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The Odyssey is an epic about a hero called Odysseus who is trying to get back to his homeland in Ithaca after many years of challenges and obstacles at sea The Odyssey was written during ancient Greece by Homer a blind writer There is no doubt that Odysseus posses all the hero traits which make him a great leader One of Odysseus many traits is that he is very curious According to book 9 lines 130-131 Odysseus says that I wished to see the caveman what he had to offer Which means that he was eager to see what the Cyclops had to offer and what would happen afterwards Another example would in book 10 lines 19-22 where it says Dear friends no need for stealth heres a young weaver singing a pretty song to set the air a-tingle on these lawns and paven courts Goddess she is or lady Shall we greet her Which means that Odysseus was tempted by Circe to go to her Another example would be Odysseus shows weakness when he and his crew are going toward the sirens and sticking beeswax up his mens ears he insist on being hung on so just we could hear the songs on the sirens Due to the fact the Odysseus finds almost everything tempting to confronting everything the you could see the he is very Curious Another one of Odysseus heroic traits is that he is Intelligent in many situations He shows his intelligence by disguising as a beggar and entering the tournament without reveling himself to anybody but a servant and his son Telemecahus and at the end fights off the other competitors and reveals who he really is Another example of his intelligence is when he confronted the Cyclops and when he outsmarted the Cyclops by making him drunk and then blinding him and then escaping the Cave with all of the
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