H. L. Mencken wrote “the average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.” I agree with this quote because of the deeper meaning it has behind it. In today’s society, people do not seem to have ambitions or dreams that they want to pursue. A lot of people settle with a job that pays just enough to make a living or they do not go beyond their limits to get a higher education to be able to make more money. These people are overcome by fear. They are afraid to continue moving forward and taking risks.
In the epic story the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is returning from the Trojan war, and on his way home he finds many obstacles ahead of him. Odysseus is the ruler of Ithaca and he is trying to return home to his land. Many creatures try and stop him from achieving his goal of returning home, but he and his crew have to push through and get home. Odysseus portrays bravery and courage leading his crew through these tough challenges. Odysseus heroically leads his crew and himself through dangerous obstacles, but also foolishly endangers them during the journey home.
Everyone has their own obstacles face. Certain restrictions that limit or halt our journey from our main goal or destination. In The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, we can examine some characters with their unique flaws that leads to their undoing. The ones that differentiates themselves from the rest are those that can mature or grow in character throughout the whole of their journey. Odysseus demonstrates this by acknowledging his pride, foolishness, and by not repeating his past mistakes. His son, Telemachus outgrows his boyish nature and self loathing to stand beside his father as equals in battle. Even Penelope, although her change in character is not immense as her male counterparts, shows persistent intelligence
I chose Prompt #1 and personally I find Callarman 's argument very valid. I agree with him completely in the sense that it was not a good idea for McCandless to leave the safe environment that his parents created for him by paying for his college education making it easy for him to fall into a career and get his life started. It was very selfish of him to have his parents pay for his education then just throw it away like it was nothing. McCandless had a good idea of going out and finding himself but he should have executed it differently. I think that he wasn’t trying to be arrogant but at the beginning he was without realizing it. He went into his adventure desiring the feeling of accomplishment and to find out what the meaning of life was
As Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.” In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus, the main character, makes several crucial decisions. The Odyssey is about King Odysseus’ ten year journey home from the Trojan War to his palace back in Ithaca. Odysseus is a dynamic character because throughout his long and difficult journey, he shows courage and arrogance in the situations he faces.
In The Odyssey Homer makes Odysseus’ journey to his beloved Ithaca excruciating. Odysseus encounters many friends and foes throughout his journey and has to be a leader throughout his experiences. As an example, he encounters Polyphemus and Poseidon, both of whom make his journey mentally and physically painful. Odysseus faces countless scenarios in which he has to save multiple people in those situations. He also encounters the suitors, who are a group of men that try to marry Penelope, when he returns to reclaim his home. During these situations, Odysseus gains leadership and tactical skills from fighting in the war in Troy, which costs him 10 years of his life and another 10 years of sailing out on the sea from Poseidon 's curse. Odysseus is therefore a heroic and efficient leader because he plans his moves ahead of time and is vigilant at all times to ensure his safety. Yet, though Odysseus possesses these heroic leadership qualities, his arrogance sometimes leads to his downfall and inability to lead.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is the protagonist and shows many characteristics of being a brave hero, but he often makes many mistakes throughout his journey due to his hubris. He left home to fight in the Trojan War and showed great leadership along the way. On top of leaving Ithaca, he also left his wife and child behind. He got lost on his journey home which caused him and his crew to encounter multiple dangerous situations. While most Ancient Greek societies clearly saw Odysseus as a hero, many modern audiences would reject his hero status.
The epic poem The Odyssey was written by Homer and taken to translate by Robert Fitzgerald. What makes Odysseus’ stories relevant to today is that he avoids temptations/giving into temptation, hospitality, brains over brawn/mental strength over physical strength.
Humanity has to take a journey to discover who they and who others are to them.For some it 's to pursue their goals, also want to fill their goals, even when the struggle looks like it 's too hard to pass on your own. For many people in the past without technology.Global communication was only for Kings and Nobles. The common people were told what to believe and stay where they were born, but nowadays people have access to so much more.They travel the world, visit cultures different from their own. The true purpose of the human journey is to learn who you are and it takes a while for many people to find that purpose and that allows you to take your own personal journey in life.
In literature, a common process for the protagonist to go through is to go on a journey in order for them to develop as a character and to further the story as a whole. This idea of a character’s journey is notably seen in Homer’s The Odyssey, Dante’s Inferno, and Voltaire’s Candide. All three of these texts depict not only the protagonist going through a journey, but they also depict in very different ways these characters use their abilities to overcome obstacles in their path and learn from their mistakes to show their individual character development. In The Odyssey, Inferno, and Candide, Odysseus, Dante and Candide show three different ways how ????????
Why do people look for experiences that will transform them and perhaps change their lives? Oftentimes, people and characters are pushed toward an important experience in order to self-affirm or due to seeking affirmation from society. Perhaps, people face issues that lead them to yearn for an event that will truly affect their lives. All of this creates a motive for which people go on incredible journeys or do unprecedented actions. Because of all of this, people look for transformational experiences due to family or personal issues, self-affirmation, and societal pressures.
Often times, people of this generation wander around aimlessly, waiting for someone else to tell them what their purpose in life is and what to do to achieve that goal. The journey, however, is finding that purpose for yourself, by yourself, despite yourself. There will be many times when obstacles block the true path that one is meant to be on. However discouraging this may be, when you make your own choices that dictate your path in life you are able to be content with the end result.
The journey is like working and getting money to buy a vehicle instead of letting your parents buy it for you. If you work for it, it means more to you buying your self. I think that 's how everything should be in life.the journey to the destination is more important because you go through a process, works for your own money, then i bought a dirt bike.
In Finding Dory, the main character, Dory, has a goal to find her long-lost parents. At the end of movie she does so and is happy for it. However, it was not just the drive for success that got her there and shaped her into the brave fish she is at the end. But, it is the journey in which she endures struggles and hardships to learn more about herself and her friends, that makes Dory truly happy in the end. Having a goal means growing throughout the journey to meet your goal, therefore, the journey is the most essential part.
I’ve never found the story of the Transfiguration an easy one to understand. It calls to mind the words in Alice in Wonderland: “curiouser and curiouser”, or the claims of a certain soap powder to wash whiter than white. Yet the strangeness of the incident should not blind us to its underlying message. This was no sensational sideshow designed to dispel doubts among the inner circle of disciples. On the contrary, it was a glimpse of the extraordinary in what had seemed an ordinary moment, a blossoming of faith leading to a deeper vision. As we heard in our reading tonight the three disciples are walking with Jesus, listening to his words, reflecting on his ministry so far, and suddenly