Almost One of the Gods. "The Odyssey", by Homer. Essay explains why Odysseus is to be considered an epic hero.
An epic hero is one who does not act irrationally and contemplates his actions and their implications. Odysseus, of Homer's The Odyssey, is an appropriate epic hero because he embodies the values of bravery, intelligence, astuteness, and competency. Numerous examples are found throughout The Odyssey. Such illustrations include Odysseus' conflict with the Cyclops, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis.
First, Odysseus proves that he is a mortal laudable of being dubbed an epic hero during his conflict with the Cyclops. Odysseus shows evidence of his intellectual abilities by first devising a…
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