Donna Kay March 13th 2015 Gaunce Hour 7 Honors English Traits of Odysseus Most people think of a hero as someone who is a strong, and brave human being. Heroes usually have super-powers that help them to to achieve their mission. Some things that heroes do is get help from other sources, or leave on a journey where they have to prove themselves to be worthy of honor and praise. Odysseus faces many drawbacks and complicating situations but he rises over them all to reach his final goal of returning home to his family and son in Ithaca. Odysseus is a hero because he had help from Athena, a fatal flaw in his character, and he also overcame complications throughout his journey and ended up proving himself to be valiant.
While Odysseus is a little arrogant, he can also be a great leader because he is able to trust his second in command, Eurylochus, and give him more power while he is away. When Odysseus is away from Circe’s island, Odysseus has a change of heart and suddenly wants to go back to Circe’s island to retrieve his crew. Despite this sudden change of heart, he is still wise enough to plan out what he is going to do when he gets to Circe’s Island and how to keep his crew safe
This shows that Odysseus has the courage and heart of an adventurer because he would dare to land on enemy territory where him and his crew are clearly outnumbered, however this doesn 't seem to phase him. Odysseus is a traveler who loves the thrill of adventure and journeying, so it certainly helped having superhuman strength and
Throughout The Odyssey there is a constant thread of learning and growing as the books progress. This development does not come easy, however, as emphasized through the long, dramatic tale and recounting done by Odysseus. But despite the struggle, Odysseus does indeed become a better man in numerous ways. By persevering throughout a multitude of heroic and tragic tasks from which few others could survive, Odysseus, ultimately finds a way to thrive. Odysseus is most definitely a hero—this is clear from the beginning of the epic—but he truly earns this title well after the Trojan War ends and his long, misguided travels begin.
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
The Odyssey by Homer tells the story of Odysseus’ drawn-out, treacherous journey through the dark and unknown seas to Ithaca. After successfully defeating the Trojans in the Trojan War, Odysseus faces various obstacles, which test his worthiness in society. Odysseus is the iconic epic hero because he exemplifies all of the characteristics of that archetype. An epic hero is a figure in society that is idolized because of their admirable traits and ability to spark hope within the hopeless. The concept of epic heroism is incredibly significant because of its eternal life and its survival through ancient times to modern popular culture.
If you were to think about a man with great abilities like being strong, courageous and intelligent, you could think of people you personally or like me, you could think of someone such as Odysseus. Odysseus fits the definition of an epic hero because he is quick thinking, strong and courageous. Odysseus is one quick thinking individual. He has gotten him and his crew out some some sticky situations with his clever plans. One of these plans were how to get away from Polyphemus, a cyclops who was the son of Poseidon.
And during the journey, he begins to become an epic hero. Odysseus fits the description of an epic hero because he had cleverness, exceptional knowledge, and supernatural conflict. The first reason why Odysseus fits the description of an epic hero is because he had cleverness. The first time Odysseus shows that he had cleverness was in the cyclops, Polyphemus adventure.
Heracles, a Greek demigod and son of Zeus, is known far and wide as one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology due to his awesome accomplishments. However, Heracles is not only defined as a hero through these actions, but by his characteristics as well. In Euripides’ Heracles, his character is truly put to the test. His most prominent traits shown throughout the story are his loving devotion to his family, his kindness as both a friend and son, and his continued determination during horrendous times. Throughout the story written by Euripides, the loving devotion and care for his family can be seen through everything Heracles says and does.
Who needs a hero? Throughout human existence, societies have always looked upon heroes and champions as a gleam of hope in times of desperation. “Like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” In the Odyssey by Homer the main character Odysseus displays many of the great qualities that define a hero and thus forevermore he has been remembered, honored, and reverend by multitudes as an epic hero. Odysseus’s courageous leadership in time of war, his volatile journey home, his strengths and his flaws, have made him immortal for generations to come. What defines an epic hero?
Instead of running away in fear, Odysseus thought about him and his men’s live, strengthening his mental and physical ability in order to face Polyphemus, the cyclops that can easily break him in two. Odysseus’ bravery in defeating Polyphemus has attributed to him having the portrayal of a hero, for he was able to save not only himself, but his men that have survived alongside
Odysseus an epic hero Do you have a hero? I have a hero and that is Odysseus. But who is Odysseus, he was a hero in Homers epic and not only that but was also one of the greatest heroes who fought in the Trojan war. Odysseus was a very smart man because he created a plan that would destroy the city of troy so the Trojan war could end. he encountered many different things on his way back home to Ithaca.
He encountered the Sirens, Laestrygonians, Lotus Eaters, and a lot more. What a battle-filled life! No matter how many obstacles Odysseus faced, he still lived. Not only because, he was helped by his ally Athena, the goddess of wisdom, which is undeniably great. But more importantly, because he had the will to conquer them all, for the one reason: to go back home and be reunited with his family.