The quote is, ‘I had to use force to bring them back to the hollow ships, and they wept on the way, but once on board I tied them up and dragged them under the benches.’ In this episode, Odysseus also shows his bravery. He doesn’t know whether the island is inhabited by hostiles, as his men had still not returned - yet he still goes out into the unknown to go and find the men who had tried the
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
Every time in the story as he encounters the problem in the way the God helps him. It is hard to compare the qualities between the great hero and me; somehow I have qualities similar and different then him. Heroes are people who saved the people. The main character in the Homers epic poem, Odysseus possesses heroic qualities, such as bravery, wisdom, a strategic thinking, courageous, strength, cleaver, extravagant curiosity, and honorable. As in the story when he escapes from Cyclops cave he showed that he was brave and a great strategist when he poked Cyclops eye with pike of olive, he decided not to kill him because if he killed Cyclops, he would not be able to get out of the cave.
Odysseus understood that if he just wounded the Cyclops, himself and his men might the risk the chance of being stuck in there forever so instead he gets his men inspired to get the Cyclops drunk and hide underneath the bellies of his sheep. Odysseus is also smart when recognizing when and how he should trust his crewmen. He has a well tolerance for listening but learned quickly that his men do not. He also keeps secrets to which he shouldn’t because it would’ve stopped the crew men from opening the bag of wind but the fact that he was capable of keeping everyone alive, proves that Odysseus was intelligent, fair and fearless. He proved himself clever when he gave the Cyclops his name as Nohbdy so when the cyclop screamed “Nobody hurt me!” Odysseus and his men would remain harmless.
Echoes from the Past Pronouns Pronoun Antecedents Case Nominative Case Predicate Nominative Objective Case Object pronouns Direct and Indirect objects Objects of Prepositions Possessive Case Who or Whom? In Questions In Clauses Elliptical Clause Appositive Appositive phrase I am going to write about the Odyssueus’s personality that makes him an epic hero, his flaws, and why he is considered an archetype. 1. What makes Odysseus an epic hero? Odysseus is an epic hero because he is clever, one track minded, and he got his crew out of bad situations.
Oedipus saves the citizens from the totalitarian rule of the Sphinx, by solving the difficult and complicated riddle. Then again, near the conclusion of the play, Oedipus shows courage and self-sacrifice for the benefit of his people. He gouges out his own eyes and exiles himself from Thebes to save his people from the devastating plague. All this is evidence of Oedipus’ abundance of integrity and overall heroic qualities, in turn exhibiting his morality, virtue, and nobility. Oedipus is undoubtedly a righteous hero.
After leaving victorious from the Trojan War, he possesses a sense of pride and invincibility, raiding cities and fueling his need for glory. Yes, Odysseus’s attitude allows him to act cleverly and quickly when placed in tough situations, but it is his foolishness that gets him into dangerous positions in the first place. One example is his encounter with Polyphêmos, the Cyclops. While in the monster’s cave, his companions wish to take needed supplies and leave in order to avoid any trouble that might arise. In spite of this, Odysseus refuses to retreat; he is curious to see what the creature has to
Certainly he is in search of fame. Though this is true it must not discount his brave actions. He gains his fame truthfully by doing battle with menaces to society. He does not lie or manipulate to achieve fame, he uses what is rightfully his, his bravery. Beowulf's bravery differs from that of King Arthur's for several reasons.
Gilgamesh and peter griffon are very smart. Gilgamesh was smart to convince Enkidu to join him because Gilgamesh almost fell into humbaba’s trap when he told Gilgamesh that he would be his servant. Enkidu told him not to believe him and that saved Gilgamesh life. Peter griffon is smart when trying to save his family. Enkidu said to Gilgamesh “it’s surly a trap” (Enkidu).
This explains his bravery presented when he hears of the violent crimes committed by the evil demon Grendel. Beowulf hurriedly commands a bout fitted out to sail across the sea to Hrothgar. In lines (109-119), when Beowolf does decide to go to Hrothgar to help the Danes, he is encouraged by the Geats to go with the adventure. “None of the wise ones regretted his going, much as he was loved by the Geats.” I would consider Beowulf to be an arrogant character, because when he battles Grendel he doesn’t use a sword claiming it to be an “unfair advantage” due to Grendel not having a weapon. Throughout the poem, Beowulf is considered an honorable hero.