Odysseus Hero Quotes Essays and Term Papers

  • Odysseus Is Not a Hero

    Fagles, Odysseus, who is the main character of the book, would fit the dictionary's definition of a hero if you go deeper, looking at what people feel a hero is, and he doesn't even come close. In the book, Odysseus does nothing out of the goodness of his heart. During the war in Troy, Odysseus was...

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  • Is Odysseus a Hero?

    The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, is an epic poem focused on Odysseus, an Ithacan soldier, and his journey that helps him grow as a hero. Odysseus makes idiotic mistakes that end up costing his crewmembers’ lives. His immature ways are sometimes interrupted by occasional...

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  • Is Odysseus a Hero

    Is Odysseus a hero? I feel that Odysseus, like any person, can be a hero at some times and very selfish at other times. During the war in Troy, Odysseus was surely a hero, thinking smartly and protecting his men well. However, in books nine through twelve, Odysseus is definitely not playing the...

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  • Odysseus as a Hero

    Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus, the central character of the epic, applies his strengths, leadership skills and his determination to reach his abode escaping from flesh eating one-eyed mammoths, arrogant betrayers, and violent whirlpool and sea monsters. Odysseus and his crew face the impossible...

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  • Is Odysseus a Hero?

    Omar Qureshi Period 5 Is Odysseus a Hero? What is a hero? In my opinion, a hero is someone who accomplishes spectacular feats and puts others before himself. According to my definition, Odysseus, the main character in the epic poem The Odyssey, deserves the title of hero. This is due to three reasons;...

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  • Odysseus: a Hero

    Odysseus: A Hero Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks. Yet, through the first hundreds years of their civilization, the Greek literature has already given birth to highly polished and complex long epics that revolved around heroes. These literature works gave many possibilities of definition...

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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...

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  • Odysseus: a Hero

    courageous wise and had fighting spirit. Odysseus, the main character in Homer’s epic poem was clever brave and a great strategist. Although he has these strengths, he has some negative qualities, but most of his heroic qualities still hold true today. Odysseus possesses heroic qualities, such as bravery...

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  • Odysseus Is Not a Hero

    that would be great. 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 by Homer, the protagonist, Odysseus, has not been a heroic person throughout the poem. Odysseus, Son of Laertes, has journeyed off with his...

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  • Odysseus Is a Hero

    Is Odysseus a hero? In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, it contains many different examples of Odysseus acting like a hero. Odysseus, like many other heroes, suffers to reach Ithaca. Odysseus' heroism can be seen through the two characteristics of strength, and intelligence. Using these...

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  • Odysseus as a Hero

    Chenneal Hyman Ms.Posner English I April 7, 2013 Odysseus as a Hero When I was younger, I used to watch the figures on TV: athletes, singers, and actors trying to pick which one should be my hero. Granted they were fabulous, did being on TV make them a hero? From many sources that supply countless definitions...

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  • Is Odysseus a Hero?

    Is Odysseus a Hero? Anyone can be brave, caring, intelligent, or confident. When these characteristics are combined in one person that person is called a hero. The Hero’s Journey is never an easy one. This particular journey, as detailed in Homer’s The Odyssey, is one of struggle, loss, heartache...

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  • Is Odysseus a Hero?

    Hana Epstein December 18, 2012 “Hero” Writing Assignment Would somebody still be considered a hero even if they had help with every problem he or she faced? Well, in the classic Greek novel The Odyssey, written by Homer, the main character, Odysseus, goes through a long journey in which he...

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  • The Hero Odysseus

    The Hero Odysseus Homer’s Odyssey is an epic tale that shows us the struggle of one man who is known as Odysseus, and his ten-year struggle to return home to his wife after fighting in the Trojan War. Along the way he is faced with many challenges, and the decisions he makes shapes his fate, his life...

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  • Odysseus: A Hero

    Odysseus: A Hero Odysseus is a strong man and cares about his family which he needs to get back to after The Trojan War. Odysseus is strong and he leads his men with confidence. He also is a hero because of the amazing and brave deeds that he has performed. Also, Odysseus has supernatural strength...

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  • 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 BC, focuses on a Grecian hero named Odysseus. Although after the falling of Troy Odysseus embarks upon a long, grueling journey home, it is through his travels that Homer is able to illustrate...

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  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    character, Odysseus, battles a feat of obstacles on the path back to his family and home. Throughout every disaster experienced in Book Two, Odysseus remains a true leader and strives to bring his people and himself home after many years. Odysseus has been known by many to be an epic hero, defined as...

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  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus as an Epic Hero What is the difference between a regular hero and an epic hero? Odysseus from Fagle’s translation of Homer’s The Odyssey and Claybourne’s The Adventures of Ulysses qualifies as an epic hero based on his daring adventures and actions on his detour home from Troy. He earns this...

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  • is odysseus, the greek hero in homer's odyssey, a TRUE hero? : odysseus as a hero

    of a hero varies in lots of ways. Today, the concept of a hero has widened and heroes nowadays include political figures, religious leaders, and even the Hollywood superstars. The expansion of a concept has led to the misconceptions of a hero and it has become very difficult to identify a true hero in...

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  • Odysseus: Epic Hero

    Odysseus, the main character of Homer's epic tale The Odyssey, possesses the qualities of an epic hero. These qualities include the fate of the nation depending on the character, an adventurous spirit, a close relationship with gods, and being an admirable person. Throughout Odysseus many trials and...

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