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    tale in which the hero was trying to accomplish a certain task, such as returning home or rescuing a lover from Hades. In every case, these heroic tales would always end with tragedy; the hero would be killed by a jealous lover, go mad, or have a loved one taken away from him. However, one Greek hero existed whose story did not end with tragedy: Odysseus. Homer's The Odyssey is unique among all other Greek myths in that it is the only story in which the hero does not meet a tragic end; why

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    Young Odysseus was a powerful and respectful child. Mainly because he possessed so much power at a young age. He once had to fight a boar, and overcame, and here’s that story; child odysseus was about 7 when one day while walking through the woods, he was approached by a boar. At first, he attempted to reconcile with the boar, but to no avail, the daunting animal still appeared adamant to attack and kill Odysseus. Not at all frightened by the rampaging destructive animal, he did get slightly anxious

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    different personalities, but the two that Odysseus holds makes up who he is. In the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer Odysseus a very fearful man goes on a very long journey through ups and downs. Throughout his voyage he has brilliant ideas and plans along with some mad chaos. Odysseus is brave. For example, the author shows how brave Odysseus is when he says “nine days I drifted on the teeming sea before dangerous high winds (9. 35-36). This shows that Odysseus is brave because not only was he out

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    An epic hero is someone who is admired for their great achievements and selfless acts in times of despair. Heroes are also effective leaders, as their guidance is important in the face of danger. The story, The Odyssey, follows the epic hero, Odysseus, and his strong men on their adventure sailing the Mediterranean Sea with the objective of returning home to Ithaca. As they sailed, the curious men crossed paths with misfortune, leading all but Odysseus to their deaths. Odysseus used his leadership

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    An Epic Hero When someone thinks of an epic hero Odysseus probably crosses their mind because of his actions displayed in the book “The Odyssey”. An epic hero is a brave and noble character that is admired for great achievements or is affected by great events. Odysseus is an example of an epic hero because of his actions and doings on his way back home from the Trojan War, an example of his actions is fighting the cyclops Polyphemus. Odysseus is an epic hero because of his actions on his journey

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    Odysseus is one of the greatest epic heros in the history of literature. The Odyssey, by Homer, is an epic poem, which depicts the journey home of Odysseus. Angering many gods, this voyage takes him through multiple obstacles, and ends up taking almost twenty years longer than it should've. Throughout his journey, “The Son of Laertes” must get his crew out of trouble multiple times. He uses his intellect and other strengths to do so, and never gives up, no matter the circumstance. Even after losing

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    admired for great achievements”. The Odyssey written by Homer is home to Odysseus, the original epic hero. The typical features of an epic hero or heroic epic are strength, loyalty, courage, and intelligence. Odysseus not only fulfills the requirements but also goes above and beyond. On his way home to Ithaca Odysseus faces many challenges, and with each solution, we see why he is considered an epic hero. A trait that Odysseus embodies to the fullest is intelligence. His wittiness and eloquence have

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    The great and powerful adventurer Odysseus has recently passed away. The date of his death was on April 16th of 2017. He was spending the day in his magnificent garden where he spent his free time. However he was not dressed in his proper attire considering he was not wearing shoes. In his garden, he stepped on a hornet which he is severely allergic to. He was stung by the hornet and immediately began to have reactions. He broke out in hives and his lungs closed. He was found lying in his garden

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    the great hero to have ever existed, Odysseus and his men. Greek mythology is the most interesting way to know how these people lived. in fact, Odysseus is one of the greatest heroes that fought during the Trojan war. he was known for his cunning intellect. In the events of the Trojan war Odysseus created a plan that destroyed the city of Troy and therefor ended the Trojan war. The story begins in Homer's epic poem the Iliad, but the second poem, The Odyssey, relates to Tale of Odysseus wandering

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    envision a hero? A strong man who saves people and makes the world a better place? What about a man who has inner demons who get the best of him sometimes? Things Fall Apart is about a man, Okonkwo, who struggles with his fears. It has created him to be something he doesn't wish to be. Okonkwo is put to the real test when he is banished from his home. The Odyssey is about a man going on a great journey and having to overcome many obstacles to get home. Though Okonkwo and Odysseus are both heros, Okonkwo

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