[Odysseus] drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches…(page 373 Lines 47-49).” This shows his intelligence by only sending in three men. However, Odysseus being clever only helps them in only one situation, and by the end of book 12, a majority of his men end up dying. What Odysseus did in one situation should not depend on whether he is a hero, but rather should be based on what the outcome
(Scene 3, Lines 105-107). He felt so much regret and disappointment in himself. Koro realized his mistake just on time. He did not realize his stubbornness until Paikea almost died saving the whales. Once he realized his mistake he let Paikea lead the tribe because he knew she could do it and that she was truly the one who could help her
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” (Dean, BrainyQuote). Setting our sails to overcome challenges like the wind will help us attain our own destinations. “The Odyssey”, by Homer, details a hero’s journey home from the war in Troy. Odysseus, the main character, has the gods on his side, except for Poseidon. Since Poseidon is the god of the sea, Odysseus and his men, traveling by ship, are doomed from the beginning.
The main character Odysseus in the Odyssey written by Homer is generally thought to be a great hero; however, he shows more traits of a quite flawed character on closer inspection. Around the beginning of Odysseus’ journey home after the war, Odysseus decides to take a detour to the home of a cyclops deciding to not listen to his men’s suggestions to leave while they still could; consequently, it does not end well: “Ah, how sound that was, Yet I refused. I wished to see the caveman, what he had to offer no pretty sight it turned out, for my friend” (9.130-132). This thought by Odysseus shows that he realized his decision to go to the mysterious island wasn’t the most rational one and that his men’s pleas to leave were the better option, but he decides to be stubborn and place his curiosity before his men’s safety resulting in a non-heroic
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun, but breaking the rules can lead to many consequences. Everyone can benefit from the lesson learned in The Book Thief . Through this story, one may realize that obeying all the rules can be boring at times and make your life seem kind of dull , but not obeying the rules can sometimes lead to difficulty and consequences. Adventure is one way to get the most out of life, but to do that sometimes you just have to break the
For those who fail to adhere to any form of a decree by the Gods, experiencing heightened free will comes at the cost of suffering some form of punishment. Having adequately warned them of perchance of crossing roads with a dangerous fate, Odysseus had reminded his crew-mates to not harm the Cattle of the Sun; however, his starved crew eventually disregards the prophecies of the Gods and the insistences of Odysseus. Although the crew exercises a form of free-will by choosing to do as they wish, starvation compels their subsequent action, not the Gods. In doing so, they trigger the wrath of Helios and Zeus. Homer highlights the severity of disobeying a divine mandate and develops a destructive and punitive tone with the use of utterly obliterative
Moreover, such devotion to the family creates the basis for Santino 's subsequent death because his image is complete and does not have the appropriate dynamism. Santino only seeks to protect the family at any cost; in the end, it leads him to betrayal. Santino also dies because he loves his sister too much and can not accept that her husband, his former friend, is hurting her. Santino Corleone in the eyes of the viewer is not a villain and not a murderer, and not a cruel person. He lived and died for the sake of the family, thus creating a glow of compassion for his
The book of Jonah is a short narrative packed with big ideas and lessons inside of it. It tells the story of the prophet Jonah, who was called by God to speak prophecy to the people of Nineveh. Instead of answering the call, Jonah ran away. In the midst of his fear, Jonah boarded a ship leaving for Tarshish. The voyage is cut short by a storm in which Jonah told his fellow men to cast him into the sea so the storm will pass.
Othello and Desdemona are married and her father does not approve but he still loves her and learns how to deal with this obstacle but as the play progresses, his dear friend Iago convinces him that Desdemona is cheating and he allows himself to believe that and changes his attitude towards her in such a negative way. He allowed himself to fall for a lie that he should have known that was wrong or instead confront Desdemona and see what was going on. Iago had a fixed mindset and didn 't go anywhere because he was too busy worrying about other people and their life styles. He didn 't like Othello because he was black and because of this he told him lies and even stole one of Desdemona’s handkerchiefs to try and make a point. If he would have a growth mindset he would have realized that it didn 't matter if Othello was black only that they were both happy.
They say it makes people even fear more because they are scared and don’t think they have a way out of it. It may affect people in thinking that everything bad happens to them and life isn’t fair with them. On the other hand, I think that’s not correct. I think it helps them get more motivated to know that they can overcome any obstacle they want whenever they feel like it. Just how people say it may cause them to fear having those obstacles it also motivates them to get better and overcome them.