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 Greeks believed that cleverness was the ability to be able to solve problems by outsmarting the enemy ore using your wit. Odysseus shows that he is clever multiple times. One of the first times he shows his cleverness is when he is in the cave of Polyphemus. Firstly, he gets the giant cyclops drunk, but does not kill him at that point because he knows that he cannot move the boulder away from the mouth of the cave. Also, he tells Polyphemus that his name is Nohbdy, so that the cyclops does not have any information about him.
He manages to approach Reggie and told Reggie the truth. Reggie was so happy when he knew that someone finally realised and knew that he was innocent. This Appleton water tower incident has shown me that Newt once again are really confident and brave to stand up for what is truth. He overcomes all his fears to help other people. If he didn’t has the courage to climb the Appleton water tower, nobody will know the truth.
The Epic of Gilgamesh and the life of Pi aren't typical stories. It’s not very often that a boy gets stranded in the ocean for 227 days, or a man finds the underworld. Even though people always say do whats best no matter who it's hurting , it takes courage and strength to “conquer the world”. These two stories are very unique and somehow gilgamesh and pi have the ability to make it through all of it. Strength is being able to deal with problems in an effective way.
The qualities of a hero may be being able to fly like Superman or shoot webs like spiderman but Atticus Finch has many heroic qualities of himself. Atticus is a hero because he never backs down from doing what's right, He defends and stands up for Tom Robinson, and finally he teaches his kids lesson that they will use for the rest of their life. My first reason that Atticus is a hero is that he never backs down from doing what's right. For example Atticus says "Come here...Don’t you go near that dog, you understand? Don’t go near him, he’s just as dangerous dead as alive.
This shows that Atticus got to them and made them look at Tom just as equally as themselfs. Atticus may have lost the case but he made a small step. All of Maycomb will not change in a day, but Atticus got the ball rolling to make that change. Atticus shows ambition throughout the book when he stands up for Tom Robinson and battles his case out to the very end. He is ambitious because he never gives up even when he knows the outcome.
Rikki the hero Rikki Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling is a fun and exciting short story to read. Nothing can compare Rikki Tikki-Tavi’s sacrifice, dedication, and effort to killing the snakes. Because Rikki is a intelligent and outgoing person to help his family 's life from being in danger. It has once been said anyone and anything can help you out. Rikki ´s determination has helped his family out of harm and safe in their home.
The Odyssey and The Outliers portray that perseverance is essential to living a happy and successful life because conflicts are overcome and dreams are followed. Some will argue that overcoming conflicts does not take perseverance; However, in The Odyssey, after Odysseus and his men defeat the cyclops, Odysseus gives his men a pep talk to help encourage and inspire them. When Odysseus says, [“by courage, council and intelligence, we escape away”](210-211). He is reminding his men that they persevered through the trials they faced against the cyclops. He reminds them of how their devotedness and dedication got them through the worse.
During Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Hunt sets up two elaborate plans to obtain something from somewhere it should be impossible to break in and take something. Both of these plans succeed proving his wisdom in the fact that he is able to make these plans without any help and understand what his team can accomplish. Both Ethan Hunt and Jack Reacher are heroes who have a lot of wisdom and show this throughout their
Poe states,”..... It was hope that prompted the nerve to quiver - the frame to shrink. It was hope - the hope that triumphs on the rack - that whispers to the death-condemned even in the dungeons of the Inquisition.” L’Amour states, “ He had won. He had defeated the crumbling tower; he had defeated his own greed.” In “ The Pit And The Pendulum” the narrator faces himself when trying not to give up, and still have hope that he can make it out of the dungeon. Although a couple of his ideas do not work out he never gives up and eventually comes up with a good idea to get himself out.