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Odysseus' Good Qualities Are Overshadowed

Summary: Discusses whether Odysseus of Homer's "The Odyssey" is a true hero by defining what a true hero is. Lists heroic acts and mistakes of Odysseus and concludes that Odysseus is not a hero.
In Homer's "The Odyssey", Odysseus' one wish at the end of the Trojan War is to get home, but in attempting to go home selfish motivation became his main concern, and he is not able to make it home by himself, which make him dependent on help from many people, and contradict the meaning of who a real hero is. After being disgraceful to Athena's statue and Poseidon's grandson, Odysseus' journey becomes much longer as a consequence of his own mistakes. During Odysseus' journey home he was advised and helped by the gods, Phaiakians, and Circe. He is portrayed as a very intelligent man from the way he acts with men and women; he knows how to get someone to like him. One would think he would not be reliant on so much help in working out his problems, but he lacks the intelligence to...

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