Odysseus Being An Epic Hero Essay

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"The Odyssey" is an epic poem that centers around Odysseus, an epic war hero lost at sea after the Trojan war. Odysseus faces many trials & tribulations while he tries to find his way back home. He is faced with many challenges, but he overcomes them as any other epic hero. Odysseus rightfully deserves the label of epic hero because he has superhuman strength and intelligence, he travels and goes on a journey, and he has a major flaw. The first trait that lead Odysseus to be an epic hero is his superhuman strength and intelligence. He never does things that he thinks that it is wrong, he never treated any human, animal or god with disrespect, even if they didn't do for him any favor. He shows everything he does and say. He never got back if …show more content…
He had finally reached his home in Ithaca after a whole journey of 20 years fighting in the Trojan war, passing through adversity that tried to stop him. In the way returning home he faced some challenges that shows that he is really an epic hero. One of them was when Odysseus chooses to sail for Scylla, a six-headed sea serpent, rather than Charybdis, a giant whirlpool, In the book it says: " Odysseus chooses to sail for Scylla, a six-headed sea serpent, rather than Charybdis, a giant whirlpool. He did this because he knew that if he went to Charybdis, the whole ship would be destroyed. However, if he went towards Scylla, six men would die. A sacrifice the brave Odysseus decided to make. She takes from every ship six men..... , Odysseus chooses to sail for Scylla, a six-headed sea serpent, rather than Charybdis, a giant whirlpool. He did this because he knew that if he went to Charybdis, the whole ship would be destroyed. However, if he went towards Scylla, six men would die. A sacrifice the brave Odysseus decided to make. You cannot save from her". Because he knew that if he went to Charybdis, the whole ship would be destroyed. But, if he went towards Scylla, six men would die. A sacrifice the brave Odysseus decided to

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