Go on Google Images and search “hero.” You may see things like capes, masks, and Superman. It is guaranteed that if you dress like that band go for a walk everyone will say you’re a hero. But is this what really defines a hero? In the epic “The Odyssey” (by Homer) the main character Odysseus is classified as a hero. It is important that we confirm the heroism of a hero or havoc is destined. A hero is deemed heroic if he or she exhibits selflessness, an inspirational personality, and bravery for a righteous idea, person, or thing.
Odysseus was a noble hero known throughout Greek civilization. He is also known as the hero of the epic poem The Odyssey (by Homer) and the king of Ithaca. Odysseus exhibits a remarkable trait of self-sacrifice throughout his voyage. This is an essential aspect of a hero. In Book 9 The Cyclopes, Odysseus and his men are escaping Polyphemus, who is now blind, by hiding under his rams so that when Polyphemus feels them he will think they are no more than his rams and let them flee. “Three abreast I tied them silently together, twining cords of willow from the ogre’s bed; then slung a man under each middle one to ride there safely, shielded left and right.”(9.377-380). Couldn’t the men have tied each other? Odysseus ties his men by himself because he wants all the men to be tied properly and have a safe passage. This is also a selfless act because he will be risking his personal safety by tying himself. Tying all of his men is also a hard and exhausting task but he still does it because he wants his men to be safe. It is also noteworthy that he is tying the men with such cautiousness and thoroughness. In this instance Odysseus is exhibiting selflessness o...
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...ll remember this obstacle which is implying that they will live to remember it. Odysseus is being inspiring by promising them that they will survive. Inspiration is a key characteristic a hero like Odysseus must obtain.
Odysseus was a glorious hero known and cherished throughout Greek civilization. His legend still lives today even though it began millions of years ago. Odysseus obtains magnificent traits through which he became a hero. Odysseus had a remarkable trait of self-sacrifice, was an excessively brave man, and was uplifting and inspiring. What will distinguish a hero from other people is selflessness, inspiration, and bravery. The importance of confirming the heroism of a hero is indescribable. Without this confirmation havoc is destined. An example of this is the Holocaust. Hitler was a deceitful man who used the appearance of a hero to kill and murder.
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