He follows up by saying it’s his mental approach more so than his physical talent. He’s been on top so long and he still goes out and does it every night (Thurmond, 61). '; He was the best player in the league for years and everyone respected his talent. “There’s no next Michael Jordan, says Magic Johnson. He continues saying, you can’t compare anyone to him, what he has done for the game can never be matched.
With no prior thought, Odysseus ' shouting of his prideful name was the ultimate link to his ten years of downfalls. This began the chain reaction of good and bad that Odysseus and his men had to endure. Nonetheless, in the end, he is the last man standing. Odysseus was an Achaean commander for a reason, as everyone, including the gods, knew that his spirit is capable of
“No ordinary prison will hold him, that’s why I sent for you.” “Don’t worry King Minos,” Icarus exclaimed, “my father can invent anything!” Icarus’ faith in his father was not misplaced and sure enough after several weeks, Daedalus had come up with a solution. “I call it the labyrinth. The passages are so tangled and twisted, the minotaur will never find its way out,” said Daedalus, showing Minos his invention. “I say, build it at once!” shouted King Minos.“You should be proud of your father, Icarus. He truly is the cleverest inventor of all, and deserves to be well rewarded,” Minos continued, handing Daedalus a bag of gold.
George Washington was one of the most amazing and inspiring men that ever lived. I give him the ole tip of the hat because what other man in history can say they have done all the things he did in his crazy wild ride we called his life. He was one of the strongest willed, smartest, had a way with words like no other, was a great leader, and always thought things out before he acted. I am just so grateful that America had such a great hero and leader to guide a very confused country through its first steps of life and leave us standing on a solid footing. He is truly the father of his country.
“Surely no man ever undertook a great work to his own sorrow, from more purely patriotic instincts, than this same Carthaginian” (Dodge 170). Hannibal was truly doing what he thought was best for his country of Carthage, and even though he lost the war, Hannibal has gone down in history and will always be remembered as one of the greatest strategist and tactician this world has ever known.
George C. Patton Legend of War One of the greatest generals of World War II, George C. Patton was the only true general feared by the Axis forces due to his charisma, bravery, and brilliance. Grown up in a proper episcopalian family Patton grew with many challenges such as dyslexia but soon his interest in military overcame him and he went to the best military school in America. Patton soon fought many wars and his experience made him the man he was. Born with an instinct that only a few generals had he was able to predict where the battle would be fought and when. Hated and admired it is without a doubt said that Patton was one of the greatest military generals of the era.. George Patton faced every challenge put up to him ever since childhood.
Beneath the persuasive allure of his charm, lay an insatiable hunger for power. Although he was strong and clever enough to wield that power, his tragic flaw, an unbearable arrogance, brought him to a tragic end. It was Caesar’s overwhelming ambition and arrogant personality that resulted from his success, that made his assassination inevitable. Caesar was a fortunate man; he had lived in a great city, seen much of the western world, loved a foreign queen and accumulated enormous wealth. In a world where most rarely left their villages and were always under the shadow of debt, famine, and conquest, Gaius Julius Caesar was privileged.
Gilgamesh and Enkidu was unstoppable the two best friends had upset many gods on their journey and was never defeated by any of them. The two best friends journeyed home and received a hero’s welcome. However, upon returning t... ... middle of paper ... ...t story that has been in the world of literature for hundreds of years covers many different human elements that still exist even in today’s world, such as, fame, desire, violence, love and compassion. Love can be a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. This is a feeling that most have experienced in some type of way from the beginning of time and will never cease to exist.
Andrew Bernstein once proclaimed “A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.” Julius Caesar was a tragic play that tests the classic hero/villain persona; these qualities are explored through the character actions of Marcus Brutus. Brutus joins a conspiracy against Caesar’s rule, and it grew to a bigger problem. These tribulations went way beyond the thoughts of any of the conspirators, and through thick and thin Brutus remained true. Brutus was a noble hero who was tested many times, and through this he was still able to maintain his honor and nobility till the end, he loved and trusted all Romans with all his heart, and his intentions were always for the better of Rome. Brutus was hero due to his honor and nobility till the end.
This is an admirable trait; however, he was not the only one. In our most recent selection "The Communist Manifesto" we are given a glimpse into one of the most renowned idealists ever: Karl Marx. His ability to 'stick to his guns' regardless of the outcome is what won millions to his cause. Even though he said that at his death he was "...the best hated and most calumniated man of his own time," he still made millions believers of a simple idea. An idea, a way of life which even he felt would be extremely hard to attain.