Odysseus'Character

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Dadrian Ellington ENG 112 Question 2a Odysseus has a number of characteristics. Some of which are traditional to Homeric essays and some of which are not. Odysseus has an eye for wealth and adventure, traits that are common to Homeric essays. He leads his men on a 20 year long journey, which is not lacking in the adventure department. From reading books IX to XII in The Odyssey I’ve concluded that Odysseus is a complex character. He displays qualities that range from being clever and crafty, to being prudent and practical minded. In chapter IX, Odysseus displays several characteristics. “I am Odysseus, son of Laertes, known to the world for every kind of craft-my fame has reached to the skies.” (Line 21-22) He shows himself to be a proud man; this pride could be interpreted as arrogance very easily. To proclaim that your name is so famous that it has reached the skies, perhaps meaning the gods, is to be self- important and big headed. He balances out his arrogance by
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