To What Extent Is Odysseus A Hero

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Is Odysseus a Hero? Do you think that Odysseus is a hero? This book is called “The Odyssey” and is written by Homer. The main character of the book is Odysseus and he is trying to get back home to Ithica. Odysseus is a hero because he is smart, he is brave, and he cares for his men. Odysseus is a hero because he is smart. Odysseus outsmarts the cyclops “Nobody- thats my name” (Book#9 Line#410). This shows Odysseus is smart and he used this plan to get away from the cyclops. It also shows that he is smart because he knew the cyclops would say that “Nobody” is blinding him. Odysseus came up with a plan to get rid of the suitors “Look, your crucial test is finished” (Book#22 Line#5). This shows that Odysseus is smart because he came up with a plan he knew that only he could complete. He also was smart enough to know that he could fight off all the suitors after he competed this challenge. This is why Odysseus is smart. …show more content…

Odysseus went into the cyclops cave “our party quickly went into his cave” (Book#9 Line#241). This makes Odysseus brave because he knew that it was dangerous to go in. He also not only risked his life, but the life of his men also, and two of them ended up dying. Odysseus went to the land of the dead “Down to the house of death and the awesome one Persphone (Book#10 Line#248). This makes Odysseus brave because he knew when people would go to the house of the dead, they often would not come back. He also went down by himself without any of his men. This is why Odysseus is

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