Characteristics Of A Hero In The Odyssey

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Task: Qualities of a Hero and Epic Essay Test Zach George 12 1. Luke Skywalker is a hero because of his traits like courage, strength, and wits. Luke shows his courage when he risks his life to destroy the Death Star in order to save millions of lives. He is strong not just physically, but also mentally. Luke showed this when his aunt and uncle died. He remained calm and strong instead of turning to rage. Heroes such as Luke are very smart and when Luke devises a plan to dress up as Storm troopers to sneek past the guards and free the princess. Although Luke displays many great hero traits, he also has a bad one. He acts before he thinks such as when he raced after R2D2 and nearly got himself killed by the Sand People because of…show more content…
He shows that he’s hotheaded, good looking, and at times, pushes his men to work too hard Odysseus is hotheaded throughout the story but after defeating the Cyclops he takes it a little too far. He and his men were finally escaping the island of the Cyclopes when Odysseus taunts “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny, am I, in a caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating we gave you, you dammed cannibal? Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!” (page 825 lines 395-399). After Odysseus said this, the Cyclops hurled a bolder at his ship, nearly sending them back to shore (page 862 lines 395-399). Another weakness for Odysseus would amazingly be his good looks. Odysseus is a very handsome man and for that reason women love him and do some crazy things to him. “… Odysseus has encountered a series of disasters on his voyage and is now the prisoner of a nymph named Calypso” (page 814 italics). “… Calypso loves her handsome captive and will not let him go” (page 814 italics). Calypso was in love with Odysseus and held him back 7 years all because of his

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