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Comparing Odysseus to the Achievement of Famous People That Impacted the World

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Achievements of Famous People that Impacted the World

Anatole France once said, "To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Achieving a goal brings more challenges in life. Famous people have tried to accomplish something phenomenal in their lifetime by training, studying, or believing. It brought them new challenges that were difficult. But they overcame them and that's why they became famous because they impacted the world greatly. Every achievement brings with it new challenges which are evident through Albert Einstein, Babe Ruth, Superman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All of these people have accomplished something phenomenal despite the odds, which directly connects with Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey."

Einstein is one of the most recognized and well-known scientists of the century. He published four outstanding scientific papers in the year 1905. This year is therefore called Einstein's annus mirabilis or miracle year. An example of Odysseus showing his sense of creativeness is when he tells the Cyclops "My name Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls Nohbdy" (315). This quote relates to Albert and Odysseus because they used their brains in certain situations to benefit themselves. Another example of Odysseus showed his sense of slyness is when the name tricked the Cyclops "And I was filled with laughter to see how like a charm the name deceived them" (365). The last example of Odysseus showed his sense of "Dear friends, more than one man, or two, should know these things Circe foresaw for us and shared with me, so let me tell her forecast: then we die with our eyes open, if we are going to die, or know that death we baffle if we can (690)," relates this quote to Albert and Odysseus because Albert meant that when he came up with these predictions and theories and when he died, everyone can use these in the future and in the Odyssey that Circe wanted Odysseus to know that at some point in the future death with creep up on Odysseus and all his companions.

The Second famous person that in my opinion greatly relates to Odysseus is Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth or should we say The Sultan of Swat is one of the greatest professional baseball players that ever lived in history. He became famous by hitting the most homeruns during the 1900's; Ruth became and still has the honor to be proud of today by being America's most memorized athlete in baseball history. Babe Ruth had a difficult childhood when he was growing up. Although, the facts that he was an orphan are inaccurate, Ruth did have a difficult childhood. Both his parents came from the working-class, ethnic based German families. Babe Ruth and his father both shared the ownership and operation of a saloon in a tough city. But then, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a professional baseball player which in my opinion achieved greatly. In my observation, Babe Ruth pushed me by knowing that he pursue his own dream and achieving to pursuing my dream about becoming a professional chef which I'm well on my way of becoming it, because I was awarded 1st in a worldwide cooking competition in Washington, DC where I met the president and his wife Michelle Obama. One of the quotes from the Odyssey was really interesting to me and that quote was "I might have made it safely that time, but as I came round Malea the current took me out to sea, and from the north a fresh gale drove me on, past Cychera (85)," which means that when any person that came around a city that pulled that person towards it that it would take that person out somewhere that person never been to and a fresh blast of something drove that person on, past something challenging, which is why in my opinion, thought that this quote relates better than the other quotes used in this paragraph because both of them went places that a current or blast of something drove them closer to a city and that a fresh scent that drove them on to something very challenging. The second quote was "He spoke, and threw the footstool and hit him in the right shoulder near the base, in the back, but he stood up to it, steady as a rock, nor did the missile thrown by Antinoos shake him, but he shook his head in silence, deeply devising evils, (462-465)" which relates to Odysseus and Babe Ruth that someone can't always be muscular and complete his/her goals to be memoralized throughout history, he/she had to achieve that honor by being great at what he/she did for a living. The last and final quote was "Old shipmates, our stores are in the ship's old, food and drink: the cattle here are not for our provision, or we pay dearly for it 840"

Relating to the Joseph Campbell's Hero Circle, Superman is an influential archetype of the superhero genre, Superman possesses extraordinary powers, with the character traditionally described as "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound", a phrase coined by Jay Morton and first used in the Superman radio serials and Max Fleischer animated shorts of the 1940s as well as the TV series of the 1950s.



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