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There are many qualities a person must possess to be a Homeric hero First they must by vengeful They must also be physically strong and have a slightly overblown ego However they must also be wise smart and intelligent Lastly they are required to be very affluent Odysseus fulfilled all of these qualities in the book The Odyssey Odysseus was a vengeful person He would often choose vengeance over anything else Odysseus had to fight off many an enemy to save those he was fighting with Odysseus avenged the death of his crew with taunts and blinding action which almost get him killed However he chose vengeance over death Book 9 lines 530-535 Odysseus chose vengeance over apparition Money would have been justice but Odysseus says Not if you paid me all you fathers wealth-all you possess now and all that you could pour in from the worlds end-no not even then would I stay my hands from slaughter till all you suitors had paid for all your crimes Book 22 lines 6468 67-68 Odysseus again chooses vengeance though this time over fortune When Odysseus returned from his war and captivity he is very upset at the workers in his house who were disloyal to him You sluts-the suitors whores he says to his disloyal workers before hanging them all the womens heads were trapped in a line nooses yanking their necks up one by one so all might die a pitiful ghastly deathBook 22 line 490-504 Odysseus was very vengeful to those who caused trouble to him He chooses vengeance over a variety of other gifts Another quality of a Homeric hero is their incredible strength and slightly over blown ego When Odysseus was watching the Phaeacians play their games a man came up to him and mocked his strength and skill in games and said that he had not a chance in winning any of them Immediately after the man said this to
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