However, up until this point Odysseus has suffered a great amount. Odysseus, returning from Troy after ten years of war a hero and “city sacker” admired for his godlike persona and his even more impressive cunning, had faced many ordeals prior to meeting him in book 5. In books nine through 12 Odysseus recounts these ordeals to the Phaiakian leaders Arete and Alkinoos after leaving Calypso’s island to return home. Odysseus encounters dangers on the island of the Cyclops after he and his men are held
Secondly, the difference of strength between them establishes when they try to string a bow. Finally, the philosophical view on giving forgiveness isolate them quite a part. Both Telemachos and Odysseus are very brave. But if they are compared against each other Odysseus is braver than Telemachos without any doubt. The enormous bravery of Odysseus makes him the epic hero in Homer’s Odyssey.
The epic hero in The Odyssey would definitely be Odysseus. Odysseus is the epic hero because he is the main character faced with all kinds of crazy challenges and comes out victorious. For example, in Book 9: New Coasts and Poseidon`s Son, Odysseus and his men are heading home from Troy and get stuck on an island with many Cyclops. All of the men and Odysseus get locked up, but Odysseus derives a plan to escape, blinding the Cyclops that captured them, which proves to be victorious. In order to be an epic hero you have to be helped and harmed by interfering Gods.
In Jack’s case he first seems paranoid when Wendy hears him screaming and comes to his aid only to find that he had a nightmare about killing his family. In Macbeth you can first tell that he is paranoid when he is in his chambers pacing, scared that he will lose his crown. Although Macbeth turns to murder a lot quicker than Jack, they both resort to murder in the end. With Macbeth murdering King Duncan and Jack trying to kill his family, it is clear that they both are mentally unstable. Another strong connection between the two, are the hallucinations that they suffer.
Downfall: Macbeth’s Malevolent Ambition William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a dark tale of murder, rape, deception, and the supernatural, and it very much reflects the state of England at the time. With the death of Elizabeth I, her distant Scottish cousin James took the throne, and many other relatives of the former queen were quite angry with the fact that James got the throne and not them. There was a huge conspiracy where many relatives planned to seize the throne, but the plot was foiled and the conspirators were tortured and then executed in a brutal fashion. Many historians believe the play was written because King James was Scottish and there were not many stories of Scotland, but the deeper reason is that he wanted to show the evils and dangers in having such large ambitions, such as regicides like the relatives of King James. Now in the play, Macbeth starts off as a loyal, courageous, stereotypical, drone like war hero but once a group of witches put this idea in his mind that he could become king, he starts spiraling downhill.
They came to an island of women and then Salmydessus, which was fraught with harpies. The Argos got rid of the harpies and the King Phineus told them of the smashing cliffs and how to get through them. They soon arrived at Colchis, and King Aeetes put Jason through many tests which his own daughter got him through, only because Hera had asked Aphrodite to help and put a spell over the daughter to be head over heels for Jason. After Jason got the fleece he took the daughter to go home, but abandoned her for a different princess once they arrived in Greece. | Analysis – How is this story important in showing cultural values and lessons?
Guilt and shame could cause suicidal thoughts in a person. When a person is bullied they may end up feeling shameful of their character. In society today many people take their own lives because they can’t handle the stress that they have. In Jocasta’s case she couldn’t handle finding out the truth that she had married her own son. “Servant: It is the fastest of words both to say and to learn: our divine queen, Jocasta is dead.
Joshua Shier Mr. Gordon English H P7 29 February 2012 An Epic Hero Homer’s The Odyssey portrays the main character, Odysseus, as an epic hero. An epic hero is the main character in a long poem or story who has many admiral qualities, along with flaws to go with them. Odysseus for example has immense amounts of cunning and wit, however he has incredible arrogance. He shows that, no matter what bad attributes you have, a true hero shines through no matter what. Odysseus’ first real show of bravery comes when he and his crew land on an island inhabited by Cyclops: “ ‘Cyclops, you ask me for my noted name; I’ll tell it to you if in recompense you keep your promise and I get that present.
To create one of the most instrumental moments in the history of navigation, Vasco took the risk of sailing nearly 24,000 miles with 170 crewmembers for 2 years. His choice of navigation was considered as a rebuke to Christopher Columbus, who believed that he had found the Indian route already. His courage and determination towards his country led him to make two more expeditions and ultimately his adoring outlook about India and its spices gained him the Portuguese Viceroy throne in 1524. But because of his huge partisanship, the king ordered him to protect Portuguese dominance which led him to carry out the gravest massacres in history by terrorizing Muslims and their ships in Africa, setting fire to their ships killing hundreds of women and children. But his nationalistic approach and remorseful feelings saved him from their curses.
Macedon is bordered by Greece and Greek, Epirus, Illyria, Independent Macedon tribes, Agriania and Paeonia, Thrace, and Tribalia (Philip II of Macedon). All of these surrounding territories will be conquered by King Philip II of Macedon. King Philip II of Macedon came into power in 359 BC. After his two older brothers and his father was killed. The transfer of power to Philip II form his father took a little more than a decade, family rivalry and a battle with the Illyrians put Philip II on the throne (Lendering).