Odysseus is a great hero, he is smart, brave and has strong power, he made his way back home while conquering a bunch of dangerous. But he get a lot of his crew killed by getting the cyclop mad while he was trying to get his crew and himself off cyclop’s island. And he killed all the suitors who were messing with his wife and his son. Odysseus’ arrogance and merciless behavior make him a flawed hero.
When people think of Odysseus, they think of a great, cunning, warrior. Who wouldn’t see him that way, he fought his way through Troy and embarked on a journey back home to see his son and wife again. On the surface Odysseus seems like a genius but in Homer’s, The Odyssey, Odysseus shows many instances where he outwits his foes but his foolishness heavily outweighs his smarts; he becomes boastful after a victory which leads to more hardships, he leaves precious cargo in the open for his brutish crew to mess with, and refuses help from the gods which nearly leads to his demise.
He also knew that there is no progress without the wisdom to back it up. By utilizing his courage and shrewdness all through life, it allowed Odysseus to see greatness in life. As awesome as he might have been, Odysseus still had a few faults. Above all, that of his pride and sensual nature, that delays his journey back to Ithaca. This episode hurt Odysseus more than simply losing a couple of men, on the grounds that Poseidon makes his travel home long and challenging. This trademark demonstrates Odysseus had an absence of admiration for others and that he is narrow minded. The proud characteristic showed that Odysseus had lack of respect for others and that he was selfish. So Odysseus’s weakness in life downsized him and that made him less powerful. Victory motivated Odysseus and he wanted to return home and live well. Every step along the way was another test and sometimes another battle. However, Odysseus survives all that happens to him. I think the story represents how a person’s characteristics can have an effect on the outcome of their life. The battles Odysseus confronts make his development as a character more reasonable and reliable on the grounds that it is not direct or
This is most prominently demonstrated in his pride. Although not a bad trait to show, his pride tends to result in a rather negative outcome—mostly in catastrophic events that leave him either stranded on an island or suffering casualties amongst his ship’s crew. His pride is conveyed when he brags about his archery skills (VIII.252-3; VIII.254) as well as in how he escaped the Cyclops (XII.229-230). These instances convey a justifiable pride; however, such instances get Odysseus in trouble when this pride becomes rather stubborn, effecting his better
Odysseus learns throughout this portion of his journey that it is wiser to be humble than it is to be arrogant towards others. In every instance where Odysseus, his men, or Polyphemus become arrogant it cost the offender a price. Odysseus arrogance cost him all of his men and ships, he carriers this lesson with him and learns from it. When Odysseus shows his humility he fares better than when he lets his arrogance win the day. The lesson of arrogance enables him to defeat the disrespectful and arrogant suitors so that he can regain control of his kingdom and property. The moral of the Odyssey being that mans own arrogance is his worst enemy
In the novel The Odyssey by Homer Odysseus was justified in his actions. He protected his home when it was in danger from the wooers and they got severely punished. The wooers deserved their punishment but it might have been harsh and extremely brutal. Odysseus did what any hero would do in a novel and that was bring justice to a situation gone wrong. The punishment issued was severe but it did fit the actions that was cause from the wooers. The wooers took over Odysseus's home and that was not going to be tolerated by him at all and his actions would show the way he felt about the situation.
In a world ruled by kings and gods, there isn’t much room for emotions or showing weakness. At some point every human-being will show some moments of weakness in difficult times. Odysseus, a man that is held to such high regard seems to go against the norms of the time by
A leader is a person who leads or commands a group or organization. A great leader is willing to go through anything for the group of people they are leading. A great leader is expected to make great compromises for the people they leading. Odysseus in the Odyssey is an example of a great leader over his men. He is always willing to go through anything to lead his men. In the Odyssey, Homer uses external and internal conflicts to portray Odysseus as a caring and smart but Sneaky leader.
“Just as I have come from afar, creating pain for many men and women across the good green earth so let his name be Odysseus…the Son of Pain, a name he’ll earn in full” (Book 19, Homer), said his grandfather Autolycus when naming him as an infant. In some ways, he was explaining that pain was in his blood and it would always be part of his life, whether it was his own or that of those around him. Odysseus shows that hubris can lead to one’s downfall. What could have been a quick journey home ended up being a ten-year journey because he was always doing things to cause setbacks. His ego caused him to put himself first in almost every situation. One can strive to always be the best but hubris can also cause you to be unable to reflect and react in moderation. Odysseus was a hero so in the end, he showed that even the most revered people are still human and all humans are prone to make
In Homer’s epic poem titled The Odyssey Odysseus faces abuse from the suitors verbal and physical. He is able to have self control and not say anything about it due to Odysseus not wanting to reveal his identity yet. Throughout the book we see Odysseus didn’t always have self control like when he taunted Polyphemus “Cyclops if any man on the face of the earth should ask you who blinded you, shamed you so- say Odysseus” here Odysseus shows unbridledly by trying to show who was the brave soul the blinded him(9.558-560). Odysseus caused the death of some of his crew mates for not having self control and insisted taunting Polyphemus to the point where he prayed to his father Poseidon who then brought waves of destruction to which it killed some