Odysseus An Epic Hero Analysis

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Odysseus: The Human Hero In the Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus is a good example of an epic hero. An epic hero depicts certain traits that other characters do not have such as being a natural born leader, appealing to the opposite sex, having “superhuman, larger than life” qualities that portray him braver and stronger than ordinary people, on a quest of great importance to himself or his people, has “good” on his side, and defeats monsters or Gods. Odysseus possesses all of these traits during his voyage home. “Cyclops, you ask my honorable name? Remember the gift you promised me, and I shall tell you. My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbdy.” (page 42, line 295) This line from the text shows

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