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  • Odysseus An Epic Hero
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    Is Odysseus An Epic Hero? Is Odysseus, the main character of Homer's The Odyssey, really an epic hero? An epic hero embodies several heroic traits such as; having superior or super-human strength; being intellectual and courageous; and being a strong and responsible leader. An epic hero struggles and is overwhelmed with difficulties. An epic hero is on a quest of self discovery, war or some sort of goal. In the Odyssey, Odysseus is on a quest to return home to Ithaca after ten years of war in Tr...
  • 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...
  • Odysseus Intelligence
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    Most people hear the word hero and think of the stereotypical individual with an incredible appearance, outlandish brawn, and a smile to die for. This is not always accurate; some of the most legendary heroes from Greek mythology take advantage of many other traits. Loyalty, craftiness, intelligence, and keen observational skills are needed to escalate a hero's stature. In 'name of book'; reflects both heroes with assumed features and elevated characteristics of a true hero. Oddyse demonstrates ...
  • Penelope To Her Husband
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    Women in the odyssey 2000-07-15 The literature composed during the era when the Odyssey was written was directed by men. Woman characters were valued but the only participated in affairs when they had the permission of men. The men, for the most part, directed the women's lives. The themes used in literature were on the subjects that men would be interested in; combat; warriors, and rulers. Domestic affairs, for the most part, were not noted. There is a immense contrast between the Odyssey and o...
  • Vengeance On Odysseus
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    The Theme of Vengeance in Homer's Odyssey Homers epic poem The Odyssey a tale of Odysseus journey home. This is a story of a warrior named Odysseus and his 20 year expedition to his home Ithaca. A dominant theme in The Odyssey is vengeance; It is exemplified through Poseidon and his son, Polyphemus and through Odysseus and his son Telemachus battle with the suitors. To clarify, Poseidon takes revenge on Odysseus for blinding his son Polyphemus. Odysseus gets him self in to this mess by not liste...
  • Magical Transformation Of The Hero Odysseus
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    What are the five elements of an epic Show how The Odyssey meets each of the five elements by providing well - detailed examples. Homer cleverly uses each of the five elements of an epic poem in The Odyssey. The first one used was when Athena promised to assist Odysseus. Athena is the divine brings who assist the hero. Athena assisted Odysseus only because he was wily and self-controlled. Those were extremely rare, but respected traits. The next element Homer used was personification of forces o...
  • Odysseus Life
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    Odysseus' life is very similar to the lives of many teenagers in many ways. Many teenagers have to make tough decisions, and so did Odysseus. I have to make many choices about things during my life, and Odysseus had to make many tough choices during his journey. During my life I have had to make such decisions as who to be friends with, and trying to decide to do what is good or what is bad. Odysseus had to do the same things. He had to decide to leave Cyclops Island and possibly die, or he had ...

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