Using his magic abilities, Ariel conjures and controls the colossal storm that occurs at the beginning of the text, which is responsible for the crash landing of Prospero’s brother Antonio, as well as the rest of the nobility on the ship. It is important to note that contrary to Athena, Ariel is a servant to Prospero. He is indebted to Prospero for saving him from “a torment [that] did make wolves howl and penetrate the breasts To lay upon the damned, which Sycorax Could not again undo”( 1. 2. 290-293). This changes the dynamic between the magical forces and the protagonist as he is commanding magic acts rather than having a disguised hand aid him along like in the case of Odysseus and Athena.
As they continue their course in hopes to find Ithaka, they also encounter many immortal beings that will forever impact this odyssey. Throughout The Odyssey, it is evident that the divine harness the ability to both help and hinder common civilians, most notably of these civilians are Odysseus and Telemachus. The divine intervention in Odysseus’ life displays that godly powers can impact the lives of humans in many different ways. For example, just after Calypso had sent Odysseus off to his journey home, vengeful Poseidon sees him approaching an island and unfortunately for Odysseus the powerful god decides to “give him a rough ride in, and will” (V, 300).
Poseidon kicks up a tsunami in the middle of the ocean that pound Odysseus, but are only strong enough to leave him on the verge of death. Modern-day science has provided another reason for this great force of nature. “a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water” (NASA 1). A subduction in the Earth’s crust is basically one of the plates is sinking under another plate. This causes a major disruption in the water leading to tsunamis we see today.
Cuba’s location in the Pacific was glowing with opportunities for not only business, but also strategic military. The final of the five was the unexpected eradication of the USS Maine, an American battleship, blamed on the Spanish. This medley of conflict erupted into war with the Spanish, speculated to have ended with five core results: the gain of Puerto Rico, Guam, and purchase of the Philippines; the evental annexation of the Philippines; the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands; the assembly of the Panama Canal; and the rise to a world-power status. This was undoubtedly, one of the most impactful wars America has fought.
Odysseus is getting supernatural aid from Athena. When Odysseus is telling his son Telemachus his plan to fight the suitors he will have “Athena counseling me” (Homer 599). This quote supports the idea of
The hero’s journey is demonstrated through the struggles both heros experience leaving their homes and finding their way back, having a new status quo. Throughout their hero 's’ journey, both Odysseus and T’Challa strive to fulfill their duties as both heroes and leaders, overcoming obstacles no matter how difficult. Although the voyage to the land of the dead for Odysseus and T’Challa occur in different scenes of the hero 's journey, they compare in a sense of having the intent to rise a soul from the dead for guidance. Essentially, Odysseus makes his way to the land of the dead to resurrect a blind prophet, Tiresias, to receive guidance on his adventure home.
The malign in the storm continues to destroy the lighthouse, eventually causing many shipwrecks. The ocean spares no one “[n]ot even the most sheltered flame was proof against the howling wind” (26-29). Now, Patricia Bray introduces the howling wind to symbolize the hurricane coming Josan’s way. The reader infers that the forceful winds and the powerful storm create disaster together. Bray uses vibrant imagery to develop a suspicious
Unlike regular enemies in the books, Poseidon and the Home Guard are the biggest enemy. For example, in the Odyssey, after Odysseus and his men escape from Polyphemus, he calls “out to lord Poseidon, thrusting his arms to the starry skies, and prayed” (Homer, 228). This proves Poseidon is a more dangerous enemy than Polyphemus. Also, in Cold Mountain, Junior calls the Home Guard and trades Inman for money. Junior says, “I get five dollars a head for every outlier I turn over” (Frazier, 222).
Similarly, Salt To The Sea, my second story, manges to do such as well by illustrating the terrors of war. Set in the declining end of War World War 2, Salt To The Sea takes the perspectives of 4 individuals as they make their adventures throughout Eastern Europe to escape the wrath of Hitler and face refuge in a ship that could save their lives. In recent chapters, the story features the perspectives of mainly Alfred, Florian, and Joana as they aboard the ship that is escaping the Nazi Germany reign of Eastern Prussia while Emilia, on the other hand, is facing interaction. After boarding, however, the ship is consequently struck by Russian torpedoes which requires the passengers to frantically escape via lifeboats and rescue ships, a taxing situation that is open to questioning and speculation along with the motives of James Bride in The Color of Water. Because of the complexity of the two stories, I was able to question myself why James McBride wrote the story, Predict what will happen to the crew, and visualize the environment of Eastern Prussia and the
As the play begins, it seems as if the massive tempest is simply a random occurrence, catching the mariners and nobility by chance. However, as the act continues, Shakespeare reveals that the tempest was actually the work of Prospero and his ghostly servant Ariel, who stirred up the seas and set fire to the masts (1.2, 193-194). This establishes Prospero as the executor of a mess of ‘coincidences’ ranging from Ferdinand stumbling upon his daughter Miranda to King Alonso and his party walking directly into the former duke’s cell. Though Prospero may have the same control over the English language as the other characters, Caliban points to his specific source of power. He says, “… for without [his books] /
The Odyssey and The Alchemist Comparison Essay In The Odyssey and The Alchemist, Odysseus and Santiago undergo comparable journeys, each with risks and sacrifices made to reach a certain goal. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew of men take the risk to trust each other and also the risk of going on this dangerous journey to find their way back home. On the journey, they encounter many incidents such as the the time when they were to cross a cliff, and in that moment, they had to put their faith in each other. Odysseus is told by one of the his crew members that “the other cliff is lower, as you will see, Odysseus.
A hero is one who portrays noble characteristics, willing to face obstacles and has the ability to handle both physical and mental strengths. It is difficult to play the role of a hero. Heroes take on a difficult role in the myths “Theseus” and “The Adventures of Odysseus” by Edith Hamilton. Heroes must be determined, as they cannot give up in the middle of the journey. They need to be courageous, as they have to overcome hazardous obstacles through their expedition.
Odysseus, the fabled hero from The Odyssey, and Che Guevara, the renowned revolutionary, both endure the stages of the hero’s journey of Trials, Allies, and Enemies, the Road Back, and the Supreme Ordeal, however Guevara’s journey gave humanity the strength to fight for one’s values, no matter the consequence. Both of the heroes face the stage of the Trials, Allies, and Enemies. Some of the many tests Odysseus faces include Poseidon drowning him, but thankfully Odysseus makes friends with a mermaid, Nausicaa, and King Alcinoos. All of them help to bring him home. To illustrate, Odysseus describes his journey to Scheria to King Alcinoos, “There I was stranded for seven long years.
Between water, floods, and sea travel, water can present itself in different functions and can be symbolic especially in the readings that we were required to read this past week. Throughout the texts, water was a major factor, but the two that I felt expressed water the most were in both the Bible (Genesis) and also the Odyssey. In both of these texts water, more specifically flooding for the Bible and sea travel in the Odyssey, represented different meaning and showcased itself through different images for the readers to grasp. Just between these two stories, it’s amazing how water can not only produce different forms throughout these stories, but after analyzing can also create different symbols and representations or interpretations.