Courage And Courage In The Odyssey By Homer's The Odyssey

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The Odyssey by Homer follows the story of a man who left his family to go fight a war in Troy; with the help of his smart decisions and the help of others around him he finds himself having a very successful homecoming after 20 years of being gone. Odysseus, the hero of The Odyssey, is a very cunning man who knows how to get away with anything, with escaping from a cyclops to following orders. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy has been knocked unconscious after she is locked out of her storm cellar, she awakens not in Kansas, but rather MunchkinLand; Dorothy is confused in the colorful wonderland she has woken from, she wishes to go home and Glinda the Good Witch gives her the advice of following the yellow brick road to the Wizard, the Wizard will help her …show more content…

Heroes value their time period culture by showing courage and bravery in every action they make; with The Odyssey, Odysseus has to put one hundred percent effort on every single action he makes, because one single mistake could cost him his own life. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is relied on by her friends to bring them to the Wizard to get their wishes, with courage and bravery they get to the wizard a successfully get their wishes. It 's very interesting because without heroes we would have no change in society, because heroes are the change we need. Joseph Campbell said “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself”, and he couldn 't have been more accurate. We as a society need heroes because of the problems we face, occasionally we as a society face a conflict bigger than us; for example, Dorothy facing the conflict that she wants to go home but the Wizard said tomorrow, she stepped up

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