Odysseus: An Imperfect Hero in The Odyssey of Homer In The Odyssey of Homer, Homer uses Odysseus as a model of heroic imperfection. Odysseus was not entirely heroic. He had many questionable qualities and it is these qualities that ultimately get him in trouble and prolong his homecoming. What makes Odysseus a hero is that despite his selfishness, lack of self-control, pride and violent nature, he fights against the odds to fulfill his destiny with the help of the gods. Even though he is not entirely good, he still, with all his defects manages to get back home to his family and kingdom.
Everett was also less careful around Big Dan, because he was in hope for some good business. Also, I think it 's important to note the similarities between Odysseus and Big Dan too. Both men are pursuing what they think are the best for them, and often act carelessly, not afraid of the consequences. Although the most popular comparison is Big Dan compared to the Cyclops, due to the mentioned undebatable resemblances (size, one-eyed, angry, aggressive), in my opinion there are many features to compare and contrast Big Dan and Odysseus. The men in these works are often labeled as heroic figures, however, it could be important to point out what does this term actually mean.
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
As you can tell, his personality dramatically changed from the start of the story to the end. Overall, despite the name of the tragedy, Antigone is not the tragic hero. Due to the definition of a tragic hero as defined in the beginning, Creon would be the tragic hero, because of his fatal flaw, personality change, and inability to be replaced in the story. While yes, he can appear to be antagonistic, he is
Winston Churchill once said: “All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” The Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles depicts this message through the use of a tragic hero. Tragic heroes are excellent examples of people who have become wiser through their struggling, and they can be used to teach others how to do the same, even in modern society. Sophocles develops the tragic hero Creon to be a very human character with wise intentions, but one who has too much pride, which ultimately leads to his downfall. However, this tragedy alerts Creon of his personality flaw, so that he can change for the better, and assure that others will not fall down his path. Man’s role as a tragic hero is to produce a mimesis that educates
"Bellerophoniad" is the little satisfying of the tales in Chimera, partly because its hero is a barren and fanciful hero who abjectly tries to achieve the mythic heroic motif and falls. His story has trivial sex and spirit of the three and he is the most self- centered and distinguishing of Barth 's fiction heroes. The story articulates the most beliefs towards myth and harmony with Bellerophon 's fake character, many of those characters are not positive. By the climax of the tale, when the internal ambiguity "phony" within the title, extends much more a meaning of both the narrative and its protagonist, even fiction, ill harmony, full of borings, clump, gap a kind of unnatural metaphor (319-20). The tale is about an anti-myth and becomes nearby to the intentional fallacy by introducing, a story of over confidence on the mythic form by depending on an analysis of that pattern.
Although Homer may be considered a bad father it is always not intended. Homer tries to be good but usually fails, however it is not all his fault. Homer 's father was much worse than he was and Abe 's abusive behavior caused Homer to be the way he is. Homer may just be a
I wonder if Mark did this because he knew that his books would be all around the world so he wanted to look good. When really he was a very rude person and not enjoyable. If you don 't believe me remember what Mark said about killing the man? This is what he says in a book about himself. "to make my compliments to you, my fellow-teachers of the great public, and likewise to say that I am right glad to see that Doctor Holmes is still in his prime and full of generous life" (Twain 3).
If Henry would have never meet these people, he would have continued to be the non-mature, unbelieving, unloved man he started the book as. The character that creates the biggest impact to Henry, is the same person that can change almost anyone’s views in life, his first true love. Catherine turns an immature, unloyal, but respectful man, into a loving, caring man. Henry shows us that he is respectful from the very beginning by calling Catherine Miss Barkley. However, he doesn’t love her from the beginning.
Not everyone can be a hero, if this was false the word hero would hold little meaning, a hero is something special, something out of the ordinary. But back to my original question, why isn't everyone a hero? This leads to my topic, which is about what stops people from being heroes, which includes our moral choices, circumstances and ability to sacrifice. Specifically, I want to discuss what makes a hero, but more importantly why most people are unable to become heroes. The first thing which I believe makes a hero and at the same time destroys potential heroes is the simple fact that heroes consistently choose to be good, and through their goodness they inspire others to become better.
Not many people have heard of a selfish hero. With the current American Literature educational plan, this can come as a surprise to those who saw John Proctor, a character in Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible”, as a selfish hero. A hero can never be purely good, and bad mistakes are made everywhere. Flaws and misjudgments are made constantly, with every hero one can see or read about. John Proctor was a very important character in “The Crucible” and one of the reasons as to why would be his accusation against the “afflicted children” and a direct accusation towards Abigail Williams.
Throughout the story, Nick is considered to be an honest and reliable narrator, but in fact he is not a reliable narrator. Looking at the way Nick narrates the story, it is in a way that the accounts are very much one sided as opposed to it being an impartial reminiscence of his past. Nick says he is a man who is inclined to reserve all judgement, when in fact throughout this story he has criticized and been making negative judgement calls to all characters except Gatsby. He would say that Gatsby is worth the whole bunch and that the other characters is just a rotten crowd. In my opinion i agree but also I don 't agree, I don 't agree because Gatsby is just another guy in love with a girl trying to get her attention but i do agree