Alexander Hamilton, the founder of the American Federalist Party, stated, “there is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism” (Brainy Quote). Odysseus’s specialty of heroism works to gain his liberty in the story of the Cyclops. In the myth, he, a mighty adventurer, becomes a legend after he defeats a Cyclops named Polyphemus and successfully escapes from the cave. His actions impress every person in ancient Greece; therefore, he is admired by the society. The Cyclops, a mythological poem from Homer’s The Odyssey, and the video version of this myth named Odysseus and the Cyclops Part I and II emphasize that Odysseus’s ambition and bravery are the significant characteristics that make him a great epic hero.
He then announces his wants to visit Sparta and Pylos to search for Odysseus, his father. This is the first journey away from home, showing the distinction from boyhood to manhood (2.30). Continuing into book 3, Telemachus is taught of the concept called xenia. Nestor, the king of Pylos, goes by the social contract of xenia, and shows Telemachus a good time while he is there. Nestor tells Telemachus stories of Odysseus during the Trojan War as well as Orestes, praising him immensely.
Homer’s Odysseus has defining characteristics like strength, courage, and nobility. His most known trait is his intelligence, as often described by The Odyssey. He believes in the Greek values: timé, or honor, and kleos, or glory. Homer’s Odysseus also has the desire to return to his home in Ithaka, which represents nostos. “I long for home, long for the sight of home.” (Homer V. 229).After landing on Ithaka’s shores, Homer’s Odysseus makes a tearful reunion with his son Telemachus.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, the importance of family and father-son relationships are evident through the exchanges between Odysseus and Telemachus. First of all, although Telemachus has never actually seen his father, her goes on a journey across the sea in order to find news of Odysseus. Telemachus’s bravery and courage to know of his father’s whereabouts shows the connection between father and son. Telemachus’s actions show how the Greeks value not only bravery but also being loyal to the family. Second of all, while taking revenge upon the suitors, Odysseus is about to kill the minstrel singer when Telemachus asks him to have mercy and, believing his son, allows the man to live.
Upon seeing him at first sight, Athena immediately exclaims, "'you're truly Odysseus' son? You've sprung up so!/ Uncanny resemblance ... the head, and the fine eyes'" (Homer 1.240-241). After describing to Telemachus his remarkable resemblance of Odysseus, Athena goes on to tell Telemachus of Odysseus' heroic accomplishments and his contributions to Greece's victory in Troy. As the son of a hero of the Trojan War, Telemachus is inspired to not only resemble his father physically but also through his actions. In addition to emboldening Telemachus, Athena also hints to Telemachus what Odyessus would do if he was in the palace, by saying "'he'd lay hands on all these brazen suitors .
Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461). Odysseus and Telémachus brought honor back to their family because they displayed their strength and gallantry when they killed the suitors. Orestes and Agamemnon are two more characters that have an interesting father-son bond and are both very important to the plot of The Odyssey. Agamemnon’s wife, Clytemnestra,
“The Chambered Nautilus,” by can fit into the part of history that correlates to the romantic way of life . In the poem Oliver writes “Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thee” (22). In these words he explains that the nautilus relayed him a heavenly message and people that indulge themselves in nature on a spiritual level is a principle of romanticism.For example in the poem he writes “ Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,/ as the swift seasons roll,” (29-30). This is one of the many examples of giving the shell a cycle of life. Oliver does an amazing job at giving this a more vast meaning to the shell’s life.
Captain Aubrey gave Blakeney A book named “The victories of the Right honorable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Gallant British Hero”. Captain Aubrey gave Blakeney this book because Lord Nelson was a famous Royal Navy Vice Admiral who lost his right arm as well in battle. Captain Aubrey used supportive leadership to help Mr. Blakeney regain his self-confidence to be a great Midshipmen who helps the Royal Navy plans to defeat the Acheron (House, 1996, 330-336). Captain Aubrey also helps Blakeney because he knows Blakeney loves the Royal Navy, and Captain Aubrey cares about Blakeney’s well-being because Captain Aubrey was friends with Blakeney’s father who he fought alongside with in the Royal Navy. Captain Aubrey needed more facts on how the Acheron was built and by luck Captain of the Mizzentop William Warley and a Carpenter’s boy Joseph Nagle knew the facts.
The words, an attempt at boosting the navy’s morale and prodding it to greater glories, are apt and fitting given the distinctively merry sound of the air. The first verse very directly urges the sailors to cheer up, highlighting the their own, free-willed love for the limitless seas that Britain sought to rule, and reminding them that they ought to be confident of ‘glory’ by referencing a ‘wonderful year’ (1759-1760), a veritable “Annus mirabillis” for British forces at sea and on the battleground. The extended victorious streak during the period served to strengthen the song’s popularity: V1: Come, cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer, To add something more to this wonderful year; To honour we call you, as freemen not slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves? The phrase, ‘heart of oak’ has appeared in English translations of the great Greek Classic, the Aeneid, and apart from signifying the strength and sturdiness of the British naval fleets, perhaps also hints at the valiance of their jolly ‘tars’ (sailors). The lyrics are jaunty, and almost outrageously confident in the final two lines of the chorus: Chorus: Heart of Oak are our ships, Jolly Tars are our men, We always are ready: Steady, boys, Steady!
When Noburo is looking through the peephole into his mother’s room and first sees Ryuji making love to her, he idolises him, comparing his flesh to “a suit of armor that he could cast off at will” (11). The boy later goes to his friends to tell them about the new hero in his life and affirms that Ryuji is “really going to do something” (50), “something…terrific” (50). Noburo’s initial view of Ryuji is in ironic accord with Ryuji’s view of himself, who believes there is “a special destiny in store for him” (17), though he “ha[s] no idea what kind of glory” (17). The view the boy has of the Sailor
The dying of the light is used to show that life is like daytime. The light is started with the sunrise which is like a birth, and the light ends with sunset which is the death. The author in lines seven and eight uses a metaphor to compare the men 's life with ocean waves. “Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright / Their