John’s portrays honor throughout The Crucible in his loyalty, the good he gives to others and he's a good husband. The Crucible teaches readers to stick to what they believe in, even if others disagree. John died, but with honor because he did not let others change his mind. Like John Proctor risks his life to say what he believes in, others from around the world protest what they believe in even though some get thrown in
A quote from Beowulf would be “So the Geat people, his hearth companions, sorrows for the lord who had been laid low” (Raffel). His quote is saying that the Geat people were loyal to Beowulf when he died and they supported his people. Another quote would be “I remember that time when mead was flowing, how we pledged loyalty to our lord in the hall, promised our ring-giver we would be worth our price” (Raffel). This quote is saying that they have all their loyalty to Beowulf. Comitatus was important to Beowulf because he loved having loyalty from
“Once, when the temperature was very high, he pulled his bow out and threatened to shoot at the sun.” ( “ Greekmythology.com” 1). But, besides him having anger issues and being emotionally unstable hercules was one of the best known heroes in greek mythology. He also didn’t live a easy life. He faced many challenges in trials and many dangerous tasks. But, they were all worth it because after completing these tasks he was promised a wonderful life living among the gods.
One example of this is in the quote,”Odysseus defies immortality twice in his journey; he embraces his mortality and that is what gives him the strength to withstand all the difficulties he faces. In addition, he is unbelievably clever and witty. We find out through the Odyssey that Odysseus was the man that saved the Greeks in the Trojan War and helped them win this terrible war.”(Hero) In the quote it is
Odysseus is known to many as a courageous king that won the Trojan War and returned home to rule Ithaca but in order for him to complete these heroic actions he had to face many of his flaws. No one is perfect, but what makes a hero a hero is their ability to overcome their imperfection and help the people around them. What makes the Odyssey a classic is that even though it was written 2666 years ago the values of a hero portrayed in the poem can still be related to by today's
By the end of The Odyssey, Odysseus can be considered a hero. Odysseus finally makes it home and regains his throne putting everything once again in its place. After defeating the odds and overcoming the obstacles put in his way, he was able to learn important lessons. He learned that while curiosity is a good trait to have it is important to know when to control it so that it does not lead to problems. One of the most important things was that he learned that hubris, while it makes him a hero, should not be displayed at all times.
The Odyssey Many people deem Odysseus to be an archetype hero. But was he really? Sure, he won many wars, but did he show the characteristics that matter? No! Odysseus did not tell the full truth to his men, he slept with the goddesses and he was impatient.
Hero: “a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities” (Merriam-Webster) Evident in many classic stories, the hero is always the character that makes the justifiable choice. Their role as the hero is never questioned. The hero always prevails, and in the end, the hero accomplishes the journey with greater wisdom, knowledge, and reestablished views of the world that compensates for the horrors they encounter along the journey. In this story, however, the main character cannot be justified as the hero; he can only aspire to be one. Throughout the epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer vividly illustrates how often times, a person who has gained a certain title will struggle under the pressure of maintaining the continuous justification of the role.
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,
During this excavation, he discovered a great deal of ruins, including a labyrinth running beneath the site, which led him to consider the myth of King Minos as a possible lead to identifying the civilization. According to Greek legend, Minos was a powerful king, who was strong and feared. One day, Poseidon sent a powerful white bull to Crete, and demanded that Minos sacrifice it in his honor. When Minos refused to sacrifice the bull, the god became angry and made Minos’s wife fall in love with the bull. Mad with desire, she went to the genius Daedalus and had him construct a mechanical cow with which she could consort with the bull, and as a result she bore a child with the bull, which was the Minotaur.