Since Calypso delayed Ulysses and got him off course, he runs into some major disasters. This puts his life and his crew’s lives into danger as well. They run into calamities such as a six headed monster, Neptune’s storm, Jupiter’s attack, and cyclopes. Calypso’s narcissistic enterprise also costed Ulysses more time without his son, the next time Ulysses would see his son he’d be much older. This puts a lot of stress on Telemachus because he’s trying to keep his mother and Ithaca stable, while handling his father’s disappearance, trying to hold on to his father still being alive, hearing from Minerva that his father could still be alive.
Lotus-eaters, Polyphemus, sirens and suitors were all slain and outwitted by Odysseus, King of Ithaca and victorious fighter in the trojan war, but no one ever realizes that Odysseus could never have completed his trials without the help of goddesses, Athena and Circe. Homer’s famous epic, The Odyssey although thousands of years old shows a masculine-feminine balance through the imperative involvement of Athena and Circe in Odysseus' return home. The Odyssey tells the tale of the strong, godlike Odysseus on his voyage home from battle. What people don’t focus on are the women in his life like, Athena and Circe that give him the capability to endure a threatened homelife and the long journey home. Athena has always had a soft spot for Odysseus ; maybe it’s because they are so similar or maybe it’s because she loves homecomings, either way Odysseus couldn’t have reconnected with his family without her.
In The Odyssey, the main character Odysseus leaves his land and family in order to battle for an ally’s kidnapped wife, the battle of Troy. He spends 10 years trying to return home. In this time away, his wife, Penelope, has her own battle to resist the suitors gathering in her home in an attempt to marry her. Their son, Telemachus, battles a mostly internal war in both missing his father and disliking the suitors who are ruining his home and taking over his life. In O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the three main characters Everett McGill, Pete Hogwallop, and Delmar O’Donnell escape from a prison chain gang.
The Undeserving Loyalty From Odysseus’ Crew There are many times when loyalty is misplaced or present when it should be absent. In the book, The Odyssey, by Homer, the protagonist, Odysseus, is making his way home after fighting in the Trojan war with his faithful comrades. Along the way, he meets danger, death, and divine beings. As he struggles to make his way home with his crew, he finds out that his wife is being courted by suitors and his son has lost most control over his home. In order to then make it home, Odysseus relies on the loyalty of his crew to him, but it is deserved?
His sword is useless against Grendel’s mother, and there is no way for him to defeat her. Beowulf’ thanes believes he died during the battle because they could not see him as he is fighting beneath the water. Roads of trials is the sixth stage of the hero’s journey. It is a stage when multiple challenges wait for the hero after he enters the world (Campbell 81). The stage is crucial for heroes because they have to prove their possibility as heroes.
He also tends to act on impulse and does not think things through properly. Going on journey or trip without needed medication is a very scary and dangerous thing to do. He must be very devoted to his journey to do something of that nature. Sadly, not even a day into his trip he regrets his decision and wishes he took the
Hercules knew he wasn’t a regular child. Hercules then had one quest which was to be back on Mt.Olympus with his real family. Hercules has a fear for his true love with Meg to not be true. Meg was working for Hades and ended falling in love with Hercules. Hades wanted Meg to destroy Hercules even though she had true feelings for him.Hades the dragon of Hercules.
In the Adventures of Odysseus, the narrative points to the fact that even those individuals who appear to be untouchable or immortal have fundamental flaws and that pride and hubris make them vulnerable. Odysseus is a famed warrior who has been away from his home for 19 long years due to the Trojan War and a troubled journey home. His adventures include fighting a mighty Cyclops, outwitting the sorceress, Circe, and traveling to the land of the dead. When the Gods finally smile down on him and help him find his way home, he faces more hardships, for there are many suitors of his wife that would kill him if they knew who he was. Throughout the story Odysseus shows strength and fortitude through his hardships, but again and again his pride leads him
A hero is someone who is revered for his or her exceptional achievements and bravery. Anyone who puts themselves before others not for recognition or an award, but because it is the right thing to do, is a true hero. In "The Odyssey," written by Homer is an epic poem about a man named Odysseus and his crewmates competing against the power of the gods to return to their homeland, Ithaca. Throughout his journey, he loses almost all of his men, but Odysseus finally arrives home, concluding his prolonged twenty-year voyage. Odysseus must battle the suitors that have taken his wife Penelope, and may soon kill his son Telemachus.
Phileas Fogg faces many troubles along his journey, but doesn 't give up. Along his journey around the world, Fogg and Passepartout run into many difficulties that threaten their timeline. Any missed boat or train would ruin the entire plan. In India they run into their first problem, an unfinished railroad. Passepartout acts as if this problem will be the end of their journey and that they can 't keep going.