Why Odysseus is a Hero Essay

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  • Why Odysseus Is A Hero

    Odysseus is a hero according to him being loyal to anybody and helping others out in order to get to Ithaca to his family and kingdom. He may be a hero, but mostly if he were one, he would not had had let some of his men die and suffer. For all reasons he once went into a cave because of his curiosity and got his men eaten by Polyphemus. There was one time he got a prophecy about how his men wouldn’t survive but he had kept the secret to himself. But at the same time he did his best to help his men safe like the time when he was in the cave and Polyphemus ate his men, Odysseus had slayed the monster and got some of his men to escape his dreaded cave. So Odysseus had saved his men but at the same time he did let some of them die, so you can see that Odysseus is a hero but sometimes he holds himself back from being a hero and does things that a hero wouldn’t do. Odysseus is also known to always to finish the job even it meant danger ahead and life threatening times. If Odysseus wasn’t a hero, he would have gave up and would not have tried to get home and wouldn’t even care about his family. It just may be that he may not be a hero because he has no compassion. He would let his men die and had just wander where ever he wants like the time it had taken him to get to his home. Even though that did happen he would still…

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  • Why Is Odysseus A Hero

    Second reason, after nine days they left Ismarus, they went to a land called Lotus Eater, and Odysseus got curious about the mainlanders and “sent out two picked men and a runner” (Homer 200), and because he was coward and sacrificed them instead of going by himself his crew mates ate the Lotus, “but those who ate this honeyed plant, the Lotus, never cared to report, nor to return: they longed to stay forever, browsing on that native bloom, forgetful of their homeland” (Homer 205-210), and that…

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  • Why Odysseus Is An Epic Hero

    ODYSSEUS \ My main idea is that i think that being being an epic hero you need to have power, strength, discipline, and you have to be kindness. All this four things Odysseus have them. Odysseus is a kind person. He has a good discipline to stay on one situation or on one place until the end. He is also very mortal that can resist everything and gives all his effort. Odysseus has all this many reasons to be a hero. The weakness part of Odysseus is…

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  • Hero In The Odyssey

    The idea of a hero is based upon one’s point of view. A hero is admired and idolized for their courage. Odysseus is a cunning king, a loyal crew captain, and he is dedicated to go back to Ithaca. In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer. Odysseus is the king of Ithaca, who spent 10 years helping his close friend Menelaus in the Trojan war. After that passed Odysseus had to venture home with his hearty shipmates, which lasted almost another 10 years just to reach home. Odysseus who was already…

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  • Odysseus Is Not A Hero Analysis

    Odysseus is a hero in some ways, but he is not a hero in many more ways. There are many definitions of a hero, but my definition of a hero is someone who is always caring, kind, and always finding a way to help others. Odysseus is not a hero. There are many ways Odysseus is not a hero. One example is, ¨Then I sent out two picked men and a runner to learn what race of men that land sustained. They fell in soon enough with the Lotus Eaters¨ (book 9, line 39-41). Odysseus risked his men's lives…

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  • What Is Okonkwo A Tragic Hero

    The main character of “Things Fall Apart”, Okonkwo is a tragic hero. A tragic hero holds power , chooses his course of action, possesses a tragic flaw, and it will lead to his fall. Okonkwo's tragic flaw is his fear of weakness and failure. I think that Okonkwo is a better hero than Odysseus because he had help with the gods along his journey, and Okonkwo had to work for everything, not even from his father. One reason why Okonkwo is a tragic hero, and also a better hero than Odysseus. Okonkwo…

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  • Odysseus: The Archetype Of A Hero

    Odysseus has a multitude of traits for him to be qualified as a true hero. In the classic novel The Odyssey written by Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, the reader experiences Odysseus’s journey back to his home after the Trojan War. Odysseus experiences many obstacles and encounters many mythical creatures and Greek gods and goddesses who help and hinder his journey home. Odysseus is considered a hero because he exhibits many characteristic of the “Archetype of a Hero”. The main two…

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  • The Odyssey: Is Odysseus A Hero Or Nah?

    Is Odysseus a Hero or Nah? You know that guy from The Odyssey(Homer) that is the wife of Penelope that is the character that seems to be a hero but may not fit that persona. In today’s society, a hero is someone who acts with kindness and compassion while helping others. Some people consider Odysseus, the protagonist in Homer’s The Odyssey, a hero because of his intelligence and bravery. Odysseus was one of the ancient greeks favorite heroes because they could relate to him. However, in The…

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  • Compare And Contrast Yoda And Odysseus

    Odysseus vs Yoda Do you think that Yoda and Odysseus are heroes? A hero is a person who unshackles someone else, even if they are going to get hurt. Odysseus from the Odyssey is a hero because he is talented, strong, and brave. Yoda from Origami Yoda is a hero because he is wise, kind, and strong. There are three reasons why Odysseus is a hero from The Odyssey. To begin, Odysseus is talented. According to the text “And without bothering to remove his cloak, Odysseus picked up the discus…

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  • Odysseus: An Epic Hero

    The Epic Hero Odysseus is an epic hero. Homer proves this is true in his book The Odyssey. Homer has specific traits for all epic heroes. Odysseus fits the description of an epic hero based on the traits he has. One of the reasons that Odysseus is an epic hero is that he is full of loyalty. First, he is loyal to his entire crew because he saves them from the lotus eaters. They do not realize that he is helping them, be he really does want them to be safe and get home. Also, he is loyal to…

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