For example, Odysseus taunted Polyphemus and incited the wrath of Polyphemus and Poseidon, which led to the deaths of all his crewmembers. That was incredibly unwise, and not worthy of a leader who is responsible for the protection protect of his men. However, Odysseus learns his lesson, and realizes that he needed to grow through his horrifying experience of the earlier deaths. By the time Odysseus finally returns to his home, he not only has a burning desire to avenge his family by killing the suitors, but he also attained a greater understanding for the suffering of others. Even after Odysseus had satisfied his desire for revenge by killing the suitors, he refuses to gloat, and made sure
He goes through many horrible things such as drinking his urine, losing his left foot and his left thumb. But, at the end, he still has the faith and braveness to fight with Annie. Paul Sheldon, like a phoenix rises from ashes, does not only get his freedom back but most importantly, he got his ability to write novels again. From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey.
From this, Rasheed makes a decision that seals his fate and legacy even after his death. In the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Rasheed’s life altering decision to kill Laila for showing herself to Tariq led to his death and separation from his only son. Throughout his marriage with Laila and Mariam, Rasheed often displayed acts of violence and abuse. However, he never went as far as considering to kill one of them.
This affects Beowulf because his reputation is vital to him. Beowulf fires back with a reminder that Unferth killed his own kin. “[...] and the forthright Unferth, admired by all for his mind and courage, although under a cloud for killing his brothers, reclined near the king” (1164-1167). To prove himself, Beowulf informs the King Hrothgar of his new expedition, killing Grendel. “Grendel was the name of this grim demon haunting the marches, marauding round the heath and the desolate fens; he had dwelt for a time in misery among the banished monsters, Cain's clan, whom the creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts.”
He was smart enough to wait for his moment then strike. Additionally, he was clever enough to make such a good plan that he could kill all the suitors and take his life back, which is what he did. Odysseus’s repeated demonstration of cleverness helped him through his journey and made him a true
” He was taught how to read, write and fight which eventually went a long way as towards to the end of the story, Edmond gets into a fight with his enemy, Fernand. Without the priest, Edmond may never have survived being in prison. The priest was a mentor to Edmond. Another person that could be placed into the category of helpers is Edmond's father.
Shelley’s novel encompasses the unknown and how ambition drove Victor’s passions, ultimately leading him to the tragic end with many other bumps in the road along the way. As Victor had been in the study of life and its cause, the death of his mother had catalyzed a movement of grief which had started, “…depriv[ing him]self of rest and health. [Which he] had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation…” (Shelley 35). Even though he knew that he had been raiding graveyards, Victor believed that he created the body with the ‘finest body parts’ available.
When Macbeth was thinking about Duncan as a king, he realized: “Besides, this Duncan/ Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been/ So clear in his great office, that his virtues/ Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against/ The deep damnation of his taking-off.” (1.7.16-19) This quote stated his concerns of how he will be treated by people after the murder. He is battling his ambition with his morals.
In Peace like a River, there is a relationship between its theme and poem's themes. It has a relationship between, The Cremation of Sam McGee, and Viva La Vida. The two themes are, loyalty, and that life doesn't always go your way. The Cremation of Sam Mcgee, and Viva La Vida have themes that in some way have a connection to the anchor text, Peace Like A River. They share the theme of loyalty, and the theme of life not always going your way.
The theme of revenge as depicted in Homer's The Odyssey comes into play when Odysseus exacts his punishment on the wooers that invaded and denigrated his home. The revenge, in my opinion, was not only acceptable, but also, a necessity given the gravity of the situation. Although Odysseus' justice was swift and severe, this epic could not allow moderation in punishment, as it wouldn't follow the grandiosity of the story's theme. The actions of Odysseus were justified because he endured years and years of turmoil and battle.
Humanism and Heroism Odysseus showed lots heroism and humanism throughout his dangerous journey. His humanism was shown with encounters that delayed his journey and that endangered it. Also Odysseus showed heroism when he took down dangerous obstacles that took his ca down. Another way his heroism was shown was steering his crew away from danger and back home. Calypso showed lots of affections towards Odysseus and held him as a prisoner.
A hero is defined as a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. When looking at the epic poem The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus ,the protagonist in the poem shows outstanding achievements, courage and bravery . Odysseus travels through the 12 steps of heroism physically but still has self involved motives and does things for the glory of himself. Odysseus has embodied the definition of heroism through his actions and courage but not through his rationale.
Section #8: Theme(s) In the Alchemist, the theme of the journey being just as valuable as the destination is demonstrated throughout the story as Santiago learns about himself and others, which is recognized as the real treasure. When Santiago goes on his journey to find a valuable treasure hidden in the Pyramids, he learns many things from his experiences. When Santiago was asked to follow the omens he was reminded that “the secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it.
In life, ambition is the motivation for goals and goals help people reach personal satisfaction within themselves. In order for order for goals to be achieved and personal satisfaction is achieved, to the point in which one feels successful, one must go through a process that might be easy for some people and hard for others. Success has a different meaning for everyone, and according to Anna Quindlen “if your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” In order to achieve, we have to believe. Santiago the main character of the Alchemist, and Marita the main character from Marita’s Bargain are both similar but different.
John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Throughout the two pieces the Odyssey and The Journey, individuals chose to take journeys to look for change. In the poem The journey by mary oliver use metaphors the portray the idea that people undertake journeys to reconcile with their past mistakes which are holding them back from being the best version of themselves. In the Cyclops in the odyssey, Odysseus’s curiosity holds him back from reaching his destination.