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.
However, as Polyphemos attacked the ship with rock, Odysseus again made to yell back to the beast. Around him, his crew muttered, “‘Godsake, Captain!/Why bait the beast again? Let him alone!’” (Book 9, Lines 537 - 538) All the crew wanted was to get out safely. They realized that Odysseus needn’t “bait the beast again.” They ask “Captain!, Why” for they see Odysseus is merely being cocky. Yet, Odysseus ignores them and respond to the monster by shouting “Kyklops,/if ever mortal man inquire/how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him/Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/Laertes’ son, whose home is Ithaca!” (Book 9, Lines 548 - 552) Odysseus makes a very large tactical mistake; he tells Polyphemos’ that his is “Odysseus … Laertes’ son.” Odysseus demonstrates recklessness and selfishness because he wishes to take credit for “put[ing] Polyphemos to shame”.
Throughout The Odyssey, it is evident that the divine harness the ability to both help and hinder common civilians, most notably of these civilians are Odysseus and Telemachus. The divine intervention in Odysseus’ life displays that godly powers can impact the lives of humans in many different ways. For example, just after Calypso had sent Odysseus off to his journey home, vengeful Poseidon sees him approaching an island and unfortunately for Odysseus the powerful god decides to “give him a rough ride in, and will” (V, 300). Poseidon’s godly powers called for vigorous “Hurricane winds...on which Odysseus’ knees grew slack, his heart/ sickened” (V,305-308). Out of rage for the pain that
Then the beast’s tentacles, was wrapping around the ship and was trying to bring it down. So Athena and I Grabbed swords and started to stab and chop it tentacles off. Poseidon, the god of the sea , Saw that it's beast was getting hurt and that it was about to die, So he told the kraken to retrieve and the battle between the Kraken ended their. And I Odysseus said to the beast. “ I Odysseus defeated The Kraken and made the Goddess of the sea, Retrieve”.
Once the conch shell shatters, the era of rationality completely ends, marking the beginning of a complete savage takeover. The conch at first represented a democracy and power, but in the end, it represented destruction and showed the evil in human beings. From the very beginning of the novel, more specifically Chapter 1, the conch shell is used as a blow horn to symbolize order, control, regulation, democracy, and power among a group of boys on an uninhabited island. A conch shell was discovered in the waters by Piggy and Ralph. Piggy then came up with the idea of using the conch shell as a blow horn to signal the boys on the island to join a meeting.
Although, there are two sides to every argument, it is much more reasonable and clear to view Odysseus as unheroic. Through his careless acts and help from the gods, Odysseus is evidently not a hero. Odysseus is not a hero due to his irresponsible and illogical actions. As soon as Odysseus and his crew escape from the island of the Cyclopes, Odysseus foolishly shouts to Polyphemus, a Cyclops, that “if any mortal
“Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.” Written by Margaret Atwood a writer (BQ). The epic poem The Odyssey is about a man named Odysseus who is trying to get back to his homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus has been fighting in the Trojan war for ten years and runs into many Gods, Goddesses and some monsters who may help him, or endanger him. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is an epic hero because he is on a quest, has superhuman intelligence, and performs brave deeds.
The consequence of his decision is that shortly after Polyphemus devours most of his men but this bolsters him to conjure a plan to escape. After he successfully exits the cave by blinding the cyclopes, he and his surviving men board the ship. As a result of his pride, he calls out to the monster, "If anyone asks who put out your eye, tell them it was Odysseus of Ithaca!”(Hinds 109). Considering the fact Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, the cyclops calls out to him and therefore starts the troublesome voyage for Odysseus back home. When he returns to Ithaca he learns to control his hubris by replacing it with patience.
“Do you go upon this quest and I swear with Zeus as witness that I will give up the Kingdom and Sovereign to you.” (Hamilton 164). Beowulf, on the other hand, went on his quest to save a kingdom that needed help to defeat the great monster Grendel. “Follower and the strongest of the Geats—greater /And stronger than anyone anywhere in this world— /Heard how Grendel filled nights with horror/And quickly commanded a boat fitted out, /Proclaiming that he’d go to that famous king,” (Raffel 110-114). The different character traits between these two characters suggest a difference in culture too. Beowulf goes on quests to earn pride and help others, while Jason does it to promote Greek lifestyle and get a reward, besides pride.
The risk and desperation of the “bad guys” can be seen in both as can similarities between the actual attack. Both the Japanese fleet of airships and Jack’s cordon swept the island in a line. The last similarity being the end result. Neither Jack nor the Japanese could pull off a victory against their enemy. The well known concentration camps and bombing of Pearl Harbor as well as the less well know Rape of Nanking need to be seriously considered because the disgusting crimes on humanity must never occur again.
Hardships and sufferings were by the hand of Poseidon, cursed for pure entertainment by the Gods of high Olympus. The day awakens; I am surrounded by vivid greens and bright colors, Waves crash against the rocks, as Zeus would throw a thunderbolt. They were waiting for me to pay for my past triumphs. I begin to gather
While the Greeks thought they left the Trojans attacked secretly. Poseidon was angry because Odysseus took credit for Poseidon. He tells Odysseus that he will have trouble getting home and Poseidon made waves in the ocean. Hermes came to visit Calypso. Hermes ordered Calypso to release Odysseus.