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    Odysseus Strengths

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    struggles the leader Odysseus has to face. He is a great leader and a great husband. Odysseus has many strengths. He is a leader that's is extremely cunning and intelligent. Which is one trait that makes him such a great leader. Odysseus said “ me only she permits these strains to hear” (Homer). Which means that Odysseus was given the choice to either be tied up or put wax in his ears. Being the leader that he was he trusted his crew to tie him up and keep him alive. This is why Odysseus is such a good

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    Odysseus As A Hero

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    Do you think Odysseus is a hero? If yes why do you think so? I think he was an epic hero because he did many things to help his people. He, would do a lot of things he would do to defend his people and he would of died trying to die for them to. He sometimes almost gave up but he kept on trying until he went back home. Odysseus was trying to go back home to go to his family and friends and become the king again in his throne as he deserves. Odysseus was treated like a hero when he, came back from

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    Odysseus As A Hero

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    mighty Odysseus has proved himself as a hero in The Odyssey in multiple occasions. First, to be a hero I believe that bravery and cleverness are needed to perform a heroic act. There is no need for a certain superpower or strength in my opinion to become a hero. Odysseus has shown there characteristic in his twenty year Odyssey as he searches for his way back to Ithaca. First, Odysseus’ bravery, he shows his bravery by confronting massive and terrifying creature that endangered Odysseus and his

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    Odysseus Characteristics

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    Odysseus was an effective leader in battle, an amazing fighter, and he was the person who helped defeat Troy by using the wooden horse. Although everyone thought this was a heroic action by Odysseus to obtain victory, the gods were not so happy with him, especially Zeus. The gods punished Odysseus by making his journey back home difficult for him and his men. Even though Odysseus was being challenged by gods, he had traits that were of an epic hero. Also, throughout his journey he had friends and

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    Odysseus: Heroism

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    Odysseus: Heroism Essay Odysseus, a name uttered in nearly each and every sentence, but one of the extensive controversies of all time revolves around our most cherished character of the most illustrious greek franchise, The Odyssey, by one of the most famous B.C. authors, Homer. The great puzzle, as described in layman's terms, would be is Odysseus a hero? Many people would argue that he is, those people are dead now, the remaining people state that he’s just an average guy who happens to be blessed

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    Essay On Odysseus

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    honesty, and should do things in a right way. In the video "Odysseus and the Cyclops" and The Cyclops which is written by Homer from the Close Reader, both talked about a Greek mythology. In the text, the main character called Odysseus, he leaded his crews to a secret island. In the island they met a monster in a cave called Cyclops and have a fight. Odysseus used lots of good ideas to used manpower killed Cyclops. At the end of the story, Odysseus lead his crews successfully get out of the island. Subsequently

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    Odysseus A Hero

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    Odysseus: Hero or Not? A hero can be defined as a person who has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is a respectable and well-followed leader. The Odyssey chronicles the poem’s epic hero, Odysseus, on his journey home to Ithaca with his men. En route, he encounters many obstacles and challenges but is able to overcome them using his own military knowledge and with help from the gods. Some may argue that Odysseus is not a hero because of the assistance he receives from the

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    Odysseus Flaws

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    using for this essay is by Allen Mandelbaum. The Odyssey is about a man named Odysseus, who goes through many obstacles to reach his home, Ithaca. I think that Odysseus has human flaws, such as his pride and his curiosity, but those flaws are overridden by the fact that he is clever, wise, brave, and overall, a strong leader. All of these qualities are shown in quotes throughout Books 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, and 17. Odysseus is shown to be clever primarily in Book 9. He has just arrived on the island

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    Is Odysseus A Hero

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    with help from others. Robert Downey Jr. is still a true inspiration to young children, unlike Odysseus. Odysseus and his story ended a long time ago when mythology was famous, but he story still survives. Due to the extreme obstacles and challenges his faces, Odysseus has created a lot of controversy on whether or not he is a hero. Yet, the way he handles these challenges is immature therefore, Odysseus is not a hero because he was selfish and greedy towards the lives

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    Value Of Odysseus

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    by the actions and words of characters in book 7 is Alconous ' kindness towards Odysseus and giving him a way to return home safely. He humbly accepts him into the palace and doesn 't think anything of it. He is very kind to Odysseus when he "took the hand of Odysseus, the cunning hero, and raised him from the fireside and had him sit on a polished chair from which he asked his son Laodamas to rise" (7.177-180). Odysseus tells him that he is hungry and deserves food for all that he has been through

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    Is Odysseus A Hero

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    In the epic story the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is returning from the Trojan war, and on his way home he finds many obstacles ahead of him. Odysseus is the ruler of Ithaca and he is trying to return home to his land. Many creatures try and stop him from achieving his goal of returning home, but he and his crew have to push through and get home. Odysseus portrays bravery and courage leading his crew through these tough challenges. Odysseus heroically leads his crew and himself through dangerous obstacles

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    The Thesis Of Odysseus

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    Homer displays the main character Odysseus, the master of his sword and the shepherd of men, with god like qualities which clouds his judgement and sense of superiority that he will never transpire to respect the other warriors through his harsh tones. After Odysseus came from the encounter he had with the beautiful witch goddess Circe,, his men are grateful to see him . His men gather around him like a master and a shepherd, his men surrounded him. Odysseus a well respected man who is admired

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    Odysseus Hero

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    to know what heroes might look like, it's more important to understand what makes someone a hero. Odysseus is one of these important heroes whose actions should be explained. In the excerpt “In the One-Eyed Giant’s Cave” from the Odyssey, Odysseus expresses his heroics through bravery, cleverness and honor when interacting with his men and the Cyclops, Polyphemus. In the beginning of the piece Odysseus first demonstrates his heroics in the way he honors his fallen men. When he lost men to a battle

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    Is Odysseus A Hero?

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    Earth in less than a year’s time, and trains a class of 27 students to try and assassinate him) or Odysseus (goes to fight the Trojan war for 10 years and due to bad luck and misfortune, and the [very angry] sea god Poseidon, it takes another 10 years to voyage home). It is true that Odysseus is a hero because he is brave, powerful and smart, but he does these things in a selfish way. To begin, Odysseus is brave. According to the text, “There was a loud hiss as the burning wood pierced the watery

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    Odysseus Lessons

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    readers many morals and lessons throughout Odysseus' journeys. Odysseus and readers can learn many things from the alienating and enriching events that Odysseus experiences. One of these lessons is Odysseus’s time on Ogygia and how it forms desire for his wife. Another lesson Odysseus learned through hardship is piety and his loyal to the gods. The final lesson he learns through hardships is honesty, and how you should always tell others the truth. Overall, Odysseus learns many lessons and morals throughout

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    The Weakness Of Odysseus

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    weakness is found in the character, Odysseus, in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, where strength can be found within his weakness. The tale begins on the island of Ithaca, where the Grey-Eyed-Goddess, Athena, tells Telemakhos to set out on a quest to learn about his father, Odysseus, having been away for 20 years. While Telemakhos is set off on his journey, Odysseus is trapped on the island of Kalypso, lusting for his home. Odysseus then departs on a long journey in

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    Odysseus: A Hero

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    unquestionably shows in the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer that Odysseus is indeed a hero. Although Odysseus shows signs of weakness along his journey returning to Ithaca, he is very heroic in many situations to save his men and attempt to return them all home. ADD SENTENCES HERE. Odysseus is undoubtedly a hero because he saves many of his men from the cyclops, he rescues his men from Circe, and he ventures into the House of Death alone. Odysseus in The Odyssey by Homer is a hero because he saved many

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    Odysseus Is Selfish

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    Odysseus is the spitting image of what an ancient Greek hero would be like but in today’s society or just in general, Odysseus is not heroic. He may have super hero qualities such as extreme strength and cleverness but he doesn’t embody them the way one should. In many cases he only saves himself, he is selfish, and he isn’t humble. These reasons alone leaves me, and should leave you, to believe that Odysseus is not heroic. Every super hero movie ends with the good guys defeating the bad ones and

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    Odysseus The Sirens

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    number of sirens all facing towards Odysseus, who is tied up against a mast, in a position of attack. This could seem threatening because the sirens surround Odysseus so that he may not escape from them. The color of the sirens body is a dark color, which could symbolize how they are dangerous and powerful they are. The painting also shows all the sirens facing Odysseus with a look of anger because he is not falling into their trap as the others have done. Odysseus’ men blends with the boat so the focus

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    Advantages Of Odysseus

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    Odysseus is an admirable hero because he uses strategy instead of strength to overcome many obstacles. Odysseus is a very strong man who uses his strength to guide him along his journey. But, Odysseus is also a very intelligent man. He uses his logic to his advantages. He uses his intellect to get out of Polyphemus’s cave and deciding to rick 6 men to Scylla, instead of sacrificing everyone to Charybdis. When Odysseus’s men were trapped on the island of the cyclops’. Odysseus’s men were stuck in

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