Compare/contrast Don Quixote's and Odysseus's heroic traits and adventures.

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You should be able to get many different responses to this question in contrasting both heroes and their quests.  I would say that the primary level of comparison between both is that they both engage in adventurous quests.  Quixote and Odysseus face adversaries of both their own creation and out of their control and have to essentially become classical "swashbucklers" in order to battle through what they consider to be evil.  Quixote and Odysseus rely on their own senses of subjectivity to appropriate the world accordingly.  Odysseus relies on...

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