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Heroes can be found in every day life whether they are somebody who weassociate with on a regular basis or a person who we are far from beingacquainted with So what about stories Every story has a hero aleader a person of power who has the ability to put others under theircontrol Each story has an individual who is courageous and strongwilled a person that will not back down from any challenge In somecircumstances these characteristics can be embodied into one individualperson Two such men withholding these attributes in two very famousepics include Odysseus and Achilles These two men hold very similareasily noticeable facets but also some very differential ones as wellSimilarities in Odysseus and Achilles are very easy to pin point Tobegin both of these heroes are engulfed with compassion when it comesto leading and protecting their men Odysseus loses men to sea monstersand a Cyclops just as Achilles loses Patroclus to the hands of Hector ofthe Trojan army Odysseus and Achilles both held themselves accountablefor the loss of their men and they both mourn and are filled with griefunder these circumstances An additional similarity that these two menpossess is that the God Athena favors them both Since Athena was not asupporter of the Trojans it is safe to acknowledge that neither of thetwo were involved with that army Athena always favored those of powerand both Achilles and Odysseus fit that standardThe last similarity that the two of these men possess is the fact thatthey are incredible fighters full of courage and longing for glory Both Odysseus and Achilles strive to fight battles where the outcome hasthe possibility to be disastrous but they do it anyways for the sake oftheir homes and the ones that they are protecting Achilles does it toremain unbeaten and along with Odysseus as well they do it for theglory of being victorius The admiration by others onto these two isimpeccable as well The traits that they display are ones
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