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Unformatted text preview: he was really the great hero he claims himself to be. Did he really do all that he claims to have done? Why doesnt he give more credit to his crew and the Gods? Odysseus says to Athena in this same chapter that he had thought he had been abandoned by her after the Trojan War where he knew she was right beside him, in other words; Odysseus thought that he had made him journey home alone, without the help of the Gods. Homer writes this book and the Iliad perfectly, with amazing similes and metaphors and great use of story-telling, etc. .. It seems as if he planned and executed everything perfectly in the writing of this book. Therefore does that mean that Homer wants us to have our own doubts and take what Odysseus says with a grain of salt? What is he saying about a hero, and his character?...
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