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Is Odysseus A Hero? In Homer’s The Odyssey , Odysseus is a hero because he shows all the qualities of a great hero by showing skill, leadership, and strength. When Odysseus is at Troy fighting in the Trojan war, “Odysseus performed extremely well as a soldier and a commander” (643). This shows how Odysseus is a hero because he shows great skill as a warrior and was a big part of the Greek victory. When Odysseus finds out some of his men are going to die on the way past Scylla he says, “Then we die with our eyes open, if we are going to die, or know what death we baffle if
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Unformatted text preview: we can” (680). This shows how Odysseus is a hero because he keeps his men going even though the odds are against him. After landing on Polyphemus’s island and after being threatened by the Cyclops, Odysseus and some of his men took the big hand spike, “and rammed it deep in his crater eye… and bored that great eye socket” (665). This shows how Odysseus is a hero because he fends off a crazy beast, saves his crew, and show his great strength. In the end, Odysseus is a hero because he makes a great leader, tries his best to save his men, and slays monsters....
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