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What Makes Odysseus A Hero
I think Odysseus fits the title of a hero very well. Odysseus fits the description of a hero because he’s done a few things that are heroic. The first heroic thing he has done is go fight in a war with the trojans. Odysseus had come up with a plan for his men during the war. That plan was to build a big wooden horse as a gift for the trojans, the trojans accepted it and brought it inside their village. The trojans didn't know Odysseus and his men were inside the big wooden horse, Odysseus and his men eventually came out and attacked the trojans and won the war. “Harried for years on end, after he plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy.”(The Odyssey line 3). After Odysseus and his men left Troy they sailed near Ismarus, which is …show more content…
When Odysseus and his men set back out on the sea they came to the coastline of the lotus eaters. Odysseus picked out two men and a runner to go see what the land had sustained. Once Odysseus heard about the lotus flower, whoever eats the flower will want to stay on the island and forget about their home, they offer he drove his three men back to the ship tieing them to a bench on the ship. “I drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches.”(The Odyssey line 48). Another heroic thing Odysseus did was when they went to the land of the cyclopes. For the first two days odysseus and his men feasted on wine, wild goats, and observed the mainland. On the third day odysseus and his crew go to find out if the cyclopes were friends or foes. Odysseus oarsmen rowed them nearer to the mainland for them to go greet the cyclopes. Odysseus took his 12 best fighting men with him to the cave while the rest guarded the ship. Odysseus brought a goatskin filled with that sweet liquor that Euathens’ son Maron gave him. Odysseus and his men climbed to the cave, but the cyclopes had went afield with his fat

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