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HeroesA hero is a brave and strong person who is also very human A hero feels fearand every other emotion that we do A true hero is a person who does something greatand does not expect to be given any thing in return A hero does something that effects alarge number of people A hero thinks more of others than he or she thinks of him or herself The characters in the poem Women and The Odyssey are both epic heroes Odysseus is a strong and brave man but I think he lacks one of the major characteristicsof a hero I think he thinks of himself more than of others I think the characters in thepoem Women are better heroes because they can be related to easierI dont think the poem characters are like an epic hero because they are less intothem selves than an epic hero They also seem to have done lesser things I mean epicheroes always do something so great like take twenty men on or lead an army to victory Everyday heroes seem to be more realistic and do something thats great but its notwritten up in every news paper in the countryOdysseus is a brave man that did great things In The Odyssey he conquers amonster using smarts and strength He also looks out for his crew mates He is faithful tohis wife well in his mind he is He kills many men on his own in a battle at his home Hecries a couple of times in the story showing sensitivity Overall Odysseus is a brave andcaring human that is a little too conceited He is also very smart like in the book whenOdysseus said He thought hed find out but I saw through himon page 750 line723 Also like most epic heroes Odysseus is physically strong like when Odysseus said Irammed it deep in his eyeon page 751 line 843 Odysseus rammed a large spike intothe beasts eyeThe
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