The Odyssey

The Odyssey

The Odyssey Odysseus was constantly thought about to be a terrific guy and a terrific hero. He was known for his brain as well as his muscle. He was an impressive hero of a narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes. He has qualities superior to those of most males, yet remains recognizably human. These heroes have an awful defect. This is what makes them a hero instead of a god. Gods are perfect. Odysseus is the hero in The Odyssey, an epic attributed to Homer. His terrible flaw is hubris, occasional events of excessive, self-important pride.

Odysseus is considered a hero because he is a knowledgeable warrior, and a leader of exceptional wisdom, resourcefulness, guts, and endurance. Odysseus’ actions during 3 occasions that happen in The Odyssey show his better qualities. The encounters with the Lotus-Eaters, the Cyclops, and Scylla and Charybdis all show his heroism. Odysseus’ sparkle is revealed upon his ships arrival on the shoreline of the Lotus-Eaters. Instead of letting his whole crew off of the ship to explore this mysterious location, Odysseus just allowed two selected men and a runner to learn who lived on the land.

After a long time, none of the three cared to report, nor to return to the boat. This was because they ate the Lotus plant, which was a drug that the Lotus-Eaters used to the males. It caused them to lose all desire to reach home again. Singlehandedly, Odysseus forced all 3 men back, tied them down under the rowing benches, and bought the team to row away. In this occurrence, his strength and take care of his males is revealed. Odysseus’ encounter with the Cyclops demonstrated his resourcefulness and nerve.

After Odysseus and his twelve finest men initially talked to the Cyclops, two guys were feasted on by this beast just because he was starving. This might have shocked his staying males, however Odysseus wouldn’t let his team turn and run. Rather, he developed a strategy to get what they had wanted, the Cyclops’ rams, which were fat with heavy fleeces. The plan consisted of making the Cyclops intoxicated, blinding him by driving a pointed 6 foot pole through his only eye, and concealing beneath the rams to avoid any fights with the Cyclopes. The encounter with the Cyclops was nother test of Odysseus’ heroism. As soon as again, he triumphed and showed that he was a hero. The encounter with Scylla and Charybdis was Odysseus’ biggest obstacle up to that point. If he were to stop working to get away from this encounter safelly his journey home will be greatly delayed. Scylla was a sea beast of gray rock with six heads, and Charybdis was an enormous and unsafe whirlpool. Sadly, to reach their house, they were forced to cruise directly in between these 2 hazardous risks. Odysseus was entrusted to a big issue.

Should he sail closer to Scylla or Charybdis? He selected to go better to Scylla, and this showed how he could make significant decisions under terrific pressure anticipating an effective out come. If they had actually gone near Charybdis, all of them would have most likely drowned. Since they were required to go towards Scylla, it was almost specific that six males would be snagged by the beast, however this would be much better than everyone in the crew passing away. Odysseus chose not to tell his team of this danger though. He did this for the welfare of everyone.

If he had actually informed them, they all would have gone and hid under the deck, leaving the ship to be sucked in by the whirlpool. Odysseus did what he needed to do as the leader. Even though this was deceiving, he only lost six guys compared to everybody. This occasion highlights much of his brave qualities, such as bravery, insight, intelligence, and management. All of these occasions obviously reveal what made Odysseus a great impressive hero. Some of the characteristics that make up an epic hero are terrific combating abilities, intelligence, bravery, strength, and resourcefulness.

Odysseus has shown all of these qualities, and had the ability to avoid the wrath of the Gods due to the fact that he was a hero. He refused to back down to anyone. Odysseus continued defending twenty straight years simply to make it back house, and he was successful in doing this. Had Odysseus’ overbearing self-pride not affronted the gods, the many challenges put in his path to avoid he and his team from getting back in a timely way would never had existed. By his ability to get rid of the numerous troubles produced by the gods, he showed that his pride might not have actually been misplaced.

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