One bad decision that Odysseus was made when he decided to sail towards Scylla and Charybdis when he could have sailed the other option, “One ship alone, one deep-sea craft sailed clear,/ the Argo sung by the world, when heading home/ from Aeetes’ shores” (12. 76-78). This quote shows that there was one ship that sailed past the Clashing Rocks unharmed. Odysseus could have chosen to sail this path, but he didn’t. A real hero would have taken the route that wouldn’t have killed any of his crew like the route with Scylla and Charybdis did.
because he put his own life before K.’s. However, this is not the case. The narrator would have had little to no chance to save K; it would not have made sense to risk both of their lives. The narrator may be “casually responsible for harm—[he brought] about the harm through [his] agency, but…not morally responsible for what happened” (Sherman 155). It was not the narrator’s fault that K. was caught unawares by the wave; in fact, he had attempted to warn K. The narrator, however, cannot be held responsible for what he did not do.
Him and his Spanish counterparts slaughtered men, women, and children alike. They would decapitate the innocent, burn humans alive, and beat young children to death (Las Casas). When Columbus originally encountered the natives, he recounted that they were a peaceful, generous, and loving peoples (Columbus). Yet he still chose to participate in this torture. Columbus also never actually stepped foot onto North America.
Julius Caesar is the man responsible for the success of Rome. He devoted his life to providing to the Roman citizens, and his murder caused great grief, dismal, and remorse in the people of Rome. Brutus did nothing more than betray his closest friend due to his own lack of confidence and ability. We must not honor the coward who eradicated Caesar, for there was no issue in our leader’s methods. Brutus has unjustly assassinated the man who fought his whole life for us, gave his own money to us in his will, and ultimately believed the Roman society to be a part of his own family.
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
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
Yesterday was a grim day for all Greeks everywhere as the famed warrior and friend of Achilles, Patroclus, died, and entered into the house of Hades. He was brutally slaughtered by the Trojan prince, Hector and the God of light and archery, Apollo. Patroclus entered the battle to inspire the soldiers and to save the Greek ships by wearing his friend 's armor, accompanied by the Myrmidons. He fought against the Trojans bravely and killed many of them, including Zeus 's own son Sarpedon. He chased the Trojans all the way to the gates of their city, where he met his demise.
The suitors always underestimated Odysseus’s son Telemachus who somewhat had the same mindset as his father. Before the end of battle between Odysseus and the suitors, Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, joined into the fight and successively killed someone who tried to kill his father. This showed couragement and treachery on both accounts because nobody expected Telemachus to be able to fight (Forman). During the battle, the goddess Athena helped Odysseus to fight against the suitors. Ulysses with Minerva against the suitors was a huge battle between the deities and the people, since Minerva or Athena was the people’s mentor and they had hope that the goddess would be with them instead of Odysseus.
Odysseus was the hero, he could do no wrong. But some of the decisions he made and actions he took that made him a hero to all, would bring him all the wrong kinds of fame in our society today. After winning the Trojan War, Odysseus and his men ransacked the Ciccone's island of Ismarus. They “killed the men” and dragged “the wives and plunder” away (Homer 212). This kind of disregard and blatant disrespect for other people would make Odysseus the opposite of a hero today, he and his men would be the kind of people that parents pray their children don’t turn into.
But there is a conflict and this is that there is no one of his kind in the world; and because of this he becomes very sad. The creature confronts Victor and asks him to make another creature similar to him but female, and Victor begins to make another creature but stops in the middle of his project. The creature finds this out and begins to terrorize Victor, the creature gets Victor's attention by killing a child and then killing Victor's best friend. When the creature killed Victor's best friend Victor had known what had to be done. The last thing that made the creature have full control over Victor was that he killed his newly wed wife.