Odysseus’s first main step was to go on a war to save his people and his homeland (Ithaca). He just had a baby (Telemachus) with Penelope his wife so he didn’t want to leave them because he knew that it would take sometime to come back home. He is forced to leave because his homeland was in huge trouble. Odysseus told his men to get ready for war and get the ship 's ready. He takes a few men and a few ships along.
Many were unsupportive of war, especially the Civil War, and when it erupted writers attacked the ideology and logic of the violence. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, follows the imagination of a Confederate citizen who is executed for attempting to burn a bridge. The story captures his final thoughts and outlines his plan for escape, though it is never enacted. Bierce advises his readers to stay out of dangerous situations which do not affect their personal lives, in particular, events that only serve to boost their ego. In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Bierce uses figurative language to highlight his disapproval of military and war, meanwhile critiquing the main character’s decision to be involved with violence.
Achilles’s egotistical behavior picks up again in book nineteen where, as previously mentioned, Agamemnon sends Great Ajax, Odysseus, and Phoenix to appeal to Achilles with gifts in hopes to persuade the great warrior to return to the Greek armies. Sadly, Achilles refuses his fellow soldier’s offer, knowing that Agamemnon 's armies will surely fail without him, even gloating “ Look- what a mighty piece of work he’s done without me! Why, he’s erected a rampart, driven a trench around it broad, enormous, and planted stakes in the ground! No use!” (Homer 263).
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.
John Fogerty said, "look at the two of them. Where do you go? You really think that war has nothing to do with this kind of person". The dissatisfaction with this, the protest against the Vietnam War and the criticism of the class system eventually contributed to the Fortunate
War brings out the worst in people. War brings a discomfort to life and a rough heart when it is cast upon those involved. When Saranell points out the Pate family
When the two families were at the party Tybalt told his father that he was going to kill Romeo. Tybalt 's father said that Tybalt would not and Tybalt pushed his father and yelled then stormed off. [1.5.53-90] “Patience performance with willful choler meeting/Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting/ I will withdraw;but this intrusion shall/ Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.”. This proves the thesis because Tybalt gets mad when his father says that he can not kill Romeo. The king wants peace but Tybalt is blind to this peace.
six benches were left empty on every ship,” (Homer 9.166-177). His willingness to fight the Achaeans, while clearly outnumbered, shows he is willing to lose his men 's lives for a victory. Which is selfish to his
Unfortunately, they did not believe that “nobody” did it and laughed at him. The choice of his name is also significant in the fact that Odysseus is unknown. Back in Ithica is well known for his royalty and bravery in the Trojan War. Presumably, Odysseus being away from home for more than twenty years feels forgotten. He understands that people back home think that he has died.
Hector’s cowardliness overwhelms him in his paramount battle with Achilles. He attempts to take a stand against Achilles, but envisions that he is no match, and is overcome by his emotions and retreats from battle. Throughout the Trojan army, moments of cowardliness take over the Trojans when they are going to engage in a fight. This demonstrates how the Trojans, while noble, may lose that nobility in battle as their emotion of fear overcomes
Gene’s war ended before ever putting on his uniform because for him the war he was fighting was against his own conflicting emotions of jealousy and his own repercussions of his actions because of it, not the real war he was actually going to fight in. Towards the end of the novel, the author had explained that Gene “was on active duty all my time at the school; [he] killed [his] enemy there" (Knowles 204). The real war was never a problem for Gene. His jealousy towards Finny was his own personal war and what he did because of his jealousy eventually became a hard battle for gene to live with. When Finny died, so did Genes
Father doesn 't like the war that is going on, he says that is it nonsense. Mother isn 't a big fan either, because she knows that the Patriots are going to lose to the british because the British have the strongest army in the world, she thinks that the patriots are putting their life in danger for nothing. Sam on the other hand thinks otherwise he thinks that it is worth dying to be free, he thinks that they will win the war and no longer be owned by england. In My Brother Sam is Dead, although both sides of shown author 's, Collier and Collier ultimately argue that war is not relevant. One way the authors argue for/against war is there is a division in the Meeker family.
Basically, ever since Finny broke his leg, he has never been wanted or accepted by any regiment of the army. Since Finny is not able to fight, he had begun to start telling himself that the war was just a joke, made up by fat, old men. These actions by Finny were sparked by jealousy, and the author did this to stir empathy of the story. If you were in Finny’s shoes, wouldn 't you probably think the same way? To have this very important war raging on, and you are not physically capable to fight for your own country?
However the truth of the matter is entering war could result in a person’s very way of life become broken. In reference into today’s time losing attractiveness and value is down right