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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.
Posted by khenson on September 24, 2007 at 12:16 PM (Answer #1)
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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.
Posted by leagye on September 25, 2007 at 9:22 AM (Answer #2)
What if you were to describe Ulysses internal and external characteristics?
Posted by tanya2405 on October 6, 2011 at 5:13 AM (Answer #4)
Odysseus is extremely cunning, wise, and strong. However He is also sentimental, when he finally sees Telemachus. A worthy character in the Odyssey.
Posted by coolstrike4 on November 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM (Answer #5)
Odysseus is definantly hubristic and an epic hero!
Posted by russo66 on January 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM (Answer #6)
Posted by ejack85 on April 24, 2012 at 1:47 AM (Answer #7)
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Odysseus is brave, loyal, smart, arrogant at times, wise, strong, shrewd, cunning, majestic, and an epic hero.
Posted by jeremydodson on June 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM (Answer #8)
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