Why Odysseus Is A Hero

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Odysseus is a hero. In my opinion a hero is someone who fights for what they believe in and fights for others. A hero gives his life to save another person no matter what the risk. Odysseus fought for what he needed. He fought for his wife, and his child. He fought any bad guy who came along just with a bow and arrow. He did what he needed to get to the end alive with his men and saving people on the way, even if that meant making some mistakes. Odysseus needed to be a hero to get back to where he did in the end. In the end because of his bravery and loyalty he got back to his wife and stuck all the way through the tough times. Odysseus is a hero.
¨Old shipmates,friends, the rest of you stand by; Iĺl make the crossing in my own ship, with my own company, and find out what the mainland natives are - for they
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Odysseus did want revenge for them taking him away from his homeland, and betting on his wife, and that was fair. In the long run though he wanted to protect him and his people from these suitors who were scaring them and making fun of them. Telemachus wanted to be safe and his father wanted the same thing and even though Odysseus knew this meant he might not be home he protected telemachus over himself. ¨Run then, while i hold them off with arrows as long as the arrows last. When all are gone if I`m alone they can dislodge me¨ (1160 lines 107-109). This show Odysseus put someone before him to make sure they lived even if it meant he might die. He also just encourages them at all times. That is absolutely what a hero would do. He looks at them and says to have home and keep their spirits up and that is how they fight back. ¨He is fairly sure that they can survive this peril if he keeps their spirits up¨ (1134). Even though he could have been falling apart and begging for mercy he didn't he made sure they were confident and okay with what they were doing
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