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Essay | Jacob and Odysseus: Their Roles as Heroes

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Jacob and Odysseus.
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Jacob and Odysseus: Their Roles as Heroes

Summary: Essay consists of a literary comparison of Jacob and Odysseus regarding their roles as heroes.
Every culture has a hero. Every hero has a legend. Every legend meets that culture's particular needs. The events, settings, and other characters might be different, but the hero is basically the same for all. The universal hero is initially an immoral character, but after overcoming difficult obstacles, he/she eventually becomes a better person. Jacob and Odysseus are such heroes. Both share an obvious characteristic of deceitfulness, but both still have differences, although discreet. They become a hero because they've changed into a better human being.

Jacob's name means "deceiver" and he lives up to his name. His deceitfulness began with stealing his brother's birthright. One day, Esau came in from the fields famished and found Jacob cooking a meal. Jacob offered his half-starved brother, "Give me the birthright and I'll give you some soup." Esau being starved, sold his birthright to...

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This section contains 680 words
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