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What is similar about a man in Ancient Greece a boy from the United States during the mid-1800s and a young teenager from modern-day Afghanistan Most people would have difficulty finding any good answer to that question but after reading novels about each of the characters described in the question a reader can answer that all of the characters listed in the question can show the reader how to become a better human being making them similar While none of these books are nonfiction they can still teach us about our own lives and show us how to make them better Odysseus from Homers The Odyssey can still teach the reader how to be a better human being even though it was written in the 8th century BC The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain and was set in the mid-1800s but the reader can still learn valuable lessons from Huck Finns adventures Khaled Hosseinis The Kite Runner was about a boy who was raised in war torn Afghanistan but from Hosseinis story a reader can learn many things about himself as well as the outside world A reader can learn many important lessons from reading books whether they are about great heroes or ordinary teenagers these lessons can help the reader become a better human being The Odyssey is an Ancient Greek epic written by Homer that follows the journey of a man named Odysseus through his many unfortunate voyages A reader can learn how to live life by using Odysseuss journey as a model In Odysseuss journey Odysseus encounters many obstacles these obstacles can be a metaphor for lifes many challenges One of the first tests of mental strength that Odysseus faced was the island of the lotus eaters This island was inhabited by people who made Odysseuss crew members lose all memory of traveling home by eating the islands lotuses and made their only desire to
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