How Is Odysseus Brave

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Odysseus is a very courageous man he he left his wife and son for twenty years to go fight in the trojan war. In those twenty years Odysseus faced a lot of things from getting stranded on Calypso island and forcing her to allow him to leave. As he leaves, Poseidon does not like him very much and almost kills him. he barely makes it to the Phaeacians. Even though odysseus is a Strong, Brave man he is really soft also, While he is with the Phaeacians, he hears the story of the Trojan War and he begins to weep.After he calms down, he recounts his hardships. This is where we hear of his travels. First, he is on the land of the lotus-eaters, where some of his men eat the fruit of the lotus, which makes them forget. he barely makes them go back…show more content…
He yells out to the gods that he doesn't need them. Also, he does not give a sacrifice to the gods for helping the Greeks win the victory. This is arrogant behavior. This is arrogant because it shows that he doesn't need the help of the gods. In return for his arrogance, the gods create a difficult journey home for Odysseus. Also, Odysseus shows his arrogance again when he blames the situation solely on his men. He calls them mutinous fools. In book nine, on page 213, line 50, Odysseus talks of his crew cruelly: "Then I urged them to cut and run, set sail but would they listen? Not those mutinous fools. Too much wine to swill, too many sheep to slaughter." He blames the situation completely on his crew, taking no responsibility like a mature person, and as the crew's captain. In this passage, Odysseus is arrogant. He blames everything on his crew. He is self centered, self righteous and all important. His behavior is obnoxious. He does not appreciate all that his men have been through while trying to get home.Odysseus is arrogant when he listens to the Sirens singing. He does not put wax in his own ears. He takes a chance and could have caused his crew great harm. Likewise, Odysseus yells out his name to the Cyclops. As Odysseus and his men are safely escaping the Cyclops, Odysseus yells out the following:"Cyclopes- If any man on the face of the earth should ask you Who

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