A Character Analysis Of Odysseus In 'The Odyssey'

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In the world today, finding people who truly represent what they are and stand for is a difficult task. Dictionary.com defines authenticity as “representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified.” Authenticity is often confused with conceitedness, when a person “has an inflated self-image and perceives himself as incredibly entertaining and wonderful.” My brother, Corey, to me, truly represents being authentic. He is currently a college football player for the University of Michigan, but the road there pushed him to be who he really is. Many years ago, when my brother decided he loves football, and last June he signed to the play University of Michigan. The day for him and my family was huge after the blood, sweat, and tears put into making him the best he can possibly be. Respecting the Hawaiian tradition, my brother wore a money lei as he signed his letter of intent. As people jumped to conclusions were blinded by the fact that we are indeed Hawaiian, criticism was blasted towards my brother and family saying, “The school is paying him.”, etc. By this point in his life, he received much hate from a variety of people, including his own teachers. Proflowers’
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Odysseus in The Odyssey was a brave and cunning leader. In the story, Odyssey defended and saved his men countless times, like in the story of him and the cyclops. Odysseus in the story offered Polyphemus, the cyclops, strong wine, causing him to fall asleep. Odysseus and his men then took a stake they prepared and drove it into the eye of Polyphemus. Odysseus and his men then proceeded to tie themselves to the bottoms of the sheep to exit the next morning while the sheep are let out. Yes, Odysseus did have to sacrifice the lives of his men, but if it wasn’t for Odysseus being who he truly was and standing for his men through tough times, the story wouldn’t have gone the way it
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