Today’s on-line travel market is succeeding because the companies are using a more software-centric, online business model termed “E-commerce.” This has become the popular avenue for businesses as it mirrors the ideas of mobility. The sheer amount of data available, coupled with the advanced operating systems and social media platforms, have created new possibilities for E-commerce organizations. The infrastructure of E-commerce has expanded into platforms such as peer-to-peer networking, crowd-sourcing, social websites, and mobile devices and media. E-commerce trends are findings ways to incorporate every aspect of our daily lives into an online package associated with our everyday needs (Fishbein, 2013).
Of all literature works read thus far, the Odyssey full fills the hero’s journey in all aspects of the story. Throughout this story there are vivid examples of how the hero’s journey is outlined. From the beginning of “the hero’s journey”, which is the call to adventure Odysseus will begin his journey when he makes the choice of going into battle in the Trojan War. There will also be specific events in this epic story to display “the hero’s journey” even further. Eventually the end of the journey will be revealed when Odysseus regains his family, friends, and home. This part of
The great historian, Herodotus, who is also known as the “father of history,” wrote many books on the Greek culture. Herodotus describes the cultural values of the Greeks in his detailed work, The Histories. Because the book concentrates on the Greek and Persian wars, he also writes about the values of the Persians. In his account of the Greek and Persian wars, Herodotus describes the different values of the Greek culture and the Persian culture in this famous book. From reading this work of Herodotus, it becomes clear that the values which each of these two cultures held, differed greatly.
The Hero’s Journey is made up of a series of landmarks in which any hero follows on their journey. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus, the main protagonist, follows through each step of this journey. His journey begins with his call to adventure. The start of his epic journey from Troy back home to Ithaca begins with his voyage to the Trojan War. Following when the war adjourned, Odysseus was called to lead his men home from the war which is the call to the journey that is explained in the epic. One of the most prominent parts of Odysseus’s journey is his Supernatural Aide or Mentors. There are many gods and goddesses whom offer their assistance to Odysseus along his journey. Following the start of Zeus’s curse on Odysseus in response to the
Every now and then we read different stories, but we see the same things. In the Odyssey and Copper Sun, the two main characters, Odysseus and Amari, shared the same qualities and Epic Hero journeys. They had many obstacles and tribulations, but they worked through them to make it to their destination. Odysseus and Amari have many similarities as well as differences.
Before the days of the Internet, if a family wanted to travel to a far-off, exotic locale, they would have to either find a local travel agent or call a travel agency and plan their getaway. In the 1990’s, the Internet became a staple of everyday life and began entering many homes. As the availability of the Internet increased, so did the services available to clients. With the increasing availability of the World Wide Web the travel industry found itself faced with revolutionizing changes. All of the tools that were once solely available to travel agents now became readily available to anyone with access to the Internet and a search engine. Websites quickly formed around the idea of providing consumers with quick vacation planning ideas at low costs. Getting
Rightly dubbed the information highway, the Internet today offers not only the best in quality merchandise and up to date information, it also offers a myriad of educational experiences for those desiring to further learn about the many cultures found on this planet.
“A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains” (Gorkey). The debate of Brain versus Brawn has been around for as long as human beings have had the capacity to debate. It is a recurring trope in books, movies, television, and plays. The true origins of the question may never be known for certain, but that does not mean that they are not highlighted in some one the oldest and most influential pieces of literature in western society. The Homeric texts of The Iliad and The Odyssey portray their respective epic heroes, one decidedly brawn and one decidedly brains, in many both similar and dissimilar ways.
Odysseus’ and Telemachus’ journeys or nostos were both very similar and different. They parallel each other in some ways but they are also completely different at other times. Telemachus starts as a younger, less mature boy, and without the presence of his father during his childhood, he becomes a timid, shy and spineless boy who is greatly pampered by his mother. He has even more to achieve, being the son of a world-famous father, and this is a very difficult reputation to live up to. His journey, and after that the killing of the suitors who took advantage of him really show how his journeys and problems throughout the book mature him from being a shy, timid boy into a mature man. Odysseus’ journey also taught him about many things
A Hero’s Journey is one of the first stories introduced to the world through Homer’s epic tale, “The Odyssey”. Many movies, books and stories have used Homer’s tale as a sort of template such as, Bilbo Baggins in Lord Of The Rings, Dorothy Gale In The Wizard Of Oz, Harry Potter Harry Potter Franchise and many more . In the article ”A Hero With A Thousand Faces” By Joseph Campbell, It has all the stages and elements that a hero must go through like, The Call To Adventure, Refusal Of The Quest, and Entering The Unknown. The hero must also go through many test and obstacles that will make him/her stronger. When the hero goes home after finishing their quest, another journey could begin. In the article, It states “Years of research led to Joseph
Finally, the Greek hero Theseus can be compared to the modern fictional Hero arrow through the final stage of the hero’s journey, which is the hero’s return. In the T.V. show, Arrow Oliver Queen returns to his home of starling city when he is eventually found on a remote island, which comes as a surprise to everyone in Starling City because he was presumed dead for many years. He turns into a vigilante and becomes known as the Arrow. He fights, to save his city from crime, and corruption using the skills he acquired on the island, and becomes known as a robin hood like figure by the people of Starling City, his return was fuelled by a desire to save his city. In Theseus’s return, he returns to the city of Athens where which is ruled by his
Composed circa the end of the eighth century BCE by Greek poet Homer, The Odyssey retells the story of Ithaca’s king Odysseus and his journey home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy. The ten-year voyage is a classic example of the Hero’s Journey, for it contains within it not only all the necessary plot requirements, but more importantly the archetypes: heroes, heralds, mentors, threshold guardians, tricksters, shapeshifters, shadows, allies, and temptresses are present throughout the poem in both Odysseus’ journey and his son Telemachos’ as well. Although the epic presents each archetype differently and with their own characteristics, never are they described to deviate from the basic definition of their role.
I chose the story that my great grandmother has told me my whole life about my great grandfather Gallie Stump. He was an Army soldier in World War 2. He was able to live through the war and be in Berlin when Hitler committed suicide. The Soldiers stationed in Berlin, Germany had the opportunity to celebrate Hitler’s death by carving their names into his desk and taking a picture while sitting on it. My great grandfather’s story told a tale of his act of heroism, pride fullness, and love.
The route was first established by the Chinese in search of horses and trade. It dates back to the second century BC. From that time, it became a regular journey for traders seeking to make a small fortune. In the following centuries, the route fell under control of different political groups, but was always well used until the 15th century AD when sea trade dominated.