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Topics: Charybdis, Toy, Scylla Pages: 2 (712 words) Published: March 4, 2013
G.I. Joedysseus

G.I. Joedysseus should be the next new action figure toy because Odysseus shows great leadership traits including courage, confidence and strength. Have you ever known someone who puts themself in front of others? Someone who has heroic qualities; strong, nice, courageous, helpful loving, safe, thoughtful or selfless? A hero is defined by Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” A hero is someone who you look up to and whom you believe is a good person to mankind and humanity. In stores worldwide there are dolls, action figures, toys and many more objects that kids look up to as being a hero or someone who saved the world, a town or even a city. In stores in the near future, an action figure, a heroic figure and a toy that is known as G.I. Joedysseus.

The G.I. Joedysseus displays courage by creating a plan that may keep himself and his crew in the Cyclops’ cave forever. In response to being stuck in the Cyclops cave Odysseus says, “I had touched the spot / when sudden fear stayed me: if I killed him we perished there as well, for we could never / move his ponderous doorway slab aside. / So we were left to grown and wait for morning.” (247-250). Odysseus has proven that he is willing to risk his life to save himself and his crew in the Cyclops’ cave. He didn’t move the slab and he risked his life to stay in the cave even longer; until the Cyclops would come back and Odysseus would stab and kill him. A great way to show Odysseus’ courage would be to have big muscles to show how strong and powerful he is. Odysseus would also have torn clothes to show that he has been through many battles fighting got his people to protect them.

The G.I. Joedysseus also displays confidence by putting fourth the idea that if all of his crew and himself do not give up and are confident in all of their actions in what they do in order for them to all get past Scylla and Charybdis without being swallowed...
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