Yet they do not enjoy eternal life as God. Achilles, a son of the nymph Thetis and King of the Myrmidons Peleus, is invulnerable in all of his body except his heel. His valor makes him gain reputation as a great warrior among Greeks, During the Trojan War, the morale of Trojans becomes undermined simply by the appearance of Achilles in the battles. Nevertheless, he is skilled by the Trojan prince Paris, who shot an arrow at his heel. Achilles says “Fate is the same for the man who holds back, the same if he fights hard.
This is what drove him to become courageous and fight in the war, abandoning his other potential fate, where he could have lived a long happy life. WHEN DOES ACHILLES CHOOSE TO FIGHT IN WAR? EXTRACT Q AROUND LINE 64 Achilles also joins the Trojan war again to avenge his best friend, Patroclus. Instead of feeling dutiful like Hector, Achilles was driven by grief and madness when he made this choice. What drives Achilles to fight is more personal.
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
Homer’s depiction of the nature and character of war itself seem to be unmerciful in its raw form. Throughout the course of book seven of the epic, The Iliad, many events and actions of the characters are in the motive of war and winning a battle. A war in its raw form is where characters are pitted against other characters for the sake of a battle and defeating their enemy, whether they want to annihilate them or to win the spoils of war. The characters in this book when fighting in battles appear to be almost patriotic for their army and are unmerciful. They are passionate in the art of fighting and are eager for it.
Songs of praise were sung about him. He won every duel. He was feared by his opponents and acclaimed by his folk, …but was characterized by “Hamartia, or the inherent “fatal” flaw, this finally brought about his downfall, resulting in pathetic tragic end/death.” Odysseus should be considered a Greek hero because he was noble with
However, they quarreled ultimately killing each other in battle. From this, begins the story of Antigone. Abraham Lincoln perfectly described the character of humans when he said, “nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test man’s character, give him power.” Creon perfectly exemplifies this quote when he violated moral codes to make a statement as a ruler of Thebes. His ascension to power came about after Polycensis and Etecoles killed each other. However, instead of moving forward and restoring normality
I believe that our fighting forces need strong minded individuals who are driven and determined to always strive for the Army to stay relevant and strong. Consequently, the recruiter duty is to recruit those who are passionate with a strong desire and pride to serve the nation. A sense of pride in which does not feel like you are doing a job, but honor to be in the Army’s uniform. As a combat veteran who have deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, I have the capability due to taught persistence, determination, organization and built stamina from past experiences, to be an admirable recruiter. Being out in combat have shown me the kind of heart within a person the Army need, the kind of fight within an individual that the army need, and the characteristics in which makes up a US Army personnel.
Furthermore, we learn in history about Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia from 336-323 B.C. is one of the legendary military leader ever exist and has conquered most of the known world. Even though he is a very great military leader he was ironically dead because of the sickness. Despite this he is always being remember as a powerful military leader. A military leaders in a battlefield are the most valuable assets and a pride of nation even though they will die during the war their spirit was kept alive by their loyal follower.
Beowulf was also unfortunate to have to meet some of the greatest outcasts during his time. The motives that make Beowulf the hero he developed into in the poem would be his burning passion to live up to his peers highest expectations, and to look past the difficulty of any task to take on the challenges thrown his way. Beowulf’s first challenge is the battle against Grendel. Then, he defends his honor by taking on a fight with Grendel’s mother. The final piece of his legacy is his battle against the dragon that claimed his life.
He decided most of Zeus his actions were justified and should not be punished. Another god that assisted Odysseus on his quest home was Athena, who helped Odysseus in many ways as well. She was with him through his whole story and never left him. Athena aids Odysseus in his fight against the suitors by making sure each arrow hits its target. She also aids him afterwards when the other gods are contemplating whether Odysseus is guilty or not.