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  • Justice On Odysseus
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    The Odyssey is a Greek word meaning 'the tale of Odysseus. ' ; Odysseus, the King of Ithaca; husband of Penelope; father of Telemachus; and son of Laertes was not able to return home after the war he was once in: the Trojan War. Stuck on an island, he is presumed dead. In his absence, suitors for his wife ruin his house with lavish feasts. This epic poem, by Homer, describes how Odysseus, with the help of the gods, gets home and regains his kingship. Justice is always harsh in the Odyssey; there...
  • Odysseus Is Not A Hero A Hero
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    Odysseus Is Not A Hero A hero is a man noted for his special achievements according to the dictionary, but if you ask most people what a hero is, you will get the same general response. They will probably say someone who does something for other people out of the goodness of his heart. Odysseus, who is the main character of the book The Odyssey written by Homer, would fit the dictionary's definition of a hero; but if you go deeper, looking at what people feel a hero is, he doesnt even come close...
  • Odysseus As A Great War Hero
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    When The Odyssey was written, the Greek poet Homer defines his main character, Odysseus, as a great war hero. As the story progresses, Odysseus is many things other than the average warrior on a long, perilous journey home. One outstanding characteristic of this not so typical man is his wiliness. Throughout The Odyssey, Odysseus exemplifies his wily leadership qualities while he overcomes many obstacles during his journey home. Odysseus first demonstrates his wily attributes when he meets the C...
  • 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...
  • Golden Sock Years After Odysseus
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    The Golden Sock Years after Odysseus came from his twenty year trip, Odysseus began to feel restless; he wanted to go on an adventure. He knew that his wife, Penelope would not agree to his decision to go seek the long stolen, "golden sock". To many people, this may be any ordinary sock, but to Ithica, it was different. It was the sock worn on the first person to set foot on the land of Ithica. Odysseus finally decided to go on the journey to seek the "golden sock". He snuck away leaving Penelop...
  • Loyal To His Crew
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    There are many qualities one must have to be a good leader. Without these qualities he wouldn't be able to make it through many hardships. A good example of someone who shows these qualities well is Odysseus I the story "the Odyssey" by Homer. In the story Odysseus is witty, strong, and loyal. Odysseus shows his intelligence many times in the epic. One example is in line 315. It shows that he tells the Cyclops his name is Nohbdy. This makes it so that when he pokes the Cyclopes eye out he will s...
  • Odysseus And His Crew
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    The Odyssey The Odyssey, written by Homer, is the story of Odysseus and how he faced misfortune in his attempts to return home after the Trojan War. From these misfortunes he learned to be a better man and became able to regain his place in his homeland of Ithaca. During his journeys Odysseus often makes the mistake of staying to boast to his enemies but learns that doing so gives his opposition a chance to seek retribution against him. After leaving Troy Odysseus attacks the land of the Cicones...
  • Circe And Odysseus
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    Circe KIR kee The Dread Goddess Circe or (Kirke) is the daughter of Helios (The Sun) and Perse is (the daughter of Oke anos). On her island... in her palace... Circe waits for lost sailors to come wandering to her door as supplicants. Normally, a traveler is treated as a special guest but with Circe, travelers are drugged and then served as dinner. Odysseus and his desperate crew went ashore on the island of Aiaia hoping to find food and water. Odysseus sent twenty three men to explore the islan...
  • 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...
  • Odysseus's And His Crew's Manhood
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    The Habits of Evil Odysseus encounters numerous monsters while on his epic journey, many with a single goal in mind, food. While these monsters devote themselves full-time to the obtaining of food through nefarious deeds, some spend their time in other ways, and for other purposes. Some monsters specialize in the capture of manhood, akin to stealing of the soul. Monsters usually use a specific technique to obtain their goals, including beauty, guile, or simply brute force. The lure used by each ...
  • Odysseus Time With Circe
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    In Homer's epic, The Odyssey, women play an integral role in the life of Odysseus, the story's protagonist. Odysseus is forced to leave the comforts of Ithaca because of a woman, Helen, and he longs to return to his home largely for a woman, his wife Penelope. Throughout his journey, however, it is Circe who has a heavy influence on Odysseus because she is a major distraction and thus an obstacle for the renowned hero. Indeed, Circe's comeliness coupled with her sorcery, and her kindness along w...
  • Story Of The Hero Odysseus
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    Odysseus is a hero of all times thanks to Homer who wrote his story in The Odyssey. Odysseus is a hero in his on time because of all his adventures and characteristics. Homer wrote about the Trojan War, in which Odysseus took part in, in the Iliad, and about Odysseus' long journey home in, The Odyssey. There have been theories that suggest that Homer was illiterate and could not have possibly recited poems of these lengths by memory, and that they were put together much later on and added to. Ho...
  • Journey Odysseus
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    The life of a God, forever bliss, complete happiness: Odysseus slights all of these things in order for him to return to his loving wife and son. The concept of true commitment was a very commendable quality for a Greek hero to possess. With this character trait, Odysseus models the ideal husband, father, and leader. Unfortunately, in today's society, one rarely encounters such outstanding morality. Being raised in an explicit society, a decrease in certain morals has become fashionable. In part...
  • Island Without His Crew Odysseus
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    Odysseus the Hero For a character to be an epic hero, he must possess four characteristics. These four characteristics include the following: (1) he must be high born, (2) the hero must have human weaknesses, (3) he must be brave, and 4) he must be clever. In The Odyssey, Homer's character Odysseus was an epic hero because he possessed all four of the characteristics. One characteristic that Odysseus had to be an epic hero was that he was highborn. Odysseus was Prince Laertiades of Ithaca. The g...
  • Odysseus And His Crew
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    In book twelve of The Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, is confronted with three obstacles that he and his crew must conquer in order to get home to Ithaca. The first of the three obstacles that Odysseus and his crew must face are the sirens and their enchanting melody. This obstacle is the easiest one for the war heroes to conquer, all they have to do is plug their ears and sail past the siren's island. Odysseus adds a twist by having himself tied to the mast of his ship where he can here ...
  • Odysseus Gains From Circe
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    A Reminder of Manhood Throughout Homer's epic work, The Odyssey, Odysseus encounters temptations of beautiful women and the promise of immortality. Under the price of having to sacrifice his manhood, Odysseus is willing to abandon his homeland, one of the ways in which manhood was defined in the ancient world, to live in eternal bliss. Calypso, Circe, and the Sirens are all examples of the beautiful women whom Odysseus must face and overcome in order to return to his native land. Although each t...
  • Odysseus Crew
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    Through his occurrences with Skylla and Charibdis, the Sirens, and Helios cattle, Odysseus heroic character is further disclaim in Book 12 because through all encounters Odysseus was a poor leader and put his crew in danger. His actions prove him to be selfish, boastful, stubborn, and irresponsible. While sailing past the Sirens, Odysseus has his crew fill their ears with wax to prevent them from hearing the enchanted songs. He also has them tie him to the sail post but not fill his ears with wa...
  • Strengths Of Odysseus
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    The Odyssey Essay Odysseus was a virtuous but flawed heroic leader. He was a man of bravery and wisdom. The bravery that Odysseus possessed wasnt always a good virtue to have. Odysseus virtues were tested in many adventures that showed his weaknesses and strengths. One of his flaws is that Odysseus has a tendency to be a little bit boastful at times which got him and his crew into more dilemma. Overall, Odysseus has more strengths than he has weaknesses. In the Cyclopes episode, Odysseus first s...
  • Odysseus A Great Storyteller
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    In The Odyssey, the act of storytelling plays a significant role in revealing the story of Odysseus. Each storyteller reveals a part of the past of Odysseus and his heroic deeds. Each of their stories gives insight into what a hero should be, according to the standards of the Greek society, and they each reflect a different aspect of a hero. When pieced together, each story becomes part of a whole, however, each has a different function within the epic. Some may not contribute to the hero direct...
  • 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 ...

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