Heroes are renowned for their abundance of qualities that enable them to conquer
any problem. Odysseus, from The Odyssey, is no different. He represents the
heroic ideals of Ancient Greece, and is revered for his perseverance, intelligence,
and leadership abilities.
Throughout his journey Odysseus shows vast amounts of perseverance. As
he is swimming towards land, against the tempest sent by Poseidon, he could have
easily given up. After three days of swimming Odysseus reaches land. “All his body
was swollen, and the salt bubbled from mouth and nostrils; breathless and voiceless
he lay in a faint, and awful weariness overcame him.” (71) This is the state
Odysseus was in as he reached shore. After years of not returning home he still
keeps hope alive that he will one day arrive, which is also and example of his
Through his many adventures Odysseus has always been prepared. The
Trojan Horse, the cause for the fa...