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Humanities Western Hero Odysseus Discussion

ODYSSEUS Summarize the events of the archetypal hero’s story, the main story progression, and the outcome of the story for the hero. Include citations for the sources from which you got the information.

Explain whether or not you can relate to the archetypal hero that you selected, and why/not. Include supportive evidence from your own experience and from the sources where you got the information about the hero.

Explain how the Western archetypal hero and his/her story teach us something useful as human beings. Include supportive evidence from the sources where you got the information about the hero, from the textbook, and from your own experience.

Explain the difference between the ideal Western Hero and ideal Eastern Hero as expressed by the two examples. * Clearly label your posts Wrap-up Discussion Identify 3 common traits that the different Western and Eastern heroes have in common.

Identify 1 modern example of a real person who exhibits the traits of an archetypal Western Hero. Avoid the obvious–such as police, military, etc.

Identify 3 common traits that the different Eastern Heroes have in common. Identify 1 modern example of a real person that exhibits the traits of an archetypal Eastern Hero. Avoid the obvious–such as police, military, etc.

Explain the most important similarity between the Western ideal of an achetypal hero and the Eastern ideal of an archetypal hero.

Explain the most important difference between the Western ideal of an archetypal hero and the Eastern ideal of an archetypal hero. Agree/Disagree with modern examples of archetypal heroes

Ten years have gone since the fall of Troy, and the Greek saint Odysseus actually has not gotten back to his realm in Ithaca. An enormous and unruly crowd of admirers who have invaded Odysseus’ castle and plundered his property keep on seeking his significant other, Penelope. She has stayed devoted to Odysseus. Sovereign Telemachus, Odysseus’ child, needs frantically to toss them out however doesn’t have the certainty or experience to battle them. One of the admirers, Antinous, plans to kill the youthful sovereign, taking out the main restriction to their territory over the royal residence.

Obscure to the admirers, Odysseus is as yet alive. The excellent sprite Calypso, controlled by adoration for him, has detained him on her island, Ogygia. He yearns to re-visitation of his significant other and child, yet he has no boat or team to enable him to get away. While the divine beings and goddesses of Mount Olympus banter Odysseus’ future, Athena, Odysseus’ most grounded supporter among the divine beings, takes steps to help Telemachus. Masked as a companion of the ruler’s granddad, Laertes, she persuades the sovereign to assemble a conference of the gathering at which he censures the admirers. Athena additionally sets him up for an incredible excursion to Pylos and Sparta, where the rulers Nestor and Menelaus, Odysseus’ allies during the war, educate him that Odysseus is alive and caught on Calypso’s island. Telemachus makes arrangements to get back, while, back in Ithaca, Antinous and different admirers set up a trap to murder him when he arrives at port.

On Mount Olympus, Zeus sends Hermes to safeguard Odysseus from Calypso. Hermes convinces Calypso to let Odysseus construct a boat and depart. The pining to go home saint heads out, however when Poseidon, divine force of the ocean, discovers him cruising home, he sends a tempest to wreck Odysseus’ boat. Poseidon has held a severe resentment against Odysseus since the legend blinded his child, the Cyclops Polyphemus, prior in his movements. Athena intercedes to spare Odysseus from Poseidon’s anger, and the ambushed ruler lands at Scheria, home of the Phaeacians. Nausicaa, the Phaeacian princess, shows him to the imperial royal residence, and Odysseus gets a warm greeting from the ruler and sovereign. At the point when he distinguishes himself as Odysseus, his hosts, who have known about his adventures at Troy, are paralyzed. They guarantee to give him safe entry to Ithaca, however first they ask to hear the tale of his undertakings.

Odysseus goes through the late evening depicting the phenomenal chain of occasions paving the way to his appearance on Calypso’s island. He relates his outing to the Place where there is the Lotus Eaters, his fight with Polyphemus the Cyclops, his relationship with the witch-goddess Circe, his enticement by the lethal Alarms, his excursion into Gehenna to counsel the prophet Tiresias, and his battle with the ocean beast Scylla. At the point when he completes his story, the Phaeacians return Odysseus to Ithaca, where he searches out the cottage of his dedicated swineherd, Eumaeus. Despite the fact that Athena has masked Odysseus as a homeless person, Eumaeus heartily gets and feeds him in the hovel. He before long experiences Telemachus, who has gotten back from Pylos and Sparta in spite of the admirers’ trap, and uncovers to him his actual character. Odysseus and Telemachus devise an arrangement to slaughter the admirers and recover control of Ithaca.

At the point when Odysseus shows up at the royal residence the following day, actually camouflaged as a homeless person, he suffers misuse and abuse from the admirers. The main individual who remembers him is his old medical attendant, Eurycleia, yet she swears not to uncover his mystery. Penelope looks into this peculiar hobo, suspecting that he may be her tragically missing spouse. Very tricky herself, Penelope composes a toxophilism challenge the next day and vows to wed any man who can string Odysseus’ extraordinary bow and fire a bolt through a column of twelve tomahawks—an accomplishment that lone Odysseus has ever had the option to achieve. At the challenge, every admirer attempts to string the bow and comes up short. Odysseus ventures up to the bow and, with little exertion, fires a bolt through every one of the twelve tomahawks. He at that point turns the bow on the admirers. He and Telemachus, helped by a couple of loyal workers, execute every single admirer.

Odysseus uncovers himself to the whole castle and reunites with his caring Penelope. He goes to the edges of Ithaca to see his maturing father, Laertes. They go under assault from the vindictive relatives of the dead admirers, yet Laertes, revitalized by his child’s return, effectively murders Antinous’ dad and ends the assault. Zeus dispatches Athena to reestablish harmony. With his capacity secure and his family rejoined, Odysseus’ long trial reaches a conclusion.

1) For what reason does Telemachus go to Pylos and Sparta?

The goddess Athena, camouflaged as Mentes, encourages Telemachus to visit Pylos and Sparta. Athena discloses to Telemachus that he may hear updates on his dad, Odysseus. In the event that he doesn’t hear that Odysseus is as yet alive, Telemachus will realize the time has come to hold a burial service and attest his status as ace of Odysseus’ home and property. The excursion is conceivably perilous. By attempted the excursion, Telemachus shows that he has acquired his dad’s mental fortitude, and he starts to fashion a notoriety in his general public as a daring and bold man. His visits to Nestor and Menelaus expect him to thoughtfully watch the social principles that dilemma explorers and visitors. This presents one of The Odyssey’s focal topics: neighborliness and the standards that oversee it. Nestor and Menelaus disclose to Telemachus anecdotes about Odysseus’ accomplishments in the Trojan War. Menelaus avows that Telemachus is a commendable child of his acclaimed father: “Great blood runs in you, dear kid.” Menelaus additionally reveals to him that his dad is alive. This support motivates Telemachus, and his encounters as an explorer help him to develop. At the point when he re-visitations of Ithaca, he is prepared to assist Odysseus with vanquishing the admirers.

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