What are some characteristics of Odysseus?
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Odysseus is arrogant, cunning, shrewd, charismatic, overconfident, and ingenious.
He is an amazing Greek hero worthy of study.
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.
What if you were to describe Ulysses internal and external characteristics?
Odysseus is extremely cunning, wise, and strong. However He is also sentimental, when he finally sees Telemachus. A worthy character in the Odyssey.
Odysseus is definantly hubristic and an epic hero!
Odysseus is brave, loyal, smart, arrogant at times, wise, strong, shrewd, cunning, majestic, and an epic hero.
Odysseus is loyal, cunning and a great hero. He is definitely brave and sometime arrogance take over him. He is wise.
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