Odysseus has to outwit, outlast and outplay poseidon’s obstacles and go through hell and back in order to be reunited with the world he has built with his bare hands thus depicting incredible heroism throughout his journey. On Odysseus’s journey he showed incredible strength in order for him to return home to ithaca. As Eurylochus said “you are a hard man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron, when you will not let your companions, worn with hard work and wanting sleep, set foot on this land, where if we did, on the seagirt island we could once more make ready a greedy dinner; but you force us to blunder along just as we are through the running night, driven from the island over the misty face of the water”.
| 2.) “...man reaches, stumbles forward, painfully, mistakenly sometimes. Having stepped forward, he may slip back, but only half a step, never the full step back. Fear the time when the bombs stop falling while the bombers live—for every bomb is proof that the spirit has not died. And fear the time when the strikes stop while the great owners live—for every little beaten strike is proof that the step is being taken.” | Pg.151 | This is one of my favorite quotes from the book.
Odysseus was the first one to realize that if they had killed the Cyclops they would be trapped in the cave forever. “If we kill him now, we may be trapped inside this cave forever.” (Homer 7) Odysseus knows that actions always have positives and negatives, so he thought of the harm that would create if he killed the Cyclops so he waited. As Odysseus’s intelligence grows his knowledge of speech grows too. When the Cyclops, Polyphemus, asks Odysseus his name, he replied in a very sneaky, intelligent way. “Nobody, that is the name my father gave me: Nobody.” (Homer 8) Odysseus was able to
The primary reason why Beowulf is courageous is because in one situation, or possibly in several; he stood up with his group and took the actions of a leader. The story states, “Beowulf arose, with his men around him, ordering a few to remain with their weapons, leading the others quickly (Pg. 44 lines 229 – 231).” This is important because he didn’t back down when it was time to fight. The secondary reason as to why Beowulf is courageous is because he’s never been afraid to overcome battles. The story states, “I’ve never known fear, as a youth I fought in endless battles.
These traits are his loyalty, his bravery and his quick thinking. Will was a very loyal ranger, never even thinking of abandoning a friend or a kingdom. This loyalty is best shown with the part in the book where Will shot the boar that was charging Horace (a battle school apprentice who had often bullied Will as a kid, and even a month prior to this event), saving his life. Horace asked Will why he had saved him, and Will replied that he had never hated Horace. “Horace, we may have fought in the past,” Will said “but I don’t hate you, I never hated you.” Another example is when Will, Halt, and another ranger named Gilian were stalking the kalkra, giant bear-like creatures that could stop your heart if you looked into their eyes.
Boy of the Painted Cave 1.) If Tao were to come to life and speak my language, I would be friends with him because he is brave and knows a lot about living in the wilderness. I would like to have Tao tell me the story of how he was able to face a bull by the name of Saxon, and win. 2.) One way that Tao’s character changes throughout the story is that he would not face Saxon, the bull, in the beginning but by the end, he found the courage to face Saxon.
A warrior’s courage and respect is what gives him power with others and in himself during current and pass times. Beowulf is always courageous, “Whether he is fighting sea monsters, Grendel’s mother or humble fire breathing dragons, Beowulf shows that the courage and strength should be an inspiration to all heroes” (Garcia). This quote illustrates the seriously dangerous task and battles Beowulf had to face and how all these achievements may be an inspiration to all warriors of his time and fore after to follow in his footsteps. Therefore, one can conclude that if anyone may follow in the footsteps of Beowulf they may also too be considered a courageous hero. Warriors had to be willing to anything to show their courage, to prove themselves to be able to be seen as a true Anglo-Saxon hero.
Basically, the author of All Quiet on the Western Front brings out a theme of the brutality of war through Paul and the other men that are facing the hardships. Every day when they were at war they stayed alert to survive. However, war wasn’t only about trying not to get killed; many emotions were involved as well. The idea of not seeing your loved ones everyday was a major thing they had to overcome. They had to stay strong for themselves and they comforted each other.
Had Odysseus not thought of escaping under the sheep, Odysseus probably would have been trapped inside Polyphemus's cave until he was eaten. Furthermore, typical heroes are loyal; Odysseus definitely has this personality trait. Odysseus definitely proves his loyalty to his wife more than once. In order to return to his home and wife, he spends nearly 20 years on his journey. Throughout his entire journey, he never forgets about home and he remains dedicated to his wife.
In the epic, it says he would never give his consent to Calypso (813: 22-25). This was very important because his loyalty to his family was the main reason why he would fight through all of his obstacles during the journey. He encountered many women on his journey, but never fell for any of them which could’ve happen to most people. Although his loyalty was his biggest strength as a leader, he couldn’t have done it without his intelligence and patience. At one point during the epic, Odysseus had to put up with all the suitors (885: 75-78).