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  • Homer's Odyssey: A Great Hero And His Journey

    army can enter the city and destroy it.” (Odysseus 239). From this excerpt we assimilate how Odysseus came up with a plan, using his wit, to trick the Trojans into letting them win the war, thus how the trojan horse was born. Odysseus is the best fit for the title Greeks most gallant hero because he showcases tremendous determination. Odysseus always had a meticulous task ahead of him, but no matter how hard the task, he never gave up on himself, his crew, and the men and woman back home. This hero shows resoluteness in his journey when he is left with a tough decision between sailing his ships between huge moving rocks that have destroyed many ships in the past or the route that goes through a straight narrow channel with a whirlpool, Charybdis, and a man eating sea monster, Scylla, stated by the video Clash of the Gods. The Scylla eats 6 men from his crew which leave him in utter disbelief. This part of his expedition presents the way he is determined because, he faced the Scylla, six of his men were eaten alive, and he still managed to gather the little crew he had left and return to his venture where he hopes to eventually get home. A gritty protagonist is a hero to be described as extremely brave, and Odysseus best fits this description. A hero should be courageous because it shows they are able to face rigorous obstacles and stand tall afterward no matter the outcome. As mentioned in the video Clash of the Gods, towards the middle of this courageous heroes journey,…

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  • Symbolism In Leda And The Swan By William Butler Yeats

    The poem ‘Leda and the Swan’ by William Butler Yeats retells a renown story from Greek mythology. According to the myth, Leda, a queen of Sparta, was raped or seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan. Leda then gave birth to three eggs, one of which did not hatch. The other two gave life to Helen (of Troy) and Pollux, who are assumed to be children of Zeus, and Castor and Clytemnestra, children of Leda’s husband Tyndareus. In the poem, Yeats alludes to the Trojan war and depicts unusually violent…

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  • The Destruction Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

    Albert Einstein says that a man is defined by values rather than his success. Odysseus has many victories but he follows his morals religiously and does not break them regardless of desperation. Odysseus’s expedition was a treacherous trek that seemed near impossible. Odysseus had many opponents. One of them was Polyphemus (cyclops), the son of Poseidon, who trapped Odysseus and his crew in his cave. Another opponent Odysseus encountered was Calypso (nymph) who imprisoned Odysseus on the island…

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  • Examples Of Bravery In The Odyssey

    towards Erebos, just where you will steer your ship, Odysseus. There Scylla dwells, and yelps in her dreadful way; the cave is so high that the strongest man could not reach it with an arrow shot from the ship. It is true her voice is no louder than a puppy-dog new-born, but she is a terrible monster! Such a sight could give pleasure to no one, not even one of the immortal gods. She has twelve flapping feet, and six necks enormously long, and at the end of each neck a horrible head with…

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  • George Washington: Different Types Of Leadership

    that because he let all of his men die, he was not a strong leader. Nonetheless, there is more evidence to prove that Odysseus was an effective leader. In the book, “The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis” Circe warned and prophesied the rest of Odysseus and his men’s journey: Odysseus learns that he will be the only survivor. Odysseus learns every monster and trial they will go up against, leaving him extremely reluctant to tell his men. However, he ends up telling his men stating, “Dear friends,…

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  • Essay On Terrible Ocean And Monstrous Female Representation In The Odyssey

    The Terrible Ocean and Monstrous Female Representation In The Odyssey, Homer utilizes the female Scylla and Charybdis to represent the dangers of the sea and the dangers of female agency through drawing parallels between the ocean and femininity. In the text, the ocean is portrayed as something monstrous and uncontrollable. This is shown through the various creatures they encounter on their journey, specifically Scylla and Charybdis. Scylla and Charybdis are depicted as female monsters that are…

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  • Character Archetypes In The Odyssey

    Directions: Use complete sentences to answer the questions. Example: Odysseus is an epic hero because he is brave, clever, and strong. Character Archetype: Explain what type of character Circe is. Circe is a goddess and she seems to be an antagonist but later becomes a mentor and guides Odysseus home. Conflict: Explain what type of conflict Circe’s supernatural powers cause Odysseus. She makes Odysseus's men not want to leave the hall of Circe and she turns them into sheep. Allies: Explain…

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  • Odysseus Being An Epic Hero Essay

    He had finally reached his home in Ithaca after a whole journey of 20 years fighting in the Trojan war, passing through adversity that tried to stop him. In the way returning home he faced some challenges that shows that he is really an epic hero. One of them was when Odysseus chooses to sail for Scylla, a six-headed sea serpent, rather than Charybdis, a giant whirlpool, In the book it says: " Odysseus chooses to sail for Scylla, a six-headed sea serpent, rather than Charybdis, a giant…

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  • Odysseus Is A Good Leader Essay

    This was not an easy decision for Odysseus to make, but he knew the risk of losing everything was just not worth it. He took comfort in knowing that there would be some survivors if he sailed through Scylla. He was a good leader here because he was looking out for his men and doing what he truly believed was the right thing. He couldn’t sail through Charybdis knowing that he could potentially lose everyone, Finally, Odysseus is a strong leader because he gives valuable advice. Odysseus warns his…

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  • Describe The Relationship Between Sylla And Odysseus

    Now that they have sailed past Sirens’ Island, Odysseus and his crew have to sail through a strait between Scylla and Charybdis. Scylla, the six-headed monster, snatches up a sailor per head when they sail by. Charybdis is this whirlpool that swallows an entire ship every so often. They were instructed by Circe to stay as close to Scylla as possible. Six of his men ended up in the stomach of Scylla. Keeping a promise and loyalty were two of the most important concepts during this journey.…

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