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  • Rules Of Poseidon's Hatred Towards Odysseus
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    The Greeks, as portrayed by Homer, are a very vengeful people. Throughout The Odyssey, a theme of vengeance is dominant. These displays of retribution come from different entities for fairly different reasons. So why is revenge such a factor in The Odyssey? Fear and the overwhelming feeling of payback are two answers. Homer gives numerous examples of how certain characters demonstrate their power in a fury of rage. He writes of the payback Zeus gives to those who break the rules, of Poseidon's h...
  • Help And Odysseus
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    World Lit November 16, 2000 Odysseus a Strong Man or Just Supported by Gods Odysseus is the main character in an epic poem called the Odyssey. In the poem Odysseus has had some bad luck getting home, with some of the gods helping him and some hindering him his journey towards home is a constant struggle. In this poem we see a man being broke and rebuilt, through constant irony his faith was damaged and without the help of Athena he probably would have given up on his journey. Through his hard wo...
  • Odysseus An Epic Hero
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    Odysseus Odysseus is without a doubt an epic hero. He goes on a perilous journey even though not by his choice. He saves his comrades from great evils. He is considered to be a great military tactician and he is known around the world as a great man. All of those qualities and feats make Odysseus an epic hero! An epic hero has to go on a long and dangerous journey. Odysseus has to do exactly that when he and his shipmates try to return to Ithaca after the Trojan War. They are thrown off-course a...
  • Odysseus Courage Hero Qualities
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    The Hero in Homers The Odyssey was Odysseus. Odysseus went through many hardships. He proved himself as an archetypal hero through his great wit, wisdom, courage, and ability to resist temptation that was unmatched by other Greek heroes. Odysseus was a very witty person. He outwitted nearly everyone he met. One instance was when Odysseus stabbed out Polyphemus eye. He used the false name of Nobody to escape attack from the other Cyclopes. O my friends, its No bodys treachery, no violence, that i...
  • Epic Heroes Odysseus
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    Odysseus: Heroes A hero is a brave and strong person, who is also very human. A hero feels fear and every other emotion that we do. A true hero is a person who does something great and does not expect to be given any thing in return. A hero does something that effects a large number of people. A hero thinks more of others than he or she thinks of him or her self. The characters in the poem, 'Women', and The Odyssey are both epic heroes. Odysseus is a strong and brave man, but I think he lacks on...
  • Odysseus Positive And Negative Qualities When
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    In today's eclectic society, everybody's heroes are different. However, during the era Homers The Odyssey was created all heroes had same characteristics Heroes were the people who saved people, they were courageous wise and had fighting spirit Odysseus, the main character in Homers epic poem was clever brave and a great strategist Although he has these strengths, he has some negative qualities, but most of his heroic qualities still hold true today. Odysseus possesses heroic qualities, such as ...
  • Odysseus A Great Epic Hero
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    The Odyssey Odysseus was always considered to be a great man and a great hero. He was known for his brain as well as his muscle. He was an epic hero of a narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes. He possesses qualities superior to those of most men, yet remains recognizably human. These heroes have a tragic flaw. This is what makes them a hero instead of a god. Gods are perfect. Odysseus is the hero in The Odyssey, an epic attributed to Homer. His tragic flaw is hubris, occasional occurr...
  • Philoctetes Bow
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    Philoctetes, the bowman, is a most haunting and ambiguous character of Sophocles. He represents the pain which the world subjects all creative people to. Keeping his simplicity and innocence in a world of confusion and lies ends up being his greatest challenge. Through intense character portrayal, Sophocles presents the story of Philoctetes in a way so that the reader can empathizes and truly understand the pain of Philoctetes. The story begins when Odysseus and Neoptolemus are on a beach on the...
  • Cyclops Odysseus
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    English: Greek Odyssey Essay November 07, 1998 Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome. He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homer's The Odyssey demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many times, tim...
  • Curious Odysseus
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    Heroes are almost perfect people. Odysseus was a great Greek Hero. Just like all of us though, he had exceptional abilities and faults. You notice many examples throughout the Odyssey that which was authored by Homer. The traits you notice are his tall tales, and his extravagant curiosity. Also, he is very attractive, extremely clever, and like most heroes has great ability. Odysseus had few negative qualities. He told many tall tales throughout the Odyssey. Telling tall tales wasnt a good habit...
  • Great Leadership Of Odysseus
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    To be known as a hero takes a lot. But what is a true hero To some, a hero might just be a person who has a lot of courage and bravery, to others a hero might be a person that is a strong warrior and leader who wins battles; still to others a hero might be a person who uses his brain just as much as his muscle to win battles. In Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus proves that he is a true hero in all of these ways. Courage and bravery are two things that Odysseus has a lot of Maybe even a l...
  • Son Of The Great Odysseus
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    Quests for Self-knowledge In Homer's the Odyssey, there are two major quests. One quest is that of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and the other is that of Prince Telemakhos, son of Odysseus. Both quests are alike in that both men search for self-knowledge and eventual happiness in Ithaca. In the quests of the King and Prince, both of the two undergo a great metamorphosis. Odysseus goes from a great warrior who lacks self-control to a great mature man whose understanding of life is far superior to mos...
  • Great Battle Between Odysseus And The Suitors
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    "What do you admire, and what do you find to criticise, in Odysseus' behaviour as a hero?" What I admire about Odysseus' behaviour as a hero is his confidence. Rather than being self-doubting of his abilities he is proud of them. We see this in Book 9 when he deals with the Cyclops Polyphemus. Firstly, he tells the Cyclops his name is 'Nobody'. This idea helps him to escape at the end when Polyphemus screams "O my friends, it's Nobody's treachery, not violence that is doing me to death", and the...
  • Odysseus And His Crew
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    The Odyssey, written by Homer, tells the story of Odyseus and how he faced misfortune in his attempts to return home after the Trojan War. Odysseus is not famous for his great strength or bravery, but for his ability to deceive and trick. To his friends, he was a brilliant. To his enemies, he was a a manipulator of the worst kind. During his journeys Odysseus often makes the mistake of bragging to his enemies but learns that doing this gives his enemies a chance to seek revenge against him. Afte...
  • Stranger To Odysseus In Evslin's Version
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    Different Character Portrayals From Book to Film The Odyssey, the classic epic by Homer, has been retold for centuries since it was first written in. Each of these retellings differs from, one another, seeing as each version has a somewhat alternate take on the tale. This causes characters to be portrayed differently from translation to translation. After reading the retellings by John Evslin and W.H.D. Rouse, as well as watching Konchalovslky's film version, it was clear one could detect visibl...
  • Son Being Of Our Hero Odysseus
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    The "Odyssey" is an epic story that has been a compelling piece of literature since it was first written and it will remain that way for many years to come. This much-found success of the Odyssey has been because of the story's hero, Odysseus. Odysseus has many personal qualities that make him survive through all his journeys. He is one of the first Greek mythic heroes famous for not only his brain but also his strength. He is a man with a curious mind, and he is also a man with unsettled valor ...
  • Odysseus Human Qualities
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    The most admired classical hero is most certainly Odysseus, the mythological Grecian subject of Homer's epic tale, The Odyssey. This legendary figure displays excessive amounts of brains and muscle, seeming almost superhuman at times. He embodies the ideals Homeric Greeks aspired to: manly valor, loyalty, piety, and intelligence. The popularity of Odysseus transcends time. To this day he remains greatly admired as both a hero and an ordinary man who must deal with great adventures and retrieving...
  • Odysseus Vs Agamemnon Throughout History
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    Persuasion Tactics: Odysseus vs. Agamemnon Throughout history is an endless list of great war leaders who have conquered great masses of land. So, it must take a great speaker to convince thousands of men to leave the comforts of their homes to risk their lives in war. In Homer's, The Iliad, two great nobleman Agamemnon and Odysseus are in the position to push exhausted soldiers back on to the battlefield. Each use different approaches to excite the men, however, it is Odysseus, not King Agamemn...
  • Great Odysseus
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    Homer's The Odyssey is a story of a valiant and courageous man named Odysseus and his hardy crew of Ithacan sailors. Odysseus sacks cities, vanquishes monsters, and mercilessly taunts and tricks his opponents in order to attain victory for himself. In addition to these great physical feats and intellectual wit, he also sleeps with the most beautiful women on the earth. By today's standards, he is real macho man. Uncharacteristically, however, Odysseus is prone to shedding tears of sorrow. Such a...
  • Great Adventurer Odysseus
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    CELEBRITY OBITUARIES Odysseus (354 A.D.) The great adventurer Odysseus had died this year and it was thankfully the death he deserved, because unlike his lost friends who were eaten by the Cyclops, giant snake serpent, and the water cyclone that took the lives of most of his friends. Odysseus died of an obvious factor at his age because he died of old age. He was found by his son in his bed which he made with his own hands out of the stump of a tree, and when he was found by his son the wife of ...

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