Odysseus As A Hero In Homer's Odyssey

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In The Odyssey there are many characters who could be defined as a hero. Odysseus is not one of these characters due to his loose morals leading him to be disloyal and have impulsive behavior. Throughout Odysseus’ journey home, he exhibits his loose morals as he is disloyal. Odysseus and Calypso make love one last time after receiving the news from Mt. Olympus that it is time for Odysseus to leave. Homer says, “And now, withdrawing into the cavern’s deep recesses, long in each other’s arms they lost themselves in love” (Homer 5.250-251). A hero is a person who follows his morals and stays loyal to those who are close to them. which Odysseus does not do, he has an affair, and is disloyal to his family. Odysseus’ impulsivity is first shown when

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