The Odyssey Essay: The Heroic Acts Of Odysseus

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The Heroic Acts of Odysseus We can honestly all say that Odysseus is the main hero in The Odysseus. Out of the majority of characters in The Odyssey, Odysseus is one of the best military leaders, fathers, and he is a great husband to Penelope. He is a very, very important and main character in Greek mythology, and in The Odyssey. He is a hero because of all the heroic things that he has done up to the point of when he gets re united with his family. The things that he does throughout The Odyssey, is what classifies Odysseus’s roles as a military leader, father and a husband. As you read The Odyssey, you will even come to find that in each of these three topics, he is a hero in all of them. The military leader topic takes up the most out of …show more content…
Towards the end of The Odyssey, Telemachus and his father Odysseus encounter each other, to plan out to fight the suitors, but Telemachus doesn’t know that the “beggar” is his father in disguise. All the years before this, Telemachus never had ever met Odysseus before because he was way to young to remember him. Odysseus even doesn’t know him really, but he hears and asks about him a lot in Ithaca and other places like that. I would say that Odysseus becomes a hero as a father in the end when he plans and kills the suitors with his son. Odysseus wanted to teach Telemachus how to be a man, when he met him and he did. I think its very heroic when your father, comes back from the battles and military, and does something heroic like that when he first sees his loved ones after that long of a time. It was twenty sum years. The two’s relationship with each other is not to good but after the planning of the suitors and Penelope, I’d say that they definitely became a lot close then they ever were. It is hard to relate the heroic act of being a father, to a biblical standpoint, but I’ll try. Here is a verse to relate this subject. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” This pretty much means that when Odysseus finally gets to show who he is to his son, that he will make Telemachus a real man and teach him the way of life and how to …show more content…
Odysseus was many things including, a great military leader, father to Telemachus and a husband to Penelope. He led people by example, and when he re- united with his son from war, he realized how important it was to teach his son how to be a man and strong and to be a leader himself. He also was a leader in his relationship with his wife. He realized that he almost lost everything including son and wife if he didn’t kill off the suitors, and he reclaimed his long lost home. Through this story I have learned how important it is to be the right leader for my family. God has called me to be courageous, a good protector, and a

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