The Epic: The Odyssey Vs. Supernatural

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The Odyssey vs. Supernatural
A hero can be defined in many different ways. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, defines a hero as a person who is greatly admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. People usually talk about fictional characters with supernatural powers as heroes. Soldiers, firefighters and volunteers are also often called heroes. But what really is a hero? Does a hero always need to be someone with the physical strength like Superman, or are there other important qualities that really make hero? That would mean that people with qualities that stand out and who motivate others and change the world can be considered a hero. It would also mean that a hero is anyone someone looks up to. A hero can be fictional or real, it could be someone you see everyday or someone you’ve never even met. It could even just be a character from a book or movie. The book The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus the main character is shown as a epic hero and a legend. Odysseus is a mortal and has human qualities, but what makes him a hero, is the way he treats others and doesn’t always think about himself. Another character that can also be seen as a hero is Dean Winchester, who is one of the main characters in the tv show Supernatural. Dean is also a mortal and has qualities like no other, he is brave, strong, caring and more. Both characters poses hero-like qualities, but even though they are both heros, they have their similarities and differences. Odysseus and Dean are not that
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