Essay About Odysseus, Adonis, And Thor

Section I: "Odysseus Is The Most Cunning Man in the World"
Odysseus, son of Procris and Cephalus of the Royal House of Athens, played a
major role in the Trojan War. However, the legends of Odysseus do not begin
until after the great war. At the end of the war he was separated from the rest
of the Greek armies and was forced to wander for ten years until he was reunited
with his family. His journeys in those ten years were very similar to Jason's
journey in his search for the Golden Fleece. Also, in the course of Odysseus'
adventures, he proved himself to be not only a great hero but also a cunning and
resourceful man, worthy of the title the most cunning man in the world.

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to ask for help from the
princess Medea. Odysseus accepted help from a simple sheep herder in order to
reclaim his home. Although these two heroes had similar adventures and shared
similar qualities, they were very different.

The first difference we notice between these two heroes is their lineage. Like
most Greek heroes, Jason was a direct descendant of the gods. Odysseus on the
other hand was not. He was a member of the Royal House of Athens and not divine
as were many of his peers and relatives. Odysseus was also more compassionate
than Jason. Jason used people to his own end and then disregarded them. An
example of this would be his relationship with Medea. She made him into the hero
he was, saved his life many times, and left her homeland to follow her love
Jason. Jason, however, upon reaching home with the Golden Fleece, decided to
marry a princess to gain more political power. He made this decision with no
thought towards Medea's feelings and her love for him. Odysseus, in ...

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"I am Noman" With those
words he shot an arrow and blinded the Cyclops's one eye. During Odysseus'
retreat, another cyclops approached the first and asked what happened to his eye.
The first cyclops responded that no man had shot his eye. This ensured
Odysseus's escape from the island because the second cyclops didn't realize
there were intruders. A last example of his cunning is at the end of his
adventures. Odysseus returned home and found all the suitors there. Dressed as a
beggar, he had no trouble retaking his bow and then killing all of the suitors.
So we see that Odysseus could rely on both his wit and his strength to save him
from dangerous situations. This is why he was given the ...

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