The Epic Hero Traits Of Odysseus In Homer's The Odyssey

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On Island #3 in Homer’s The Odyssey, the epic hero trait that Odysseus displays is being clever. Odysseus and 12 of his men go into a cave on Kyklopes Island. The cave is owned by Polyphemus, the kyklopes. Odysseus and his men are trapped in the cave and Odysseus comes up with a very clever idea. Odysseus comes up with the plan to escape and he “ . . . [ties the sheep] silently together . . . So three sheep could convey each man” ( Homer 9. 466 - 470). Odysseus has the trait of being clever because he had the idea to tie three sheep together. The epic hero trait of clever can clearly be seen in Odysseus's actions because he not only came up with a plan by himself but brought it into effect himself also. Odysseus has to be clever in order
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