Is Odysseus A Hero

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The Odyssey Do you consider Odysseus a hero? The Odyssey by Homer is about a king from Ithaca named Odysseus and his warriors who go to war and have to go through alot of difficult obstacles to get back home to Odysseus' wife Penelope and his son Telemechus. Odysseus is extrodinarly strong but he doesn't rely on his strength, he relies on his mind. Odysseus is brave, prideful, and self-centered. He is Brave because he goes into the land of the dead to face Hades in order to get back to Ithaca. "From every side they came and sought the pit with rustling cries ; and I grew with fear"(Book 11 line 598-599). Although Odysseus is very afraid of the Land of the Dead and Hades he still goes in and faces him to help his warriors and to get

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