An epic hero is defined as “a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events”. One well known epic hero is Odysseus from Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. Although he is well known and often used as an example of an epic hero, Odysseus is far from a perfect epic hero. He often fails to protect his crew from harm and returns home without them. Odysseus’ behavior and lack of control over himself and the crew result in the crew being put into difficult situations that could have been avoided had Odysseus controlled them better. In The Odyssey, Homer uses characters who must face various difficult challenges to expose Odysseus’ poor leadership skills, arrogance and inquisitiveness.
The Odyssey by Homer is a book that involves the Journey of Odysseus and his men and the Obstacles they come across. The Odyssey portrays many themes including vengeance, hospitality, courage, bravery and more. Odysseus experiences some good and bad during his journey. He comes across people who help him, but also comes across creatures who hold him back. Odysseus is an Epic hero because of his quick thinking skills, bravery, and confidence for himself and his men.
Odysseus and Cummings had heroic traits throughout their stories. From heroic traits to courage, selflessness, humility, patience, and caring. They show these heroic traits it various ways.
Odysseus is a self-made, self-assured man that prides himself on his tactical victories and conquests. Odysseus is the genius behind the Trojan Horse, the cunning man that outsmarted Polyphemus, the Suitors, and Circe. Odysseus is truly a man who can do it all.
The epic poem The Odyssey by Homer deals with themes and ideas that connect with the real, modern world, despite it being a fictional tale written a long time ago. Some of these ideas include the concept of hubris as well as loyalty, both of which the main character, Odysseus, possesses. Although Odysseus can be arrogant and can lead his men into danger, he is a good leader because he uses his intelligence to get his men out of tough situations, and he is loyal and motivational towards them.
In The Odyssey of Homer, Homer uses Odysseus as a model of heroic imperfection. Odysseus was not entirely heroic. He had many questionable qualities and it is these qualities that ultimately get him in trouble and prolong his homecoming. What makes Odysseus a hero is that despite his selfishness, lack of self-control, pride and violent nature, he fights against the odds to fulfill his destiny with the help of the gods. Even though he is not entirely good, he still, with all his defects manages to get back home to his family and kingdom.
In the fictional story, “The Odyssey”, by Homer, the protagonist Odysseus goes through many conflicts, both external and internal, and uses his traits to overcome them. As Odysseus keeps on traveling towards home, he uses favorable traits to solve both his internal and external conflicts. Odysseus faces many external and internal conflicts and escapes them because he uses traits such as being a strategist, persistent, crafty, wise, strong and intelligent to overcome these conflicts.
The Odyssey, an epic poem about Odysseus, the protagonist is a hero who must go on a long journey to restore his place as king of Ithaca. For 20 years Odysseus must leave his home Ithaca to fight in the trojan war. He is put through trials of hardship to return back home. This journey has helped Odysseus grow and test him. Though Odysseus is shown to have heroic traits, he is also shown not to possess those qualities. Odysseus can be brave and caring, but can also be angry and selfish.
Throughout “The Odyssey” Odysseus is given many epithets. However, the most common, and perhaps the most accurate, relate to his intellect. Odysseus, particularly through the events that occur within books V – XII, is justly referred to as ‘the wise Odysseus’.
The Odyssey by Homer revolves around the character, Odysseus, and his ten-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. As the epic’s idol, he displays the combination of a clever, handsome, and courageous man popular among the mortals as well as the gods. Essentially, he embodies the ideals of the ancient Greek culture, being adorned with many favored characteristics of the era. However, an intriguing aspect of Odysseus lies in his personality. As the protagonist, he does not manifest the entirety of a stereotypical hero because Odysseus has a fatal flaw—his arrogance. Fortunately, his wisdom progresses over his journey, showing his growth as a character. This change can be referred to as “Eagle Wings,” composes books IX, XII, XVII that highlight contrasting sides of Odysseus's self-restraint, and especially his development throughout the epic.
In many stories, the hero uses either his wit or strength to solve problems. However, in the epic poem, The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus, the main character, uses both intelligence and strength in order to overcome the problems he faces. Both are used many times in the epic, but Odysseus relies more on his intelligence. This is shown many times, such as when he kills the suitors that stay in his home, encounters the Cyclops, Polyphemus, and when he decides to immediately leave the island of the Lotus Eaters.
The odyssey, an epic told by Homer in ancient greece, has many major themes following odysseus’s adventures. While Odysseus is sentenced to never return home after the Trojan War. He is overcoming challenges to return home to his wife penelope and his son Telemachus. Throughout the story major themes of loyalty, hospitality and vengeance are hidden within the plot. The story continues to show his heroic side with three major traits. His first trait is being exceptionally skilled continued with cleverness and bravery. Despite Odysseus’s challenges he proves himself a hero because of the actions that show him as skilled, clever and brave.
Throughout The Odyssey, only one character shows the theme of Metis v. Bia. Odysseus is the only character that is the true embodiment of brain triumphing over brawn. Odysseus show this theme in many two main plot events of the story. The challenges he faced against defeating Polyphemus and the suitors are the events that support the theme of Metis v. Bia.
Both The Odyssey and Paradise Lost provide their readers with an excess of complex characters to uncover and explore. As the stories unravel, one is able to look deeper into the characters and their nature, having influence and being influenced by the portrayal of gender. While no one can argue that different individuals will inevitably act and feel differently–especially males and females, particularly in classical literature–there are also many underlying parallels, with there being a semblance to the standard image of gender and the characteristics that come about as a result.