The Odyssey By Odysseus: A True Hero

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“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway” and this shows the quality of a hero that the well-known hero, Odysseus, does not have. In the novel, The Odyssey, Odysseus goes to war against the Trojans in hope to win. When Odysseus slaughters the Trojans, he starts to act like he was greater than any god. The gods punished him by stranding him at sea for more than ten years without being able to go home. Odysseus is not a hero because he was not humble or good at accepting the help that he received, and he also acted before synthesizing the consequences that he would face in the future. Odysseus was could have been a great hero in everyone’s eyes if he tried to learn from people the mysteries that are unknown to him instead of diving head first into trouble. When Odysseus returned to Circe’s Island, Circe gave him a course and gave “advice on how to avoid the danger he will face”. But, yet Odysseus ignored her warning of not fighting the sea monster, Scylla, which took six of his best men. His thought of getting home and his selfishness concealed him from trying to protect his crew. When Odysseus and his crew landed on Circe’s Island for the first time, one of the crew members, Eurylochus, tells Odysseus that it is a bad idea to “send…show more content…
Some people might argue that Odysseus is a hero because he won the Trojan War for the Greece and ended the ten-year long fight. But, yet he killed many of the innocent that lived in Troy without any thought about the children or women. It shows in the book that they slaughtered everyone in Troy and didn’t give any of them proper burial, which was mean that the people that died can’t move on. This shows that he is a cold-hearted killer that doesn’t care about any others
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