Odysseus, a true epic hero?

Why is Odysseus considered a true epic hero? In what ways does he “fit” the definition of epic hero? Be sure to use specific details from the story to support your answer.

34 Responses to “Odysseus, a true epic hero?”

  1.    Tyler Says:

    Odysseus is considered a true epic hero because he is brave, strong, fights monsters, and goes on long jurneys.

  2.    richard Says:

    odyesseus is consired a true epic hero becausehe fights monster, takes long travels, smarter then most people, and has super natural powers.

  3.    skyler Says:

    Odysseus is a true Epic hero because he sets goals and goes for them. He fights for what he wants. He fits the definition og an Epic hero because hes a leader he travels far long period of times and fights battles. He fights monster and creatures to get where he want to go. He is smart he plans things through if one goes wrong he has a back up. He plans ahead. Like he set of on a journey for 10 years to fight battles.

  4.    levar Says:

    odyessus is a true epic hero because he goes on long journeys and adventures he also fight monsters and he smater than the average person

  5.    Jon Says:

    Odysseus is a true epic hero beacause he a brave leader that battles monsters and travels long journeys to get home after the long Trojan War.

  6.    Trista Bishop Says:

    Odysseus is considered a true epic hero by, him traveling around for many years without returning to his wife until twenty years later. Also Odysseus is considered a true epic hero because he fought battles, wars, and monsters. Odysseus had put his life on the line to save himself and his crew members. And Odysseus set many goals and soon he would reach them, and Odysseus was a true fighter, he never stopped to fight for what he wanted..

  7.    daniel delamater Says:

    odysseus is considered a epic because he went on long jurneys and fights monsters and is smarter than the averige person.

  8.    Kayleigh Huntington Says:

    Odysseus is considered a true epic hero because he saved mostly everyone. He saved his crew many times like: having them melted ear wax in there ear so they didn’t hear the beautiful music that the sirens sang.Odysseus also saved them from the Cyclops by poking the Cyclops in the eye with a sharp object and blinding him.

  9.    alisha hosier Says:

    Osysses is considered a true hero because he goes out to war for 10 years . then his way back home was another 10 years. he was the only one still alive. After fighting with monsters. He is an epic hero because he does things that no normal person would do, and lives through it all.

  10.    zac w Says:

    odysseus is considerd a true epic hero because he went on long journeys and was gone for 10 years. he was sucked down in the water and got washed up on sure.

  11.    Kasey Huntington Says:

    Odysseus is consider a true epic hero because he trys his best to get home and he goes throught a lot of obsticals in his 10to 20 years he is gone. He fights a cyclopes and he has to try to get but it is hard because posident is preventing him fordoing that.

  12.    connor Says:

    Oddyseus is a true epic hero for many reasons. One reason is that he is smarter than most people. One way he’s smarter than most is that he thought of the Trojan horse that won the Trojan war. Another reason is he fights monsters and gods. One way he does is that he defeated the cyclops polyphemus.

  13.    sevie Says:

    odysseus is an epic hero. for many reasons he makes long journeys and fights monsters. he sets goals for him self and tries to reach them.

  14.    joel Says:

    Odysseus is classified as an epic hero because he goes on long journeys he fight monsters. An epic hero is a person who stand out and take time out for there people, someone who will be brave to protect there nation as a great leader an that what Odysseus do in is nation for is people. In the story odysseus play a good role of an epic hero because he leave is family more likely is wife for tweenty year to fight the Trojan war on is long journey from home alot of obsticle came up in is way and he hace to do what it takes a epic hero to remove those obsticle. Odysseus have to fight great monster that have powerful strenght over a man an Odysseus stand up to it an he defeated that monster an that a true role of an epic hero.

  15.    dustin Says:

    Odysseus is an epic hero because he travels a long distance,also is a skilled fighter. Another thing is that he is brave

  16.    Leslie Says:

    Odyessus is a true epic hero because he is a smart because he tricks the Cyclopes and pokes his eye out. He is also caring for all of his crew members . He “fits” the defination of an epic hero because he travels for 20 years . Ten years he spent fighting the Trojan war. The other 10 he spent trying to get home . He hit many obstacles . He is deffinalty and epic hero.

  17.    patrick b Says:

    odyssseus is a consant survivor through out the “Illiad” and the “Odyssey”. he alos shows bravery and a never loosing hope attitude.

  18.    logan Says:

    odysseus is considerd a true epic hero because he is brave and fights of monster on ther long journey he went on. also because he is smart.

  19.    Brian Roberts Says:

    Odysseus is an epic hero because he travels a long distance,also is a skilled fighter.and he is smart

  20.    victoria waite Says:

    i think he is an epic hero by fighting the trojan war and he is very caring because he cares for is crew members and he doesn’t really fight alone he has his crew by his side

  21.    jordan smith Says:

    odyssus is a true hero because he trys to get back to his kingdom to see his wife ond kid,

  22.    Brittney Says:

    Odyessus is considered a epic here because he leaves his wife for 10 years to go to war against troy, and doesnt end up coming back for another 20 years. he could be considered a epid hero because he fights battels and monester and he is alo inttenagent because he came up with the idea of the trojan horse to get inside of the wall of Troy.

  23.    brody r Says:

    Odyessus was brave and skilled fighter and traveled a long way to get back his men and his wife. and was very irragant man

  24.    zack c Says:

    Odyessus is a true epic hero because he goes on long journeys and he is smart. one other thing is he is brave and a good fighter.

  25.    charles c Says:

    Odysseus ended the battle so he can go to see his family.

  26.    nolan Says:

    Odyessues is a epice hero beacuse he is very wise and brave. He is also a very skilled fighter and he never gives up on hope that he will get back to Ithaka

  27.    jazmin s Says:

    Odysseus is an epic hero because he is brave because he fought a six headed monster, and he is a strong fighter cause he fought for ten years.

  28.    Allyie Lotz Says:

    Odyessus is a true epic hero . He was very brave and wiss. But he also knew how to take care of everyone and make things right . If I had to pick anyone out of this whole lesson on this I would say Odyessus is a not so bad of a guy and he would be my favorite epic hero . <3 (:

  29.    brody R Says:

    Odyessus was a brilliant man and lead the ivasion of troy

  30.    Alex Gutierrez Says:

    Odysseus was strong, smart, and brave. He was detirmined to get home to Ithika.

  31.    cody kluge Says:

    odysseus is a epic hero because he is strong, brave, kind.

  32.    Shiann lane Says:

    odyessus is a true epic hero because his brave and wise and a skill fighter on his long journey home to Ithaka.

  33.    Shania Campbell Says:

    Odyessus is considered a true epic hero beacuse he is very smart and also very brave. Odyessus traveled around a long distance for many years without returning to his wife until twenty years later. Odyessus spent ten years fighting the Trojan war. The other ten he spent trying to get home to his wife. Odyessus is a skilled fighter and not affarid of anything. Odyessus fought and killed a cyclopes. Odyessus is deffently a true epic hero

  34.    brian doherty Says:

    brave true ledder captin leder fight poseidon.

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