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    Odysseus is not a hero because he lets his pride make most of his decisions, which gets him into difficult situations. Throughout The Odyssey, Odysseus makes mistakes that causes his men to be killed. Most of these mistakes could have been fixed by Odysseus making better decisions throughout his journey. Odysseus is not a hero because he cheats on his wife multiple times throughout the book. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew travel to Ismarus and harass and take the women there. As Odysseus

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    The term “Hero” generally is a person who is admired or idealized for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There are two types of qualities that a hero can have. Qualities that they earned and qualities that they owned, or were born with. Starting off with the qualities that make the hero a hero (qualities that they own) would include being “Kalos” which is Greek meaning “beautiful” or “noble” (as in nobility) and “Agathos”, also Greek, meaning “good” or noble” (as in honorable)

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    Is Odysseus a Hero? What makes someone a hero? Is it the adventures they go on, the traits they possess, or how popular they are? In The Odyssey, Odysseus embarks on one huge adventure to save his people, but barely gets back home. The struggles on this journey have proved whether Odysseus is in fact a hero, or just a fool who got lucky. Although literary scholars of The Odyssey have argued that he is not a hero, closer examination shows that he is a hero because he met the ultimate goal of defeating

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    difficult tasks and place themselves in mortal danger in order to bring back, for themselves and their societies, both knowledge and treasure. Their stories follow “Hero Journey.” The Odyssey, as the epic story of the hero Odysseus, follows closely the complete cycle of a Hero Journey, both as a physical and as a psychological undertaking. The Hero Journey, used as a framework for both Odysseus’ physical and mental journeys, serves to bind the two together. Each of Odysseus’s physical difficulties can be

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    Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus experiences many ups and downs throughout his journey home. He is throw into peril and there often seems to be no hope for his return home. While he remains victorious in the end, returning to his wife, son, and father, the poem itself is filled with many darker moments filled with doubt and sadness. Odysseus is the hero of the Odyssey, and in order to exist as a hero he must be relatable. His story cannot be one entirely of triumph, it must include a more human perspective

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    The Odyssey As A Great Hero

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    Throughout the Odyssey Odysseus’ plays the “godlike” hero which set the standards for values and traits of the Homeric Greek man. Using his cunning intellect and valiant heroism to finds his way home after many trials and tribulations. During his travel home Odysseus gains knowledge about other peoples culture and about different lands throughout Greece. He learns from his own suffering and the mistakes he had made. Odysseus started his journey as the King of Ithaca and the warrior of all warriors

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    Epic Hero In The Odyssey

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    an epic hero is a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by great events. An epic hero is a main character in the epic poem. They also typically represent their culture by the values that their culture admires. They focus on the epic hero and are told in an elevated style of language.“The epic is a narrative poem that focuses on grand themes like fate, and it includes heroic characters and divine beings. At the heart of the epic is the epic hero, who is

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    The Imperfect Hero Typically, epic heroes are larger than life figures that demonstrate courage, loyalty, and honor on a dangerous quest; however, those with great power and fame tend to succumb to temptations like arrogance and selfishness, resulting in their downfall. In The Odyssey by Homer, the main hero, Odysseus, is described as an epic hero after he conquerors the city of Troy during the Trojan War. Odysseus defies the set standards of epic heroes as he is brave and cunning, but is also prone

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    In The Odyssey, the reader is easily able to distinguish that Odysseus is a hero in the story. He is a god-like figure. Odysseus’s wife, Penelope, is a hero and seen by many readers as such especially females. Both possess characteristics of heroes and they deserve to be considered such but that does not mean that they are the true hero of the story. Their son Telemachus is the true hero in The Odyssey. The reader should be able to identify with him the most and realize everything that has happened

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    The Odyssey by Homer portrays Odysseus as a hero who spends his time defeating the Trojans, fighting a six headed monster, and going to exotic lands. The only thing Odysseus did not do was stay loyal to his family or keep hope the whole time. Who they don't mention is Penelope who shows loyalty, hope and other characteristics that also make her a hero. Because Penelope shows loyalty and hope in The Odyssey, Penelope is the greatest character. Through out time men have always been seen as heroic

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