Why Is Odysseus A Hero

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There are a lot of reasons why Odysseus in my belief and based in the Odyssey this is so. Firstly Odysseus is an ideal hero in both the physical and the mental sense. Physical he is a great hero, because he overcomes all these extreme dangers he comes out alive after missing for ten years and facing weird creatures and people. Homer set up this whole voyage with all the strange encounters that Odysseus has to go through, to become and be known as a great hero. In the mentally sense Odysseus is a hero, because he stays loyal to his wife and household. Although he has been gone from his home for almost twenty years, the only thing that keeps him alive is the thought of his wife and son that are back at home waiting for him. Odysseus refuses immortality twice in his journey, he supports his death and that is what gives him the strength to withstand all the difficulties he faces. In addition he is amazingly clever. We find out through the Odyssey that Odysseus was…show more content…
At the end he has no conflicts with any of the gods. Poseidon even isn’t mad with him, which later raises his rankings as a ancient Greek. This man after going through all those horrible experiences is finally reunited with his family in his house, his goal from the beginning of his long journey. Perhaps the most striking of the arguments is the encounter he has with Hercules in the Underworld. Hercules says to Odysseus that the two are kind of alike to each other. We know that Hercules was the greatest Greek hero that ever existed, his strong powerful remembrance still goes on threw present day. At the same time, Odysseus brought by Homer as bringing apart of this suck highly respected group of heroes. Just the that Odysseus completes the trip to Hades and comes back on earth still living is proving Odysseus to be

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