Character Analysis on Odysseus from Odyssey by Homer Essay

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In the book odyssey that was written by Homer, the main character Odysseus, king of Ithaca, is trying ot get back to his homeland. He ends up facing tons of obstacles. He has a lot of characteristics. Wise and determined show a lot through out the story. Odysseus shows that he is wise through out the story such as when odysseus had to decide which was the best way to go, by Scylla or by Charybdis. Scylla was a six-foot headed monster, who sat up on and pulled people off of their ship and ate them. Charybdis was a giant monster made of a whirl pool to where if they got caught by Charybdis there was no way they were going to get out of this one. Odysseus had to make a very wise decision. Either he and his men could try and get through …show more content…
Odysseus decides to give the polyphemus wine to get him drunk, so he’llfall asleep. They get a six-foot long spear, stick it in the fire to turn the end of the spear fire red, so that way it will be hot when they stab the Cyclops. Polypehmus is finally knocked out from being drunk. Odysseus and his men stab the Cyclops in the one and only eye that he has. Polyphemus jumps up from the ground, screaming really loud, trying to pull the spear out of his eye. He eventually was able to grasp ahold of the spear and pull it out. Blood was dripping every where. Polyphemus, even through he cant see is trying to find the people that hurt him. Polyphemus opens the cave door to call for help. He sees the sheep going out so he comes to the conclusion of tying themselves to the bellies of the sheep because if polyphemus can’t see, he can only hear and feel, well polyphemus only feels the sheep, he isn’t going to think about feeling underneath the sheep to find odysseus and his men. The finally get out of the polyphemus. Odysseus is very wise through out the story The Odyssey and these were some examples of showing that. The next characteristic that describes odysseus is determined. Through out the story he shows that he is determined by disguising himself as a beggar to make everyone think that he is worthless and test everyone

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