Theme Of Courage In The Odyssey

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One theme that Odysseus learned is that people in the real world also learn is that in order to succeed and move forward, you must have courage. Throughout The Odyssey, Odysseus shows courage during his battles and hard times. This courage enables him to work toward his goal of getting back home to his wife. For example, just before stabbing the Cyclops in the eye with his spear, Odysseus “cheered [his] men on with battle talk to keep their courage up: no quitting now” (906). Odysseus learned that, in order to escape from the Cyclops and get back home, he would have to be brave; therefore, he showed this to his men as well. Another time when Odysseus learned that he would need grit to move forward, was when he was about to face Scylla, a six-headed
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