Also, to dramatize the situation and emphasize the morality of the crew, Homer says "[the crew] put their backs in the oars, escape grim death." This passage shows how, while Homer considers Odysseus heroic, Odysseus may not follow expectations because of his pride and willingness to endanger his men. In this passage, Odysseus continually taunts Polyphemus' against his crew's wishes, and thus risks their lives. However, throughout the reading, Odysseus' claims to have great affection for his crew and wishes to protect them; thus, Odysseus' actions in this scene highlight an inconsistency in Odysseus' character and heroic nature. Because of this inconsistency and Odysseus’ prideful and
It told of certain events that were important to the history of America (Major 2). Some examples of this would be the settlements of the Puritans and how they tried to purify the people already there (Major 5). The journal "Silent Partners: Historical Representation in William Bradford's 'Of Plymouth Plantation'," written by David Read, also shows the importance in Bradford's writing. Read tells that the importance lies within it telling the Puritans history (Read 291). Of Plymouth Plantation tells of how God gave them the land to be purified (Read 292).
(Scene 3, Lines 105-107). He felt so much regret and disappointment in himself. Koro realized his mistake just on time. He did not realize his stubbornness until Paikea almost died saving the whales. Once he realized his mistake he let Paikea lead the tribe because he knew she could do it and that she was truly the one who could help her
This journal, “Of Plymouth Plantation”, which was from Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1, written by William Bradford between 1630 and 1651, and edited by Samuel Eliot Morison in 1953, describes the story of the pilgrims who sailed from Southampton, England, on the Mayflower and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. Those pilgrims were English Christians in the 16th and 17th centuries and religious separatists who saw no hope of reforming the Church of England from within; therefore, they hoped to separate from the Church of England and form independent local churches in another place. In order to , those pilgrims overcame many obstacles. The author had used the power of rhetoric, especially in the use of the three rhetorical
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is an effective leader in chapter twelve. A leader who has too much pride is now showing too much humbleness for what’s important by following all the things he has told to do to save his crew and himself. He does what he is told to do to save his crew and keep them safe. “ But now, fearing death , all eyes fixed on Charybdis now Scylla snatched six men from our hollow ship, the toughest, strongest hands I had, and glancing backwards over the decks, searching or my crew I could see their hands and feet already hoisted, failing, high, higher, over my head, look wailing down at me, comrades riven in agony. Shrieking out my name for one last time” ( XII 265-270).
In The General History of Virginia, written by John Smith, Smith explained a New World colony filled with magical expectations, while in Of Plymouth Plantation, written by William Bradford, Bradford wrote the realities of a beginning New Word colony. As both men are similar in as they established a colony, they differ in the reason behind it. Smith and Bradford described their narrative accounts through differing styles, tones, objectives and purposes. John Smith and William Bradford were both men who traveled across the world to establish a new colony and convince others to settle there. Smith and his followers founded Jamestown in 1616 and experienced troubles like Bradford when he founded a religious lead to Massachusetts.
Journal Entry: William Bradford In William Bradford’s work, “Of Plymouth Plantation”, the reader is show the travails and successes that the pilgrims faced in the reaching and surviving the harsh Northern American landscape and the volatile Native Americans. Specifically in this writing, the religious characteristic of William Bradford’s writing is classified. In “Of Pilgrim Plantation, William Bradford’s writing style is a very religion based, with all his reasoning for events occurring being that God has a purpose for their lives and that everything which happens was destined to happen and is part of a larger lesson. A specific element that echoes through Bradford’s writing is the seemingly endless positivity on how even though the dark
It 's the right thing to do, And after all we have endured, we must show The gods that we still have a clean soul, And that we are good people indeed!" Odysseus was truly a man of persuasion And his crew decided to follow him onto the island Where the damsel 's cries became louder and more evident. The men approached her and asked What the significance of her cries were. They were given no response other than silence. She was then questioned once more.
He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut. The fact that Louie is throwing himself into being the leader of the tough situation and using his mental skill to comprehend ideas which could lead to a different fate shows how skillful he really is. As can also be seen in the text: "He snatched the cord, reeled the raft to him, and climbed aboard. He rowed to Phil and Mac" (Hillenbrand 4, 5). This also shows how important skillfulness is due to the fact that Louie found his solution to a problem and put it in action.
For him, this magical creature illustrates something tangible to believe in, which further exhibits his hero qualities as he possesses the human weakness of temptation because the Golden Carp brings him an urge to believe in it (Rudolfo 2004). Additionally, during his initiation, he acted as an apotheosis when Narciso began vanishing from this world, Antonio “... heard his mumbled confession” (Anaya 178). He acted as a hero when he took the role of a priest and forgave him of sin (Rudolfo 2004). After enduring many trials, receiving help, accepting guidance, and acting as a priest, he finally achieves his ultimate boon: realization, self-acceptance, and understanding which represent some rewards received in his heroic
Chapter 3 Summary In the 17th century, European colonies had begun to establish colonies in North America. These European colonies where comparable in a number of ways. The biggest difference was their relationships with surrounding native communities and their purposes of colonization. The colonization of New Mexico was a chance for the Spanish to spread their religion in a missionary work and effort. To do so, the Spanish created a society of “inclusion” with the natives.