versus Modern Heroes of Various Backgrounds By Ibrahim Khalifa The titular character in Beowulf, likely written by “a single poet who was a Christian”, has similarities and differences with modern heroes (37). While heroes centuries back typically just had battle skills and intelligence as their main powers, more and more heroes in modern times are getting new powers. Many of these powers are supernatural too, since this is what is needed to even the playing field between wealthy people and middle class/poor people. In addition, heroes like Beowulf listen to authority while many modern heroes refuse to follow anyone’s rules, even working outside the law if needed. Heroes have always used their powers to help people, they live by codes of honor, and they usually win.
While being in our early 20s we have a long way to go and we do not know what the future brings us. One man ones said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” (Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005) We must not worry too much about our future, but just live and enjoy the life we have right