"Odysseus Hero Quotes" Essays and Research Papers

  • 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...

    Achilles, Circe, Greek mythology 749 Words | 4 Pages

  • Odysseus: a Hero

    Odysseus: A Hero Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks. Yet, through the first hundreds years of their civilization, the...

    Circe, Goddess, Greeks 1351 Words | 4 Pages

  • Odysseus: a Hero or a Flawed Hero?

    Odysseus: A Hero or a Flawed Hero? The epic poem, The Odyssey written by Homer near the end of the 8th century...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1127 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus as a Hero

    Odyssey, Odysseus, the central character of the epic, applies his strengths, leadership skills and his determination to reach his abode...

    Cyclops, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 893 Words | 3 Pages

  • The Odyssey: Is Odysseus Really a Hero?

    Odysseus can be portrayed as an antihero in The Odyssey. A hero is clever, respectful, brave, and shows mercy....

    Death, Homer, Ithaca 881 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus as a Tragic Hero

    simply be a tale in which the hero was trying to accomplish a certain task, such as returning home or rescuing a lover from Hades. In every...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 2458 Words | 6 Pages

  • Odysseus: the Anti-Hero

    Odysseus: The Anti-Hero Throughout Homer’s epic The Odyssey, Odysseus is a hero. In all myths and...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Epic poetry 1540 Words | 4 Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus as an Epic Hero In an epic poem, epic heroes exist. An epic hero, an important figure from a history or...

    Aeneid, Cyclops, Epic poetry 860 Words | 3 Pages

  • Hero Comparison Essay: Odysseus vs Gandhi

    Hero Comparison Essay K A K 16/12/2011 A hero, a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with...

    1612 Words | 5 Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    22 March 2012 Odysseus: Epic Hero or Not? What is a hero you may ask? Merriam-Webster states that a...

    Achilles, Athena, Greek mythology 1308 Words | 4 Pages

  • Odysseus' Journey as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus' Journey as an Epic Hero In the epic poem The Odyssey, the main character Odysseus displays the epic...

    Aeneid, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 1283 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    The Odyssey In Homer's The Odyssey, our main character, Odysseus, battles a feat of obstacles on the path back to his family and home....

    Characteristic, Hero, Human 1147 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus: a True Hero

    Odysseus: A True Hero The daydreaming lifeguard is brought back to reality by the frantic screams of a small boy. Before his...

    Achilles, Athena, Courage 928 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Lopez English I HP, Period 6 Miss Grabowski January 27, 2011 Odysseus as Epic Hero The Odyssey, written by Homer, describes...

    Circe, Cyclops, Greek mythology 897 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus - a Different Type of Hero

    Odysseus – A Different Type of Hero The Homeric epic, the Odyssey, is set in the peaceful years following the Trojan War, and...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hero 1215 Words | 4 Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus as an Epic Hero What is the difference between a regular hero and an epic hero?...

    Athena, Cyclops, Greek mythology 1222 Words | 3 Pages

  • Greek Heros- Odysseus, Jason, & Aeneas

    A Comparison of the Heroes, Odysseus, Jason and Aeneas Odysseus is unique among epic heroes in that his strength comes...

    Achilles, Aeneid, Argonauts 1692 Words | 6 Pages

  • Heros

    of a "hero" People have been attempting to define the word "hero" for as long has man has existed on this planet. To define a...

    Achilles, Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry 1640 Words | 5 Pages

  • Julius Caesar Hero

    once said “For what does it mean to be a hero? It requires you to be prepared to deal with forces larger than yourself.” In order to truly be...

    Achilles, Charybdis, Greek mythology 1097 Words | 3 Pages

  • Hero Journey

    Jeannie Watts Mrs. Smith English 9 Period 2 May 20, 2013 My Personal Hero Journey Have you ever thought about the fact...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Homer 694 Words | 4 Pages

  • Is Odysseus a Hero?

    Is Odysseus a Hero? Anyone can be brave, caring, intelligent, or confident. When these characteristics are combined in one...

    656 Words | 2 Pages

  • Odysseus Is Not a Hero

    epic poem translated by Robert Fagles, Odysseus, who is the main character of the book, would fit the dictionary's definition of a...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Greek mythology 539 Words | 2 Pages

  • Is Odysseus a Hero?

    translated by Robert Fagles, is an epic poem focused on Odysseus, an Ithacan soldier, and his journey that helps him grow as a...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 528 Words | 2 Pages

  • Odysseus Is Not a Hero

    Thanks Not So Much a Hero A heroic person is who does courageous acts for the sake of his family and peers. In the epic poem, The Odyssey...

    655 Words | 2 Pages

  • Temptations of Odysseus

    Temptations of Odysseus Odysseus: a hero in every way. He is a real man, skilled in the sports, handy with a...

    Achilles, Athena, Cyclops 1519 Words | 4 Pages

  • Virgil’s Prevailing Hero

    Virgil’s Prevailing Hero The heroic characteristics introduced in Virgil’s Aeneid are different in comparison to the Homeric epic...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Homer 882 Words | 3 Pages

  • Satan: the True Hero of Paradise Lost

    centuries. One would gather that Milton, a Puritan, would have no problem casting God as the hero, and Satan as the antagonist. But looking...

    Aeneid, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 1635 Words | 5 Pages

  • Achilles and Odysseus

    Iliad can be seen to chronicle the maturation of the Greek hero during the terrible battles of the Trojan War. Achilles is a...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hero 1944 Words | 5 Pages

  • Heroic Odysseus

    Break the Wall Odysseus, the most brave and honorable warrior in all of Greece. After fighting with valor for home, kleos, and country, the...

    1066 Words | 3 Pages

  • What is a hero

    What is a hero? To most people, a hero is a strong, brave person with an amazing costume. Heroes usually have super powers...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Odysseus 1168 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus

    Heimes English 9D 25 January 2013 Odysseus: Zero or Hero? Odysseus, saves citizens, saves shipmates, is a...

    552 Words | 2 Pages

  • Aruther V. Odysseus , choose a mythic/epic hero from another culture equal in stature to Arthur. Compare the two figures and their portrayals.

    ancient Greek hero of Odysseus from The Odyssey, and the medieval English hero of King Arthur from Le Morte D'...

    Bors, Hero, Holy Grail 889 Words | 3 Pages

  • Maximus and Odysseus

    Maximus and Odysseus While watching the film Gladiator with my girlfriend I realized the striking similarities that heroes share. However,...

    Achilles, Athena, Commodus 1109 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus: Hero or Villain

    April 2008 Odysseus: Hero or Villain? Heading home, to Ithaca, Odysseus is faced upon many obstacles that he and...

    Circe, Cyclops, Greek mythology 638 Words | 2 Pages

  • Odysseus Leadership

    Odysseus: The Definition of a Leader When considering the impact of ancient Greek literature, it is imperative to acknowledge the importance...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Hero 1738 Words | 5 Pages

  • The Heroic Journey of Odysseus

    stage of the journey, the departure, the hero leaves their known world and begins their adventure. After the hero undergoes the...

    Achilles, Athena, English-language films 906 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus

    An Epic hero Epic heroes are characters in an old poem or story that people can relate to for admire. In the epic poem The Odyssey by...

    Athena, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 371 Words | 2 Pages

  • Hero Essay

    Hero Essay A hero is different to every person. However, societies normally have similar views when it comes to a...

    1301 Words | 3 Pages

  • Gilgamesh and Odysseus

    Gilgamesh and Odysseus were two heroes from two totally different time periods that were both in search of the meaning of life. The epics that...

    Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry, Life 1012 Words | 3 Pages

  • Comparing Odysseus and Spiderman

    Heroes in Action: Odysseus & Spiderman The late actor, Christopher Reeve, once stated, “A hero is an ordinary individual who...

    Ben Reilly, Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn 1848 Words | 5 Pages

  • Comparison of Moses and Odysseus

    heroes or legends, each one of them having their differences to go along with the beliefs at hand. On the other hand, each and every hero also...

    Adventure, Fairy tale, Hero 1549 Words | 4 Pages

  • Odysseus vs. Gilgamesh

    The epic poems The Odyssey, written by Homer, and Gilgamesh, translated by David Ferry, feature the struggles and triumphs of two epic heroes,...

    Enkidu, Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry 1477 Words | 4 Pages

  • Odysseus & Aeneas

    Odysseus & Aeneas By: Chance E-mail: mmb0014@unt.edu If there is any possibility that a comparison could be made with the famous...

    Aeneas, Aeneid, Greek mythology 1065 Words | 3 Pages

  • The Courageous Will of Odysseus

    Thomas The Courageous Will of Odysseus During the poem the Odyssey Odysseus’s character was challenged in so...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Odysseus 1000 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus: Not an Epic Hero

    Odysseus: Not an Epic Hero The Odyssey is one of the most famous ancient Greek epic poems written by Homer. It tells an...

    553 Words | 2 Pages

  • The Flaws of Odysseus

    In the book “The Odyssey” by Homer, the main character Odysseus could be defined as being a strong, noble, and courageous man who is...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Homer 903 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus Epic Hero

    Odysseus, the main character of The Odyssey,by Homer, certainly qualifies as an epic hero. He has help from numerous characters,...

    Character, Circe, Greek mythology 759 Words | 2 Pages

  • The Oddessy- Odysseus a Hero

    proof paragraph 2) Correct quoting format 3) No proper pronouns Was Odysseus A Hero? . Bravery, wisdom, and loyalty...

    690 Words | 2 Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    A true epic hero has many very defining characteristics. Usually you will find this hero to be the ‘alpha male.' With an almost...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hero 844 Words | 2 Pages

  • Jason vs Odysseus

    from antiquity, Jason and Odysseus have much in common and just as much not. It has been said that The Voyage of the Argo, written centuries...

    Achilles, Argonauts, Colchis 929 Words | 3 Pages

  • Athena and Odysseus

    Relationship between Athena and Odysseus By looking at the epic The Odyssey by Homer, there are a lot of contacts between human and...

    Athena, Homer, Iliad 1101 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero.

    Odysseus As An Epic Hero In the story of the Odyssey, Odysseus was put through many ordeals through which we see...

    Achilles, Athena, Destiny 624 Words | 2 Pages

  • Is Odysseus An Epic Hero?

    An epic hero is someone who embodies the ideals of a society. He overcomes obstacles, and is courageous, intelligent, and honorable. He is on...

    513 Words | 2 Pages

  • Is Odysseus a True Epic Hero?

    How do you define a hero? Some may define a hero as someone with courage and bravery, someone who knows how to fight monsters...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Greek mythology 595 Words | 2 Pages

  • The Odyssey and Was Odysseus a Hero?

    Odysseus a hero? The only heroes I know are Superman, Batman, and Ironman. How can someone as normal as Odysseus...

    754 Words | 2 Pages

  • Compare and Contrast of Odysseus and Aeneas

    Compare and Contrast of Odysseus and Aeneas Odysseus, the hero in The Odyssey, and Aeneas, the...

    2120 Words | 5 Pages

  • Hero

    What is hero? Hero can mean many things and can be anybody depending on how people plan to look at it. In ancient Greek the...

    Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek, Greek language 982 Words | 3 Pages

  • Odysseus: Selfish Hero.

    Quarter Essay Jack Sparrow is a selfish hero. He thinks of himself most, but he truely cares for his men. He relates to...

    681 Words | 2 Pages

  • Odyssey: the Journey of a Hero

    Odyssey: The Journey of a Hero The Hero's Journey is never an easy one. This particular journey, as detailed in Homer's The Odyssey, is...

    Adventure, Athena, Hero 1910 Words | 5 Pages

  • The Odyssey Odysseus' Journey

    Great Odysseus, King of Ithaca, struggles to get home to his wife and kingship for over 20 years. During his absence, suitors try taking the...

    948 Words | 3 Pages

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