He had performed tasks that were too arduous for the ‘common man’, but had also had shown some flaws. In this essay the previous questions will be answered. One must demonstrate bravery in order to be considered a hero. First, Odysseus clearly demonstrated bravery when he went off to fight in The Trojan War. He knew that he may have died, but he lead his men into battle anyway.
He claims the title of being a hero by defying the wrath of two decades of distress with the use of his cunning brain instead of manpower. For someone to challenge adversity underneath a fatigued mind and body for the amount of time that he has, expresses true heroism. In the ever pernicious quest that Odysseus sought out with over 600 men in 12 great ships, how can one deny his epic ability to endure through the exasperation from immortals? Odysseus, a mortal man who felt bound by honor, initially displayed prowess and wits by assisting Sparta to defeat the mythical city of Troy. Taking on this battle showed the first glimpse of his heroic nature, which describes the unconventional thinking the godly man applied in the midst of danger.
A hero is someone who will risk his life to protect others. A hero is brave, courageous and strong. Yet a hero also has weaknesses. Odysseus is a hero that has to leave his family to fight in the Trojan War, he has a clever idea and with the help of a god, the war ended. However, he insults Poseidon because he didn’t say thanks to him.
I think one of the main traits to be a good leader is if you save your men more than you get them killed. Odysseus has many encounters where it is life or death situations for his men. The first example of Odysseus being an effective leader or not was on the island of the cicones. Odysseus didn’t make much of an attempt to force his men to leave, who showed a lack of respect to the cicones’s island. This caused the cicones to retaliate and start a fight with Odysseus and his men.
Andrew Neely IPHS: Odyssey of West Professor Hawthorne September 21, 2009 With reference to his speeches in Book IX, why do you think Achilles rejects the three envoys? Does his rejection suggest that Achilles has come to have doubts about the heroic life and ethos? Please support your answer with textual evidence. The most powerful warrior in Homer’s Iliad, Achilles has all the necessary arête (skills) that embodies the traditional Greek hero. In ancient Greece, skill in battle was valued over any other quality and it defined the Greek man.
In the poem “The Odyssey” by Homer, Odysseus has too face many problems and challenges through his life. Odysseus journey’s through many difficult challenges that change him and build him into a better person because he gets experienced, courageous, and stronger in many ways. Odysseus suffers many pains and hardships during his challenges but yet always overcomes them. The Odyssey is an outstanding book that shows acts of courage, endurance, pride, and vengeance. Odysseus gets wiser more and more every time he lives through a dangerous life experience.
Odysseus and his Leadership Skills Odysseus and his abysmal leadership and decisions are what plunges he and his crew into a downward spiral that leads to death and disappointment. This story of the descent, then rebirth of the hero Odysseus is told in Homer’s epic, The Odyssey. Odysseus shows throughout the novel that he still believes he is the bright, young, and omnipotent miracle worker he was back in the trojan war. However, this mindset is destructive, and incapacitates him. Making Odysseus take every risk he is able to take, whether it’s necessary or not.
A hero is somebody who cares about others and fights for what they believe in with confidence. In “The Odyssey” by Homer, a king named Odysseus ventures out from his home Ithaka to travel the seas. He has a long and hard journey trying to make his way home. Although debatable, Odysseus can be considered a true hero because he is brave, clever, and loyal. Odysseus is a brave hero who shows no mercy to his enemies.
The Odyssey Odysseus is a hero who fought to save his shipmates. Odysseus, the son of maritees has been gone from his home for twenty years. During that time he had to fight many obstacles, such as the Cyclops, sirens, and lotus eaters. In homers epic poem “The Odyssey,” Odysseys proves that he is a hero because he shows bravery at every turn, he uses leadership when its needed, and is strong and does anything to save himself and the shipmates. Odysseys is a courageous hero and shows bravery at every turn he can do to protect his shipmates In “The Odyssey.” In the quote “he alone hungered for home and wife,”(homer 963) homer uses the word hungered to describe the way Odysseus is yearning for the site to see his wife and home again.
Liebling Award, the highest honor a boxing writer can attain, could have told me all about Braddock, but I am just as happy to have gone in cold, so that I could be astonished by Crowe's performance. I think of Crowe as a tough customer, known to get in the occasional brawl. Yes, he plays men who are inward and complex, as in "The Insider" and "A Beautiful Mind," or men who are tempered and wise, as in "Master and Commander." But neither he nor anyone else in a long time has played such a nice man as the boxer Jim Braddock. You'd have to go back to actors like James Stewart andSpencer Tracy to find such goodness and gentleness.