Examples Of Odysseus Being An Epic Hero

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In the Odyssey, Odysseus displays a trait of being an epic hero by portraying how ethical he is. When he arrives at the palace of Alcinous in the land of the Phaeacians, Odysseus sees the queen and… “he throws himself at her feet” (summary book 7). In this moment he shows great respect and is very conscientious of the queen. Many people during this time would most likely not throw themselves at the queen’s feet, but he did because of his respect for her. Odysseus shows his great amount of ethical abilities in his personality through this action. A large part of being an epic hero is reflecting a trait from his society. In Greece, all of the people abided by the Xena Contract. It stated that all Greek people had to be very hospitable, and the

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