Odyssey Essay | The Qualities of a Homeric Hero are Found in Odysseus

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The Qualities of a Homeric Hero are Found in Odysseus

Summary: Discusses the qualities an individual must have in order to be a Homeric hero, and how Odysseus has all those qualities.
There are many qualities a person must possess to be a Homeric hero. First, they must by vengeful. They must also be physically strong, and have a slightly overblown ego. However, they must also be wise, smart, and intelligent. Lastly, they are required to be very affluent. Odysseus fulfilled all of these qualities, in the book The Odyssey.

Odysseus was a vengeful person. He would often choose vengeance over anything else. Odysseus had to fight off many an enemy to save those he was fighting with. Odysseus avenged the death of his crew with "taunts" and blinding action, which almost get him killed. However, he chose vengeance over death (Book 9, lines 530-535). Odysseus chose vengeance over apparition. Money would have been justice, but Odysseus says, "Not if you paid me all you father's wealth-all you possess now, and all that...

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