Odysseus from The Odyssey by Homer is extremely worthy of being referred to as a Basileus. He has the generosity, persuasion skills, and the skill level that is commonly seen in a Basileus. Generosity is a trait that is seen as good in the general population, but is especially good in leaders. “A basileus cannot afford not to appear generous” (Pomeroy, Burstein, Penlan and Roberts paragraph 10” Generosity is essential for developing a large following. Leaders who are not seen as generous or who give out unequal rewards quickly lose their following and eventually their power.
Suitors have taken over Odysseus’s home, and are all trying to marry Odysseus’s wife, Penelope. However, some characters in the epic display many great qualities. In The Odyssey by Homer, loyalty, courage, and trickery are displayed throughout the book in a positive manner, showing that they are the Greek’s cultural values. First, loyalty is shown as a cultural
In the Odyssey by Homer, it gives many examples of how the heroic Odysseus having wisdom and bravery but also has flaws. The Odyssey is an epic poem that shows Odysseus journey beginning to end and all through that he faces many obstacles and the way he handles these situations are extremely cunning. Odysseus using his guile to his benefit but then there's the problem of him having a tragic heroic flaw of being
Odysseus ran into conflict but wisdom and cunning helped him resolve them. In the story of the Cyclops Homer’s theme is intelligence rules over brute strength. Odysseus uses brilliant wisdom to overpower the might of the Cyclops. Homer shows that with Odysseus’ careful tactics he was able to beat even the mightiest of people. Homer also teaches that if one cannot keep their cool wisdom and strength are nothing.
“The nobles rejoiced: ‘A hero has appeared for the man of proper mien! For Gilgamesh, the godlike, his equal has come forth’” (lines 66-70). “Gilgamesh is most splendid among the heroes, Gilgamesh is most glorious among me” (lines 149-150). Due to… The role of women in The Epic of Gilgamesh can be construed as a peculiar role when only reading the surface of the text, but once the text is examined and interpreted deeper, the role of women is similar to the role that they have in today’s society. Women have been applaud for shaping society as a whole.
He proves that he is a great leader and isn’t easily affected by conflict. He says, “[I] shouted out to him in my rage, ‘Cyclops, if anyone asks you who it was that put your eye out and spoiled your beauty, say it was the valiant warrior Odysseus…’” (96-98). As he and the remainder of his crew are leaving the island, he yells back to Polyphemus to make sure the Cyclops knows exactly who he is. Odysseus additionally shows he can easily trick others. He says, “...three times did I fill the bowl for him, and three times did he drain it… then, I saw the wine had got to his head” (12-13).
While returning home for 20 years, his wife and son, long await his arrival. Even though he has been gone for such a long time, Odysseus still shows loyalty to his family. Upon finally returning, Odysseus yet again shows his great skill on being strong, by being able to shoot an arrow through the axes perfectly, to prove to Penelope he truly is Odyssey. He was able to also get revenge by killing all of the suitors that attacked Penelope. However, Penelope does not believe him at first, so she checks if he still remembers the bed that symbolizes their love for eachother.
(IX 397-398) Odysseus is clever by doing this because he will never get the blame when Cyclops wants revenge after they escape. This shows how intelligent Odysseus is by thinking of the effects later on and he is rewarded by escaping safely. An example of
In William Golding’s “The Lord of the Flies” the creation of evil and fear is demonstrated through the actions of young boys who care more about fun and power then they do about logic and humanity. In conclusion Jack used fear to control the other boys and used evil to have fun and keep the control. William Golding used Machiavelli’s beliefs to showcase Jack's love for power and his unwillingness to give it up. Even Ralph chose evil and fun over Simon’s life, which shows that evil is in
By Sophocles revisiting the past experience with the Sphinx it creates tension in mystery. The foreshadowing makes you want to find out what happened in the past and would also keep the crowd or audience engaged. It also provides you with information about Oedipus like his morals and how he works under pressure. You learn that since he solved the riddle by himself without aid of the gods purely from his intellect. This also shows you why he is so rude to Tiresias and claims that he will solve the mystery by himself.
Odysseus heroically leads his crew and himself through dangerous obstacles, but also foolishly endangers them during the journey home. Odysseus is a hero because he is smart. For example, when Odysseus and his men approach the giant he offers him ¨liquor to wash down your scraps of men¨ (Homer 991). Odysseus is clever by doing this because he can predict that the liquor will make him fall asleep. He knows that the boulder that is blocking the entrance is heavy so he doesn 't kill Polyphemus.
Masculinity is a barrier that affected peer, romantic, and family relationships. Comments: The summary section of the article was somewhat difficult to locate. It was found in the discussion section of the article. My summary of the article is that young men have a hard time expressing themselves emotionally because of the stress that society puts on the concept of masculinity. The most efficient way for young men to express their feelings was to express them with their significant other.