Odysseus sails away without his men and goes to Calypso. He shows that he is disloyal to his crew, leaving because he leaves their bodies and only cares about himself. Odysseus shows that he is not loyal which a characteristic that all true heroes have. Having a huge ego can affect a person in many bad ways. Odysseus’ huge ego affects his crew and himself tremendously.
At one point in the Odyssey, the hero makes the decision to enter the cave of a cyclops despite his crews objections. His pride causes him to ignore his shipmates and it ends up getting him into so much trouble that it makes the cyclops' father, the god of the sea, furious. Since most of Odysseus's journey is made by the sea, this gave the sea god a chance to cause even more trouble for the hero and his crew. Kevin also showed his little streak of pride which gets him into trouble too. When Gary David relayed Gary's message to Kevin about being careful driving the truck over a rut, Kevin responds by hitting the gas as soon as they approached it.
His curiosity got the better of him. Why Odysseus taunts Polyphemus and reveals his real name as he sails away? When Odysseus is sailing away, he reveals his true name while taunting the Cyclops Polyphemus. This proves to be a poor choice that ends up coming back to haunt him later. The name Odysseus originally gives the Cyclops is 'Noman'
On multiple occasions “The men do not take Odysseus’s advice” (Bloom 20) and must suffer the consequences of their action. The men successfully sack the Ciconians city on the island of Ismaros. Odysseus tries to help out his men, giving them insightful advice, but they choose to ignore it and some of the men lose their lives. While exploring the Lotus-Eaters Island, Odysseus’s men become entranced by the honey-sweet fruit and “[he] must forcibly remove them from the balmy island” (Bloom 20) in order to save them. They almost give in completely to their desires until Odysseus, who restrains himself, rescues them.
The gods exercise absolute power over mortal actions in The Odyssey. In The Odyssey mortals are constantly making sacrifices to them. Offending the gods creates problems, as seen by the oxen of Helios and Poseidon's grudge against Odysseus for blinding his son Polyphemos. Athena is the most visible god in the poem. Only with her can Odysseus survive his dangerous adventures.
It comes at a cost because the group was being chased by a convent ship when they decided bored the ship to find out more on the enemy and to destroy the ship. Sam who was one of John's closes friends was shot and stayed back so the others could make it out then both he and the ship was destroyed. The war was into full bloom and the Spartan's
Captain Nemo is mysterious and paranoid, his hatred for mankind is because of their corruption. “So it was a sad day I spent, between my wish to regain freedom and my regret at saying goodbye to the marvelous Nautilus…” –Aronnax. This quote represents Aronnax’s main conflict, he cannot stay with the Nautilus because he must help his friends, even though he is fascinated by the knowledge he can obtain by the Nautilus. The conflict between Aronnax and Captain Nemo is that Captain Nemo is keeping Aronnax’s friends captives of the ship. The main conflict of Aronnax is that he has to choose between science vs the freedom of his fellow man.
It’s obvious he wants to punish his brother and co-conspirators for what they did to himself and Miranda, yet he is a just man, and as his plan unravels, an unforeseeable event takes place, prompting Prospero to change his game plan a little. Miranda and Ferdinand fall rapidly in love and wish to marry. This certainly seems to throw everything off kilter for Prospero, who thought he had everything in control up until that point (III.i.92-96):
Oberon is constantly very forceful towards Puck, his hobgoblin whom follows all of his commands, and yet Puck often seems to be unsuccessful in completing Oberon’s request correctly. This often reflects badly on Oberon as a leader showing that mediocrity is acceptable to him. Puck says,” I'll put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes.” (I,I, 175-176) Thus explaining that he can get the job done fast, however, he ends up doing the job very wrong when he puts the potion in the eye of the wrong Athenian. However, Theseus instills where he stands as a leader, and he makes sure his people understand where he stands as part of their society. Theseus tries to give Hermia more choices but
The Good and Poor Choices Made By Ulysses In the story The Odyssey, the god Neptune is angry with Ulysses because he did not honor Neptune after his victory. Neptune in turn, cursed Ulysses and was not going to let him return home after the Trojan war. Because of this curse, Ulysses had many adventures both while at sea and when he finally arrived home. Ulysses had to make many choices during these adventures, some were good and some were poor. Through these choices, we see Ulysses was able to learn from what he had done and develop into the hero we know him as today.