Odysseus As A Hero

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The mighty Odysseus has proved himself as a hero in The Odyssey in multiple occasions. First, to be a hero I believe that bravery and cleverness are needed to perform a heroic act. There is no need for a certain superpower or strength in my opinion to become a hero. Odysseus has shown there characteristic in his twenty year Odyssey as he searches for his way back to Ithaca. First, Odysseus’ bravery, he shows his bravery by confronting massive and terrifying creature that endangered Odysseus and his men 's’ lives. “That nightmare cannot die, be eternal evil itself-horror, and pain, and chaos; there is no fighting her, no power can fight her, all that avails is flight(Book 12. 79-82).” Circe clearly explains that the sea monster named Scylla cannot be slain but, brave Odysseus doesn’t seem to take that as a challenge he simply tells his men to keep on rowing so that they can see their home once again. Circe tells Odysseus that he must create his own plan with his men and he decides to take the risk to go through the terrifying monster such as Amphitrite, Charybdis, and Scylla. “Cyclops if ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaca (Book 9 .416-419).” These were the words of Odysseus as he decides to taunt the great and mighty Polyphemus. Odysseus was brave enough to taunt Polyphemus which was a risky move since Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon. “We felt a pressure

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