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In Homers Odyssey the main charater Odysseus emerges as a heroic figure How ever in order to be a gero Odysseus must face and overcome numerous emotional physical and mental hardships The challenges he endures start at the begining in Ithaca before he went to war at Troy He had to face many challenges on the day he left ithaca and the way back home to Ithaca to be with his beloved familyThe first hardships he endured were to leave his family and first born son and his kingdom behind AT Troy he has lost some of his best friend and had fought for 10 years without seeing his family but his hardship does not end at Troy for he has to travel 10 more years in order to return home He faced monsters witches gods and lost all of his men Even when ge returned home he had other obstacles to endure also such as hiding his identity and having to plot a plan to get his kingdom backOdysseus actions can be said to the part clever and part stupid For he was clever when he said taht he was No man to Polyphemas so that the other Cyclopes wont know who blinded Polyphemas He was also clever to keep his identity to himself and only to Telemach who he was at Ithaca He was not the type taht goes on a suicide mission and runs to his family knowing that other people such as the suitors would just kill him before he reaches his wife He was clever for hiscalmness for his plan on how to get his kingdom back He was stupid for telling his name to Polyphemas when he was sailing away and other times like when he got the bag of winds He should have told his crew what was in the bag he would not have to spent 10 more years wandering somewhere and trying to
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