Even in the bleakest of situations, Odysseus did not give up.

Odysseus has fought valiantly through the Trojan War, but while he is returning home, countless challenges change his course and delay him for years and years.

Odysseus was the main character in a story titled The Odyssey; which was written by Homer.
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Odysseus is not a hero based on the standards of merciful, selfless, and gentle because of his actions of sacrificing his men, killing the suitors and being ruthless throughout the Odyssey.


Many debate whether or not Odysseus earns the title of a hero.

Despite his crew, who wanted to leave, because they were afraid, Odysseus wanted to stay....
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The most important contradictions Odysseus faces are loyalty and betrayal; humility and hubris; and wisdom and folly, Throughout the Odyssey Odysseus faces an internal battle between loyalty and betrayal in the presence of numerous temptations....


Odysseus goes through his life believing he is the best.

The only reason Odysseus ties himself up to the mast, when instead he could have simply plugged his ears with wax like the rest of his crew, is that he chooses the jeopardous choice, wanting to "go down in the books" by being the first man to ever listen to the Sirens song and live....

Finley, and it is an in depth analysis of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Odysseus uses his intelligence when he has his men tie him down while passing the Sirens, so he himself will be able to hear their beautiful song, but not be entranced by their singing.

Throughout the whole story, Odysseus is trying to get home.

Odysseus, a man with a complex life, struggles with many internal, personal contradictions that have a collective impact on his decisions throughout his existence.

Odysseus’s purpose is to get his men and himself back to Ithaca.

In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus earns the title of a true hero by conveying many qualities such as: determination, courage and leadership.

The legendary story of Odysseus

During the lengthy trip, Odysseus shows how determined and extremely intelligent he can be by fighting through unbelievable things throughout the story.

The word Odyssey has come to mean a journey of epic proportions

The Odyssey, an epic poem orally transmitted by Homer, a Greek poet who wrote The Iliad, had to contain some variety of attributes that Greeks valued in a person.