In "The Odyssey", how is Odysseus both different from and similar to ordinary men?

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Odysseus is similar to ordinary men because he is mortal and will one day die.  He has emotions such as love and anger and wrath that he displays throughout the epic story.  He also has no special powers like the gods/goddesses do.

He is different though because of his close relationship with Athena.  She...

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