Odysseus Essays

  • Characteristics Of Odysseus

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    Odysseus “Raider of cities” is known for being a hero in the odyssey because of his hero like traits. Odysseus has the strength, courage and is a man of nobility. Odysseus is also a wonderful warrior who risked his life to fight the cyclops and help the rest of his crew survive, the cyclops was much bigger and stronger than Odysseus but he still chose to attempt to kill the cyclops after realizing that him and his crew would be stuck in a cave forever. In book 9 Odysseus and his crew threw out the

  • Odysseus Leadership

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    Odysseus is a hero Do you ever find yourself questioning if someone is a hero or not, well Odysseus is one to discuss. Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey was originally written in the 8th century and was first published in english in 1614. In the poem, Odysseus goes through many challenges to help his men. Near the end, Odysseus finds himself in a predicament but perseveres. Although some may argue that Odysseus is not a hero, he should be treated as one due to his leadership and cleverness. Throughout

  • 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

  • Is Odysseus A Hero

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    What makes a hero a hero? If a so-called hero has major flaws, is he still considered a hero?Odysseus did many great and heroic things but some of the things he did make him look less like a hero.Odysseus can be thought of as very brave in the physical and spiritual sense but because of his failure to get his men back home to Ithaca and his unfaithfulness to his wife, he was not truly a hero. Odysseus is thought of as a hero in the physical and spiritual sense because of his bravery while facing

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is Odysseus Loyal

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    think of a tall muscular man, but have you ever thought of their personalities? In the epic poem, Odyssey by Homer Odysseus and his men go on a long gruelling journey. At every turn they are battling some type of evil, but that doesn't stop him from getting home to his wife and and family. Odysseus is loyal and clever. Odysseus is loyal. For example the author showed how odysseus was loyal when he said “I have fought only to save my life, but my man's life's too.” this shows he was there for his

  • Challenges Of Odysseus

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    In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus encounters numerous challenges and trials on his journey home after the Trojan War. One of his memorable challenges was his encounter with Polyphemus, a Cyclops, which showcases Odysseus’ intelligence and leadership qualities while highlighting his arrogance. Odysseus and his men become trapped in the cave of Polyphemus after unknowingly taking shelter and consuming his food. The Cyclops was angered by this and devoured some of his men. Despite his men’s urges to

  • 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

  • Odysseus Qualities

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    strength and glory. Odysseus represents these values of the Greeks in his own style. Odysseus is a Greek hero who fought in the Trojan War. The Trojan War was a war between the Greeks and Trojans. The war started because of the queen of Sparta being abducted. Thus the Greeks set out to retrieve the queen of Sparta. Odysseus was one of the prominent leaders in this war. His story was told throughout the Odyssey. The Odyssey is a Greek epic by Homer telling the story of Odysseus’ journey home after

  • Odysseus Challenges

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    Odysseus was the Greek king of Ithaca and the hero in “The Odyssey”. His queen was Penelope and had a son named Telemachus. He was away from home for a total of twenty years. Ten years were spent fighting in the Trojan War, and ten more on his journey back home. Along the way he faced numerous challenges and difficulties, but in the end made it back home. With the help of the gods, he was able to return to Ithaca. On the way back home, after the Trojan War, Odysseus and his men arrive at the Land

  • 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

  • Odysseus An Archetype

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    Odysseus is an epic hero, who has good and bad qualities, that’s what makes him human. Odysseus is also a good example of an archetype for epic poems. Odysseus is an epic hero because the epic is about him and he has most of the epic traits. For example: “What shall I say first? What shall I keep until the end? The gods have tried me in a thousand ways. But first my name: let that be known to you, and if I pull away from pitiless death, friendship will bind us, though my land lies far. I am Laertes’

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Odysseus Weaknesses

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    well-written, we can look at it as a call to be a hero. Before the story begins Odysseus and his men fight with Troy for 10 years and finally win. The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus and his men encountering many hardships as they try to get home. Odysseus is a hero. He has many strengths, but he also has weaknesses. Homer wanted to inspire the Greeks to be heroic and gave them this story to do so. Some key traits that Odysseus has are intelligence, focus, and, unfortunately,

  • 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

  • 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