Theme Of Restraint In The Odyssey

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In the epic poem, The Odyssey, the hero Odysseus shows many heroic traits, but the most important trait is restraint. The first episode when Odysseus shows restraint is when they land of the land of the lotus eaters. Odysseus could have stayed there and got super high and addicted and been happy on lotus for the rest of forever, but instead he got his men and he went back to his ship because he knew that he had a job to do. He had to have a lot of restraint to stop from trying out the lotus. Another episode where Odysseus shows the trait restraint is when the big snake with a lot of heads is present and Odysseus couldn’t tell his men about it or they would freak out and probably get themselves killed worse than if they didn’t know about it.
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