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Examples Of Courage In The Odyssey

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Jumping into Fame

Palms sweating, heart racing, I sat in my chair waiting to go up on the podium. All I could think about was what if people don’t like my confirmation paper, or will I say the wrong thing and make the church upset? Thoughts were swirling through my head, I heard my name being called. Debating whether or not I should sprint out of the room or take on the obligation, I walked in front of the congregation. Even though it was mentally hard, I managed to overcome my emotions inside.
Unlike how courage can be overcoming emotions on the inside, some people think it is only where someone defeats some heroic figure or slays a dragon. But, being courageous is not always conquering a physical obstacle, it’s overcoming either something physical or mental. Being courageous doesn't make you a hero either. Your own courageous victories may only be known by you, and it still makes you courageous. Unlike what courage is, The Oxford Dictionary says courage is “the ability to do something that frightens one,” which is saying that courage is not only starting something, it’s finishing it–which is not what courage is. Completing a task that is already hard mentally is very difficult. Having courage is when you take the first step accomplishing something physically or mentally
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Yes, Autrey was more both mentally and physically courageous, but Odysseus showed multiple acts of physical courage and started to accomplish a task that they knew was going to be difficult. Autrey thinks that “maybe I was in the right place at the right time, and good things happen for good people” (Lee 2), which may also be the case for Odysseus. In the end, both Autrey and Odysseus were courageous in their own ways, but both took a risk they knew was going to be hard. They proved through their acts that they were courageous, and are still being talked about and rewarded
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