Reflecting on his twenty years of adventure has made him question his decision to come back to Ithaca. He needs to prove to himself that the journey was better than actually reaching the destination before abandoning all he has worked to return to. Through comparison of what he has experienced on the sea to what he has to look forward to in Ithaca, Ulysses is able to convince himself that he is justified in desiring to return to the sea with his fellow seamen. In the first stanza, Ulysses addresses the way his wife and home have become undesirable since his return. He “matches” himself to an “aged” (1.3) wife, surrounded by a “still hearth” among “barren crags” (1.2).
Odysseus will never be the same husband, because he broke the trust between himself and Penelope, and the security of marriage. Emotionally damaged and belligerent, Odysseus is not the same man and will never be able to play the role of the person he was. The home he once had, the security, attachment, and people that are associated with it, will all be effected by him. The home Odysseus, the all mighty Trojan hero once built, will never again be more than a memory. Works Consulted: Bloom, Harold.
And again, to prove his wisdom further, when Polyphemus, the Cyclops who has trapped Odysseus and his men, asked Odysseus where his ship was, and Odysseus, using wisdom, convinced the Cyclops that their ship was destroyed and that they were the only survivors. This kept the Cyclops from going and looking for the crew's ship and finding it, killing everyone on board. Odysseus continued proving his wisdom in the Cyclops’s den while he worked to get out of the cave. While Polyphemus was tendin... ... middle of paper ... ...he beggar Odysseus was disguised as be brought to her so she could question him and ask him if he knew of her husband’s fate. Odysseus wished to reveal himself to Penelope then and there, but he had to restrain, for if Penelope knew Odysseus was the beggar, it could ruin everything and get them killed.
Odysseus from the Odyssey is a good example of a hero who fulfills his tasks in order to be true to who he is by having a quest or a mission to get back home after the Trojan war to his dear wife and family. He has obstacles trying to return and reclaim his home, Ithaca. The obstacles are, being held hostage by a Cyclops, Poseidon making the ocean difficult for Odysseus and his men, being held hostage by two goddesses, and when he arrives home he is faced with the suitors who try to take Penelope as their wife and taking everything from their home.
The call is the invitation or bekan for an adventure for the hero. The call is a better of one out of two parts. it starts with when agamemnon and menelaus visits his home and tell him he is to come to troy and join the battle and defeat the trojans. He then leaves home to help with with the battle against troy. Shortly after the battle he goes to the ocean and yells to the gods that everything he has done he has done alone.
This enrages the giant, and he prays to Poseidon "grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, Laertes' son who makes his home in Ithaca, never reaches home. Or if he's fated to see his people once again, let him come home late and come a broken man - all shipmates lost, alone in a stranger's ship - and let him find a world of pain at home!" In the end, all these things the Cyclops asks come to pass. Odysseus also makes the mistake of ignoring Circe's command. Circe had said to forgo putting on fighting gear, or the monster Scylla will cause his crew harm.
While wise men, good men, wild men, and grave men have differences they each learn too late, and lament their lack of foresight, even they “do not go gentle into that good night,” instead they “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” . Through Thomas’ use of building blocks like form and character he creates an observation of every man’s last resort to begging his father to not give into death. True, Thomas is angry, but no child wants to lose a parent. Thomas’ father is dying and naturally Thomas is having a difficult time accepting his father’s death. Thomas wants his father to understand that even his “old age should burn and rage at close of day” .
His father’s message to him revealing that he was stuck in eternal anguish in order to pay for his sins during his life causes Hamlet emotional distress. He questions his position and whether or not the time is appropriate for him to act. “‘And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, When he is fit and seasoned for his passage? No. Up sword... ... middle of paper ... ...nly woman he only loved and Hamlet lost Ophelia the only woman he truly loved but was foolish enough to tell her the whole truth before she passed.
Achilles, however, is so stubborn that he refuses all the gifts and will not allow his troops to fight. When he is offered the gifts he rudely responds, "I hate the man [Agamemnon] like the very gates of death who says one thing but hides another in his heart”. This quote shows how much Achilles is hurt by what Agamemnon has done, and that Achilles took this very seriously toward his pride, that Agamemnon would just take someone away, that meant so much to him.
In addition Al was already having family problems plus he disliked the fact that the dog was part of their family but wants to get rid of the pet as soon as possible. Among that when he finally gets rid of the dog he regrets everything because he sees how upset his children are and his wife. He later informs to his wife that “Everything’s going to be alright…” (23). This proved that he regretted everything that came in-between his family and didn’t want to lose them. Speaking of not losing his family, in the short story “The Swimmer” by John Cheever is about a man name Neddy Merrill, who takes a last swim all the way to his home (which was about eight blocks from where he started) but to only find out that no one lives there anymore.