Pendyala 1Rupa PendyalaMrs. Marcakis9 Honors English, Period 716 October 2014Hubris“The modest man has everything to gain, and the arrogant man has everything to lose; formodesty has always to deal with generosity, and arrogance with envy,” said the famous writer, Antoine Rivarol. He means that modesty helps a person achieve their goals, whereas arrogance only makes a man fall apart and hope for nothing but disaster. Homer writes an allegory, a poem that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, The Odyssey,to describe the ten-year journey of King Odysseus of Ithaca. It depicts effective life lessons such as hubris, one having too much excessive pride or self-confidence in himself. The characters portray that hubris traits clearly lead to fatal consequences. Three of the characters that show hubris immensely throughout the book are Odysseus, Eurylochus, and Antinous. Early in his journey back to Ithaca after the Trojan war, the protagonist makes an unwise decision that jeopardizes his chances of returning back home.