Qualities Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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Noor Darwish
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This hero from ancient Greece encountered many temptations, killed monsters, killed hundreds of people, so he can return home to his beloved wife. Who is this man? This man is Odysseus. He is a mythological legend from a story called The Odyssey written by Homer. The three main qualities that best describe Odysseus are curiosity, bravery, and intelligence. First of all, Odysseus is curious. A reason why odysseus is a curious person is because he never seen a cyclops so when he was close to a cave of a cyclops he and his men went to explore the cave. He and his men waited inside the cave to see the cyclops they have never seen before. This clearly shows that he’s a curious man. Another reason that shows Odysseus is a
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The first reason why Odysseus is a brave man is because he was able to blind Polyphemus the cyclops. He and his men grabbed a long spear and dug it into the cyclops’ eye. That right there shows bravery because the cyclops could have killed him. The whole reason Odysseus was able to blind the cyclops was because he went up to the Polyphemus and started to talk to him and give him wine. That was a really brave move because he could of at Odysseus just like he ate the rest of his men. Also when Odysseus was sent to the underworld by Circe to meet Tiresias that was very scary and showed bravery because he was able to go there. The reason why it was scary and showed bravery was because he was surrounded by ghost that can do anything to you. Just the thought of a ghost near me would scare me imagine thousands. Odysseus showed lots of bravery but the most that stuck out to me was when he was trying to fight and pass by Scylla. He had a choice to either pass by Charybdis and Scylla. He chose Scylla while knowing some of his men where going to die. They pass by Scylla going fast and Scylla the six headed monster grabbed some of his men and killed them. Odysseus stood on the ship ready to fight Scylla, that shows tremendous …show more content…
The first reason why Odysseus is an intelligent man is because after 10 years of battle between the Romans and Greeks during the Trojan War. Odysseus thought of a smart way to win the war. He used his intelligence and thought of the Trojan Horse. What he did was build a big wooden horse that fit some men. They used it as a shield so when the enemies would shoot arrows it would hit the wooden horse. While hiding under it they where able to go to the enemies wall and kill them. Odysseus thinking of that trick made them win a battle that was going on for 10 years. Him building a horse and winning a war because of that shows lots of intelligence by Odysseus. Another thing Odysseus did that shows his intelligence was the way he was able to survive the cyclops and escape. The smart thing Odysseus did was tell Polyphemus his name was “Nobody”. That was a smart because when Odysseus blinded Polyphemus. Polyphemus was yelling out to his other cyclops “Nobody” is hurting me. If nobody is hurting him then his other cyclops friends are not going to help Polyphemus. That was really smart because it helped Odysseus and his men not get killed by other cyclops. Also Odysseus didn’t kill Polyphemus because he knew if he did then they would be stuck in the cave. The reason why they would be stuck is because Polyphemus is the only one who can move the huge boulder that is covering the exit of the cave so if you kill him then you would never be able to

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