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Odysseus Journey to becoming an Epic HeroOdysseus the main character in Homers Odyssey is an accurate portrayal of an epic hero The Odyssey consists of twenty-four books that portray ten years Throughout these ten years Odysseus kills a god and Cyclops exudes strength of mammoth proportions uses his wits to overcome brawn and saves his wife and son from barbaric noblemen Odysseus is a man of courage wisdom honor strength perseverance and determination In spite of many setbacks he never abandons his goal of returning home In the end the wicked are destroyed right prevails and the family is unitedIt is a must for an epic hero to possess strength both physical and mental Determination perseverance and courage are all examples of mental strength that aid Odysseus on his journeys Eurylochs a very wise man depicts Odysseus through these words Hardy art thou Odysseus of might beyond measure and thy limbs are never weary verily thou art fashioned all of iron that sufferest not thyThis quote supports Odysseus possessing mental and physical strength Odysseus limbs never tire because he is determined because he preservers and because he is courageous When Eurylochs states that Odysseus body is made of iron he is using a metaphor Because his strength is so great it can only be compared to the strongest metal of the time Odysseus is very strong but also wise He uses his wisdom when his strength can not compare to that of godly power Then godly Odysseus spake I will devise myself the ambush to take this ancient one devine for a god is hard for a mortal man to fight Homer 56 is a passage that proves Odysseus is wise to know that he can not defeat a god with brawn but rather he can with wit The ingenious plan that he devises aids in killing the god which is hard for a mortal man to do according to the passage Another example
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