While Telemachus is going to take the throne. All the while this is hard for Odysseus because he has to trust his wife to be faithful. For example on page 1104 “While he fought only to save his life, and bring his shipmates home.” This states that all Odysseus cared about is getting his shipmates home, that he will pull through anything in order for that to happen. As opposed to “The Home Coming” it starts with book 16 the title is Father and Son, the Beginning of this seems so calm, in this book King Aleinous and his friends send Odysseus home. Athena tells him he is home, and they make him look like an old man for now so no one will ask questions.
Wart was entering a land he knew nothing about and could have been eaten by animals any minute. Wart disregarded the dangers and put his life on the line to make Hob happy. Wart’s good heart got Cully back to his rightful owner and put a smile on Hob’s face while also relieving Hob from worrying about Cully. Wart lives in the shadow of Kay but he does not let that stop him being who he is. Wart is a very good person, but his actions always seem to go overlooked by everyone.
World Literature 26/10/2013 The Not So Obvious Hero Throughout History we see man that stand out and are called heros who are admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, and noble qualities. Odysseus the great greek Warrior is one of the most famous heroes of history. His intelligence and charisma made him well known even into the 21st century. But what about other ancient characters? Abraham the father of the nation of Israel has lived such a different live than Odysseus the emblem of heroism but even though throughout Abrahams live he proves over and over again that he is also worthy of being called an Epic Hero.
In the novel, Beowulf, the main character is the epitome of an epic hero. He has great strength, he is morally sound, and, for the most part, he thinks of others before he thinks of himself. Beowulf comes to the Geats’ aid when an evil monster named Grendel terrorizes their mead hall. He courageously defeats the monster and defeats the monster’s vengeful mother. Through these battles, Beowulf’s strength, humbleness and courageousness is revealed.
An epic hero demonstrates many extra ordinary qualities that make him a super human being. He is not only strong and courageous; but is also an intelligent and an excellent leader. Like any other hero, an epic hero faces struggles, usually in a battle or a war, but wins in the end. Homer’s Odyssey is an account of heroic adventures of Odysseus after being in the Trojan War for ten years. Odysseus emerges as a true epic hero when he overcomes all these obstacles, and reunites with his wife and son after twenty years.
After Chris Gardner was evicted from his home, his mind evolved on the world around him. The thing that saved him and his son, was Chris’s intelligence with numbers and people. His mind set him to a higher goal in life; happiness. Many things we succeed in require our minds to be used properly. As said by our third president, Thomas Jefferson, “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Achilles is an unbelievable warrior who doesn’t get the thanks he deserves. He also got his war prize taken away from him and still basically wins the war for the Greeks. Finally, Achilles has characteristics and traits that people can connect with and understand his feelings. Achilles is viewed as a hero, though he isn’t treated great and complains for a while, he still wins the war and emerges as the sympathetic character in the Illiad. Right from the beginning of the Illiad, the reader finds out a lot about Achilles.
Homer’s exploration of Achilles’ struggle for eternal glory establishes the main element of the Hero in ancient Greek culture as the immortalisation of his life in song or epic poetry. Kleos, meaning ‘glory, fame, that which is heard’ refers to both the medium and the message, and is one of the driving forces for many of the warriors in the Illiad. For the heroes, and indeed Achilles, they fight not for their Kings or countries, but for the concept of kleos. In order to achieve this, they have to suffer through an ordeal, accomplish great deeds, show excellence in fighting, and ultimately, die in battle. According to Goldhill, “Poetry confers
Claiming The Hero, Strife For Greatness – The First Modern Hero of Western Literature? (Hektor versus Achilles) In the beginning of the poem Iliad, Homer talks about the “wrath of Achilles”. With this Homer sets up a hero for the poem, they praise the mighty warrior Achilles and the wrath he provoked within himself being who he was, being discord, this sets up a heroic honor. The hero’s role in the Homeric poem is important. The hero should have great deal of confidence and not to be insulted in any way do to the heroes pride which was the glory and within glory there was immortality.
The character Oedipus accommodates the first aspect of the definition of a tragic hero. Oedipus is of noble birth; he is the son of a king and a king himself. Oedipus also shows virtue, nobility, and morality throughout the play. The people of Thebes look towards Oedipus for guidance time and time again, because of these reasons. Oedipus saves the citizens from the totalitarian rule of the Sphinx, by solving the difficult and complicated riddle.