Can you please help me correct my Odyssey essay? It is due tomorrow.?





I really need help trying to correct my paper. What is an epic hero? An epic hero is a main character in an epic that’s legendary or heroic actions are central to his or her culture, race, or nation. In the Odyssey, Odysseus portrays an epic hero with characteristics including bravery, intelligence, and strength. One example of an epic hero in Odysseus is bravery. He possesses a lot of bravery in many different situations. This is evident when he fights the god Poseidon, telling him he is unstoppable. Odysseus uses bravery with the Cyclops also. He talks, and offers wine to the Cyclops even though he knows he could be eaten like some of his other men. Then he blinds one of them. Another sign of bravery in Odysseus is when he risks his life to save his crew when Circe turned them into pigs. "From every side they came and sought the pit with rustling cries; and I grew sick with fear. But presently I gave command to my officers to flay those sheep the bronze cut down, and make burnt offerings of flesh to the gods below- to sovereign Death, to pale Persephone. Meanwhile I crouched with my drawn sword to keep the surging phantoms from the bloody pit till I should know the presence of Teiresias…" (Homer 558-606) In this quote Odysseus uses bravery in the underworld when he goes to speak with a prophet about how to get back to Ithaca. So you see being brave is all about being willing and able to go to the extremes to help or possibly save people or even a place in need. In the Odyssey, Odysseus does just that. A second example of an epic hero in Odysseus is intelligence. Odysseus uses his intelligence in the Odysseus numbers of times. Before his adventure home Odysseus uses his intelligence to capture Troy. He does this with the Trojan horse. Another case of intelligence is when Odysseus arrives home. He keeps a constant beggar’s disguise so that his wives suitors will not see him and try to kill him before he returns to his wife. "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 Nohbody." (Homer 357-361) In this quote Odysseus shows yet another place with intelligence. After Odysseus and his men blind the Cyclops, he roars in pain. He tells the other Cyclops the "Nobody" hurt me, and the other Cyclops thinks it is a joke. Odysseus had to have great intelligence or he wouldn’t have made it home alive. A third example of an epic hero in Odysseus is strength. Odysseus uses his strength many times through out the Odyssey. He shows it by overcoming many of his enemies. Odysseus physically restrained his crew when they heard the Sirens. Another sign of strength is the bow contest. He strings, and shoots the bow where the other suitors could not. The best use of his strength was when he defeated the Cyclops. "I drew it from the coals and my four fellows gave me a hand, lugging it near the Cyclops as more than natural force nerved them; straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye, and I leaned on it turning it as a shipwright turns a drill planking." In this quote Odysseus show his strength by blinding the Cyclops. This let him get out of the cave and off the Cyclops Island alive. With everything that Odysseus does he uses his incredible strength to do so. Through bravery, intelligence, and strength Odysseus fits into the definition of an epic hero. Odysseus is able to do accomplish all of things he did and make his way home to his wife, Penelope, with the help of his guardian Athena. This is what makes Odysseus, in the Odyssey, an epic hero.



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2 Responses to “Can you please help me correct my Odyssey essay? It is due tomorrow.?”

  1. clavodeltoid says:

    formal essays really shouldnt start with a question…

  2. makioka says:

    the first sentence of the second paragraph isn ver clear you could say an example of a quality that oddyseus obtains is bravery.