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Heroes are almost perfect people Odysseus was a great Greek Hero Just like all of us though he had exceptional abilities and faultsYou notice many examples throughout the Odyssey that which was authored by Homer The traits you notice are his tall tales and his extravagant curiosity Also he is very attractive extremely clever and like most heroes has great abilityOdysseus had few negative qualities He told many tall tales throughout the Odyssey Telling tall tales wasnt a good habit but put for a good cause because the Goddess Athena requested him too Being one with following the Gods he abided by her rules and told a lie to the swineherd Eumaeus and told him that he was from out of town and lied about his name as well He fooled Eumaeus quite easily but didnt realize how hurt people were getting by Odysseus his absence Other than the tall tale telling Odysseus was also very curious When they reached the island of the Cyclopes the curious Odysseus let his curiosity go to work He noticed the big cave of Polyphemus and believed they might be nice and humble towards strangers but he was wrong He entered the cave out of curiosity of the people and ran into Polyphemus the giant Cyclops His curiosity caused the life of some of his menOn the other hand Odysseus had many good qualities though to go along with the negative ones He had looks strength and extreme ability Odysseus proved very clever while at the isle of the Cyclopes After his curiosity killed some men of his he desired to escape He cleverly decided to get Polyphemus drunk on wine and to blind his one and only eye This scheme worked but now they had to escape He came up with the idea to strap him and his companions to strap themselves to the bottom of Polyphemus sheep In the morning Polyphemus counted his sheep
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