The moral values in the story include loyalty, compassion, self-control and perseverance. Even though each story has different outcomes, every epic character has certain features in common. He earns this title by traveling to various settings, many of which he has never before set foot on, setting himself apart from other men based on his actions of superhuman courage and great valor, and having the. Odysseus uses his free will to act in a way he wants. Odysseus takes pride in his Trojan adventure for which gods punish him which keeps away from his home and put him through trials during his journeys. In this epic is four major examples that convey loyalty, which is shown by Penelope, Telemachus, the servants, and Odysseus. Examples of hubris are found in major characters of tragic plays.
The story of men shooting themselves in the foot due to their own out-of-control egos is a common theme for the genre. Odysseus is the complete opposite of a hero. Some say it was the original sin that led to all others. He disregards the safety of his crew because his pride blinds him from thinking of the consequences. He also thought that he alone had the idea of the wooden horse and that the Gods didn't help when Poseidon sent a sea monster to destroy the Trojan who didn't think it was a gift.
Or does it continue all the way through the battle with the suitors? One of my personal favorites is: falling into temptation will take you farther back than your starting point. In the movie they include the facts that encounters with. Athena also continues to support Odysseus to keep balance as he faces his transgressions. He wants to find out who lives in the cave b. Circe, Cyclops, Greek mythology 897 Words 3 Pages Odysseus as an Epic Hero What is the difference between a regular hero and an epic hero? We all want him to find his way home to Ithaca and his beloved Penelope. I disagree with a great deal of this essay, because it is based on a number of premises that cannot be supported. His cockiness and selfishness is proven throughout the poem to be dangerous to others affiliated with him.
It is Odysseus whom the Greeks send to try to calm the anger of Achilles. And because Odysseus names himself, the Cyclops brings great misfortune to him and his crew by inciting the rage of Poseidon the Cyclops' father. The hero endures many trials and tribulations induced by the menis of Poseidon, but learns from his mistakes and matures much through his trek. I believe that the way Odysseus treated the maids, even after they betrayed him, was cruel and harsh and that this represent the merciless attitude of Odysseus. I think the Odyssey has survived to remain one of the great monuments of world literature not because of Odysseus' recklessnes but because of his well-earned fame among gods and men. Calypso trapped Odysseus on her island for seven years because she loved him. His tragic flaw that has caused him so much trouble in the past, he still has not learned to control.
Instead of continuing his journey, Odysseus wanted to explore the mainland, the Land of the Cyclops. Although the vengeance brings him glory in battle, it is ultimately an act of honor. The Greeks respected his cleverness but the Romans thought him too sly. Consequences of Excessive Pride Pride is not a bad attribute to have, it is actually very important. Not only does he overcome those external enemies, but also overcomes his internal conflicts despite some distractions. She points out: 'I will bury him myself, and even if I die in the act the death will be a glory.
Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 2458 Words 6 Pages The Journey of Odysseus and Telemachos In The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Richard Lattimore, several themes are made evident, conceived by the nature of the time period, and customs of the Greek people. It seems as if Odysseus must brag after doing anything notable. Although pride can be a good thing, he is claimed to possess too much of it. It allows you to escape your troubles and take you to a new and exiting please with each and every second. He brings upon himself a test from Penelope of his identity. In a way, he is the abusive, but pedagogic father. According to many myths, Gods are known to punish the person with extreme pride or overconfidence to restrain them and teach them the quality of patience.
Once everybody was asleep, they got out of the horse, and started to attack everybody and killed everybody that was in sight. He soon realizes that his infidelity is a mistake, but this time he is not so lucky for Calypso is intent on keeping him by her side. We make friends and enemies. Placing the most emphasis on possession and achievement, it is very easy to see another example of Odysseus' pride, when he again disregards his men's lives and goes to the land of the Circ ones to gain more glory and treasure. He was forced to go to war against Troy twenty years ago, and since then has traveled all over the Aegean trying to find a way back home.
This act of hubris, or excessive pride, ensures almost automatically that Odysseus will suffer grave Consequences. Antigone suffered death as a result of her and Creon's clashing of pride. He ignores Odysseus and his men c. He does not repent, only cries and laments his own fate. The goal of life, according to Homer, was to reach self-actualization and become infallible in each of the seven virtues hospitality, obedience, loyalty, courage, respect, empathy, and humility. I believe pride is the confidence to stay true to the person you are no matter the circumstances.