Odysseus : A True Hero

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In Greek literature of mythology, we have examined Odysseus. Students and scholars alike have held debates about Odysseus. The discussion is whether Odysseus was a true hero, as read in The Odyssey. There is abundant supportive evidence to verify all sides of the debate and opinions held about Odysseus. Odysseus had encompassed many qualities that I believe make him a hero. The qualities he embodied were mental strength, physical strength, and spiritual strength. I would like to advocate for why Odysseus was a hero.
To support my thesis, I want to explore Odysseus, first in the area of physical strength. He had to overcome dangerous situations many times along his journey. For example, during one part of his voyage, Odysseus came upon the Sirens. He knew that if he gave into the lure of their song, he would be killed. Odysseus, first decided to make wax and turn them into ear plugs, for his crew to use, as their ship approached the Sirens. When they began to approach the sirens, he filled the ears of each one of his men with the wax. He chooses not to use the wax. Instead, he ordered his men to bind him hand and foot in an upright position to the mast of the ship. His crew complied with his orders (Lang).
He was agonizingly strapped to the ship, in order to withstand the lure and temptation of the siren’s songs. He struggled with all his might, to give in to the Sirens callings. He was strong, but he was able to resist. Once they were safely past the Sirens, his crew set

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