For Pallas had his heart with manly courage arm’d, so that he might ask from Nestor tidings of his absent Sire…” (Page 40) This exemplifies how when Telemachus is courageous, he is able to achive his goals, for if Telemachus did not have the courage to ask Nestor of his father, then Telemachus would not have learned anything. In order for Telemachus to accomplish any of his goals, he must have courage and he must be brave, for without those attributes he will fail in his life. Without courage and bravery, it is nearly impossible for a person to be successful in life, as is exemplified in Homer’s the Odyssey. Time and time again, Odysseus and Telemachus overcome huge obstacles due to how they are filled with courage and bravery. If these important attributes were absent from Odysseus
The leadership and the ability to influence others around him, filling them with pride and hope, supports Odysseus’ heroic properties. Seeking their homeland after the encounter in the underworld, Odysseus and his men receive directions for their trip home from Circe, the now friendly goddess. She warns them, telling the soldiers of the dangers along their trip, the first being the Sirens. As the hazard is quickly approaching, Odysseus takes matters into his own hands, assisting his men in blocking the seductive sounds of the sirens from the men. He recalls the situation, “ I stopped the ears of my comrades one by one” (Homer 276).
He enlists into the regiment with immense dream, becoming a hero in the battle as the ancient Greek soldier did. He desires far from noble; Henry hopes that an impressive performance on the battlefield will immortalize him as a hero among men based on his dramatically belief. Ironically, Henry runs from his own intelligence in order to justify his cowardice by condemning the soldiers who escape from the battle are “wise enough to save themselves from the flurry of death." Henry's lack of a true moral sense aids Henry to restore his fragile self-pride If others call him a hero, he believes he is the one. His first focused desire to get good reputation makes him to distort the reality and his moral acknowledgement.
More fearsome it is now than when the cyclops penned us in his cave?What power he had! Did I not keep my nerve, and use my wits to find a way out for us? Now I say by hook or crook this peril too shall be something that we remember.¨ (Odysseus lines 767-773) Odysseus said this because he want his men to gain the bravery that he has gained from his journey through all his trails that he now want his men to see that they have gained the same. But, in a journey you don't need to learn how to fight, but how to survive and endure plenty of pain not physically but, mentally. In this story,The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson, a Young duckling is shunned out of his family and his community because he is not like the rest of the ducks in the community.
Being Determined The Odyssey, by Homer, is an epic poem that is about a hero's journey to come home. In The Odyssey, Odysseus has many obstacles he has to face to find his way home, like Polyphemus the cyclops or Scylla and Charybdis. He finally makes it home and has to prove to his wife that he is truly Odysseus. Throughout The Odyssey, Odysseus has important traits that help him survive resulting in his successful trip back home. In fact, his character traits can connect to others in the world, like determination.
Achilleus’ Rage Hero’s are found multiple times in Homer’s Iliad. The strong Patroklos is considered a hero in his selfless offering to go into battle to fight with his friends. As he pleads with Achilleus saying, “ then send me out at least, let the rest of the Myrmidon people follow me, and I may be a light given to the Danaans” (XVI. 38-39). Even though Patroklos has nothing to do with the war itself, he is selfless in feeling compassion for his friends and wanting to fight alongside them in battle.
He has then been on a mission, to return home to Ithaca. Odysseus shows why he is an epic hero through his courage and wisdom during his redemptive journey back to Ithaca in books: 9,10, and 12. The courage and wisdom of Odysseus help him to prolong his life and survive throughout his whole journey back to his homelands. For example, Odysseus gouges the Cyclops eye while the giant is asleep, even though the Cyclopes has murdered multiple of his men moments before. Odysseus displays his courage when he states,”So we seized our stake with its fiery tip and bored it round and round in the giant's eye” (B9 L.433-34).
The theme of battle between Beowulf and Grendel shows Beowulf’s courage, as he relies on God and puts his life on the line to defeat Grendel for the greater good. Beowulf shows courage when he defeats Grendel in battle. Beowulf’s actions towards slaying Grendel indicates that he is the mightiest of them all. He possesses the heroic deed of courage by protecting his people. Beowulf prepares for the monster Grendel with a brave
On the way home, Odysseus has been tested on his ability to survive and be a good hero. While Odysseus has been gone the kingdom has lost hope that Odysseus is alive. Men have started raiding the kingdom hoping to win Penelope 's heart and rule the kingdom. Odysseus proves himself a good leader due to his experience,
He fought for his wife, and his child. He fought any bad guy who came along just with a bow and arrow. He did what he needed to get to the end alive with his men and saving people on the way, even if that meant making some mistakes. Odysseus needed to be a hero to get back to where he did in the end. In the end because of his bravery and loyalty he got back to his wife and stuck all the way through the tough times.