When Telemachus had his speech his words had all his father’s wisdom of him. It was easy to spot the breed of a man whom Zeus has marked for joy in birth of his father Odysseus. Noticing how Telemachus is looking more like his father and the way he act resembles to Odysseus. Finally, Telemachus is now in manhood and not boyhood any longer was proof of him being mature for his age. His maturation was confronting the suitors, setting sail, and his physical appearance of being like his father.
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.
One of the most intriguing aspects of The Odyssey is the relationship between Odysseus and Telemakhos, his son. In The Odyssey, the father is proud of his son, and the son is likewise proud of his father, who has earned an enviable reputation as a warrior who defended their honor bravely. We see that the father-son affection is achieved only through distance through most of the Books. Odysseus and Telemakhos spend more time apart than they do together, and it is through distance that they develop admiration and love for one another. The German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, quoted
The majority of the people who were considered heroes were either gods, goddesses, or people who were warriors and helped Greece expand in some way. It was important to have the abilities like power and strength because during this time, they were traits that you needed to have to survive. One hero that is well known in Greek history is Achilles. Achilles was one of the greatest Greek warriors and was known for his determination and fierce personality. He is most known for his battle in Troy and his victory against Prince Hector.
Arturo’s grandfather tells Arturo “I always thought your father was a cabrón.” While his grandfather is continuing to insult Raul, alongside his side of the family, Arturo can’t help but to think negative thoughts about his father. Whatever Arturo once admired about his father is squashed. The most famous quote in story, from Arturo’s grandfather is: “Let’s hope he’s not too much his father’s son.” These words seem to echo in Arturo’s head throughout the entire story. We start to see a definite change in Arturo; he has switched from being his father’s son, to being his mother’s son. In the back of his head, he knows that there is a sure chance that his parents will
These men, embark on an epic journey that prove them worthy of the title hero. When someone completes an epic journey and is seen as a hero for his or her actions then they are known as an epic hero. This is very true is our lives today, even though people do not view the world the same way as Homer and Virgil did, but the sense of excitement for an epic journey is still there. I wrote about these two men to explain how they may be different people, from different teams in the Trojan War, but have similar attributes and the same adventure that we all wish to have in our lifetimes. I have a hard time to keep word counts to a minimum for the fear of not making my point valid enough in my papers, but if there is anything that the professor can teach me on this matter, I’d be happy to learn.
Apollo is the God of the Arts in Greek and Roman Mythology. He is a passionate being, risking it all for the ones he loves. He is also a noble man, and his bravery is apparent in his actions. His actions aren’t surprising, though, when you consider his legendary family members. His tragic love stories make him someone you can empathize and sympathize with, and his astonishing powers make him venerable and godly.
Beowulf was strong, intelligent, humble, and kind and in the eyes of society this was their view of being good. He showed compassion and he was very understanding which is the characteristics of someone that is good. These are the values that Beowulf portrayed throughout this story. Beowulf understood his place in the world as he was dedicated to illustrating his heroic strength and loyalty to all people. He was considered a “larger than life” hero and the writer of the story did a great job portraying the good characteristics of Beowulf and how he was able to conquer all.
In stories, the protagonist is always the interesting one who saves people. In “The Odyssey” by Homer the hero, Odysseus, makes this story very interesting to read. Odysseus has remarkable qualities that show the reader at the beginning of the story that he is the protagonist through analyzing his personality. Odysseus is a strong, courageous leader and his intelligence always gets him closer and closer to his goal. Odysseus’s strong leadership play’s a huge role in the issues that face him on his journey home to Ithaca.
Every society/culture since the creation of man has created this type of hero to embody the values and mores of that time period. To be thought of as an epic hero the character must be endowed with specific traits. A few of these traits are: having great stature, always larger than life, have traits most valued by that society (i.e. tremendous courage, humility, super human strength.) a quick wit accompanied by extraordinary intelligence and a perspicacity for the journeys he must endure and the adversaries that he will have to thwart.