Conflicts In Odysseus In Homer's The Odyssey

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When people often think of a hero, they think of a muscular, good looking, tall, and inteligent human that could never do wrong. Heros aren't perfect they go through many challenges and hardships, but they could not be heroic without something or one to overcome. Throughout The Odyssey, Odysseus is faced with many conflicts where he must choose between two options, and by choosing the harder one he earns respect. By doing the hard things and sacrificing himself for the challenges, Odysseus is heroic and earns the respect from his crew. He went through many different creatures and obstacles just to get back home. Odysseus would go to the end of the world for Penelope, his one true love. He would do anything just to get back to his family …show more content…
"Odysseus is going to have justice with the suitors." The suitors came into his home while he was gone, and they were trying to take his spot. They wanted his wife, his home, his money, and just about his life. Odysseus decides to kill all the suitors with the help of his son. Telemachus hides all their armor and weapons so they have nothing to defend themselves with. Another heroic archetype is represented by the Sirens. "Do not release me even if I beg." The crew mates have to tie him up, so he does not get lured to the Siren's cave. If Odysseus gets lured to their cave he will die. No matter what happens they can not untie him until they're away from the sirens. A last heroic archetype is represented by Charybdis and Scylla. "Friends, have we never been in danger before this? More fearsome, is it now, than when the Cyclops penned us in his cave? What power we had! Did I not keep my nerve, and use my wits to find a way out for us?" Odysseus earned their loyalty and devotion in the danger of Charybdis and Scylla, they stuck with him. He made the crew brave again with going through the monsters. When Odysseus talked the men into it he recieved their …show more content…
Everything Odysseus did in a way was all for love. All that he wanted was to get back home to his family. While Odysseus went through all those hardships, he did it all to get back to the people he loved. He still had hope to get back even with everything he was going through. Odysseus may not have been the best hero, but he did his best and was very heroic. He gave his crew mates hope to get back home and did all the very big risky things. His crew respected, devoted, honored, and trusted him. After losing all his crew and almost dying several times, he finally made it

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