In “The Odyssey” by Homer, Odysseus acts many times in a not heroic way. A heroic person is a person who does courageous acts for the sake of his family and peers. Odysseus doesn’t fulfill the requirements of being a hero. Instead he is disloyal to his crew and his wife in whom he cheats on while out at sea and he has a huge ego which puts his crew in many tough situations that could have been avoided if he didn’t have such a big ego. Odysseus is not a hero due to his terrible character.
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.
His fingers become covered with a yellow stain and people think that he is hygienically unclean. He forces Toby to do the paper round but exploits him and does not give him his money which angers Toby (221); he has to pawn his rifles. He is referred to as a “sissy” because he initially he does not want to fight Arthur. He abuses him because he discards the almost-empty mustard bottle (171) and when Dwight strikes him despite his finger injury, Rosemary finally knows she must remove Toby from the household.
Justin Hagy Eng 101 “Retro 11 "Snake" - Black Hunters in the Snow” Bullying leads to consequences in this scenario. Tub shooting Kenny was an effect of Kenny’s constant nagging and practical jokes. Bullying being the main cause for the shooting and outburst, clearly tub shot Kenny under the wrong impression. But it was Kenny’s constant smart remarks that pushed Tub to pull the trigger. At the beginning of the story Kenny’s first blow at Tub was about his weight, saying “you ought to see yourself.” The driver said.
With nobody to tell him otherwise, Cole convinces himself that neither of his parents want him. Cole is always angry and irritated as a result of his bottled up emotions, but after he is sent to the island, he learns to release his anger by preforming physical disciplines. The first physical discipline Cole preforms while inhabiting the island is dancing out his feelings. When Edwin and Garvey introduce Cole to this new way of releasing his anger, Cole is skeptical (pg.167). In Cole’s eyes, dancing and prancing around a fire is stupid and embarrassing, but gradually, his attitude towards this exercise changes.
The Mariner now realizes the trouble he has brought upon himself, yet his incapability to speak does not give him the chance to pray out loud. Indeed every action has it's consequence whether good or bad, yet the Mariner had to witness the dice game between the spirit of Death and Life-and-Death as part of his punishment since, he expressed a belief that the world is guided by luck and chaos when he killed the albatross. The Mariner's pride has set him back to realize that all of nature's creations are to be respected and appreciated. In his anguish and guilt for his shipmates the Mariner is partially expatiated as he is able to recognize the swimming sea creatures as true
They almost give in completely to their desires until Odysseus, who restrains himself, rescues them. The men get greedy, not trusting in Odysseus, and open the bag of winds when they were almost at Ithaca, thinking the bag contained treasure. The unleashed winds blow them far back away from their home. Also Odysseus puts him and his men into danger when “[they] begged [him] to let them first steal some cheeses, and make off with them to the ship… but [he] would not
Though he is usually a smart, decisive leader Odysseus does make some mistakes. His worst flaw is falling to temptation. His worst mistakes come with Polyphemos as he first investigates the Kyklops' lair. He ends up getting trapped there, and then can't resist shouting his name to Polyphemos after escaping. After his errors with Polyphemos, Odysseus has his crew tie him up so he can hear but not follow the dangerous song of the Seirenes.
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.
Ahab showed how futile and useless vengeance is because he was so much interested in revenging Moby dick that he forgot the main purpose of the whaling activity. ”I am game for his crooked jaw, and for the jaws of Death too, Captain Ahab, if it fairly comes in the way of the business we follow; but I came here to hunt whales, not my commander’s vengeance. How many barrels will thy vengeance yield thee even if thou gettest it, Captain Ahab? It will not fetch thee much in our Nantucket market.”(pg.311).The above extract is when Starbuck was complaining about how he wants to hunt whale but not because his commander wants to revenge the whale that took away his leg.in as much as Ahab was warned about what he was about to embark on but he didn’t listen and at the end of the day he ended up losing his life due to the fact that he taught the could beat nature (by trying to kill the whale). He also symbolised wickedness, Ahab had no source of kindness in him especially when he allowed captain Gardiner- “I will not go,’ said the stranger, ‘till you say aye to me.