Aeneas as a hero and leader
In ancient history, these admirable leaders rose to power through their success as war heroes.
Venus again interferes here to help Aeneas out again. Aeneas celebrates the anniversary of his father's death by making sacrifices to the gods and holding athletic games. Then I ask, should the hero not make his own way? Aeneas was a man fill with goodness, strength, and courage. Even in his absence, his rule is respected. His beauty increased by his mother's power. She has needed to escape her home in Tyre on account of conditions outside her ability to control, and leads her kin out of Tyre and establishes Carthage. Both heroes face similar challenges that they need to overcome in order to accomplish their goals. He does not only contends with an enemy that is pursuit of him, but he face the wrath of one with supernatural powers. May an avenger rise up from my bones, one who will track with firebrand and sword the Dardan settlers, now and in the future, at any time that ways present themselves. Throughout the poem, Aeneas receives lots of decisions from both of his parents. This is the kind of heroism typical of Achilles, who was told that he could choose between a long but dull life, or a glorious but brief life. It is not simply death that he cries out for, but instead a wishful hope for glorious, heroic death in battle. For Aeneas the will of the Gods and the destined fate dominate all of his thoughts.
The tone of the Aeneid is heroic, not tragic. He provides for his people when they find a safe harbor on the North African coast of Libya by making sure they have food to eat, and he comforts and motivates them by reminding them of their destined homeland.
In Book I, he experiences overwhelming grief when he cannot find his wife Creusa during the fall of Troy and he feels discouragement when his fleet is struck by a storm. To enter the underworld, Aeneas must present a golden bough from a tree, which he can do "easily, if you are called by fate. Aeneas is a driven man. From a dramatic life of Malcolm Little to a transformation of Malcolm X. He felt that he was abandoning his fellow countrymen. Aeneas easily fulfills the patriotic role as leader of his people. Along this journey, he is pushed to his limits both mentally and physically.
May an avenger rise up from my bones, one who will track with firebrand and sword the Dardan settlers, now and in the future, at any time that ways present themselves.
He inspires them when they first reach land in Libya, by reminding them of worse situations that they have overcome in the past.
Along this journey, he is pushed to his limits both mentally and physically. In Book II, Aeneas attempts to demonstrate the appropriate pietas.
He is chosen to survive the siege of Troy and to lay the foundations in Italy for the glory of the Roman Empire.
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