Achilles also has a stubbornness to him which makes him defy all the gods. He does not care that he is disrespecting them. For example Achilles disobeys Apollo by chopping the golden statue of Apollo and screams at him asking him what now? Unlike Achilles Odysseus uses his brainstorming skills and strategic planning in his efforts in the Trojan War and on his trip from the book the Odyssey. Odysseus has an intelligent mind and an exceptional amount of bravery.
Howard Roark should indeed be considered an example of Aristotle’s “proud man” for many examples. “The proud man, then, is an extreme in respect of the greatness of his claims, but a mean in respect of the rightness of them; for he claims what is accordance with his merits, while the others go to excess or fall short” (Nicomachean Ethics). This basically describes Roark a hundred percent in many ways. Roark doesn’t want to be like other people, he would rather like to live his life the way he would want to in The Fountainhead. In this book, Roark is portrayed as an outsider but in Aristotle’s eyes he is a proud man.
In our modern world heroes are defined in so many ways. Anyone can be a hero, a best friend, a devoted mother/father, a teacher, etc. On the other hand, in the older days, before laws and technology, heroes were the men who fought against evil things, who rescue damsels in distress; they were the manly men, the king's knights, god like creatures, brave warriors. The definition of an ancient time hero is very different than a hero today so let’s start considering the books. Above all The Iliad will show that it is not a work that gives a mere account of historic facts and events but one where persons are the protagonists by virtue of their behaviors, values, motives and decisions which affect the flow of the story.
However, he insults Poseidon because he didn’t say thanks to him. Poseidon curses him and tells him he will never see his home again. Odysseus faces many dangers and hardships throughout, The Odyssey, An epic poem by Homer. Odysseus is only a hero because he has both human weaknesses and super human strengths. Odysseus is a hero because he has human weakness to overcome which makes his heroism impressive.
Even though they think they are totally different from each other, they actually have more in common than they realize. Achilles and Agamemnon may be different in some ways such as their personalities, but they are similar in ways as behavior and their motives to fight. Personalities vary in every person. They can be a very caring and kind person, or a very cruel and vile person. In the case of Achilles and Agamemnon, they vary quite a bit.
He utterly envies the men who died in the Trojan War, wishing he could be so lucky, as to die behind the walls. Instead he is fated to endure the wrath of Juno and lead the fleet of people to found a new city. He is a rather interesting character, different than common heroes, like Achilles in the Iliad, who are driven by kleos in their piety. Aeneas on the other hand, is strictly motivated by fate, but he still proves to be equally as pious, as heroes like Achilles. Not
Similarities can be made between Achilles and Aeneas as well as Hector and Turnus. However, there are distinct differences as well. Achilles is known for his strength and skill. Achilles is recognized throughout Troy as an unstoppable force. “I dread this murderous man-he’ll burst right through our walls” said one Trojan warrior when describing Achilles (Hom.
From tragedy to life prosperity, Brown and Heracles became heroes of their time. Heracles is a strong man known to have some anger issues but he is also extremely determined. There is a point in his life when he is frustrated with Hera and in a sudden outbreak of anger he kills his wife and children. As a result, he grieves for a little, but he does not let his emotions affect his living. In turn, he seeks salvation from his terrible act of violence.
According to Aristotle, in order to be a suitable tragic hero, the character must be true to life and identifiable with the audience. Creon, though a king, retains the sense of realism and the audience can still relate to his situation throughout the story. Creon maintains consistency to life owing to his imperfections. The Athenian king, despite the public’s opinions, refuses to wavier his verdict of Antigone’s death sentence because “If I permit my own family to rebel, How shall I earn the world’s obedience?” (3.30-3.31). In this sense, Creon is best associated to any person who has felt the need to hold onto his reputation and other’s expectations in spite of what others may say.
The hero's duty was to fight, and the only way he had of gaining honour and immortality was through heroic action on the battlefield so he continually prepared his life for the life-and-death risks of battle. The Homeric hero believed that men had to stand together in battle; men had to honour each other; and they had to refrain from excessive cruelty. He should loathe deliberate acts of cruelty and injustice, if he was ready to kill a victim; he believed that he should do it quickly with an honourable death. An exception on this point is Achilles, who disfigures Hector’s body out of personal grief for the death of his friend Patroklos ‘And now thought of shameful treatment for glorious Hector’ (Homer. Book 22, line 395).