Odysseus Heroes Quotes

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When people think of a hero, they think of the people who have done extraordinary feats to have changed history. They think of people like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King. Nowadays, people say that there aren’t as many heroes around anymore as there were in the past. They say that we are the generation of bystanders rather than heroes. It may not seem like it but heroes are everywhere. In our fast-paced society, these humble heroes hardly ever receive the attention they deserve. These heroes do good deeds, not for the sake of attention but for the sake of doing what’s right. The Greeks think of a hero as someone who had courage, athletic ability, and resilience. To some, a hero is someone who is brave or strong…show more content…
This quote is implying that Odysseus has the intellect to…show more content…
This quote is important because it shows that Odysseus is constantly thinking of whether his choices of actions are right or not and striving to find the perfect solution to the obstacles he encounters. It also shows that intelligent heroes aren’t afraid to correct themselves if they make a mistake. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus is not displayed as an accurate example of a wise hero because after his wife hung herself, he decides to stab his eyeballs repeatedly with her brooches. This is stated in the text, “He tore the brooches[…]away from her and...dashed them on his eyeballs, shrieking such things as they will never see the crime I have committed[…]” (Sophocles 1458-1460). This quote shows how Oedipus dashed his eyes out with brooches to punish himself for what he had done. However, he wasn’t smart enough to see that the crime had already been done and blinding himself will do nothing to make matters better. Oedipus’s ignorant reaction to the story of his birth employs that he doesn’t have the wisdom to approach situations appropriately nor the wisdom to be a valid hero. Pounding out his eyes until blood gushes out and falls like tears only

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