Throughout history, the idea of a hero has changed in multiple ways. Some cultures believed that the most brutal and accomplished male warriors were heros, while other cultures believed heros to be brave and independent women. Despite the minor differences, it has been acknowledged consistently that a hero is selfless and honorable. In Homer’s Iliad, we see a culture recognizes warriors as heros.
Slaughterhouse 5 is a novel depicts one of the most horrific massacres in European history—firebombing of Dresden, a city that had no significance during the second World War. The firebombing caused more than 130,000 civilians dead, almost the same as the death number from the atomic bombing in Japan. From my opinion Slaughterhouse 5 may not be an anti-war novel, like many critics claimed. Although in the novel, Kurt Vonnegut presents a lot amount of unfavorable depiction of the war, he does not consider war as a whole to be unnecessary, but some behaviors in the war. The novel focuses on one specific event—firebombing Dresden to show that specific war tactics are unjustified.
Concluding the events in the book The Odyssey written by the famous author named Homer, a question may arise to some readers. The question that arises for the readers, which can be a bit confusing, is who is the true hero of The Odyssey? At first hand it may seem that the person who was the most hubris, or the strongest person, the man that saved his home, returned home, or prevailed in the end, there is more than light that meets the eye. The hero in the odyssey is actually right under our noses, and he is the one most people would expect not to be. The true hero of The Odyssey is Odysseus, son of Laertes.
Throughout our lives, there will be people we think of as “heroes.” We look up to them and aspire to somehow become the type of person that they are. Some people say that their parents are their heroes and some say athletes are theirs, so therefore, I pose the question: what makes a hero a hero? The Oxford Dictionary defines a hero as “a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities,” which is quite possibly the truth, but I believe there is more into making a person a hero. The perfect example of a hero is the protagonist of the epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus.
Introduction For decades there has been a great controversy as to whether or not the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified. It is often argued that these bombings were hideous atrocities the likes of which the world has never seen before, ones born of a nation’s thirst for vengeance and desire to exhibit its military and technological superiority. Some argue that though the bombings brought about the end to the Second World War, the deaths of more than two hundred thousand people cannot be a justifiable sacrifice. Others disagree completely and state that these deaths were a small price to pay to end the war that had ravaged millions more. And so, debates regarding this topic have flourished since those fateful days 70 years
There is no exact number, but death toll estimates range from two to six million. Provided that this is true, the justification for the Crusades themselves is open for debate since it was a clear act of human rights violation, given that a massacre targeted only people of a certain religion. In theory, the Crusaders believed they were being authorized by God himself through holy leaders like the Pope and that war was completely unavoidable (Khan Academy, 2018). They claimed their motivation was Christian love, not anger or hatred, and that their main goal was to help liberate the oppressed Christians that supposedly were being injured by their
Odysseus may have saved Penelope, and tried some of his men, Odysseus is not a hero because he only killed people for his benefits. In The Odyssey, Instead of Odysseus talking to the suitors to leave he killed them all. This shows Odysseus isn't a hero because he could have waited to see if the suitors would leave because Odysseus has returned. Also in The Odyssey, when his men were dying he tried to save but only for his benefits. This shows Odysseus is not a hero because he just didn't want the gods to get mad at him and kill him, he was being
The Ancient Greeks are very known in the current days due to various reasons however the main ones were their discovery about the world and their beliefs. There are numerous ideas that fit into this category, one being the term hero; throughout the Odyssey written by Homer, Odysseus faces a series of events in which his actions and reactions to them reveal who he is. In other words, the first thought that comes to one 's mind when they reflect on these actions of the great Odysseus is the word “hero”. The reason to this is because of the various traits such as bravery, selflessness or caring, and intelligent or cunning . Inclusively, he revealed throughout the book which fits the description of a hero both in Ancient Greece and in our current days.
In Greek society, there are many valued characteristics of the hero Odysseus which are still valued today. These traits may not be as important in today’s modern world, but there is no doubt that Odysseus is an epic hero. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus proves that he is an epic hero through divine intervention in the Call, where he blinds Polyphemus in the Challenges, and the Atonement, where he goes through a transformation. Odysseus reveals the help of the gods as he plots with Telemachus against the suitors who are plaguing his home to take back what is rightfully his in the Call.
The Odyssey is a classic tale of the hero, although some heroes are not what they are depicted to be. In the first four chapters of The Odyssey, by Homer, we are introduced to Telemachus, these books appropriately introduce us to Homer's work as well as lead us into the rest of the book. We have a mental image of Odysseus as a brave warrior and a noble husband, he is described as the ideal person. The view of the readers towards Odysseus is a positive one, we hope that he will return home to his wife and son, unfortunately, when we finally meet him he comes off as arrogant and cocky. These books introduce us to Homer's work as we see with the introduction, as he introduces us to Telemachus rather than his father, Odysseus, who is the main character.
In document 6 it states that “That the fourth Crusade was a wasteful and destructive event that resulted only in further dividing the Christian world. Started by Pope Innocent the lll, the Crusade did not attract the support
But that still wasn’t enough, so came operation Reinhard. Operation Reinhard may have been one of the most effective events to help the final solution killing almost 1.8 million Jews. What they did was deport an absurd amount of Jews to a killing center and just have a mass murder. Even with the few years that operation Reinhard was in action it stilled had a big impact. The final solution may didn’t get brought up much or even seemed important, but really it was the columns to the Nazis house.
Chapman killed Lennon without any reason other than being offended about Lennon’s ideologies and being too mentally unstable to understand what he was doing at the time. After Lennon 's death everyone was devastated and Yoko Ono, Lennon’s wife, responded by saying that “this is not the end of an era, the 80s are still going to be a beautiful time, and John believed it,” (Feeney 1) The Beatles had been broken up for more than a decade but for many John Lennon’s death signified something more “the murder was something else. It was an assassination, a ritual slaying of something that could hardly be named. Hope, perhaps; or idealism. Or time.
The main components to the American holocaust response were debates, protests, news, and the community. At first, America had no idea about what was going on in Europe, thus why the reaction was so great. Even though Some catholic Americans did agree with Hitler, thinking jews were evil, the holocaust seemed terrible for America. America had no idea about the thousands dying, and the hundreds of previous European jews now living in America, thinking about their relatives and family. Also, America hadn 't ever heard or seen of anything as bad as the holocaust, other than World War One.
After the long and mysterious fifty two years people still do not know what happened to John F. Kennedy. There are so many theories about the truth and what happened on that day yet no one knows the truth. People think that JFK died to every possible outcome there is to Lee Harvey Oswald did it to his own wife killing him. There are so many ideas but how can you narrow it down to a few people when only a third of the population is still alive when the assassination happened. While JFK was doing everything he could do to keep America safe and protected from many things, he still paid the ultimate price for his cause.