The homecoming of Odysseus was quite an extravagant one. He didn’t come home to peace and happiness, he returned from a long series of trials and battles only to enter into another one. But this time he wasn’t fighting for his survival, he was fighting for his family, and for vengance. Odysseus was known for being very clever, and he continued to use that to his advantage when it came to his homecoming. He came disguised as a poor beggar, and didn’t reveal his true self to many people before the battle.
In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the character Telemakhos struggles to become a man. Telemakhos lacks confidence in himself and is irritable. Though he has negative qualities that can hold him back from maturing, he also has many good qualities that will help him become a man. At first Telemakhos is too afraid to confront his mother's suitors and starts off insecure about his potential. He believes there is nothing he can do to kick the suitors out: “What if his father came from the unknown world and drove these men like dead leaves through the place, recovering honor and lordship in his own domains?” (I.142).
This passage from Dalton Trumbo’s novel Johnny Got His Gun shows a relationship between a father and son through a seemingly small and insignificant series of events. The short story depicts a father and his son on their annual fishing trip. The son decides that he wants to go fishing with his friend instead of his father for a change however, is very hesitant to ask. The author’s use of techniques such as point of view, selection of detail, and syntax in this passage helps to better characterize the relationship between the father and his son in a deeper and more thorough way. In Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo uses selection of detail to emphasize the importance of specific aspects of the story.
Troy takes the responsibility of his family and home, has an everlasting love for Raynell. But cheated on Rose, Ran away from his father at a young age and allows his pride to get in the way Although Troy couldn’t make it far in life, he hopes Cory will come to his senses and quit football, get a steady job. Troy only wishes the best for Cory but since he has had his “fights with death.” Troy doesn’t think going to college and getting drafted is what’s best for Cory. His ideal of the “devil” is a white man in a suit. Cory being
Like many Americans, Willy works his whole life trying to be a salesman to be able to provide for his family. Willy unwillingness to change, and over-relying on his charisma to lead him to become prosperous is the one of the primary cause of his downfall. The ideals of success that Willy pushes onto his sons seem preposterous. In Willy’s mind, neither of his two sons were able to live up to the expectation he had for them. From my point of view, I believe he wanted live through his sons and actually, have them fulfill his belief of success.
Athena disguises herself and reveals to Telemachus that his father is alive but tells him to sail in search of more information, “Do you hear me: As a goddess, yesterday/ you came to us, command me to sail/ across the shadowed sea, that I might learn/ about my long-gone father’s coming home” (32). Athena has Telemachus best interest at heart and by commanding him to find his father she played a big role in helping him shape himself and grow into the man he was destined to be. He takes Athenas’ advice and finally comes to the realization that he needs to stand up to the suitors, “Throughout all those years/ when I was still a boy, you suitors squandered/ the riches that were mine. But I am grown;/ and listening to the words of others, I/ can understand…” (33). Telemachus then sets off to find more information on his father and his possible whereabouts “I’ll come fetch what you’ve prepared.
Odysseus was overly proud and could not see past himself causing the obstacles leading to his ten-year journey in the first place. He was not faithful to neither his family nor men, leading to his men’s death and caused suitors to court his wife. He, as the captain of his men, should have stood his ground more and make his orders more absolute, as it led to his men causing problems as well. Overall, this explains why Odysseus does not have the traits a
Furthermore, Odysseus attaches a title to his own name as the “raider of cities.” Clearly, this is only one event that occurred yet he is so eager to boast about his achievements that others could not do previously. Thus, Odysseus digs his own grave in the sense that he made his journey harder and more difficult by revealing his identity as a consequence of his hubris. The Cyclops tips off to his father Poseidon, “If I really am your son and you claim to be my father – come, grant that Odysseus, raider of cities… never reaches home.” (IX 587-590) Poseidon responds to the prayers of his son, the Cyclops, and contributes to the trouble that Zeus already has brewing for Odysseus and his crew. Odysseus also is not a hero because he lacks the leadership skills necessary to efficiently return to Ithaca. This is because Odysseus fails to command authority and his crewmen do not follow his orders.
This is showing how even as he is dying he is still thinking about his people. Some would argue Beowulf isn’t smart and that his pride is in the way of him being a beneficial hero. Meaning it wasn’t smart of him to travel over the seas to fight a monster that he knows nothing about. Also, he thought he was the best of the best and that nobody can beat him. Although some people think that, other understand Beowulf was only thinking about what’s best for the people.
The odyssey How could a place yo left behind for twenty years change? Odysseus will learn how Ithaca has changed since his departure, from Ithaca.In Homer's epic “The Odyssey” Odysseus demonstrates characteristics of an epic hero.Odysseus uses Wisdom to guide his men, courage to travel to the underworld, and strength to overcome the conquer the challenges that lay ahead. Does a leader acquire wisdom through age or experience? Odysseus and his men land on the coast of an island Odysseus men are commanded to go find food and water. Unfortunately Odysseus men are found by a cyclops The cyclops devours Odysseus men as they try to run away.