Aristotle's Poetics: The Contributions Of Odysseus And Achilles

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There have been many philosophers in our world’s history, perhaps the most famous of them would be Aristotle. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who contributed to many different sciences including, logic, metaphysics, mathematics, biology, and countless others. Although Aristotle is famous now, he wasn’t very famous in his own time. Aristotle’s beliefs contradicted many of the modern beliefs in his time. Ben Waggoner, a professor at the University of California Museum of Paleontology, states, “Where Aristotle differed most sharply from medieval and modern thinkers was in his belief that the universe had never had a beginning and would never end; it was eternal.” Aristotle received much criticism for his divergent beliefs but is well-known today for his modernistic thinking. One of Aristotle’s most famous works would be his Poetics. In this text, Aristotle outlines what makes a great text in his opinion. Aristotle’s Poetics can also be applied to many modern movies. Aristotle’s famous points outlined in his Poetics, can be applied to the …show more content…
To start, both Odysseus and Achilles are renowned epic heroes in Greek mythology. Odysseus even makes known his own fame as an epic hero by saying, “I am Odysseus, son of Laertes, known before all men for the study of crafty designs, and my fame goes up to the heavens.” Momi Awana points out that, “Greek heroes possessed superhuman abilities, yet their stories served as mythological reflections of human potential and human failure.” Both Achilles and Odysseus are immensely confident in their own ability to take down their opponent, but also have suffered some failures. These men play very pivotal roles in any battle they participate in. Achilles and Odysseus are mortal, but they communicate with the gods often. Many times, the gods are what save these epic heroes in battle. Obviously, these two epic heroes share many

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