"Comparing Everett To Odysseus" Essays and Research Papers

  • Comparing Everett To Odysseus

    October 2014 Comparing and Contrasting Odysseus and Percy Jackson Why are not all humans exactly the same? What separates humans apart from each other, aside from their external appearance? Each individual human being is unique and extraordinary, due to the different characteristics they possess. Granting the fact that humans having similar qualities is a frequent occurrence, no two individuals attain identical personalities. Comparing and contrasting the characteristics of Odysseus, the main character...

    Bronze Age, Confidence, Homer 879  Words | 4  Pages

  • Comparing Odysseus and Spiderman

    Heroes in Action: Odysseus & Spiderman The late actor, Christopher Reeve, once stated, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” In the epic, Odyssey, by Homer and the film, Spiderman, directed by Sam Raimi, the crux of the storyline relates to a hero and the challenges they face along the way. In the Odyssey, Odysseus is the main character. The epic tale outlines his travels as he attempts to travel back to his home...

    Ben Reilly, Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn 1848  Words | 5  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Odysseus: The Epic Hero The Trojan War took place around 1200 B.C. The cause of this war was Helen, Menelaus’ wife and the most beautiful woman in the world. She was kidnapped from Sparta and taken to Troy, where she was married to Paris. A war resulted, and it went on for ten long years. Troy was defeated with the Trojan Horse, which was Odysseus’ idea. Greek warriors hid inside the hollow wooden horse, and it was brought into Troy because the Trojans assumed it meant that the Greeks had surrendered...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 977  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus- Everett Comparison

    man named Odysseus who went through many trials and tribulations while trying to get home to his family. In the past, many stories, movies, and other works of literature have based its plot around the story: “The Odyssey”. However, there is one movie that stands out as unique and its title is “O Brother Where Art Thou”. The producers, Joel and Ethan Coen, did a wonderful job in making actor Ulysses Everett McGill represent Odysseus. Everett from “O Brother Where Art Thou” and Odysseus from Homer’s...

    Achilles, Apollo, Homer 730  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odysseus

    the odyssey if were actually watching it eventhough that the teacher already taught it . it seems that the students not only enjoying watching it but the same time learning. moreover, I can say that The Odyssey is an enjoyable story following King Odysseus' adventures during the ten years he spent returning from the Trojan War to Ithaca, Greece.There were many differences between this version in movie of The Odyssey and Homer's original story. In the movie they include the facts that encounters with...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Greek mythology 913  Words | 3  Pages

  • odysseus

     Odysseus In The Odyssey, Odysseus breaks Homers’ rule of characters not changing by going from a glory-seeking leader with a big mouth, to being a home-seeking leader that is patient. Odysseus has all the Homeric characteristics that define a leader. He has nobility, strength, courage, and a sharp intellect. Odysseus, along with every other hero, also has a few bad traits. He likes to linger around in one place for too long, his pride and ego are too big, and he wants glory so much he loses...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 1071  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Humans compare many things like, how tall they are or how much they weigh. World literature generally gives us many ways to compare on work from another as for example, Odysseus in the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, and Oedipus in the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles. These two men may have one thing in common, their pride. However, their relationships, self-control, and motivations are totally different from each other. Pride is a funny thing, too much or too little of it can hurt you, however...

    Greek mythology, Jocasta, Odysseus 2074  Words | 5  Pages

  • Odysseus

    deadly monsters. In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, the king of Ithica, Odysseus, is trying to get home to his family after a ten year war conquering the city of Troy. Odysseus encounters numerous perils during his journey home. Some of his impediments included Calypso, a god, Polyphemus, a giant Cyclopes, and the suitors. Calypso trapped Odysseus on her island for seven years because she loved him. The Cyclopes only saw Odysseus and his crew as food. Then, when he finally gets home, he learns about...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Hero 1250  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Name______________________________________________________ Period____ The Odyssey: Chapter 5-8 Quiz 1. Odysseus tells the Cyclops that “it is Zeus’ custom to treat strangers kindly.” What is the Cyclops’ reaction to this? a. He offers Odysseus and his men food and wine b. He ignores Odysseus and his men c. He tells Odysseus that he is not afraid of Zeus d. He tells them to leave 2. All of the following actions show Odysseus’ intelligence EXCEPT: a. He wants to find out who lives in the cave b. He tells the...

    Athena, Circe, Cyclops 791  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    September 2013 Odysseus: A good leader The Odyssey of Homer is a book about a hero and his adventures in his journey home. In this paper, we will discuss about some heroic characters and the leadership skill of Odysseus. To be a good leader, a person should be decisive, cunning, brave, deductive and compassionate. I will discuss why I believe Odysseus as a good leader. First of all, we will discuss about...

    Achilles, Circe, Cyclops 1682  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Leadership Skills Good leaders inspire those who follow with words as well as actions. There are, however, not perfect and sometimes make poor decisions. In The Odyssey, Odysseus, being human, sometimes makes errors in judgment and puts himself and his men in danger. In Homer’s classic epic, The Odyssey, Odysseus demonstrates characteristics of both an effective and ineffective leader. An example of Odysseus’s effective leadership would be his ability to think ahead, for ...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 425  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    temptresses, a suitors contest, and epic hero, and loyal servants. In The Odyssey, Odysseus, the main character faces many sea monsters including Scylla, Sirens, and Charybdis. Scylla is a sea monster with six heads. She is portrayed as similar to an octopus. She will not stop attacking her prey until she eats six men. Once she gets one human to eat per head, she will leave them alone. Another sea monster Odysseus' encounters are Sirens. Sirens bewitch men with their voice and lure them to their...

    Circe, Cyclops, Greek mythology 1238  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Odysseus, a hero? What comes to mind when we think of a hero? Generally, we think a hero is someone with some super powers, and has the ability to save the world. The Odyssey, by Homer, a Greek mythical epic, includes Odysseus, someone who would be considered a hero, by what bravery he had shown. But as his life and the epic progresses, almost every time Odysseus faces a difficulty, he chooses to do the right thing, yet his pride and selfishness always get in the way, bringing him down and...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Greek mythology 985  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    poem by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald) has many various themes woven throughout the story. One of my personal favorites is: falling into temptation will take you farther back than your starting point. You can see this theme portrayed as Odysseus struggles to find his home but when tempted stays to long with Circe. Or as they are almost home to Ithika and Odysseus’s crew opens the sack of winds. Also when they land on the island of the sun god and though they were told not to, eat some of...

    Epic poetry, Helios, Homer 816  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus Leadership

    Odysseus: The Definition of a Leader When considering the impact of ancient Greek literature, it is imperative to acknowledge the importance of The Odyssey and The Iliad, both created by the poet Homer. The Odyssey is centered on the character Odysseus as he returns from war and journeys back to his home in Ithaca. The Iliad focuses on the Trojan War and is largely centered on the fearless warrior Achilles. However, Odysseus plays an important role in both pieces of literature and leads the reader...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Hero 1738  Words | 5  Pages

  • A Good Leader: Odysseus and Gilgamesh

    In the Odyssey, Odysseus would be a Wanax because he owned an independent walled kingdom or palace. Both Odysseus and Gilgamesh were looked up to as leaders. When asked if they were successful leaders, I was a bit stuck. After some thought, though, I came to the conclusion that I believe both Odysseus and Gilgamesh were successful leaders. They were not always successful leaders, but their adventures and experiences molded them into reliable men. Our first glance of Odysseus is when Telemakhos...

    Enkidu, Epic of Gilgamesh, Humbaba 1421  Words | 4  Pages

  • Jason vs Odysseus

    from antiquity, Jason and Odysseus have much in common and just as much not. It has been said that The Voyage of the Argo, written centuries past The Odyssey, is an imitation or some form of plagiarism of the primary epic poem of ancient Greece. I like the other train of thought; it is more an acknowledgement or tip of the hat, so to speak, specifically to The Odyssey. Both tales center on a hero and a fantastic voyage. Jason was less the virtuous demi-God we see in Odysseus. At first glance, he appeared...

    Achilles, Argonauts, Colchis 929  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare and Contrast of Odysseus and Aeneas

    Compare and Contrast of Odysseus and Aeneas Odysseus, the hero in The Odyssey, and Aeneas, the hero in The Aeneid, fought in opposing sides in the Trojan war. Odysseus was the king of Ithaca and was arguably the smartest king and warrior in all of Greece, whereas Aeneas was a warrior from Troy whose destiny was to found the Roman race in Italy. While both men were highly acclaimed by their respective countrymen as heroes, they shared many similarities in respect to their background, their virtue...

    Aeneas, Aeneid, Homer 2120  Words | 5  Pages

  • Comparing Persey Jackson and the Odysseus

    Homer, in the chapter “The Lotus Eaters” Odysseus arrives on an island were three of his crew eat the Lotus and fight to stay on the island. In The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan when Percy goes to the Lotus Casino his friends are stuck and he must force them out. Odysseus and Percy are similar because they are heroes who encounter the Lotus Eaters while on a quest, but they are different because Odysseus is on an island, while Percy is in a casino. Odysseus and Percy are similar because they both...

    Difference, Hero, Odyssey 619  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odysseus is not a Hero

    goodness of his heart." Odysseus, who is the main character of the book "The Odyssey" written by Homer, would fit the dictionary¹s definition of a hero; but if you go deeper, looking at what people feel a hero is, he doesn¹t even come close. In the book, Odysseus does nothing out of the goodness of his heart. Even if Odysseus fought in the Trojan War, he is not a hero because he is self-centered and ignorant to other people¹s values and needs. There are multiple examples of Odysseus being self-centered...

    Achilles, Circe, Greek mythology 749  Words | 4  Pages

  • Lancelot and Odysseus

    Lancelot and Odysseus "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good (Romans 12:9)." This principal seems to be markedly evident as one closely examines the actions and thoughts behind the character of Sir Lancelot in The Knight of the Cart. When one encounters the adventures of Odysseus in The Odyssey, however, the values of a completely different and slightly opposing culture present themselves. In the medieval times of Sir Lancelot, an ideal man would tend to...

    Chrétien de Troyes, Gawain, Guinevere 1526  Words | 4  Pages

  • Foils for Odysseus

    Breanna Manlick 4-26-2014 CLAS 342 Paper Assignment #2 Character Foils for Odysseus The Odyssey is the epic that has been read time and time again, by varying ages, digging its way into our hearts, becoming an instant classic. Odysseus and the adventures of his homecoming create a much different tale than Homer’s other work, the Iliad, provided. The epic is not about bloodthirsty men trying to get their hands on kleos anymore; it is about the homecoming of a man who uses his wits, not his...

    Greek mythology, Helen, Homer 1448  Words | 5  Pages

  • Odysseus in Hades

    Odysseus’ adventures in Hades Few characters in literature have ever ventured into the underworld and returned back to earth. Odysseus’ trip to the underworld offers the reader an insight into Ancient Greek society and religion. The advice and requests made by the people he encounters show us how the people of the time viewed the afterlife Circe directed Odysseus to the kingdom of the dead in book 11 after he had spent a full year in her kingdom. Upon arriving to the underworld, Odysseus...

    Ancient Greece, Cyclops, Greek mythology 1047  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus as a Hero

    Odyssey, Odysseus, the central character of the epic, applies his strengths, leadership skills and his determination to reach his abode escaping from flesh eating one-eyed mammoths, arrogant betrayers, and violent whirlpool and sea monsters. Odysseus and his crew face the impossible challenges on his voyage back home, but with Odysseus’ leadership, they prevail. Approaching Scylla and Charybdis, a violent storm and sea monster, the crew trembles in fear, doubting their ability. Odysseus, never...

    Cyclops, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 893  Words | 3  Pages

  • Greek Heros- Odysseus, Jason, & Aeneas

    A Comparison of the Heroes, Odysseus, Jason and Aeneas Odysseus is unique among epic heroes in that his strength comes not from inhuman powers or exceptional physical ability, but mainly from his mind. Odysseus, regularly uses cunning, guile, and superiority of intellect to overcome obstacles. In this paper I will compare Odysseus to other epic heroes, both in terms of character and in terms of responses to crises, comparing his reactions with those of other heroes placed in similar situations...

    Achilles, Aeneid, Argonauts 1692  Words | 6  Pages

  • Odysseus and Polyphemus

    island of the Cicones. At the island of the Cicones Odysseus and his men stormed the beach but didn't press any attack on the people there. The Cicones rallied back up and prepared for an attack on Odysseus and his men, from horse back. In a large battle that Odysseus inevitably lost, six rows of Odysseus's men were killed and Odysseus had to flee the island The Lotus-Eaters When Odysseus and his men landed on the island of the Lotus-Eaters, Odysseus sent out a scouting party of three or so men who...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Odysseus 1837  Words | 5  Pages

  • Odysseus as a Leader

    Odyssey Homer, Odysseus has the ability to be a very good leader, but doesn’t always live up to it. Odysseus is a good leader because he thinks a lot of things through. Therefore, he knows what to do ahead of time. Another reason Odysseus is a good leader is that he knows when to trust his crew. Odysseus can be a bad leader because he doesn’t always tell his crew everything. Also, he doesn’t always have common sense. Odysseus is a bad leader because of his bad decisions. Odysseus is good at analyzing...

    Homer, Ithaca, Leadership 1062  Words | 3  Pages

  • Oedipus and Odysseus

    Odyssey, we learn that the main character, Odysseus, has been held captive by the nymph Calypso for twenty years. We also learn that Odysseus had finished (and won) fighting a war against the city of Troy and has been held captive by Calypso ever since. During this time, Odysseus' son and wife, whom Odysseus left behind to fight in the war, have been patiently waiting for Odysseus' return to his palace in Ithaca in which Odysseus is king. Telemachus, Odysseus' son, has grown into a young man and he's...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 828  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus & Aeneas

    Odysseus & Aeneas By: Chance E-mail: mmb0014@unt.edu If there is any possibility that a comparison could be made with the famous journeys of Odysseus and Aeneas, it must be known that Aeneas is actually a hero in search of his own soul while Odysseus is a hero trying to find his old life and in a sense, his old soul. The Aeneid is very much of a spiritual quest, which makes it unique in ancient literature and in contrast with the Odyssey. Only Virgil admits to the possibility that a character...

    Aeneas, Aeneid, Greek mythology 1065  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus: a Hero

    Odysseus: A Hero Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks. Yet, through the first hundreds years of their civilization, the Greek literature has already given birth to highly polished and complex long epics that revolved around heroes. These literature works gave many possibilities of definition of heroism. The Greeks illustrated heroism to obey the rules laid down by the gods and goddesses, and those who obey the rules would gain honor and fame. The Greeks regarded intelligence as one of...

    Circe, Goddess, Greeks 1351  Words | 4  Pages

  • Athena and Odysseus

    Relationship between Athena and Odysseus By looking at the epic The Odyssey by Homer, there are a lot of contacts between human and immoral, the relationship between Athena and Odysseus, which make me interesting, also this is important for the story. The relationship between Athena and Odysseus is the key for the story, because Odysseus had received a lot of help from Athena, their relationship is the reason to explain why would an immortal Athena who never interesting or attracted by any male...

    Athena, Homer, Iliad 1101  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus Essay

    it displays arrogance, heroism, and cleverness. A quote that represents Odysseus well is by Garth Stein: The true hero is flawed. The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether he can overcome obstacles - preferably of his own making - in order to triumph. Like all heroes on their journey they will eventually complete their quest, but there will always be hardships along the way. Especially with Odysseus rash decisions. In book 9 one of Odysseus’s mistake is when he...

    Cyclops, English-language films, Greek mythology 975  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Evolution of Odysseus

    The Evolution of Odysseus Throughout the Odyssey, Homer explores the evolution of Odysseus from a young and inexperienced warrior when he leaves to fight at Troy to a mature and accomplished war hero when returns to his home at Ithaca. The slow maturation of Odysseus develops as he accomplishes physical and mental victories against women in the form of monsters, goddesses, nymphs, and mortals. Each of the women obstacles tests Odysseus' strength as a leader, a father, and husband, and as he defeats...

    Athena, Circe, Goddess 1142  Words | 3  Pages

  • Maximus and Odysseus

    Maximus and Odysseus While watching the film Gladiator with my girlfriend I realized the striking similarities that heroes share. However, I always wonder who is more of a hero. The definition or hero is a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. So let us compare the two heroes as the dictionary defines them. In the end I hope to be able to define who is a greater hero. Maximus was a great warrior in the Roman legion...

    Achilles, Athena, Commodus 1109  Words | 3  Pages

  • Heroic Odysseus

    Break the Wall Odysseus, the most brave and honorable warrior in all of Greece. After fighting with valor for home, kleos, and country, the Greeks have defeated the Trojans. His real journey begins on his voyage home. He will not only face walls of monsters, storms, armies, the wrath of Poseidon, and countless other challenges, but facing his own wall that he has been building. Brick-by-brick he has built the largest obstacle he will ever face. Himself. We have often wondered why we are here or...

    Athena, Greeks, Homer 1066  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Flaws of Odysseus

    In the book “The Odyssey” by Homer, the main character Odysseus could be defined as being a strong, noble, and courageous man who is confident as well as a heroic phenomenal athlete. His quick intellect helped him overcome many intricate and strenuous situations while his conning and articulate speech could win over any audience without a dilemma. With all these great characteristics he possessed, one might question did this majestic man have any blemishes throughout the story at all. ...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Homer 903  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparing Endings

    Comparing Endings In ancient Greece plays were a big part of society. They had festivals to celebrate these plays and crown the best at each of these festivals. Many plays were written and, thus, many different types of endings were created for them. Sometimes this would entail a technique known as Deus ex Machina. This would involve a god coming in at the end of the play and settling all of the issues. To act this out they would have the actor come down from a crane like machine. Other playwrights...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Odysseus 1108  Words | 3  Pages

  • Temptations of Odysseus

    Temptations of Odysseus Odysseus: a hero in every way. He is a real man, skilled in the sports, handy with a sword and spear, and a master of war strategy. Most of the challenges and adventures in his return voyage from Troy show us this even if we had no idea of his great heroic stature and accomplishments in the Trojan war. I found in my reading of the Odyssey that most of the trials the gods place upon him are readily faced with heroic means. These challenges are not necessarily welcomed...

    Achilles, Athena, Cyclops 1519  Words | 4  Pages

  • Achilles and Odysseus

    from fighting so the people can properly bury Hector. This is a very mature Achilles we see here. Odysseus' character is very similar to Achilles. Odysseus also starts out as an extraordinary character; his amiable qualities of physical strength, mental power and wit, as well as his less admirable characteristic of arrogance all make up his heroic character. It may seem, to some, that Odysseus doesn't change much throughout this epic. He is, heroic at the beginning of the epic, and doesn't need...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hero 1944  Words | 5  Pages

  • Odysseus the Creator

    the way to become the "creator" and play that role really well. Odysseus plays the role of the creator very well in the odyssey. By creating instantaneous lies when encounters with people that question him or he gets in trouble. Odysseus is a creator in the Odyssey by getting his men out of rough situation and as his journey back to Ithaca become more challenging he find the courage and inner guide to get himself back home. Odysseus is the master of schemes but it gets to his head and thinks that...

    Athena, Cyclops, God 1082  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus as a Hero

    Chenneal Hyman Ms.Posner English I April 7, 2013 Odysseus as a Hero When I was younger, I used to watch the figures on TV: athletes, singers, and actors trying to pick which one should be my hero. Granted they were fabulous, did being on TV make them a hero? From many sources that supply countless definitions, one can say that Homer’s Odysseus can fit the true ideal of a hero because he obtains self-control in rigorous situations, cleverness that outwits all mortals, and selfless that at many...

    Achilles, Athena, Hero 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey comparison

    believe that the main human conflict of the Odyssey is perseverance. Throughout the novel it shows Odysseus’s multiyear journey back home from the Trojan War with his comrades even after most of them die on the journey. The modern work that I will be comparing the Odyssey to is O Brother, Where Art Thou. Both of the works are about the perseverance of a group of men that are encountered by numerous people that get in the way or attempt to stop them from accomplishing their mission. The similarities between...

    Cyclops, Homer, Odysseus 1380  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odysseus Essay

    destiny. Their influence is evident in determining the outcome of every adventure and obstacle that the hero, Odysseus, faces during his lengthy, perilous journey home following the events of the Trojan War. Man’s free will is overshadowed throughout this epic poem by the use of prophecy or the direct influence of the gods to ultimately foretell and decide the outcome. The choices Odysseus makes may have direct consequences and influence on his life, gaining or denying him favor with the gods. He...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hermes 1197  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gilgamesh and Odysseus

    Gilgamesh and Odysseus were two heroes from two totally different time periods that were both in search of the meaning of life. The epics that the two characters are featured in Gilgamesh, was developed from early Mesopotamia and the Odyssey in early Greece. Gilgamesh was a very popular and it was very valuable to the historian of Mesopotamian culture because it reveals much about the religious world, such as their attitudes toward the gods, how a hero was defined and regarded, views about death...

    Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry, Life 1012  Words | 3  Pages

  • Heroics of the Odysseus

    suffered greatly through Chemotherapy while struggling to beat her Cancer. She may not have the muscle or the power that these Greek hunks have but she certainly isn't weak. This is what one would call spiritual heroics. “Odysseus, the man of many wiles”. In a similar sense when Odysseus is called this it better explains his ability to undergo truly compromising unbeatable situations with a cool head and a stubborn streak of certainty. He just needs to outwit the enemy, the best example of course being...

    Achilles, Athena, Hero 1126  Words | 3  Pages

  • odysseus and achilles

    The ancient people of Greek mythology believed there was a recipe for a mortal man to claim immortality, and have a name that echoes throughout the ages. The ingredients can be found between the two very popular mythical figures of ancient Greece, Odysseus from Homer’s “The Odyssey and Achilles from his other timeless story, “The Iliad”. This document will relay the commonalities shared through tragedy, and revenge, along with the contrasting characteristics of personality, methodology in combat and...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 1058  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    three words that describe Odysseus. The readers of his adventure learn that he is intelligent and always has a plan. In “The Odyssey”, Odysseus is seen preparing, Leading the win at Troy, and fearing nothing. His amazing skills show his heroism in the poem. Odysseus is a hero because of his leadership, bravery, and his planning. Odysseus is a hero because of his leadership. Odysseus led his men out of the Cyclopes cave and chose to go home instead of being immortal. Odysseus and his men were stuck...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 587  Words | 1  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Odysseus and Oedipus Reflection #3 The Odyssey and Oedipus the King are two examples of epic poems in Greek literature. The main characters in both epic poems confront many obstacles in their destiny and overcome them with great effort. They both face their destiny with hardships and courage. The Odyssey was written by Greek poet, Homer. In The Odyssey, Odysseus fought a war against the city of Troy and was victorious. He was then held captive by the nymph Calypso for twenty years. During the...

    Achilles, Aeneid, Greek mythology 461  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odysseus

    The Great Odysseus In the poem, The Odyssey, by Homer, 3 strong character traits of Odysseus, the main character, are demonstrated. Homer makes all of these traits very clear, they can be qualified as good or bad traits. Homer displays these traits constantly but in different ways. In other words, his weakness hurt him but his quick thinking would help him. Odysseus’ arrogant attitude could either be considered a good trait or a bad trait. Odysseus, the main character of The Odyssey by Homer demonstrates...

    Achilles, Homer, Iliad 662  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Odyssey Homer’s Odysseus is a complicated character faced with mythic challenges as he leads his men on their journey home to Ithaca. As their leader, Odysseus makes the decisions that ultimately determine their fates. By the time he reaches the shores of Greece, Odysseus is the only one of his men to make it home. This fact alone points to flaws in his abilities to lead his men. Odysseus fails as a good leader because of three character flaws: opportunism, arrogance, and egoism. Odysseus is a cunning...

    Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton, Good and evil 761  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus' Strengths and Weaknesses

    Odysseus' Strengths and Weaknesses The Odyssey by Homer is a metaphor for one man's spiritual quest. Throughout the story Odysseus develops and growth. Odysseus learns how to use his brain instead of his hands. He starts to listen to the advices of different people. He also finally understands the advice given by the blind prophet Tiresias: "It is the journey, not the destination." At the beginning of the story Odysseus has some weaknesses that prolong his voyage back to Ithaca. His most important...

    Athena, Circe, Homer 488  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    meaning luck favors the brave. Has odysseus ensured his survival, ors he flawed and lucky. The Odyssey is about a man, Odysseus, who must overcome obstacles to arrive to his home, Ithaca, From Troy. Odysseus is flawed and lucky man, as evidenced by his encounters with Polyphemus, the cyclops, the sirens and their temptations, and fear of when he visits the Underworld. Odysseus shows that he is a flawed and lucky man when he encounters Polyphemus, the cyclops. Odysseus shows he is flawed and lucky because...

    Characters in the Odyssey, Cyclops, Greek mythology 417  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odysseus

    Odysseus is too thoughtless, selfish and deceitful to be a real hero.” How far do you agree with this view? Yes, I do agree that Odysseus was thoughtless, selfish and deceitful but these qualities were necessary for him to complete his journey and be seen as a hero on his return to Ithaca. Greek heroes like Odysseus were greater than the average man and achieved much notoriety and fame by being thoughtless, selfish and deceitful. Inevitability Odysseus, curiosity led him to make bad decisions after...

    Athena, Circe, Cyclops 817  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odysseus

    nothing but the bitter wind at one’s back, physical strength is a necessity. The chances of successfully trekking home with weak limbs are not great. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is the epitome of power. His brawny physique undoubtedly grants him the strength to swim, climb, run and even kill his way back to his wife. But Odysseus cannot return home on physical force alone, as many of the obstacles he faces are mental. Perhaps the greatest of these obstacles is temptation. The "battle-weary" man’s...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 502  Words | 2  Pages

  • Nobody: Elysium and Odysseus

    Odysseus is eating lunch and then Athena, holding papers and disguised as Epictetus knocks on the door. Odysseus: Servants! Open the door!....... Epictetus! Its been a long time since I have seen you!....... Are you still working on that Trojan War essay? (Epictetus): No, I have changed topics, but I’m having a little trouble. So I came here! Odysseus: What is it about? (Epictetus): Happiness... I know you have experienced a lot of it, so I came to you first! Odysseus: Let’s sit down.....

    Elysian Fields, Elysium, Odyssey 1631  Words | 6  Pages

  • Odysseus Role in the Odyssey

    In Homer’s, “The Odyssey”, Odysseus struggles to return home not only to rejoin his wife Penelope and son Telemakhos but also to fulfill his duty as ruler and legend. As Odysseus struggles homeward, the idea of his true self and what defines him shifts. His longing for family and sovereignty serves, at times, as a raging fire that propels him home. At other times it seems to be lost in the shadows of his adventures. At the end, when all conflicts are resolved and Odysseus is reunited with his wife...

    Family, Homer, Ithaca 1616  Words | 5  Pages

  • Odysseus Personal Qualities (F

    Odyssey, by Homer, is about Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. Odysseus fights in the Trojan War and wins. He travels towards Ithaca but does not reach it because he is not in favor of Poseidon, god of the sea, who prevents his return. For many years, Odysseus wanders the seas and has many adventures. Meanwhile, suitors attempt to marry Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, but she remains faithful to her husband. The gods pity Odysseus and assist in his safe return to Ithaca. Odysseus’ personal qualities...

    Characters in the Odyssey, Circe, Cyclops 1159  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus as an Epic Hero What is the difference between a regular hero and an epic hero? Odysseus from Fagle’s translation of Homer’s The Odyssey and Claybourne’s The Adventures of Ulysses qualifies as an epic hero based on his daring adventures and actions on his detour home from Troy. 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...

    Athena, Cyclops, Greek mythology 1222  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus as an Epic Hero In an epic poem, epic heroes exist. An epic hero, an important figure from a history or legend, has to relate to society. By having similar traits as humans, people will look up to the hero. In the epic poem, Beowulf, the epic hero, “Beowulf”, has the ability to die. Since he has this trait, he relates to the civilization and they look up to him. The “Odyssey”, another epic poem, has a hero also. Odysseus, the hero in the “Odyssey,” fits a model of an epic hero because...

    Aeneid, Cyclops, Epic poetry 860  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus' Journey as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus' Journey as an Epic Hero In the epic poem The Odyssey, the main character Odysseus displays the epic hero. An epic hero is given certain qualities. These qualities make the person (usually male) seem larger than life, he or she embodies the values from their culture, he usually goes on a journey that consist of a series of trials, has an ego, and is able to persuade people with his conversation. This description describes Odysseus exactly, but leaves out one major detail, which are his...

    Aeneid, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 1283  Words | 3  Pages

tracking img