What are some characteristics of Odysseus?


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khenson's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #1)

Odysseus is arrogant, cunning, shrewd, charismatic, overconfident, and ingenious.

He is an amazing Greek hero worthy of study.

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In order to understand Odysseus' characteristics, it is important to understand that he is an Epic Hero; as such, he displays characteristics that are both heroic as well as human. For example, he displays the characteristics of a classic Epic Hero when he is challenged with the task of returning home to Ithaca and successfully overcomes the odds. For example, he outwits Polyphemus the Cyclops; he battles Charybdis and Scylla; finally, he disguises himself as a beggar and wins his family back from the intruders in his own home. On the other hand, he displays human characteristics as well: he is overly curious, which gets him into trouble with the cyclops, Lotus Eaters, etc. He is a man, and has a difficult time resisting the temptations of the beautiful Circe and Calypso. So, his characteristics fit into two categories: epic hero and human.

coolstrike4's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #5)

Odysseus is extremely cunning, wise, and strong. However He is also sentimental, when he finally sees Telemachus. A worthy character in the Odyssey.

jeremydodson's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #8)

Odysseus is brave, loyal, smart, arrogant at times, wise, strong, shrewd, cunning, majestic, and an epic hero.

Yojana_Thapa's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #9)

Odysseus is loyal, cunning and a great hero. He is definitely brave and sometime arrogance take over him. He is wise.

tanya2405's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #4)

What if you were to describe Ulysses internal and external characteristics?

russo66's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #6)

Odysseus is definantly hubristic and an epic hero!

ejack85's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #7)

Odysseus is brave, smart, loyal, and an epic hero.

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