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An epic hero is the central hero of an epic a long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes He possesses qualities superior to those of most men yet remains recognizably human These heroes have a tragic flaw This is what makes them a hero instead of a god Gods are perfect Odysseus is the hero in The Odyssey an epic attributed to Homer His tragic flaw is hubris occasional occurrences of excessive overbearing pride Odysseus is considered a hero because he is a skilled warrior and a leader of outstanding wisdom resourcefulness courage and endurance Odysseus actions during three events that take place in The Odyssey show his better traits The encounters with the Lotus-Eaters the Cyclops and Scylla and Charybdis all demonstrate his heroism Odysseus brilliance is shown upon his ships arrival on the coastline of the Lotus-Eaters Instead of letting his entire crew off of the ship to explore this mysterious area Odysseus only allowed two picked men and a runner to learn who lived on the land After some time none of the three cared to report nor to return to the boat This was because they ate the Lotus plant which was a drug that the Lotus-Eaters offered to the men It caused them to lose all desire to reach home again Singlehandedly Odysseus forced all three men back tied them down under the rowing benches and ordered the crew to row away In this incident his strength and care for his men is shown Odysseus encounter with the Cyclops demonstrated his resourcefulness and courage After Odysseus and his twelve best men first talked to the Cyclops two men were devoured by this beast just because he was hungry This may have shaken up his remaining men but Odysseus wouldnt let his crew turn and run Instead he devised a plan to get what they had wanted the Cyclops rams which were fat with heavy fleeces The
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