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.
If he does not help, society will look down on him, and possibly they will come after him in Tim’s mind with “helicopters and searchlights and barking dogs” (O’Brien 53). For this reason, he chooses to go off to war; perhaps he will not be killed and have a new life when he comes back. Yet, in his mind, he is a coward as he collapsed on under the stress of
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). Achilles completely disregards the hundreds and thousands of Greeks that could be
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).
The powerful men wage war, but the poor pay for it. 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
This trek shows how people will show no sympathy, respect, or general care for others when their own livelihood is in jeopardy. 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.
A different example of this occurs earlier in the poem when he commands his men to fight “backed on the ships, with lances keep play/…/ although so far outnumbered/…// 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.