Odysseus As An Epic Hero

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In the epic poem the Odyssey, Homer describes Odysseus as an epic hero. Unless Odysseus is able to think of other’s misfortunes with little regard to his own, then he is not considered a hero in my opinion. But, he is also able to show many ways in which he is heroic. He is somewhat of a hero. My opinion is supported by Odysseus’ actions, his qualities, and the decisions he makes. Some of Odysseus’ actions were heroic, while others were not. First, Odysseus blinded the cyclops Polyphemus. This action was to save his men from being eaten or brutally murdered. Also, he forced Circe to restore his men to their original form. She had lured them to her house with food and wine. Shortly after, she enchanted them and turned them

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