In a cry for help, Polyphemus calls out, "Friends, Noman is murdering me by craft..." (86). Being able to respond quickly in desperate situations gives Odysseus power over his enemy. Odysseus' agility is in many ways more powerful than his force. Odysseus often uses verbal irony to charm and win the ways of others. In situations in which Odysseus lacks control, he frequently uses fake flattery to persuade others of his opinion.
Diomedes directly states that "It's not my nature to shrink from battle, cringe in fear/ with the fighting strength still steady in my chest" (5: 280-281).Clearly, Diomedes is prepared to go into battle to fight - it is in his very nature to fight. When Diomedes kills Pandaras, he "hurled and Athena drove the shaft/ and it split the archer's nose between the eyes -/ it cracked his glistening teeth, the tough bronze/ cut off his tongue at the roots, and smashed his jaw..." (5: 321-324).This is just one of the battle scenes in which Diomedes emerges victorious.The gruesome description Homer uses shows that Diomedes is ruthless and savage on the battlefield, earning him glory and fulfilling a requirement of the heroic code.Diomedes not only lives for honor, but also fights and is prepared to die for his honor. He does not cringe like Paris, nor does he unjustly gain honor like Agamemnon. By establishing himself as one of the gr... ... middle of paper ... ...ing for death stops right before reaching the cliff.Diomedes realizing (battle fury) that he is heading for the cliff stops right before he kills himself. Achilles and other mortals lack the vital characteristic (which Diomedes has) that makes the heart of what a model mortal is: control.
Once the war was over, he didn't create a proper sacrifices to the Gods that he spent almost 11 years trying to achieve his homeland with his family. However, on the voyage he spent years of unthinkable that made him even more determine to his goal that he never lost site on, that is Ithaca. Ultimately Odysseus, the protagonist of Homer’s The Odyssey, regardless of the intervening gods and goddesses, proves to be worthy of the title hero. First of all, Odysseus is worthy of being called a hero because there is an excellent trait that defines him, that is being ambitious. Throughout the whole story Odysseus had many choices and temptations for him to never return Ithaca and live another life.
These men had very limited flying skills, but a commitment to the United States to defend our country. Thus, these men became part of a greater good, joining the 27th, 94th, 95th, and 147th aero squadrons called the First Pursuit Group. Pilots in the early 1900’s were taught by a number of diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...quipment from World War 1 to the Iraq War. The numbers do not lie; our pilot training program has been a success. If you were a young man or woman who wanted to pursue a career in the military as a pilot, with the facts shown, one could assume that given the chance you would rather be a pilot in the 21st century verses the early 1900’s.
Odysseus knows how to use his smart wits to make an ingenious plan when he was in a disastrous situation. For example in Book IX, the plan he used on the Cyclops, Polyphemus was superb. (IX;469-474) "But I was already plotting... what was the best way out? how could I find escape from death for my crew, myself as well? My wits kept weaving, weaving cunning schemes- life at stake, monstrous death staring us in the face- till this plan struck my mind as best."
Through the way he eradicates them, it is evident that he has successfully completed parts of the hero’s journey but fails to complete the last step. Odysseus is successful in completing the first two steps of the hero’s journey and starts off his journey by leaving home. Odysseus leaves his beloved home of Ithaca to fight in the War of Troy and knows that he will not be able to return for a long time. This demonstrates the first phase of the hero’s jour... ... middle of paper ... ...ontained winds to return home. If he were wise, he would have gotten out of Circe’s bed sooner and set sail for home.
In truth, because of his confidence, loyalty, and difficult struggles, Odysseus becomes a genuine hero to the people he defended. Odysseus’s confidence fuels him to perform the actions he does, and he shows this confidence by putting it in his abilities as well as the abilities of others. The confidence that he has is self-assurance in someone or something, specifically his abilities. A hero cannot perform his actions if he does not believe that he could do them, so this is important to his status as a hero. During his journey he proves his self-confidence before the encounter with Skylla Mountain.
An Unconventional Hero According to Greek mythology, a hero is one who values glory above life itself and honorably dies in the battle during his prime period of his life. After the gods and demi-god of Greece, heroes probably are the most admirable figures in society. However, Odysseus seems to defy the conventional definition of a hero. He is overwhelmed with tremendous obstacles and difficulty, often beyond that a normal man could endure but he determines to stay alive rather than die young. Achilles states in Book 11 “I’d rather be a hired hand back on earth…, | Than lord it over all these withered dead”(Odyssey 11.510-512).
Odysseus' wit, wisdom and courage make him a true hero, yet Homer’s novel indicates that wit overrules all. Throughout his journey home, his wit contributed the greatest to his survival and escape. Whether it be from the Cyclops or killing the Suitors when he came back to Ithica, Orysseus used his wits and cunning to his greatest advantage. Through all the obstacles Odysseus faced on his journey, he used his wits to prove himself by coming up with solutions to reach his goal and reuniting himself with his family and kingdom. The Odyssey is wonderful story as it shows that a true hero isn’t just costumes, good looks and galore, but much more on the inside.
Iago also creates a new profound hate for Othello for not recognizing that he is more worthy and has more qualification for the job, resulting in the start of his plans to destroy Othello and Cassio. This was the start to the downfall of many characters. Iago is seen as a demonic character who can create false realities for his victims. When conversing with his victims he develops a mutual bond with the victim creating a false reality that he has a friendly figure and not an enemy. Othello refers to Iago as “honest Iago” throughout the play unaware of his devilish acts.