Monday, April 24, 2017

"The Iliad" Educational Video And Heroic Elements?

What significant idea presented within The Iliad Educational Portal Link Video helps you establish a better understanding of the Heroic Elements: Heroic, HubrisGuest/Host (Xenia)?  Why?  Please explain and defend your thinking using references to the video's content.  This blog response is due by 2:30p.m. Thur., April 27th..

13 comments:

Becca Beaty said...

Each character proves they do not wilt under pressure, their heroic nature shining through. There is horrific guest host behavior, the cyclops eats Odysseus’s friends and in retaliation Odysseus blinds him. When he believes he is out of harms way, he shouts his name, illustrating hubris. The cyclops could not fight back, but his father, Poseidon, the god of the sea, could; and he does. This story is a chronicle of Odysseus and his travels back to the throne.

Gianna Stabile said...

I feel better educated on The Iliad due to this video. I am able to understand the actions of certain characters better. I feel like Odysseus is a true example of the heroic archetype. He displays hubris but it is always proved that his self confidence is not without reason. He is able to think or charm his way out of many close situations. Which is why his guest/host relationships tend to work out in his favor. But he is not without flaws and he makes many mistakes which is why he gets to the end of his journey and finds that he has lost all his men but he has enough faith in himself to press forwards no matter what has been lost. And he sees these as acceptable losses since they are merely set backs on his way towards a greater goal.

Mackenzie W-H said...

I think that Odysseus shows true heroism in this video, he learns what it means to be human and go through things that are tough and take true perseverance. He has to face so many problems and show his power, and he has to fight to get back to his throne. He has to face the cyclops killing his men, and then makes the hard decision which ends up getting six of his men killed. He truly steps up to his position of power and does whatever he has to to get back home.

Ashlynn B said...

My thinking from the video is that each of the heroes proves that they didn't buckle under pressure. Odysseus blinds the cyclops by poking him with a sharp stick. The cyclopes gets angry and he can't fight back. Poseidon, the cyclopes's father and god of the sea, fights back against Odysseus. In the end, Odysseus finds his way back home to his wife.

BrianT881 said...

The Iliad video gave me a better understanding of how much hubris Odysseus gave off. I found it very interesting when Odysseus and his men poked the Giant in the eye blinding him, then continued to run away. Odysseus told the giant his name was No-man because he was going to blind him. When he ran away to his boat to leave he told the giant his name because of his confidence in defeating the giant but this backfired. The giant was one os Poseidon's sons which made for a bad time while Odysseus was at sea.The Hubris was shown when Odysseus shouted his name out of pride for what he had done. Though he was proud it clearly backfired as the seas gave him a terrible journey.

elianam2019 said...

This video helped to further my understanding of what a heroic person is. Each character was very strong and willing to take on even the most dangerous tasks, and it came to my attention that pretty much every hero in Greek mythology is extremely confident and noble. For example, Odysseus demonstrated the heroic code by dressing up as a peasant and shooting shooting a an arrow through the holes.This act showed heroic code because he handled it in a way that drew attention. He wanted to feel all eyes on him in a way that said, "how did he do that?" Odysseus's egotistical and attention-hungry personality really furthered my understanding of the heroic code and the patterns of characteristics that make up a hero.

zoec2019 said...

In the Iliad video, the characters prove to be very heroic and strong. They do not run away from hardships, but rather face them with confidence. In Odysseus it is evident that he shows heroic virtues as he is the only one willing to shoot the arrow through the hole. Again he shows the strength of a hero as he sets out to fight a giant, and though not as successful as he could have been, he showed strength and pride.

Elizabeth said...

I gained from this video a better understanding of what it means to follow the heroic code. For example, in the face of danger a hero doesn't let their fear impact their abilities. This can be seen in the cyclopes murdering Odysseus's friends, in retaliation Odysseus blinds him. The guest/host relationship between these two characters is toxic, and both characters display hubris. The cyclopes killed six men, but Odysseus also blinded him and continued to run away. This was an act of heroism but also cowardliness. However, hubris is human nature, which is an element in what makes Odysseus a character who people can sympathize with.

Hunter E said...

What I gained for the video is a better understanding of Xenia and hospitality. Shows the strong relationships built by the Guest/Host relationship. However, Paris, breaks the sacred bond of a Guest/Host relationship. Shows how the Heroic code is put into play with AChilies and how he wants to built his own mortality.

John M said...

I found the roots and explanations of Xenia. I love the importance of being kind is to these people. Without this structure the whole war would make no sense, and the background gave greater meaning to the war itself. It also highlights the cultural differences between Greece and Troy and how showing each other respect and learning about others can help solve and stop conflicts.

crushingfire0 said...

TJ Avery
Odysseus expresses Hubris when he shouted his name back at the cyclops because he wanted to be remembered, his pride made him do this. The guest host relationship is not expressed as a idea in this myth. Odysseus partially blinds his host, wounding him, and the host eats some of goddesses' crew. Odysseus killed off most of his crew on his journey home, that is not very heroic. All of the events on the seas were his doing as well, when he got on the wrong side of Poseidon.

Abby G said...

Due to the Iliad Educational Video, I now have a much better understanding of the heroic elements. Hubris plays a large role within the many heroes of the iliad and of greek mythology in general. Such characters as Achilles even go so far as to disrespect their dead victims. Egotism is often the result of excessive winning and honor, and the people who conduct victories in battles often gain these things. It was pride that caused Paris to kidnap Helen while a guest within her household, and as the video explains, this disrespect of the guest/host relationship was the true cause of the trojan war. The guest/host relationship was crucial to the system of travelers in ancient greece and was a sign of respect and honor that was almost never violated. In reality, without this system the iliad and the odyssey would’ve never survived to today, as it was spread by bards (traveling poets) who took advantage of the system to spread their stories around the area.

Nori said...

This video helped me better understand the heroic elements of ‘The Iliad’. During their journeys and battle they never gave up under pressure. In the Odyssey, there was a horrible example of guest/host relationship as Odysseus invaded the space of a Cyclops and stole away his sight. In the end Odysseus’ hubris got in the way as he announced that he was the one who blinded the Cyclops therefore Poseidon punished him with the sea. It also taught me what goes around comes around.