Essay On Grit In The Odyssey

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Grit is a trait in which not many people can claim to have. Some may even have no idea to what it truly is. Many times, however, we can recognize grit in high-achieving people, whether of the past or present. There are many people in the past who have shown extraordinary amounts of grit, or other character traits along with grit, and one of those people is a hero from the Trojan War. When speaking of the fabled Trojan War, many people can only name a few heroes from that time, such as; Achilles, Hector, Paris, Helen of Troy, or King Agamemnon. Another one of these well-known heroes is Odysseus, who not only had to endure a decade of war, and then win the aforementioned war, but also spent another decade trying to find his way home to his kingdom and family. Odysseus is a well-known hero for not only winning the Trojan War through his cunning and trickery, but also for all the hardships and trails he and his crew mates went through trying to get home. According to Homer, Odysseus was king of Ithaca, and Homer portrayed Odysseus as “a man of outstanding wisdom and shrewdness, eloquence, resourcefulness, courage, and endurance.” (Britannica) Odysseus is a well-known Greek hero, who is always associated with the Trojan War, and in the…show more content…
That would have broken most people, but Odysseus kept rising to the occasion and overcoming it, and that is what true grit is about. It is about facing the troubles and obstacles you have head on, and instead of cowering in fear or giving up entirely as some people decide to do, you instead decide to handle and deal with these problems, and come out better for it. That is grit that saved a king; that is true
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