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Character Analysis Of Odysseus In The Odysseus By Homer

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Who was Odysseus? Odysseus was the main character in a story titled The Odyssey; which was written by Homer. In the story, Odysseus is trying to sail back to his home on Ithaca, but on the way home, he encounters a little trouble! Throughout the story he portrays bravery, intelligence, and stays loyal to his crew.
Odysseus was brave. He came upon an island of Cyclopes, one-eyed monsters and entered their cave. Despite his crew, who wanted to leave, because they were afraid, Odysseus wanted to stay. When the Cyclopes came home, he rolled a boulder, at least five times the size of Odysseus and his crew, in front of the cave entrance. After hours of being locked in the cave, Odysseus talked his crew into helping him blind the Cyclopes. So when the Cyclopes were finally asleep, Odysseus called to his men to get the spear they had made. They all counted together and drove the spear far into the Cyclopes eye, causing him to get up and move the boulder. Once Odysseus and his crew made it to their ship, Odysseus began to yell at the Cyclopes, which frightened his crew members. Odysseus shows many times of bravery but this was a time he needed to be brave not only for himself, but for his crew as well.
Odysseus was intelligent. While they were in the cave of the Cyclopes, when asked his name, Odysseus said Nohbdy. When Odysseus and his crew drove the spear into the Cyclopes eye, the Cyclopes called out for help. His fellow friends asked “What ails you, Polyphemus?” (1057) and the Cyclopes replies “Nohbdy, Nohbdy’s tricked me, Nohbdy’s ruined me!” (1057) while the Cyclopes were yelling for help; he was also trying to find Odysseus and his crew in his cave. The Cyclopes was feeling everything that walked out of his cave. Odysseus once again talked his crew and came up with another plan. Odysseus would let...

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