An epic hero is someone who goes on a dangerous journey, has help from supernatural forces in a mystical realm, almost gives up because of the great tribulations they face, but persevere on and reach a point of rebirth and restituting. The tale of Odysseus in The Odyssey by Homer, is considered an epic but the hero of this story is still undefined. Though some may argue that Odysseus is the epic hero , his lack of ability I have to write an essay , but it seems that every essay I write to the teacher, she just doesn't end up liking it, if you can please help me with what I am doing wrong that would be great. Thanks Not So Much a Hero A heroic person is who does courageous acts for the sake of his family and peers. In the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer, the protagonist, Odysseus , has not been a heroic person throughout the poem.
Odysseus exemplifies adventure, courage, and the values of the Greeks, but does that make him a hero? An epic hero is not only a personification of that culture but also the best version of that culture. The Odyssey is a narrative poem that was sung by Homer. The Odyssey takes place after the fall of Troy in the Iliad. Odysseus has completed several difficult trials. Not only does this show his physical strength but also shows his hardships as the leader.
In the book, Odysseus does nothing out of the goodness of his heart. Odysseus was given advice from Circe that said not to try to fight Scylla even when she takes six of your men, but Odysseus tried to fight her and he lost three more men than the six he already lost. He also neglected to take the advice from his crew member, Eurylochus. Because of this ignorant action, he lost three more men on top of the other six. Odysseus also lacks the part of the hero profile which includes having a good heart.
The Gods except Poseidon gather on Olympus and we learn that Odysseus is still on. Favored by the gods, and a great man of war, Odysseus was a man to be looked upon with respect. After the war between the Trojans and Greeks had finally ceased, it was time for Odysseus and his men to return home, yet fate held another plan. Where is odysseus? Odysseus is being captive on the remote island, Ogygia by Calypso.