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  • Nohbdy Odysseus
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    The Odyssey In The Odyssey, Odysseus had to face many challenges during his travels; a few of these difficulties were a cannibalistic Cyclops, huge whirlpools, determined suitors, along with many hardships. Odysseus fought constantly to return to his homeland of Ithaca, but to accomplish this Odysseus had to be clever, resourceful, and have great leadership qualities. Odysseus proved throughout the story that he was very clever. When he was faced with having to get out of Polyphemus's cave, Odys...
  • Agency Of Job And Odysseus
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    The agency of Job and Odysseus is controlled by God and the gods. Neither Job nor Odysseus have agency when the gods are against them. The relationship between the divine and human agency is a well-established one in both the ancient Hebrew and ancient Greek cultures. Many acts that could be attributed to human agency are often credited to gods, especially human errors or misdeeds. Humans try to forfeit a good deal of their agency to the gods willingly. Nevertheless the gods have no reservations...
  • Cyclops Polyphemus And The Suitors In Ithaca
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    There are many traditions and values that the people of Ancient Greece followed very closely. These acts, such as, hospitality and respect for one's peers are usually overlooked by gods and goddesses. The people are expected follow these traditions or they may feel wrath from a god or goddess. In the Odyssey, the tradition of hospitality is shown being broke in several ways. When a person in Ancient Greece received a guest, they were to treat them with the highest respect and they should offer t...
  • 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...
  • Great Example Of A Guest Host Relationship
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    The Odyssey Report In The Odyssey, Homer uses guest-host relationships as an ethical norm against which behavior is measured. When the ritual is preformed correctly by guest-host, good results ensue. In contrast, the violations of this ethical norm results in misfortune. This idea was taken very seriously by people of that time and it can be found throughout the story. A great example of a guest host relationship where both the guest and the host behave properly is the relationship between Telem...
  • Adonis And Thor Section
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    Essay About Odysseus, Adonis, and Thor Section I: 'Odysseus Is The Most Cunning Man in the World " Odysseus, son of Pro cris and Cephalus of the Royal House of Athens, played a major role in the Trojan War. However, the legends of Odysseus do not begin until after the great war. At the end of the war he was separated from the rest of the Greek armies and was forced to wander for ten years until he was reunited with his family. His journeys in those ten years were very similar to Jason's journey ...
  • Odysseus To The Crippled Polyphemus
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    Did Odysseus and his men bring the string of catastrophes on themselves? Yes, they did get themselves into serious trouble. With a pompous attitude, the men prolonged their journey home to Ithaca. Those who did not have Odysseus's smarts, died because of this. When they raided the Cicones' village, harassed Poseidon's son, and killed the Helios's cattle, they punished themselves. Odysseus and his men stormed Cicones, and reeked havoc on all that lived there, even the sheep. They killed men who f...
  • Odysseus Leadership Qualities
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    The Odyssey is an epic composed by Homer, an early Greek storyteller. This epic was the basis for Greek and Roman education. Epics are long poems marked by adventure. The main character in an epic is an epic hero. The epic hero is a figure of great stature and may be a character from history or legend. Epic heroes' most remarkable traits are usually the ones most valued by the society from which the epic came. The main character in this epic is Odysseus. Odysseus is on a quest to find his home a...
  • 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
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    During the night Odysseus tosses and turns, worrying about the outcome of his encounter with the suitor. Athena appears to him in a dream and promises that he will aid in the struggle. Penelope also unable to sleep and prays to Artemis, begging that she be rescued from marriage to another man, even if it means her death. In the morning Odysseus appeals to Zeus for a sign of his favor and is answered by the rumbling of thunder and lightning. Others notice the sign and a general mood of imminent d...
  • Heros Odysseus
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    The Heroic Characteristics of Odysseus As an early 1800's English poet Robert Browning regards a hero as One who never turned his back but marched breast forward / Never doubted clouds would break / Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph / Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake. This quote suggests that a hero is one who faces many hardships and reveals the many heroic characteristics. This quote suggests that a hero is one who is admired for qual...
  • Odysseus
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    The Odyssey 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 boasting gives his opposition a chance to seek retribution against him. After leaving Troy Odysseus attacks the land of the Cic ones. Instead of leaving after his...
  • 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 Odyssey
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    In the epic poem", The Odyssey" by Homer, the protagonist, Odysseus, goes on a ten year Odyssey and, killed throughout the journey, he meets numerous tasks and a few men were subtracted from his crew. He fought Cyclops suitors, been held prisoner despite his many, but feats and his noble character, many ponder about his heroism. Some assume that Odysseus is indeed a hero by his ostentatious tasks in his Odyssey. However, a few people who decide to look deeper in the idea and consider more about ...
  • Odysseus
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    In Homer's Epic The Odyssey supernatural beings intervene in the lives of Odysseus and his crew. From the Trojan War he came across a Cyclops, two sea monsters, and a goddess. We will see how these beings act against our hero. Poseidon and his son, Polyphemus a Cyclops, make it hard for Odysseus to go home. Poseidon made a storm when they set sail. Poseidon did this because he was outraged by the outcome of the Trojan War. On the other hand Polyphemus tried to eat them. Odysseus had a clever pla...
  • Odysseus And His Clever Mind
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    "A Characterisc Of A Hero' Essay, Research"A Characterisc Of A Hero' A Characteristic of a Hero The? American Heritage High-school? dictionary defines a hero as a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength. Is that what a hero truly is? Does he need only strength and courage? Does a hero not need a mind? Any man can be strong and brave, but dose that mean he is a hero? Nay, a hero must have more. He must be quick-witted and always think with his head and never ...

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